Penhaligon’s Artemisia- 09.14.08
Penhaligon’s ~ i tried to tell myself i’d stick to French brands and stores while wandering around in my few days in Paris ~ but i couldn’t help myself when i wandered into Penhaligon’s, the legendary british perfumerie that dates back to the 1800s. I’ve been drawn to their fragrances at Fred Segal most recently, and vaguely remember loving a lavender body wash of theirs an ex had… but the store, packaging (love their tissue paper), layouts, and product designs were so gorgeous i was smitten - and had to share a few pics. So take a peek on the next page… even their tiles had me mesmerized…
I still have SO many things i want to share with you from the Paris trip, but strangely enough the jetlag has left me in a bit of a haze the last few days here in LA… so more catching up to come soon!
Here’s the description of Artemisia that you can tell i totally fell for! I’m not usually huge on scents, but there was something so simple yet complex about this one that evolved so nicely when it was on, and strangely just made me happy smelling it around…
Head Notes : Nectarine and Green Foliage
Heart Notes : Green Apple, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine Tea, Violet and Vanilla
Base Notes : Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber and Vanilla
Created in 2002. Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a beautifully sensual powdery drydown. The aromatic partner to Endymion. A modern classic, haunting and addictive.
Caramel soft, sweet, powdery and silky. A tumble of green apples and nectarines washed with jasmine tea and sprinkled with a luxurious medley of violet, cyclamen and lily petals. All this softly unfolds with great subtlety surrounded with layers of honeyed vanilla and warm spices. A touch of amber, a hint of musk.
Artemisia is a compulsive scent, a must have. Try it on, you just can’t help inhaling its sweetness, it goldenness, its lingering lightness.