Smelly News: Penhaligon’s to Launch Ostara

New from Penhaligon's: Ostara Eau de Toilette
New from Penhaligon’s: Ostara Eau de Toilette (Illustration: Melissa Bailey)

This spring, quintessentially British perfume house, Penhaligon’s will launch ‘Ostara’, the brand’s latest collaboration with venerable perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour. Charting a fragrant journey of daffodil from “bulb to bud to bloom”, Ostara is described by the brand as a “modern interpretation” of an “incandescent flower”.

“An iconic feature of the British countryside, the daffodil symbolises 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.”

Ostara (Bertrand Duchaufour; 2015)
Ostara (Bertrand Duchaufour; 2015)

The Notes

Top: Clementine, Bergamot, Red Berries CO2, Juniper, Spearmint, Blackcurrant Bud CO2,  Violet Leaf Absolute, Leafy Effects and Aldehydes
Heart: Hyacinth, Narcissus Absolute, Beeswax Absolute, Cyclamen, Ylang-Ylang, Hawthorn and Wisteria
Base: Styrax Resinoid, Vanilla, Benzoin, Musk, Amber and White Wood Effects.


Ostara will be available this spring in 50ml (£65) and 100ml (£85) Eau de Toilette.

Images, notes and quotes via Penhaligon’s.