Penhaligon’s is delighted to partner with Clifton Nurseries for the launch of their latest fragrance, Ostara. Created by Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, Ostara is a modern interpretation of the delicate and incandescent daffodil flower. An olfactory journey - from bulb to bud to bloom.
Founded just nineteen years before Penhaligon’s, Clifton Nurseries is one of London’s oldest horticultural institutions and the perfect partner for the launch of the British perfume house’s new solar floral. Throughout March, the garden emporium and The Quince Tree café within the nursery will be awash with a fragrant sea of daffodils. Bespoke Ostara floral arrangements will be sold within the shop alongside bottles of the scent and a bespoke afternoon tea, inspired by notes within the fragrance, will be available within the café. Ostara samples will also be given to all customers who use the #bulbtobloom hash-tag on social media.
The inventive afternoon tea has been created exclusively by The Quince Tree’s Head Chef, Carl Jackman. One pound from each booking will be donated to national charity Green Fingers - an organization which creates inspiring, magical gardens for children’s hospices all around the UK.
The bespoke menu features a wide range of irresistible delicacies, including lemon and wild honey éclairs, honeycomb cheesecakes and violet cupcakes. Even the finger sandwiches will have an Ostara inspired twist, with the saffron and beetroot flavoured breads reflecting the colour of the notes of daffodils and berries within the scent. And if that wasn’t enticing enough, customers will be gifted with a small bunch of daffodils and a sample of Ostara upon leaving – the perfect gift for any mother this Mother’s Day.
The Ostara Afternoon Tea is priced at £38 per person and includes a glass of champagne. Booking is essential - please call 0207 432 1867.
The bespoke Ostara floral arrangement is priced at £25, to order please call 0207 289 6851.
10 February 2015
by Catherine Webber
When will Ostara be available to buy? It sounds perfect!
It is now available to purchase. http://www.penhaligons.com/ostara-eau-de-toilette/
Kasia by Penhaligon's customer services
05 February 2015
i wish I could smell it. What a great charity it's for!