Anorak News | Turn Again, Jinny

Turn Again, Jinny

by | 4th, December 2003

‘WITH our nostrils still full of Ruck ‘n’ Maul, the new fragrance from Jason Leonard, we head north to Castle Forbes, home of Malcolm Forbes, his wife Jinny and one of the world’s smallest perfumeries.

Never Mind The Essential Oils

But we find Hello! has got there before us, eager to find out more about the Castle Forbes Collection of fragrances for men and women.

We have a whiff of Highland Blend, a scent that ”evokes the arrival of spring with the smell of bluebells, daffodils and narcissus”.

We bathe in Castle Harvest, a scent that ”brings up memories of ripened fruits and berries and home cooking”.

And we have a good swig of the seasonal Christmas At The Castle, which ”fills the senses with cinnamon and orange, Christmas pudding and mulled wine”.

Not to mention the terrible hangover it has waiting for us the next day.

And then we discover how Jinny, who can trace her own ancestry to Dick Whittington, uses only the finest essential oils when making her perfumes.

And how Malcolm is the Master Of Forbes, a clan that can trace its origins to 1445 when, legend has it, O’Connacher was given the name Forbshasach – man of courage – for saving his friend King Conan’s life.

And that tartan may have looked all right on the Sex Pistols, but Malcolm Forbes is no Johnny Rotten.’

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