Penhaligon’s are one of those brands that I find very exciting as they’re fragrances are always so interesting and complex, yet you can almost always find something wonderful in them and feel comfortable pushing your usual scent boundaries to try something a little different. Having said that, Penhaligon’s Ostara is probably one of the brand’s most generally wearable fragrances that they’ve released in a while.
I went to the press event for Penhaligon’s Ostara last year, and at first I wanted to rush home and write it up immediately, but then I realised that by the time the fragrance launched, the post would have gone live a few months ago and might not be relevant, so I’ve held off until now! Ostara is one of the most evocative fragrances I’ve tried in a while; it’s inspired by daffodils – the flower of Spring time – and Spring is exactly what you think of the moment you smell this…it’s actually very impressive just how effective this is! As with all Penhaligon’s fragrance, the note workup is quite extensive so I won’t bore you with a breakdown, but I will say that if you’re desperate to start your sunshine months early and want a fragrance that’s happy, upbeat and the right side of floral then you need Penhaligon’s Ostara in your life. I believe it launches in a few weeks with prices starting at £65 for 50ml and going up to £85 for 100ml. You can add yourself to the wait list here – link.