Crabtree & Evelyn chose the Friday before Valentine’s day to launch their spring gift collection at a press event in their flagship Regent Street store in London.
As I arrived the store was buzzing with press trying to get the first shot of the new fragrances which were the main focus of the event.
There was one for the girls and one for the boys – both retro designs that capture the best of the Crabtree heritage as well as the mood of the moment. On the right above is Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water. To say that it’s flowery wouldn’t be a mistake but it really isn’t enough to describe the perfect fusion of narcissus, rose, tuberose, violet, juniper and cypress that Crabtree have created. There’s an introductory offer until Mother’s Day and you can purchase it here for £31.50 instead of £45.
The Black Absinthe Eau de Cologne is a fragrance for men that also part of the Crabtree heritage range. For me, this is the area that Crabtree have really improved in leaps and bounds over the last year or two. The design is outstanding and manages to capture tradition without being dated at all. This fragrance is smooth. Its infused with absinthe, artemisia and fennel with notes of licorice and vetiver that make it both fresh and sensual. It’s also on offer for £31.50 here for a limited time.
Of course we were treated to breakfast treats and to soothe us at this early hour and while we indulged there was plenty more to see. The “Love is in the Air” theme encompasses a gift collection that includes hand care. bath, body and fragrance luxuries.
I was lucky enough to take home a lovely goody bag that contained a gorgeous Fruits and Botanicals Hand Therapy Collection as well as the stunning Parisan Millefleurs fragrance which is now looking stunning on my dressing table.
A visit to Crabtree & Evelyn is always a joy and I’d like to thank Jamie and co for their hospitality. I just want to say sorry for taking so long to post this time around. A bout of flu that I just couldn’t shake off was to blame.