Monday, February 21, 2011

Fashon Meets Fragrance - Penhaligon's To Scent Meadham Kirchoff Fall/Winter 2011 at London Fashion Week

As you may remember, I received a lovely press release from Penhaligon's about them scenting the Meadham Kirckoff Spring 2011 Fashion Show with Bluebell. On February 22, Penhaligon's will again be teaming up with Meadham Kirckhoff to scent the line's Fall/Winter 2011 show. This time the fragrance chosen will be Blenheim Bouquet.

The Press Release:
"Penhaligon’s is delighted to continue their partnership with Meadham Kirchhoff by scenting their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Each season, the designers personally choose a fragrance to reflect and compliment the style of their collection. The pieces, models and catwalk are then all scented with the fragrance. This season Meadham Kirchhoff has chosen our classic citrus fragrance Blenheim Bouquet.

Created in 1902 and taking its name from Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Bouquet is a bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods. Inhaling Blenheim Bouquet today it is hard to imagine it was created over one hundred years ago. It is a fragrance that has continually adapted to every twist and turn of its existence. Blenheim Bouquet is discreet, sensual and immaculately turned out with a flash of heritage flourish.

For further information about this or any of our other fragrances please contact: 0207 590 6125"

According to Penhaligon's website, the scent itself has head notes of lemon, lime and lavender, no heart notes, and base notes of pine, musk and black pepper. Sounds interesting to me.

I've actually been to Blenheim Palace. The company I worked for had a team meeting in Oxford  back in 2008.  As a treat they arranged us a private tour of Winston Churchill's birthplace, drinks out on a patio (a very refreshing concoction with elderflower in it that I've never been able to replicate). And then a private dinner. I found the location very impressive and I'm actually curious to see if the smell that Penhaligon's concocted matches with my memories.

Since I don't have any pictures of Meadham Kirckhoff's clothing to show you (since the show has yet to go on), why don't I end with some of my pictures from Blenheim Palace?

I was never quite sure what this was to be honest...

The view off the patio.

My pictures of the inside of the palace were not very good, so I was happy that I was sent home with a booklet of pictures and a coffee mug. Anyway, if you're ever in Oxford, it's worth checking out. But the food wasn't all that great. Lots of interesting things to be seen in this palace. There is a surprise around every corner.

In case you were interested, here is a link to London's Fall/Winter Fashion Week Schedule