Ostara

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Are you a fan of the Easter season? Well if you are then you will be a fan of Ostara. This is the new fragrance by Penhaligon's which was created by Master Perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour. Ostara, which was the scent of London Fashion Week is inspired by the daffodil and is a modern interpretation of this delicate and incandescent flower. The concept of the fragrance follows its journey from bulb to bud to bloom. Ostara contains top notes such as Clementine, Bergamot, Red Berries CO2, Juniper, Spearmint, Blackcurrant Bud CO2, Violet Leaf Absolute, Leafy Effects and Aldehydes. The heart notes are Hyacinth, Narcissus Absolute, Beeswax Absolute, Cyclamen, Ylang Ylang, Hawthorn and Wisteria. This mesh of lushness ends with Styrax Resinoid, Vanilla, Benzoin, Musk, Amber, White and Wood Effects.

To add a bit of pizazz to their new launch, Penhaligon’s has worked with artist, Melissa Bailey to create a beautiful and unique illustration of Ostara exclusively for the launch. Melissa has worked for The Sunday Times Style magazine, Stylist magazine, Clarins and Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. In order to create the design she drew on her love of soft floral designs, fashion and feminine beauty.

As soon as I sprayed this fragrance on it was love at first sight. It has a citrus smell that is not too overpowering due to its sweet overtones. It also feels extremely fresh when applied to your skin and the good thing is that the sense of vigor remains a good few hours later. If like me you like your perfumes to contain Bergamont and Vanilla then you will be a fan of this. If you are the kind of lady who prefers to invest in a quality fragrance as opposed to collecting many at a lower price then Ostara will be the one for you. This is a perfect fragrance to step into Spring with.

Ostara is priced at £78 for 50ml and £110 for 100ml.

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