Bridestowe was founded using lavender seeds hand-selected from France and each year the plants with the best qualities were selected. Bridestowe’s lavender was selected specifically for low camphor levels. Camphor gives lavender scent an unpleasant ‘moth-ball’ top note and overpowers the desired sweet and musky tones of the perfume. Five strains were selected in these early years and these are still grown at Bridestowe today with the same care and consideration.
We grow all of the plants from cuttings to make sure that the oil and flowers are of consistently high quality.