Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.


Discover your partner’s artistic side while delving into the world of the perfume maker together; skillfully measuring floral and woody tones, spicy, musky aromas and light or deep fragrances, to find an alluring scent balance that personifies you. Novice perfumers can find inspiration in the picture-perfect gardens of Ellenborough Park from homegrown lavender, rosemary, roses and posies.

The Unbridled perfume course introduces the theory and practice of essence making including its history, fragrance composition and developing the ‘nose’ to blend oils for top, middle and bottom scent notes. At the end of the session, couples will bottle a his and hers aftershave or perfume – the must-have wedding day item.

Ellenborough Park overlooks the legendary Cheltenham Racecourse and provides guests with the finest hotel


accommodation and service in the Cotswolds. The hotel is comprised of 61 large bedrooms and suites, individually designed by Nina Campbell and complemented by a choice of two restaurants overseen by executive head chef David Kelman. Leisure facilities within the estate include the hotel’s Indian-themed spa and a 15m heated outdoor swimming pool.

Unbridled perfume making can be booked from 4th April onwards, please call Ellenborough Park to check availability. Prices start at £739 per couple, per night including accommodation, dinner in The Beaufort Dining Room and perfume making.


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