Peoneve, the latest creation from English fragrance house Penhaligon's, is an exquisite portrayal of an English garden in summer, bursting with lush green foliage and heady with the scent of blossoming flowers. At the garden's heart grows the radiant Peony flower; beloved by master perfumer Olivier Cresp for its abundant petals and velvety scent.
Peoneve opens with a burst of greenness from Violet Leaf absolute which gives way to a heart of luscious Peony, peppery Bulgarian Rose and a powerful white floral note courtesy of Hedione. The sensual base notes add a sense of summer abandon to the scent; earthy Vetiver, mischievous Musk and warm Cashmere Wood.
Head Notes: Violet Leaf
Heart Notes: Peony, Bulgarian Rose, Hedione
Base Notes: Vetiver, Musk, Cashmere Wood
Olivier Cresp has captured the dominant peony note using Nature Print® technology; a technique which enables the perfumer to immortalise a single flower. In addition, both the Vetiver and Bulgarian Rose have been obtained using CO2 Extraction; a process that captures every last drop of scent from the ingredient.
About Nature Print® Technology
To capture the true scent of an individual Peony flower, scientists at Firmenich used the analysis technique of Nature Print®. A cartridge is placed within proximity of the fragrant source, which captures and holds the fragrant molecules that are naturally emitted by the plant. These molecules are later harvested and evaluated by means of gas chromatography and mass spectrography. Nature Print® technology allows the perfumer to reconstruct the delicacy and complexity of an aroma as close as possible to nature.
About CO2 Extraction
CO2 Extraction is an ecologically friendly and low temperature process of extracting an absolute from a raw material. Using CO2 rather than a solvent allows the perfumer to obtain an absolute of the very highest quality and purity.
About Olivier CrespMaster Perfumer Olivier Cresp was born and raised in Grasse, in Provence, the spiritual home of fragrance. He knew from an early age he wanted to be a perfumer. His grand-parents and great grand-parents were involved in the cultivation of roses and jasmine, the two flowers that dominate Grasse and the perfume industry.
After finishing school he went directly into training for his chosen metier. Working with different companies and perfumers over the years inspired Olivier's passion for precision, uniqueness and a desire to create fragrances that people would remember and derive great pleasure from. After working for Quest for a number of years, Olivier has been based at Firmenich in Paris, creating work for clients the world over. He was granted the title Master Perfumer in 2006. He has authored and co-authored many well-known scents including Dolce Gabbana Light Blue, Cacharel Noa, Givenchy Ange ou Démon and Midnight Poison for Dior. He is of course best known for Angel, the extraordinary and polarising fragrance he created for Thierry Mugler in 1992. In 2012 Olivier was presented the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded to those who have made a ‘significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.'
Price: 50 ml - AED 510