This morning I’m thinking of the breakfast I had at Penhaligon’s where we immersed in the new Ostara fragrance and indulged in pastries. It was a cozy and extravagant affair.
Ostara, the floral scent is created by Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. Inspired by the daffodil, the fragrance is a modern interpretation of this delicate flower. 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.’
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
This spring time fragrance is a unique blend of scents which notably opens with fresh greens, layered with fruity clementines and blackcurrents before ending off on a powdery amber and woody note. I’m truly quite mesmerized by this lovely scent. This fragrance is perfect for an outdoor date at the park or an adventure about the city.
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.
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
The complete Ostara Collection:
Ostara 50ml $205
Ostara 100ml $290
Penhaligon’s Ltd is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue #01-34 Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018956 and
2 Orchard Turn #03-16 ION Orchard Singapore 238801
Thank you Penhaligon’s Singapore and Touch PR for having me for this intimate breakfast session. <3