London – Est. 1870
This spring, Penhaligon’s will launch Ostara, 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 symbolizes 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. Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.
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, Wisteria
Base Notes: Styrax Resinoid, Vanilla, Benzoin, Musk, Amber, White Wood Effects
Penhaligon’s has worked with artist Melissa Bailey to create a beautiful and unique illustration of Ostara exclusively for the launch. Melissa used gentle brush strokes to recreate the fragrance in her own distinct style in a combination of watercolours and inks.
The complete Ostara Collection:
Ostara 50ml £78
Ostara 100ml £110
The Ostara collection is available in all Penhaligon’s boutiques, concessions and online at www.penhaligons.com
About Penhaligon’s Ltd
Penhaligon’s is a fine English fragrance house, founded in 1870 by William Penhaligon. Our passion is to continue his incredible legacy of creative and innovative perfumery, challenging the traditions of the art and seeking new ways to interpret elegance. Our scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients. Penhaligon’s holds two long-standing Royal Warrants; from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (granted 1956) and from HRH The Prince of Wales (granted 1988). www.penhaligons.com
About Melissa Bailey Melissa Bailey is a freelance illustrator based in London, UK. Graduating in 2011 with a first class degree in Illustration & Design, Melissa creates custom fashion illustrations and designs. She has worked for a number of clients including The Sunday Times Style magazine, Stylist magazine, Clarins and Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. Her work is inspired by fashion, feminine beauty and the joy of life. Obsessed with soft floral designs and beautiful objects, she works in a variety of media including pencil, watercolour, pastels and digital. Specialising in all things fashion related, beauty products, bridal illustration, calligraphy and maps of the world, she is an experienced illustrator working over a wide subject matter. melissabaileyillustration.co.uk/