Stock – Tin Candle
Collection: Oxford Botanic Garden
Stocks are members of the mustard family, and commonly grown as cottage garden plants for their colourful flowers which are heavily scented at night, with a spicy, sweet fragrance. A relative of the garden plant grows as a rare native on chalk cliffs on the coasts of southern England and the Isle of Wight. This strain was developed into the cultivated garden variety in the eighteenth century at the Brompton Road Nursery in London and is still grown in gardens to this day. Stock has been grown in Oxford Botanic Garden since the mid-1600s.
Top notes: Citrus, Bergamot, Green, Galbanum
Heart notes: Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Patchouli
Base notes: Woods, Musks