Jan van Huysum was the most revered Dutch still-life painter of the 18th century, a master of both accuracy and ingenuity. But his flower bouquets are illusions.
Created specially for Dulwich Picture Gallery by artisan perfumers Quintessentially English.
Vase with Flowers (pictured) contains over 30 different flowers, including many non-native species, which bloom at various times of year, making it impossible that they could have been seen together. To achieve such a bouquet, Van Huysum painted his works over the course of one or two years as the flowers came into season. Many of these flowers appear in this captivating scent, Blended from 100% pure, aromatherapy grade essential oils and high quality fragrances. Impossible Bouquet has top notes of violet and tulip, middle notes of iris, carnation and marigold with base notes of rose.