Lili Bermuda Celebrates 90th Anniversary

September 20, 2018

Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, Master Perfumer for The Lili Bermuda Perfumery in St. George, is getting set to celebrate the 90th anniversary of her business at Stewart Hall.

Ms. Ramsay-Brackstone said, “Fifteen years ago, I started this great journey of telling the story of Bermuda in creating beautiful perfumes. Our iconic fragrances are a true reflection of Bermuda and our perfumery in St. George is a must-see destination.

“It is with immense pride that I will ensure that this tradition of Bermuda perfume-making will continue to prosper for many years to come.”

Legacy Collection Lili Bermuda September 2018

A spokesperson said, “William Blackburn [W.B.] Smith and his daughter Madeline Smith founded the legendary Lili Bermuda Perfumery, now one of the oldest perfumeries in the world, in 1928. In 2004, Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone and her late husband Leslie Kirby Brackstone acquired the perfumery and moved its operations to Stewart Hall, a 1700s Bermuda National Trust grand mansion in the historic town of St. George.

“Since then she has worked, with her dedicated team, to perfect the quality of the line of fragrances and took the business to international acclaim. In 2006, she created her first Lili Bermuda fragrance, Coral, which was an immediate success and still one of her bestseller perfumes. You can catch Isabelle in the perfumery early in the morning, meticulously weighing essential oils, perfecting a perfume accord or smelling a fragrance carefully aging in large glass jars.

“She sources the highest quality essential oils and personally blends each fragrance. The Lili Bermuda team is very proud to maintain this longstanding heritage of craftsmanship and know-how. To this day, each bottle is filled and packaged by hand at Stewart Hall.”

Stewart Hall Bermuda September 2018

“In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the perfumery, Lili Bermuda launched a limited edition of its Legacy Collection. The Legacy Collection consists of the very first fragrances from Lili Bermuda, all inspired by Bermuda flowers: Easter Lily, Jasmine, Frangipani, Oleander, Passion Flower, and Bermudiana.

“Each fragrance, available as 100ml Eau de Parfum, is elegantly nestled in a Bermuda cedar box handcrafted by Mr. Mickey Foggo, a carpenter in St George. With each purchase of this limited edition, Lili Bermuda offers a unique Venetian glass flower ornament, beautifully handcrafted by Oliver Zawistowski from Dockyard Glassworks.

“The Legacy Collection is exclusively available at the Lili Bermuda Perfumery in St. George and at Lili Bermuda Boutique in Hamilton.”

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