Ostara – Penhaligon’s new fragrance gives a tribute to the daffodil

From time immemorial daffodils have been immortalized in poems and have been the inspiration of poets. Daffodils now go on to capture the attention of British perfume house Penhaligon. This spring, they are launching Ostara, a luminous solar floral created by the Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufor. Inspired by the daffodil, this bright yellow colour and its fragrance is an interpretation of this delicate flower.

Artist Melissa Bailey has created this beautiful illustration of Ostara for the launch. It is a lovely combination of watercolours and inks.

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penhaligons-ostara-eau-de-toilette-2The eau de toilette is available in two sizes- 50ml for $ 90 and 100ml for $123. The essence of the fragrance is daffodils absolute along with beeswax, ylang ylang, and hyacinth while the base is made up of styrax resin, vanilla, benzoin, amber, musk and white woods.

When you think of daffodils, how can you not think of the poem written by William Wordsworth. Excerpts of this poem have been printed on the outer packaging of the perfume to reflect the radiance of the flower.

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This bright yellow colour lifts the spirits and the unique fragrance smells like spring in a bottle.