Meet the Family - Arran

At The Perfumer, we’ve been careful in selecting only the finest products to fly off our shelves. In this short series, we’re going to introduce you to our favourite products, and the brands who we collaborate with in order to bring them to you. In no particular order (other than alphabetical!), it’s time to get acquainted with our extended family. 

Arran is a company named for the unspoiled island on which they connect with the simple elements that inspire their delicious range of products. Their love of fragrance was the real inspiration behind their pursuit of exquisite, seductive scents, which is why crafting the aroma is the first step they take when they’re creating a new product. From soaps, to candles, to moisturisers, everything they make has a perfume at its heart. Taking a sprig of gorse, the scent of sea air, and a splinter of seasoned wood, Arran combines natural ingredients to create perfumes that conjure up a sense of Scottish living that’s uniquely theirs. 

Arran After the Rain Body Lotion

The best-selling scent from Arran has been cleverly transformed into a distinctly luxurious body lotion, which is an ideal way to start the day. Massaged into the skin for a long-lasting and luscious scent that lasts, the After the Rain body lotion takes rose, lime and sandalwood essential oils, and swirls them into nourishing shea butter and beeswax to treat your skin without leaving it greasy. Irresistibly decadent, let this aromatic lotion absorb effortlessly into your skin.

Arran Just Grapefruit Reed Diffuser

For a deliciously fruity scent that tickles your senses, we love the Just Grapefruit reed diffuser from Arran. Predominantly perfumed with refreshing pink grapefruit, the perfume is designed to be brightly gourmand, with tangy notes of lemon and orange, and vetiver to add a pinch of fresh greenery to all that citrus. Because Arran’s diffusers use natural oils, the fragrance is long-lasting, so you can set it and forget it - although you’re unlikely to miss the bright and beautiful perfume once it’s had a chance to fill the room. In a sleek, glass bottle, this is ideal for treating yourself or someone special.

Arran Machrie After Shave Balm

Nothing beats a richly scented after shave when you’re looking for a sophisticated start to your day. With an invigorating freshness, the crisp mineral scents of Machrie after shave balm are carefully introduced to soothing and moisturising agents and Aloe Vera with Vitamin E to soothe and nourish freshly shaven skin. Definitely worth adding to your post-shower routine, to keep irritation at bay and bring a clean scent into your morning rituals.

Arran Lochranza Soap

Because we use it so many times throughout the day, investing in a beautiful bar of soap is one of those little ways to treat yourself over and over again. Arran’s Lochranza soap has been triple milled and enriched with oatmeal to help it effectively cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin when you use it. With a vegetable-oil base, this moisture rich soap is scented with warm spices and comes with a distressed travel tin, so you don’t have to leave it at home - a good thing too, since you won’t want to!

Arran Glen Iorsa Bath & Shower Gel

Bathtime is synonymous with relaxation and tranquility, and this elegant purple bottle belongs with the rest of your lotions and potions, introducing lavender and spearmint to hot water to simultaneously de-stress and awaken your senses. Lavender calms and reduces anxiety, whilst spearmint resets the body and mind - it’s a wonderful combination of essential scents, perfect for the bathroom. Because it’s made with essential oils and cleverly enriched with Vitamin B5, the Glen Iorsa shower gel is designed to cleanse and nourish your skin as you soak. 


With a full suite of essential scents taken from nature, Arran is a brilliant first stop on our journey through our family of favourites. Whether you’re looking for lotion or searching for a new scent to refresh your home, consider one of Arran’s beautifully perfumed solutions today.