A flurry of florals – Crabtree & Evelyn launch Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water

Thank goodness for the coming (soon, soon!) of Spring, and the flurry of florals that so often heralds. This year we seem to be in for a particularly pretty range of treats, with many perfume houses packing the petals and infusing their blends with a heady bouquet of flowers and herbs from all over the world. First, let’s stop off in France, shall we? (Oh, go on, twist our arms)…
Crabtree & Evelyn have long been proud of their heritage, and are now showcasing that pride by pouring it into their latest Heritage Fragrance Collection, launched in time for Valentine’s Day. The bottle for Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water is so unashamedly romantic and dressing-table worthy, it caused quite a flutter around the office and we all envisaged ourselves draped decorously over a velvet chaise-lounge, dabbing at our foreheads with the Flower Water and declaring we are indisposed for the rest of the day (unless Mr. Darcy calls, in which case we are very much At Home…)
Inspired by the archetypal city of romance, the Parisian style is given a distinctly botanical twist, with classicals notes of narcissus, rose, tuberose and violet remaining true to the original idea of ‘flower waters’ – blending the diverse floral notes with uplifting juniper and the freshness of green leaves, juicy lychee and shady cypress.
Top notes: French pink peppercorn, French jupiner, lychee, green leaves
Heart notes: French narcissus, rose, tuberose, violet, French elemi
Base Notes: French cypress, benzoin, sandalwood, vanilla, cashmeran
An homage to their original Millefleurs fragrance, which was in turn inspired by the opulently scented floral style of 18th cenury French perfumery traditions; the delicacy belies the harmonious intricacy of the scent – a fragrance seemingly imbued with the notes of a thousand flowers (hence the name…) and with each Heritage Collection fragrance presented in a charming glass bottle, placed inside a luxurious box decorated with archive illustrations – Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water is a fitting tribute to perfume’s fragrant past, and one of the prettiest bouquets you could hope to be presented with (or treat yourself to), for any occasion.
Crabtree & Evelyn Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water: 100ml for £45 (though if you hurry, Crabtree & Evelyn currently have it at 30% off RRP)
Try it at: Crabtree & Evelyn
Written by Suzy Nightingale
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