The other day I realized that it’s been years since I touched Penhaligon’s Peoneve last time. Well, mainly because it used to play tricks on me and I never got to enjoy the scent properly…
I remember I bought it on a trip to Northern Ireland, and that was the first time I was visiting Penhaligon’s store, as well. It was a hot day and I really liked the freshness of this scent. Not to mention the cute bow! 🙂
Unfortunately, the impulse buy did not agree with me for a long time… I would always find it too sharp, too floral… But at that time I was going through a lot of changes in sense of smell, and was also just beginning my fragrance journey..
How happy I am that I finally picked it out the other day!
It was such a lovely, sunny day! An early spring day, still crisp and chilly, but already pleasantly warm, with daffodils and snowdrops starting to bloom..
Peoneve by Penhaligon’s has that cold sweetness around it, and it definitely needs a warm sunny day to fully disclose itself.
According to Fragrantica, “top note is Violet Leaf; middle notes are Peony, Rose and Jasmine; base notes are Vetiver, Musk and Cashmeran”.
Selfridges include “a powerful white floral note courtesy of Hedione” instead of jasmine. And they paint the picture very well – “Peoneve is an exquisite portrayal of an English garden in summer, bursting with lush green foliage and heady with the scent of blossoming flowers.”
Also, I am so glad to find out that the talented Olivier Cresp is the perfumer of Peoneve! I really like his creations! 🙂
All in all, it is a beautiful floral scent, lasting very well after all those years, around 6 hrs or more.
I enjoyed wearing it a lot! 🙂 And cannot wait to come back to Peoneve again – I actually regret not rediscovering it earlier!