Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

Inspired by London Dry Gin, Juniper Sling is this year's new potion from venerated British fragrance house, Penhaligon's. Created by Olivier Cresp (of Thierry Mugler Angel fame), Juniper Sling is a playful, chilled homage to the Bright Young Things of London’s heady roaring twenties.

"For enigmatic boys and girls, Juniper Sling is a crisp cocktail shot of gin with the freshness of juniper, cool measures of angelica and brandy and a beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris. A gourmand base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber add sensuality to the scent."

The first whiff of it conjures up a brilliantly smooth, icy gin. It's refreshing but more laconically cool rather than sharp, thanks to the elegant leathery note. The gourmand base turned out to be understated without being too treacly. On my skin, the fragrance peters out after about two to three hours, as happens with most fragrances, but it is an eau de toilette after all.

With its smart bow tie and metal shield-like plating, I found Juniper Sling to be intriguing, refined and yet full of character. It makes for a unique addition to one's fragrance wardrobe and well worth a sniff.


Richelle said...

Love the look of the bottle, it looks very elegant and...icy, but in a good way. I think of ice palaces when I see the bottle.

Anonymous said...

Hi Haru,

May I know if we could grab this fragrance in sg?

Love the uniqueness of bottle!


Haru said...

Yes, it is available at the Penhaligon's boutique in Ion Orchard and Escentials at Tangs Orchard. I believe it retails at $205 for 50ml and $290 for 100ml. The Ion boutique also offers a fragrance profiling service.

makeupmag said...

I love how beautifully you've described the fragrance. :)

Anonymous said...

I smell it at the boutique. The initial burst of clear crispy note w a dash of spicy is nice but the drydown is not my cup of tea. Given that price for ETD, its not worth it.