Equinox Bloom by Olivier Cresp for Penhaligon`s 2016


Post by Portia 


Hiya Fragrant Fumies,

You know those days that are so jam packed you couldn’t fit one more thing in without exploding? Well I had one of those recently. It was all planned a ready to go and then an invitation came to the Breakfast launch of Penhaligon’s latest release Equinox Bloom. Sadly it was not possible to get there but the crew at Libertine Parfumerie and Elysee Collective (who are the very boutique Public Relations agency in charge of a range of luxurious offerings in Australia) sent me a pack with samples so I could check out the latest fragrant stuff. Inside were a couple of carded manufacturers samples that I can give to you guys. WOO HOO! Giveaway closes TOMORROW NIGHT!

Equinox Bloom Penhaligons Launch Party 2

Equinox Bloom by Penhaligon`s 2016

Equinox Bloom by Olivier Cresp

Equinox Bloom Penhaligon`s FragranticaFragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Chantilly, hydrangea, neroli, violet leaves
Heart: Frangipani, orange blossom absolute, jasmine sambac
Base: Brown Sugar, Siamese benzoin, ambroxan

Equinox Bloom does open with a creamy feel, then green and sappy but for some reason it’s a dry green, a warm green. The white flowers are soft and subtle, clean and silky. There’s no humanity here but a beautiful vegetatively fleshy fragrance that is quite distinctive, not ringing any scent memories for me, pure and pretty. A lush and lovely spring scent that will take you all the way to midsummer.

Later Equinox Bloom warms through and though it never gets candy sweet it does get less veg and more bakery. Gourmand but not as you know it.

Equinox Bloom Penhaligons Launch Party 1

I’m finding the sillage moderate and projection good, not big but so unusual that it constantly captures my attention with its swings between flora and cake. Throughout the life of Equinox Bloom it never really settles on either and even in the deepest dry down still has a wisp of fresh cut foliage. A smooth, lovely and very wearable fragrance that I think will be a winner with both sexes.

This is what I wrote in a Facebook post: Wearing Equinox Bloom by Penhaligon’s? It’s charming but weird. Managing to be sappy cut hydrangea stalks, a white flower bouquet and cookies simultaneously. A whiff of a florists fridge and carbo comfort. It all seems so airy and effortless.

Further reading: I Scent You A Day and Colognoisseur
Libertine Parfumerie has $279/100m

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Equinox Bloom GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x Equinox Bloom by Penhaligon’s Manufacturers Sample
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Tell us a perfume that makes you think of spring.


Entries Close TOMORROW Wednesday 1st June 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Wednesday 8th June 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

34 thoughts on “Equinox Bloom by Olivier Cresp for Penhaligon`s 2016

  1. via email and Facebook

    Hmmm, spring scents: floral and more floral
    I love Penhaligon’s Bluebell and also The Different Company’s The Soft Lawn.


  2. I follow by email. Penhaligon’s Ostara really makes me think of Spring. And Diorissimo (and Muguet Porcelaine), and Annick Goutal’s Eau de Camille.
    Thank you again Portia for the give away week!


  3. I like the sound of Equinox Bloom. My nearly finished bottle of L’Occitane Neroli & Orchidée makes me think of spring. Sometimes a light, easy to wear floral does the trick and lifts your spirits! Follow by email. 🙂


  4. It’s a pity you didn’t make it to the breakfast launch of Equinox Bloom, but I’m happy you’ve managed to get the samples. We are lucky to have you 🙂
    At first when I read the notes I thought it was going to be another BWF but your description really makes me curious…
    What scent makes me think of spring? Well, if we stick to Penhaligon’s it’s definitely their Ostara. Otherwise, spring for me starts with Wrappings by Clinique or Weekend (a Deauville) by PdN.
    I follow by email and thanks for the draw!


  5. Their bottles are always so adorable. I think the most spring-y scent I know (and love) is their Ostara–cool dawn sunshine and daffodils 🙂 I follow by e-mail. Thanks for the second day of your giveaway week!


