There are so many recently/soon-to launch fragrances in my stash at the mo that I’m really excited about, so I thought I’d share one every day this week and make it my unofficial Fragrance Week! Penhaligon’s recently launched two fragrances, Blasted Bloom and Blasted Heath, which are both inspired by where the sea meets the shore. I’ll be posting about Blasted Heath later this week, but for now, let’s have a closer look at Blasted Bloom.
I’m always very excited by a new Penhaligon’s launch, as they always tell a story rich in inspiration that only full make sense when you get to experience the fragrance yourself. Blasted Bloom is very loosely aimed at women (with the same being said for Blasted Heath aimed at men – both can go either way quite comfortably) and the notes are Wild Berries, the amazing Aquatic Accord and Green Leaves at the top, Eglantine Rose, Pink Pepper CO2 and Hawthorn at the heart, and Alaskan Cedarwood Essence, Clearwood, Moss and Musks at the base. The note formations in Penhaligon’s fragrances are always so wonderfully crafted and constructed, and as you can see, Blasted Bloom is no different. Blasted Bloom focuses on the sea meeting the land, hence the floral and musk notes alongside the moss and Cedarwood. The really exciting note is the Aquatic Accord, which gives it a that fantastic hit of sea air that takes you straight to the water as it hits the green shores – it’s the most fantastically evocative note that really does transport you to the inspiration behind the fragrance. I love Blasted Bloom so much, and each time I smell it, I love it a little more…and it isn’t even my favourite of the two! For me, Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom isn’t an every day fragrance, instead it’s more of a breath of fresh air when you fancy a change and want to spend your day imaging what it’d be like to live next to the sea. It’s a beautiful, neutral fragrance that would smell amazing on both boys and girls, and can be purchased here – link – for £90 for 50ml, or £124 for 100ml (pictured).