‘Where the Land meets the Sea’
This week saw one of my favourite perfumeries, Penhaligon’s launch two new fragrances, Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom. Both perfumes are inspired by the rugged landscape of Scotland where the sea and the land meet. Created by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, Blasted Heath is for the chaps, Blasted Bloom is for the ladies.
Blasted Heath a more masculine fragrance, which is inspired by the powerful wave breaking against the shore. Invigorating, aquatic and fresh. It contains notes of fresh greens, seaweed and clary sage, which is blended with woody and smokey notes of tobacco, cedarwood and whisky. At the base it has a touch of warmth with the patchouli and musk.
Top Notes: Aquatic Accord, Seaweed, Clary Sage
Heart Notes: Green Leaves, Clearwood, Tobacco Absolute, Whisky Accord
Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Gaiacwood, Vetiver, Musk
Blasted Bloom is a more feminine fragrance, which is inspired by the wild berries, fresh moss and wild roses on the sea breeze. Along with the aquatic notes, it has the sweet fruitiness of the berries, fresh earthy greens and a slight hint of spice from the pink pepper. At the base it is warm, woody and soft with the cedarwood and musk.
Top Notes: Wild Berries, Aquatic Accord, Green leaves
Heart Notes: Eglantine Rose, Pink Pepper, Hawthorn
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Clearwood, Moss, Musk
Most Penhaligon’s perfumes are unisex, a few are more for women, like Cornubia, and other’s are more for men, like Satorial, but most can be worn by either. This is the first time Penhaligon’s have taken one concept and made a male and female version of the scent. At first I was a little confused, but actually, it’s a really nice addition to the collection. Blasted Heath is a wonderfully fresh, crisp and aquatic fragrance, it’s masculine and modern and really captures the sea salt, rocks, moss and cool, fresh sea air of Scotland. My boyfriend has already had a quick test of it and it’s an instant hit for him. As for Blasted Bloom, it was created from the same inspiration, but it’s a very different perfume. It has the fresh fruit berries at the top with wonderful wild roses and hawthorn. It’s fresh, floral, green and oh-so-aquatic. Whilst Blasted Heath is the waves breaking on the rocks with the moss and the salt spray, Blasted Bloom, is the sea air which has blown over land picking up the scent of the wild flowers, berries and plants.
Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom are both out now and available via Penhaligon’s.