Create your own sanctuary by turning your home into a spa with help from fragrance experts
Jessica Ward | 29th April 2020
VIVA Magazine caught up with Drew Cockton, mastermind behind beloved Northern brand ‘Owen Drew’ to find out how his especially designed product range can help you to relax, unwind and most importantly, bring the spa vibes to you.
The UK might be on lockdown with romantic dates feeling like a thing of the past, but this should not stop us wearing perfume, Drew says. “Marilyn Monroe lived alone and once famously said that all she wore to bed is a few drops of Chanel No.5. A few spritzes of our Eau de Parfum will instantly lift your mood, making you feel more confident and attractive.”
We could not agree more. Owen Drew’s signature Eau de Parfum is a little bottle of heaven. Owen Drew’s products are famed for their quality and this does not disappoint. Top notes of Bulgarian Rose Otto bring a delicate florality to the fore, exactly what you’d expect from the petals of one of the rarest flowers in the world, whilst heart notes of Indian night-blooming Jasmine add a subtle sweetness and base notes of exotic Oud oil, Agarwood and blended Arabic oils round this fragrance off with a lingering spice.
Drew also explains that we should never underestimate how important smell is in a home. It is capable of lifting or lowering our moods and levels of energy. The brand’s famous CALM room mist is the perfect accompaniment to meditation or mindfulness practices with ingredients that have been carefully selected for their ability to promote feelings of calm, relaxation and wellbeing.
Drew suggests spritzing this around the home to achieve a feeling of zen and CALM does what it says on the tin (or bottle!) A little really goes a long way and justifies the £25 price tag. It is safe to use on bedding, soft furnishings and even curtains to lock in the scent.
Using a high-quality bath oil before bedtime really does give you the home SPA feeling.
EAU DE PARFUM RRP £55
CALM BATH OIL, RRP £30
CALM LUXURY ROOM MIST, RRP £25
CALM LUXURY ROOM MIST, RRP £25
VIVA magazine definitely recommends Owen Drew’s CALM bath oil – described as a ‘highly moisturising elixir of essential oils designed to soothe body and mind and nourish the skin, ‘CALM’ is a wonderful mix of earthy Patchouli, vibrant Brazilian Orange, Ylang Ylang and Elemi with a touch of Lavender and cleansing pine oil’.
We loved how soft this left our skin feeling and how relaxed we felt! We even downloaded our own relaxing playlist to add to the experience and recommend the Calm app which includes a variety of meditations, soothing music and even a range of bedtime stories. N.B. Owen Drew is not affiliated to this app.
As well as a range of scents Owen Drew are about to launch their own collection of home interiors which includes beautiful artwork which have been designed and printed here in the UK. The prints have been designed to boost morale and are guaranteed to brighten any home during lockdown. Pieces include quotations such as “Life is tough, darling. But so are you”, “Stay Home” and “We’ll Meet Again”.