I’ve recently joined the Marketing team here at Penhaligon’s, and have been a massive fragrance geek ever since I started selling perfume on Saturday’s over 12 years ago.
Over that time I've generated a rather gigantic perfume collection, which I thought I’d share with you all, having finally found the time to organise it after moving house.
The Penhaligon’s Love Affair: I moved to London 2 years ago, and having first encountered Penhaligon’s on a trip around London with the folks from Basenotes when Amaranthine launched, I knew I had to go back to P’s to find the perfect scent for me. As it happened, Juniper Sling had just launched - aside from perfume (and theatre), my great love in life is gin. And I have fascinations with art-deco and corvids (the family of birds that contains crows, ravens and magpies, amongst others) so when I saw the packaging, I just had to have a bottle! I’m also crazy about Elixir, having a bit of an incense obsession, Hammam Bouquet, because I love vintage fragrances, and since starting here, have discovered a love for Opus 1870 and Zizonia. I’ll probably be buying a bottle of Vaara next!
Aside from Penhaligon’s, I have a vast and varied collection of 146 bottles (this is the first time I’ve ever counted them and realise oh my goodness, that’s a lot!) from niche to mainstream and vintage to modern.
I really love anything that smells a little bit weird (one of these smells like the back of packaging tape and almonds, another smells like ice cold tonic water, and another that smells like a wearable Thai green curry), or photorealistic (like the moment you stick your thumb into an orange).
So, how many bottles do you have? Does anything catch your eye?
19 March 2014
Less Is More ................
by DIANE DARBY
For me fragrance is a little of ones self ,after you've gone ,you're remembered .Its a play on the senses ,calling on imagery ,hopefully leaving the message you wish to convey .The association is erotic ,sensual .If i change fragrance it's because iv'e moved on ,my thinking has changed ,the message i convey will be different .Until then, i wear my fragrance as a second skin ,a trusted friend .
26 August 2013
Bet You'Ve Not Tried This . . .
by Jeannie Beannie
Il Bacio - Princess Marcella Borghese. It's delicious and have loved it for ever. That was until I discovered Penhaligon's Esprit du Roi. Penhaligon's has won me over!
21 August 2013
'I Hate Perfume' Collection
Hello, amazing collection! I see you have some 'I hate Perfume' bottles i love their scents, have you tried 'Burning Maple Leaves' smells amazing. I love anything that smells like burning or coffee...any recommendations?