Spring is with us, the flowers are in bloom, the buds are on the tree and you need to smell like a blossoming flower. The perfume girl has the perfect spring scent for you. Penhaligon’s Lilly of the Valley.
Penhaligon’s was founded in the late 1860s by William Penhaligon, a Cornish barber who moved to London and who became Court Barber and Perfumer to Queen Victoria. Lilly of the Valley was created in 1976 and it is a classic in my view.
The bottle and packaging is wonderfully simple and classy. The bottle reminds me of something from a old pharmacy and is embossed ‘Penhaligon London’. The bow finishes it perfectly and even the box is nice quality, better than so many. The label is traditional, just as they would have been 100 years ago.
The scent reminds me of been in a forest and it has been raining and the air is light, fresh and you can smell the moss and you feel uplifted by it. It is a wonderful bouquet of flowers that surrounds you and you never want to let it go. This isn’t a girly,sickly scent, it is a feminine scent perfect for the spring and summer.