by Grant Osborne, 18 May 2009
Extract of Limes
Originally created in 1963, Extract of Limes is shattered sherbet and blossom honey. A classic citrus, penetrating and pure, with straight up West Indian lime, lemon oil and neroli. High, clear and instantly uplifting.
Eau de Verveine
Originally created in 1949, Eau de Verveine is a grassy aromatic, with citrus and woods. The scent of an Indian Summer, shimmering heat haze, soft metallics, crumbled herbs, spices, musk and vanilla. In the distance echoes the evocative promise of rain.
A soliflore, originally created in 1976, Gardenia is a translucent watercolour in soft washes of tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, ylang-ylang, spice and vanilla. A radiant magnolia-tinted portrait of one of nature’s most sensual blooms.
Night Scented Stock
A soliflore, originally created in 1976, Night Scented Stock is an edgy unfolding of pungent floral enchantment, deep with clove, heliotrope, violet, vanilla, musk and tonka bean. Hazy with arresting uncommon beauty.
All four scents are available from Penhaligon's stores and the website from June at a cost of £95 for 100 ml.
Duchafour has also created a brand new feminine fragrance for the company which debuts in September.
The following fragrances and houses are mentioned in this article. (In order of appearance...)
|Extract of Limes by Penhaligon's (1963).|
|Eau de Verveine by Penhaligon's (1949).|
|Night Scented Stock by Penhaligon's (1976).|
|Gardenia by Penhaligon's (1976).|