I was recently invited to Penhaligons fragrance store for a breakfast tête-à-tête as to celebrate the launch of their latest fragrance OSTARA EAU DE TOILETTE.
I haven been to the store and did not know about the brand so it’s was pretty eye-opening to step in because it doesn’t look like your normal fragrance store. Since this brand is originally from London and they take their bow very seriously which you can see that every different scents consist of different bow on the perfume bottle, hence the store has its own English feel to it. I especially adore the royal purple curtain to the back room as it somehow remind me of Harry Potter. The interior is really stunning!
With a wide selection of scents available in their store (almost up to 50), you are bound to find one that you’ll like. They carry from the very first old classic one with a simple red bow to luxury edition ones in fancy box which by the way Caroline the manager of the brand who is not just gorgeous looking but witty at the same time told us we could use it as our makeup brush contain because it was really pretty.
Penhaligon’s London Empressa is my favourite smell
It happens to be under their luxury collection too
The packaging of the box has a very Greek marble feel to it.
The gorgeous and witty Caroline introducing us to PENHALIGON’S LONDON OSTARA EAU DE TOILETTE
I have a thing for greeting cards with my name place to show me my seat, just found it really lovely for them to do that.
Beautifully design by Melissa Bailey who have amazing illustration.
Poem written by William Wordsworth
Penhaligon’s launch “Ostara” this spring, a luminous solar floral created by Master Perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour. Inspired by the daffodil, the fragrance is a modern interpretation of this delicate and incandescent flower. An olfactory journey – from bulb to bud to bloom.
An iconic feature of the British countryside, the daffodil symbolises the optimism and revival of spring. In 1802, the distinguished poet William Wordsworth wrote about a sea of daffodils in his poem, ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.’ Excerpts have been included on the outer packaging of the fragrance to reflect the radiance of the flower.
Ostara opens in an affirming burst of green and yellow: Juniper, Violet Leaf Absolute and Spearmint are layered against vibrant notes of Aldehydes, Blackcurrant and Clementine. Narcissus Absolute leads the sun-drenched floral bouquet, gathered with Hyacinth, Hawthorn, and Cyclamen, which are given depth by the humming warmth of beeswax. The fragrance then settles into a powdered, resinous base of Benzoin, Vanilla, Styrax, Amber and White Wood effects.
Top Notes: Clementine, Bergamot, Red Berries CO2, Juniper, Spearmint, Blackcurrant Bud CO2,
Violet Leaf Absolute, Leafy Effects, Aldehydes
Heart Notes : Hyacinth, Narcissus Absolute, Beeswax Absolute, Cyclamen, Ylang Ylang, Hawthorn,
Base Notes : Styrax Resinoid, Vanilla, Benzoin, Musk, Amber, White Wood Effects
The complete Ostara Collection:
- Ostara 50ml $205
- Ostara 100ml $290
If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous scent or try the others which I think you should really go and explore their different scent.
Ostara will be available in Penhaligon’s stores in Singapore in March 2015.
Penhaligon’s Ltd is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue #01-34 Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018956 and 2 Orchard Turn #03-16 ION Orchard Singapore 238801
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.~ William Wordsworth