Penhaligon's Perfect Peoneve

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Last week I was lucky enough to get to go to the launch of Penhaligon's latest creation Peoneve. 
The launch was held at the exquisite Hotel Sofitel which couldn't have been more a perfect reflection of the exclusivity of this special brand Penhaligon's.  

As I arrived the lovely Lauren MacAskill kindly showed me to a table in the stunning room and gave me a detailed introduction to the new scent that she was so obviously proud to be launching.
We sat and talked all things Penhaligons over a traditional English afternoon tea selection complete with the delicious Peoneve cocktail created especially for the launch. The cocktails were even scented with infusions of the new fresh summer scent which was such a nice touch!! 


I can't quite put into words just how beautiful this scent really is, its one of those fragrances you just have to smell for yourself to know just how special it is. 
Peoneve is a beautiful portrayal of an English garden in the summer, bursting with blossoming flowers and an intensity that gives off a velvety yet strong, lasting scent. The luscious Peony next to the peppery Bulgarian Rose and powerful white floral notes combine together to create a real sense of a perfect floral summer day, especially with the sensual base notes of earthy Vetiver, mischievous Musk and warm Cashmere Wood. 

Head Notes: Violet Leaf 
Heart Notes: Peony, Bulgarian Rose, Hedione 
Base Notes: Vetiver, Musk, Cashmere Wood 

Just to top the fantastic launch off, master perfumer Oliver Cresp travelled from France where he lives  to attend the special day, he was available all day to talk to members of the press and explain Peoneves creation, including how he captured the dominate peony note using Nature Print technology. This technique enables the perfumer to immortalise a single flower, capturing every last drop of scent from the ingredient, maximising its scent. 

As I was leaving I was given an amazing goodie bag, filled with chocolates, a gorgeous white flower, a silver plated USB stick with hanging perfume charm and a lovely Peoneve enraved atomiser filled with the new scent the treats were all wrapped up in the iconic scented Penhaligons paper that I adore. 

Peoneve will be available exclusively at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge from the 16th July 2012 and in Penhaligon's lovely boutiques and online at from the 13th August so make sure you go and test out the beautiful summer fragrance. 


  1. Cannot wait to smell it... you're so lucky Jess let me be your intern lol xxxx

  2. Haha!! One day hopefully! You would love this scent Amy it's literally amazing and lasts so long xxx

  3. Posh treat coming up I think!! The peony is my fave flower atm xxx

  4. the packaging sells it for me, sounds lovely too! x

  5. Yes the packagng is gorgeous isn't it! You have to visit one of the Penhaligon stores! SO pretty!! xx


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