By The Beauty Hub  |  August 4th, 2015  |  Brands,News

Ostara is the new floral fragrance launch by Penhaligon’s created by Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. Inspired by the daffodil, the fragrance is a modern interpretation of this delicate and incandescent flower.

An iconic feature of the British countryside, the daffodil symbolizes the optimism and revival of spring. In 1802, the distinguished poet William Wordsworth wrote about a sea of daffodils in his poem, ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.’ Excerpts have been included on the outer packaging of the fragrance to reflect the radiance of the flower.

Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze. And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.

Ostara opens with a burst of green and yellow: juniper, violet leaf absolute and spearmint are layered against vibrant notes of aldehydes, blackcurrant and clementine. Narcissus absolute leads the sun-drenched floral bouquet, gathered with hyacinth, hawthorn, and cyclamen, which are given depth by the humming warmth of beeswax. The fragrance then settles into a powdered, resinous base of benzoin, vanilla, styrax, amber and white wood effects.

Penhaligon’s have worked with artist Melissa Bailey to create a beautiful and unique illustration of Ostara exclusively for the launch. Melissa used gentle brush strokes to recreate the fragrance in her own distinct style in a combination of watercolours and inks.

Available at Penhaligon’s store at The Dubai Mall.

Ostara 50ml EDT – AED410.
Ostara 100ml EDT – AED575.