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Introducing Tallulah's Camellia - Our Fragrance Of 2021

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You probably know all about Tallulah's Camellia by now with Dom and Juliette discussing it on QVC and all of the wonderful bloggers we have worked with giving you all the goss. If, like me, you like to know even more details I am heere to give you those! Take a look at what our newest 2021 launch has in store..

Transporting you to a mesmerising bluebell wood.  The soft whisper of white flowers on the breeze. Blond woods to embrace you as you succumb to the temptation.

 

 

Tallulah Bankhead via Getty Images

 

Inspiration

Tallulah Bankhead

Inspired by one of the theatrical greats of her day, Tallulah Bankhead. A willful, headstrong woman with a remarkable facility for attracting attention. Known for being outrageous, desirable and completely irresistible. Let this fragrance consume you as the scent of bluebells and white flowers fade and the warm notes of blond woods leave you wanting more. 

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

To find out more about Tallulah Bankhead take a look at our blog post here. 

 

Top Note

Delicate haze of Bluebell

Also referred to as “bellflower”, “harebell” or “Virginia bluebell” and known for its distinctive five petal bell shaped flowers. Although they are described as and commonly known as a blue flower, they can also come white, pink and purple. The flowers are said to have little detectable scent but are known to attract bees, butterflies and moths. While they offer very little fragrance they do produce an essential oil which can be used in perfumery. This essential oil has been described as reminiscent of a ‘clear spring day’.  Stand in a bluebell wood, close your eyes and a delicate, green-floral haze will envelop and delight you.

 

Heart Note

White gardenia flowers and lily

An intoxicating white floral note with piquant green and earthy mushroom nuances. Gardenia flowers are white and are very fragrant, the flower symbolizes love, harmony, and grace. To produce a kilo of solid perfume from gardenia plants it takes around three to four thousand kilos. Due to the amount of gardenia used in fragrance the scent is often made synthetically, tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom do the trick.

Gardenia gets its name from the US botanist Dr. Alexander Garden, and grows naturally in the Far East, India and China. (Closer to home, this shiny-leafed exotic can often be found on sale as a potted plant in garden centres and some natural food stores:  one single open flower can perfume a room, it’s so heady and lush.)

Intoxicating, heady, rich and sweet are ways we usually describe lily fragrances. Lilies have been used in perfumery since ancient times:  they were very well-loved in Egypt, as part of a perfumed ointment ‘based on the flowers of 2000 lilies’, while the ancient Greeks used Madonna lilies to make a perfume called Susinon.

 

 


Base Note

White tea and soft blonde wood for a natural musk fragrance

Also known as “cashmeran” blond (or ‘blonde’) woods are a synthetic fragrance that produce a musky-woody scent. Say ‘cashmeran’ and somehow you know it’s going to be soft, smooth, almost snuggly.  The smell of cashmeran is complex and multifaceted, along with pronounced musk and woody nuances, it also incorporates a rich spicy component, a balmy vanilic aspect, reminiscent of old paper, as well as distinct coniferous and fruity notes. The smell of cashmeran is often compared to a tactile impression of cashmere wool. This is how it got its trade name. The scent melts deliciously with many different fragrance families, it also diffused floral notes beautifully.

White tea adds a refreshing, sweet, herbaceous green note to the fragrance. Almost as refreshing as a herbal tea in a china cup the scent will uplift any fragrance it is added to. 

 

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References:

https://perfumesociety.org/ingredients-post/bluebells/

https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Bellflower-293.html

https://perfumesociety.org/ingredients-post/cashmeran/

https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Cashmir-wood-343.html

https://perfumesociety.org/ingredients-post/gardenia/

https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Gardenia-19.html

https://perfumesociety.org/ingredients-post/tea/

https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Tea-106.html

https://perfumesociety.org/ingredients-post/lily/

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