Fashion artist Emma J Shipley’s award-winning land of curious creatures has expanded to a magical collection of home fragrances inspired by myths, legends, and the beauty of the natural world. Designed in London and handcrafted from the finest bone china with real gold accents, each deluxe diffuser is composed in collaboration with the British fragrance house Bahoma. The six fragrances are as imaginative and exotic as their hand-drawn illustrations inspired by Emma’s adventures in Africa, South America, and the British countryside. Each striking scent comes with cotton diffuser sticks and lasts up to seven months – much longer than most standard diffusers.
From fine art to fashion
Emma J Shipley is a British artist and designer who launched her eponymous label at London Fashion Week in 2012 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. A celebrated artist in the couture world, Emma blends imagination with reality in breathtaking, nature-inspired drawings that make a statement in any home with ethical manufacturing standards. She painstakingly draws each design by hand in pencil, fusing exceptional craftsmanship with a subversive mind’s eye that captures nature’s unpredictable beauty. The sought-after designer has collaborated with Browns, Disney, Aspinal of London, Atelier Swarovski, and Anthropologie.
The Fantastical Home Fragrance Collection:
Lynx Diffuser | 250ml
Tuberose & gingerlily
This bespoke scented oil evokes the mystical lynx design with exuberant and seductive notes of tuberose and gingerlily set on an amber and musky base. The intricate, hand-drawn design features striking winged lynx with peacock tails leaping through a starry sky with details inspired by South African rock paintings and mythology. Completing the scene is a palette of blush pink, magenta, and verdant green shades.
Top: Ginger, tea
Heart: Tuberose, orange blossom, lily
Base: Sandalwood, musk
Zambezi Diffuser | 250ml
Vetiver & Damask rose
Inspired by Jules Verne’s adventure stories and Emma J Shipley’s travels to Botswana, striking leopard-spotted elephants take centre stage among leaping gazelles, birds of paradise, and curious foliage in this explosion of African fantasy. Sensual notes of spicy rose mixed with peach and jasmine are set on earthy vetiver to take you on a journey through the enchanted jungle.
Top: Mandarin, pink pepper
Heart: Rose, raspberry, magnolia
Base: Sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, musk
Amazon Diffuser | 250ml
Green fig & cedarwood
This wild and woody scented oil was composed to evoke a jungle dream world, with juicy notes of ripening fig set on a fresh base of cedarwood that creates a spirited melange of aromas. The monochrome design is inspired by Emma’s trip to the Amazon jungle and features jaguars hidden among foliage, playful parrots in the trees, and spectacularly surreal detailing.
Top: Green accords, fig fruit, wintergreen mint
Heart: Fig milk, fig leaf, coconut, rose
Base: Cedarwood, sandalwood, orris
Audubon Diffuser | 250ml
Balsamic patchouli & musk
Inspired by the nineteenth-century botanical artist and ornithologist John James Audubon, this scented oil was made to complement Audubon’s enchanting designs, showcasing fantastical birds along with geometric and scientific details. A blend of floral notes of patchouli and geranium essential oils are set on a woody, musky base to create a beautiful balsamic harmony.
Top: Bergamot, orange, cassis
Heart: Frangipani, geranium, jasmine, rose, ylang
Base: Sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, musk
Kruger Diffuser | 250ml
The Kruger scented oil will transport you to a mystical landscape with a well-balanced woody oriental fragrance featuring aromatic accords, sandalwood, tonka beans, and a Vanilla Absolut base. The hand-drawn design is inspired by an African safari adventure and features a marvellous array of creatures and foliage, including spotted giraffes sheltering under tropical palms.
Top: Coriander, nutmeg, rosemary, fig leaf
Heart: Lavender, jasmine, patchouli
Base: Cedarwood, incense, creamy sandalwood, cashmere musk
Caspian Diffuser | 250ml
Vanilla & sandalwood
This luxurious scented oil was created to evoke a fairytale story, with notes of Madagascar vanilla pods complemented by resinous and warm sandalwood. The imaginative, hand-drawn illustration features the iconic British lion and unicorn, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ world of Narnia, with details of surreal trees that add a signature twist to this visionary design.
Top: Pink pepper, clove, clary sage
Heart: Incense, balsamic accords, jasmine
Base: Sandalwood, vanilla, birch tar