Holy Thistle

The ancient Thistle has been known to Monks for many centuries. Cnicus Benedictus, in particular was used in monasteries for its exceptionally high antiseptic properties and treasured for its medicinal applications. In the 16th century the proud, fearless, and durable Thistle flower became Scotland’s national emblem featuring in tapestries and scripts thereafter.

For the first time ever, the unrefined but serene and truly unique scent of the Thistle Benedictus (or Holy Thistle) has been captured and enhanced with plants from its natural surroundings. Sweet Heather, Scots Pine, Wild Bracken and Juniper Berry, have all been sourced from one of the most romantic and hidden estates in Inverness-shire.

The stunning natural surroundings of the Thistle Benedictus.