1670 Charlestowne’s exclusive signature Sweetgrass scent was created by world-renowned fragrance designer Frederick Bouchardy, of Joya Studio. The fragrance embodies the spirit of the Sweetgrass found in the tidal marshland of the Carolina Lowcountry, which has been used for centuries to craft handmade baskets.
The Fragrance: A combination of fresh hay, cut grass, water lily, cucumber, lotus, anemone petals and blond wood.
For 1670 Charlestowne, based in colonial Charleston, South Carolina, Bouchardy knew that to create the perfect scent he and his team would rely on authentic and indigenous flora to evoke the true sense of the region’s pride and heritage — making Sweetgrass the obvious choice.
Each 1670 Charlestowne–signed basket, designed exclusively for the 2016 collection, is meticulously handcrafted. A touch of 1670’s signature blue, in the form of French silk ribbon, is subtly woven into each basket, setting it apart from all other Sweetgrass basket designs.