Gifting. Giving. Generosity. It’s one of the purest acts of human kindness we can think of. And there needn’t even be a reason to do so. Birthdays, anniversaries and romance aside, an unexpected gift can linger in someone’s memory for time and all eternity.
Now, far be it from Penhaligon’s to declare itself a master of science – though scented alchemy we do most certainly excel at – but we do just so happen to know that there are biological benefits that accompany an act of generosity.
When we partake in acts of kindness and generosity, our bodies release a marvellous hormone called Oxytocin, which is responsible for love and social bonding. The result? Connection and the lulling of sadness and anxiety. Also, a neurological rush, a feeling of pleasure.
THE MODERN DANDY
A brook babbles softly through a quiet forest. The silence is broken by fresh zest, wet moss and earthy patchouli.
THE LUSTROUS CONTESSA
Leave the lady smiling with a musk-tinged gift set of Eau De Parfum in 30ml and Hand Cream.
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