  6. Coul use some new spring scents so I appreciate the draw. I follow via email. Spring scents for me would be something like FM’s Eau de Magnolia which I’m sadly out of. Must get more soon!


  7. Hey Portia, this sounds like fun. En Passant always feels like it belongs in the joyful first half of the year. Follow by email.


  8. Spring means Eau de Camille from Goutal, always!! BUT Sarah Horowitz Parfums has been getting a lot! of yt`s perfume mula all Spring! lol!! Ostara just arrived last week – sooooooo NICE! Their boxes are just as much a treat 🙂 We follow a la blog, e-mail, and Facebook. Hugs from Hotlanta w/ thanks!!


  9. I’m really curious about this one, I’ve read some lovely things about it and your review sounds very intriguing! I was hoping Penhaligons would include av sample in a recent order but unfortunately there were none. I like Tokyo Bloom for spring. Thanks for the draw, I follow via bloglovin and FB.


  10. I follow by e mail,Facebook and twitter.Clinique Happy in Bloom,makes me think of Spring especially the flower designs on the bottle.The smell is pretty springy as well !


  11. Hi, Portia – I follow by email. I’m thinking of Dior’s Cologne Royale, it’s like late spring where you get the sense that summer is just around the corner. Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. Floral AND cookies!!! Count me in 🙂 I think of Goutal Le Chevrefeuille as a definite spring reminder! I follow via email.


  13. I follow by email. Two fragrances which remind me of spring are Bluebell and Ostara. Equinox Bloom sounds gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.


  14. Charming but weird? Sounds like something for me!
    Spring fragrances are my favorite and too numerous to blather on about here. My recent favorite of the genre is Romanza, a slutty narcissus.
    I follow by email.


  15. I follow via email. Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle I find it perfect for Spring days. Fragrant Hugs from Germany!!! Thank you!


  16. Equinox Bloom sounds absolutely wonderful! I’m going to echo the other comments and say Penhaligon’s Ostara is the epitome of spring for me. Nothing like fresh daffodils and happiness 🙂 Following via email!


  17. Count me as obvious — lily of the valley. Lotions by Yardley and Crabtree & Evelyn and my beloved Gucci Envy. I really need to retest Eau de Magnolia — a department store spray was not enough.
    Following by email. Big thanks for the “draw week.”


  18. Hi …this scent bottle is exquisite, and I’d love it in my collection. The fact the liquid inside is as exquisite is a bonus!!!.
    When I think of spring ,two fragrances spring to mind immediately; Le Chasse Aux Papillions ,and Bluebell
    I stalk you everywhere, lol.
    Blog , Twitter and Facebook
    Thanks for the chance to try this scent.


  19. The perfume that makes me think of spring is vintage Vent Vert but there are also some other amazing green fragrances that remind me of spring. Vintage vent vert simply represents spring better but my most favorite green fragrance is vintage dioressence in esprit de parfum formula. I follow APJ through email


  20. I was given a bottle of Estee lauders Paradise when it first launched by a suitor – well he didn’t last but I got to wear the smell of freesias for a whole year! .. that floral smell is Spring for me.
    I follow by emails newsletter and facebook 🙂


  21. I recently fell hard for Penhaligon’s Lothair and then jumped on the love train for Ostara. Equinox Bloom sounds lovely. Thank you for this review and for all the fragrant fun found here at APJ. I love to wear Parfums DelRae Wit in the spring. I follow APJ via email.


  22. This sounds a bit like several perfumes I like all jumbled up together, and I would very much like to try it. La Chasse aux Papillons was the first spring perfume that came to mind, although Dilmun is another favorite. I follow with Bloglovin.


  23. I follow by email… this sounds a bit strange but in a lovely way. And we all need a bit of strangeness in our perfumes.
    Le Temps d’une Fete is one of my favorite spring scents, along with Diorissimo 🙂


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