Artemisia is a compulsive scent, a must have. Try it on; you just can’t help inhaling its sweetness, its goldenness, its lingering lightness. A celebration of all things feminine. The aromatic partner to Penhaligon’s Endymion.
Created in 2002, Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a beautifully sensual powdery dry down. Caramel soft, sweet, powdery and silky. A tumble of green apples and nectarines washed with jasmine tea and sprinkled with a luxurious medley of violet, cyclamen and lily petals. All this softly unfolds with great subtlety surrounded with layers of honeyed vanilla, warm spices, a touch of amber and a hint of musk. Haunting and addictive.
Named in honour of Artemisia Gentileschi, the controversial and celebrated female painter of the Renaissance. Long neglected as a serious artist her work was often attributed to other male artists. Reclaimed as a feminist icon in recent years she is now rightly seen as a serious and groundbreaking artist. Her most famous work is the gorgeous and sanguine chiaroscuro masterpiece Judith Beheading Holfernes.