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Perrin Cottage Perfumery

Rebecca Suerdieck Perfumer.jpg
   Rebecca Suerdieck specializes in recreating and demonstrating traditional skills from past times.
   Little by little, her research has grown and her experiments have continued. Rebecca’s niche now includes the production of all-natural fragrances from flowers, using techniques that are hundreds and thousands of years old.
   She also leads garden distilling demonstrations and hosts workshops on natural perfumery, singing the praises of “floral waters” to anyone who will listen.

Natural Fragrances

made the Old-Fashioned Way

* All Natural

* Organically Grown

* Historically Accurate

* Locally Sourced

Antiquarian Perfumes
& Natural Fragrances

Scents from the 17th, 18th and 19th century

are researched and recreated

combining the best of

the Old World & the New World.

Demonstration Schedule

* February 27 - Dorey Park, Henrico County, Virginia

* April 24+25 - Westover Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia

* June 17 - Agecroft Hall, Richmond, Virginia

* July 22 - Agecroft Hall, Richmond, Virginia

* August 19 - Agecroft Hall, Richmond, Virginia  

* October 1 - Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, Beaverdam, Virginia

* September 10 - James Madison's Belle Grove, King George, Virginia

* September 24 - Westover Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia

* October 7-9 - Waterford Fair, Loudon County, Virginia

* October 15 - Chippokes Plantation, Surry, Virginia

* November 6 - Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving Festival, Charles City, Virginia

* November 25 - Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, Virginia

* December 3-4 - Windsor Castle Christmas Event, Smithfield, Virginia

Rebecca Suerdieck distilling roses at Agecroft Hall.

I have regular demonstrations

in Williamsburg.

Join my email list to see when and where!

Garden Distilling Demonstrations can be brought to your Location! 

Demonstrations can be done outdoors

in a garden setting over a fire (or camp stove) -  

or indoors in a classroom setting.  


Rebecca brings all materials, supplies, and instruction, ready to entertain your Guests, instruct your group,

and make your space smell heavenly!


Agecroft Hall

National Park Service

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg Farmer's Market

Road Scholar (Elderhostel)

Jamestown Settlement

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown


Daughters Of the American Revolution 

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Henricus Historic Park

Chippokes State Park

Claude Moore Farm

Williamsburg Garden Club

Maymont Herbs Galore


Rising Sun Tavern, Fredericksburg

Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg

Historic St. Luke's Church

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Berkeley Plantation

Virginia Garden Week Events

Waterford Fair

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