Perrin Cottage Perfumery
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.
made the Old-Fashioned Way
* All Natural
* Organically Grown
* Historically Accurate
* Locally Sourced
& Natural Fragrances
Scents from the 17th, 18th and 19th century
are researched and recreated
combining the best of
the Old World & the New World.
* 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
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!
National Park Service
Williamsburg Farmer's Market
Road Scholar (Elderhostel)
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
Virginia Garden Week Events