If you love classic, heady floral scents you should give this fragrance a try. It’s a real classic and – like all the Yardley scents – it’s timeless too. Peonies were very popular and fashionable in Victorian and Edwardian Britain and have recently had a huge revival. They’re also often depicted in Chinese art symbolising peace, stability, distinction and wealth. And as early as the 7th century the flower was also thought of as an omen of good fortune. Yardley London’s Peony is a very clean and subtle fragrance, making it very modern and relevant. It’s feminine without being too sweet, making it ideal to be worn during the daytime. It’s a fruity floral with top notes of fresh green leaves, undertones of amber and heart notes of peony flower, red currant, geranium and heliotrope. It reminds me of stepping out into the garden on a Spring day. I found it to be distinct and very evocative, and enjoyed wearing it.
There are a number of products available in the range: a body spray, a moisturising body lotion, and nourishing hand & nail cream a luxury body wash and an Eau de Toilette in 50ml or 75ml.
Yardley London is famous as a purveyor of luxury fragrances and soaps. But did you know that the much-storied House of Yardley was born in England in the mid-seventeenth century, during the reign of King Charles 1?
For more information go to www.yardleylondon.co.uk. The Eau de Toilette retails at £9.99 (50ml)or £14.99 (75ml).