Freshen Up: Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom
The perfume house looks to spring and afternoon tea for its new scent.
Spring is (almost) upon us and with it comes the first fragrant blooms. Inspired by the start of the season and the tradition of afternoon tea, British perfume house Penhaligon’s has introduced a new scent for spring 2016.
Available from March, “Equinox Bloom” is a unique scent crafted by master perfumer Olivier Cresp. His is the exquisite nose behind fragrances such as “Nina” for Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne’s “Black XS” as well as Yves Saint Laurent’s “Black Opium”. The name of course is a reference to the start of spring (the vernal equinox marks the start of the season, officially).
“During one of my recent visits to London, I enjoyed an incredible brunch in a smart, refined place, where the magnificent atmosphere of the rooms, furnished with opulent floral compositions, ensnared my senses almost at once. While admiring the floral scenery, my brunch included delightful toasts topped with honey and marmalade and these gourmand facets inspired me to bring to Equinox Bloom a trendy, modern inflexion to the generous floral bouquet,” said the master perfumer.
A whiff of the scent, and one can pick up notes of neroli bigarde essence and violet leaf absolute and a touch of Chantilly cream. The heart notes are slightly fruity with frangipani, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac absolute while the base notes are that of ambrox, Siam benzoin absolute and brown sugar.
The magical spring time scent is sealed in a signature Penhaligon’s bottle, topped with a powder pink bow around the neck.
“Equinox Bloom” Eau de Parfum will be available from March in Penhaligon’s stores and online, priced €118 for 50 ml or €149 for 100 ml.