Olivier Cresp creates Penhaligon's first gourmand fragrance: Equinox Bloom

12th February, 2016

Yesterday in London, Penhaligon’s held a press launch for their newest feminine fragrance, Equinox Bloom. The scent was created by Olivier Cresp, who previously created Peoneve and Juniper Sling for the brand.

The scent is inspired by the “quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring.“

Penhaligon’s say the fragrance is their first gourmand fragrance, and Cresp is no stranger to that category having created the iconic Angel for Thierry Mugler in 1992.

Cresp says:

“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. To me, this luxurious and abundant refinement reflects Penhaligon´s generosity in fragrances in a perfect way”

Equinox Bloom contains notes of Neroli Bigarade Essence, Violet Leaves Absolute and Chantilly in the head; Heart Notes of Frangipani, Orange Blossom Absolute and Jasmine Sambac Absolute; while the dry down features Ambrox, Benzoin Siam Absolute and a Brown Sugar accord.

Equinox Bloom is available this Spring at Penhaligon’s stockists as 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

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      • hednic | 13th February 2016 15:02

        This sounds like one my wife might like.

      • Carolyn M | 16th February 2016 15:55

        Will definitely give this a try - I'm a big fan of this house & have worn Bluebell for years (still horrified by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez's opinion of it!)..

      • Kiliwia | 2nd March 2016 16:50

        This one sounds interesting, need to add it to my test list. Thanks!