Crafted by Master Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, who was honoured with the title Perfumer of the Year 2017 by French trade magazine, Cosmétique News, Hidden London dips into the city’s majestic streets, architecture and green spaces discovering ‘what remains hidden until we truly look.’
Standing proud between Buckingham Palace and Sloane Square, Belgravia is a well-to-do neighbourhood that is distinguished and distinctive, housing embassies, fortunate families as well as antique shops and Michelin-starred restaurants hidden behind unassuming front doors. With traditional notes of chypre at its core, it captures an air of sophistication and class. A rich combination of bergamot, oakmoss and patchouli is as expected, whilst a surprising inflection of raspberry, pink pepper and rose is added for London’s more flamboyant traditionalists.
Kensington Amber evokes a distinct air of royalty and refinement, from Kensington Palace to the Victoria and Albert Museum, where the rich history of London is etched in the Royal monuments and Edwardian villas that shape its squares and elegant streets. Strong and powerful, notes of amber mingle with the exoticism of cinnamon with vanilla bringing exquisite comfort.
A wood overdose comprising the most emblematic woods in perfumery – vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli – Marylebone Wood is inspired by the West London (W1) area. Patterned with winding lanes and Georgian brick houses, and with Sherlock Holmes’ abode nestled in its streets, the fragrance is a warm and smoky scent: dry smoky sandalwood, a mossy vetiver and creamy warm patchouli.
Each fragrance is housed in a trademark Penhaligon’s glass flacon embossed with a red rose wax seal with artwork capturing the districts which inspired the scents.
Penhaligon’s portfolio of fragrances are available in Australia at Libertine Parfumerie, as well as exclusively through selected David Jones stores, Galerie de Parfum boutiques in Myer Sydney and Melbourne and niche perfumeries and boutiques across Australia and New Zealand. RRP $299.00, 100ml.
Following many years of research and development, the pearly white new eye cream from Skin Physics®, EYEFIX-360®, has arrived, and it’s a game changer in the world of anti-ageing eye creams. Most eye creams either promise instant effects or long terms results; with little being able to produce both...until now.
Whether you have a high roller budget, or a shoe string discretionary spend would you ever purchase a fragrance you just don’t like…and then wear it? A fragrance is your sensory signature, it’s your lasting sensory impression you leave with the one you encounter. A woman or man’s relationship with their fragrance is an intimate bond. The scent of a fragrance allows you to be creative and individual, to create an alter ego or choose a particular persona - you choose who you would like to be that day.
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