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The Balmoral hotel delights the senses with a new Scent Butler service in partnership with Kingdom Scotland -Scotland's first fragrance house


The Balmoral hotel delights the senses with a new Scent Butler service in partnership with Kingdom Scotland -Scotland's first fragrance house

Category: Europe - United Kingdom - Events - Communication/Marketing
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2021-08-13

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, has launched a new Scent Butler experience for those staying in their Bowes Lyon signature suite.

The recently refurbished Suite aptly blends heritage and modernity, style and character and guests can now enjoy a private scent masterclass in the comfort of the luxurious suite with founder and owner of Kingdom Scotland, Imogen Russon-Taylor.

Working with The Balmoral, Imogen has created a truly unique experience to bring to life the power of scent. Bottling Scotland up in a way that encapsulates the country's stories, experiences and the inspiration behind her fragrance collection - the drama of the Scottish landscape and nature.

Guests will be taken on a journey through scent, with an exclusive masterclass detailing the influences behind each expertly crafted, matured and bottled fragrance.

As well as immersing themselves in the debut Kingdom collection, guests can also indulge in a taste of The Balmoral’s exclusive Scottish gin ‘Baile Mhoireil’, created in partnership with the Secret Garden Distillery. Its perfect serve offering a flavour profile of subtle herbaceous and citrus notes to perfectly complement the fragrances.

The Bowes Lyon suite offers a verdant aesthetic with walls donned proudly with rhododendrons.

The soothing tones of heather create a relaxing ambience in the bedroom, promising a restful night’s sleep. Partnered with a unisex Kingdom fragrance, a stay in the suite offers a truly unique and heightened experience for the senses.

With unique porthole-style windows, exquisite green velvet furnishings and leafy drapes, guests are offered a tranquil countryside ambience whilst overlooking the bustling views of Princes Street, evoking peaceful tranquillity, right in the heart of the Scottish capital.

In addition, after each scent masterclass guests can bring home a bottle of Scotland with their very own Kingdom fragrance chosen from the collection; Metamorphic, Albaura, Portal and Kingdom Botanica.

Imogen Russon- Taylor, Owner & Founder of Kingdom said: “I am delighted to be invited as the Scent Butler for the iconic Balmoral Hotel. We live our busy lives focusing so much on sight and sound, and appreciating our sense of smell is a rare and precious experience. I encourage guests to explore their sense of smell with Kingdom Scotland fragrances. With inspiration from the beauty of Scotland’s dramatic landscapes and nature, as well as the aromatic world of whisky - I have created an evocative and memorable scent adventure.”

General Manager of The Balmoral hotel, Richard Cooke said: “We are constantly striving to provide our guests with unique and authentic experiences, whilst introducing them to modern Scotland and all that it offers. Our Scent Butler service gives our guests the opportunity to learn about one of the first Scottish fragrance houses while taking home a scent memory of their time here."

This new partnership is integral to Rocco Forte Hotels’ ongoing dedication to its suite offering, giving guests an indulgent stay from the moment of arrival to departure.

A stay in the Bowes Lyon suite starts from £1,470 per night including breakfast and a Baile Mhoireil perfect serve based on two people. For more information please visit:

About The Balmoral

Many hotels claim to have landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel located at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No 1 Princes Street. The Balmoral began life as a grand railway hotel in 1902, and offers 187 contemporary rooms and opulent suites. Excellent cuisine is guaranteed in the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant as well as the hotel’s all-day dining venue Brasserie Prince. Afternoon Tea is served in Palm Court and the hotel boasts a collection of over 500 single malt whiskies at SCOTCH.

About Kingdom Scotland

Kingdom Scotland is a timeless realm explored in scent. This is Scotland’s first fragrance house telling stories in scent. Inspired by a career in the aromatic world of whisky,founder - Imogen Russon-Taylor, has created a fragrance house with a difference, releasing modern, evocative and gender-less perfumes. Expertly crafted in Scotland using only the finest sustainable and ethical ingredients.

About Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 13 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks,both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg, Villa Igiea and Palermo.

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