Scottish pub and restaurant business Signature Pub Group has introduced a range of scents to its 20 bars around Scotland, designed to give each venue its very own unique atmosphere.
The fragrances have been handpicked and tailored to each location to create an evocative and memorable sensory experience.
In what is quite possibly an industry first, guests can discover scents such as rich mahogany, smoky grapefruit, patchouli and vetiver at cocktail bar and restaurant The Spiritualist in Glasgow; and blue cotton candy, peach nectar and creamy vanilla at late night bar Paramount in Aberdeen.
Each venue’s atmosphere, name, clientele and menu were considered when developing the scents that have been introduced to appeal to one of our strongest senses, smell.
In Edinburgh, at Copper Blossom bar and restaurant on George Street, its fresh contemporary decor, cocktail-based clientele and floral name were the inspiration for the bouquet of freshly-cut roses, lilies, spring cherry blossoms and leafy greens.
At Badger & Co. on Edinburgh’s Castle Street, pepperwood, white roses of Scotland, fresh green citrus and sensual amber great guests as they wander into the former home of Wind and the Willows writer, Kenneth Grahame.
In The Queen’s Arms, with its traditional pub atmosphere that welcomes locals and visitors alike, there’s no smell of stale beer here, just the universally-loved notes of vanilla and sandalwood which have been introduced to appeal to the bar’s clientele.
“People use scents to relax, energise or create a special atmosphere at home and in day-to-day life,” explains Louise Maclean, director of sales and marketing at Signature Pub Group. “We wanted to enhance their experience in the same way and help our customers create lasting memories when they visit our bars and restaurants. Signature Pub Group invests heavily into curating the perfect customer experience, and the Signature Scents are a key part of the overall package. Each of our venues are totally unique and we’ve had great fun choosing the individual Signature Scents to fit perfectly with the atmosphere and offering. My personal favourite is at The Raven in Glasgow, which has a wonderful heady and evocative perfume, with top notes of honey mandarin, white patchouli leaves, creamy sandalwood and vanilla, which reflect the bar’s fairground theme and new high energy social darts experience.”
Signature Pub Group worked in collaboration with ScentAir to develop its range of scents.