Ostara by Penhaligon's Perfume. First launched in 2015, Ostara is pure spring in a bottle.
A kaleidoscopic effusion of fresh fruits, piquant herbs and essential oils softened and smoothed by a rich, honeyed base. The leading notes are peppery and pungent with juniper, mint and bergamot. Clementine and red berries lend a tart citrus aroma, while green leaves and violet leaf absolute provide a pleasant aldehyde accord. At the heart of this complex scent is a daffodil garden mingled with wisteria,
hawthorn, ylang-ylang and cyclamen, wafted by slightly-earthy beeswax. Finally, the base notes provide a smooth, lingering finish of creamy vanilla, resinous styrax, amber, musk and blond wood.
The Penhaligon perfume house was first established in 1870 by William Penhaligon, as a barber shop. In 1872 the house launched its first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet. The design of each cologne's bottle continues to pay homage to the original: a simple, clear glass flacon topped with a ribbon.