Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend Penhaligon’s press event where I was introduced to their newest fragrance “Peoneve” by master perfumer Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Vinciguerra, Head of Fragrance Development.
Peoneve is a lovely fragrance, initially striking me as very traditional but after wearing it for a few weeks I’ve really been quite taken with it as the fragrance. The new Eau de Parfum has a top note of violet leaf, middle notes of peony, Bulgarian rose and hedione, while the base comprises vetiver, musk and cashmere wood.
I find it ideal for the Summer as it’s wonderfully floral but with substance, meaning it has depth to it & not one of those fragrances where it’s all a bit airy fairy. It has a lovely lingering effect that gets better as the day wears on. You really get a scent of the Peonies which incidentally are one of my favourite flowers.
As with all Penhaligon’s fragrances, Peoneve is presented in a beautiful classic bottle, reminiscent of perfumes from bygone eras.
One of my favourite jewellery designers, Alex Monroe, has created a beautiful necklace & earrings to compliment the fragrance.
Priced at £85 for 50ml and £120 for 100ml, the new fragrance will be exclusively available at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge from 16 July with the Penhaligon’s boutiques, concessions and online from 13 August.
To celebrate the launch at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, the Fifth Floor Terrace will be transformed into a multi-sensory garden with a cocktail and dessert menu inspired by the notes within the fragrance. If there are anything like the cocktails I had at the press event then I would definitely recommend popping in for a drink or two if you’re passing by!
The Terrace will be open from 16 July to 31 August.