• Angela Flanders launches limited edition Breath of Hope


    Angela Flanders has created a new limited edition fragrance for Spring, Breath of Hope.

    Following on from her previous experience of linking poetry with perfume, and inspired by the poem (below) that writer and fragrance critic Vicci Bentley dedicated to her, Angela has captured the moment of discovering Spring’s first snowdrops, traditionally known as ‘Flowers of Hope’.

    A green floral fragrance, Breath of Hope opens with opens with a fresh and vibrant accord of lily of the valley and galbanum, whilst the heart combines frankincense and myrrh, which evoke ‘a cool and pensive calm’. The base consists of oakmoss and guaiac wood to recreate the earthy feel of a frosty February day.

    Breath of Hope is a limited edition of only fifty bottles of 50ml eau de parfum at £95 each, and launches in store and online on 1st February, ‘this green-craving month’.

    Breath of Hope

    Pale rays barely melt hoary hedgerows, yet
    this green-craving month has a new light. Here
    in the churchyard, mothered by shushing yews,
    February’s flowers. Amongst silent stones
    flocked with lichen and lifelines, their brightness
    transcends leafmould. Still, a perfumer must
    kneel close to catch this fleeting formula.
    There should be urgent, sappy galbanum
    she notes. Myrrh’s cool stealth. Sweet, carnal lily
    (youth’s shameless imperative) and the smooth,
    final cradle of dark, resinous woods…

    A keen, north-born gust leafs her pocket book;
    reminder of ice, this not-yet-spring day.
    She stiffens, craves a more forgiving drift
    ...a breath of hope? A swathe of white heads nod.

    by Vicci Bentley

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    1. lpp's Avatar
      lpp -
      Thanks for the info. - the snowdrops are just coming into bud here.
    1. kumquat's Avatar
      kumquat -
      This sounds like something I'd like. But I'm guessing it is only available in England. And probably no samples?
    1. lpp's Avatar
      lpp -
      The samples are £5 each, kumquat - the shipping cost for bottles over 30ml is high to overseas but it appears that 30 ml bottles and samples may be easier.
      http://www.angelaflanders-perfumer.c...ivery-returns/
    1. kumquat's Avatar
      kumquat -
      Ok, great. Do you think samples are available now, before the release date? I suppose I should call on the phone.
    1. lpp's Avatar
      lpp -
      It may be easier to email, kumquat - the product hasn't been released yet.
    1. kumquat's Avatar
      kumquat -
      Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
      It may be easier to email, kumquat - the product hasn't been released yet.
      I'll try that, thanks!
    1. lpp's Avatar
      lpp -
      Good luck, kumquat - it's on my test list too!



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