Juniper Sling, just the name sounds decadent, 1920s esque and even a little debauched (in the best possible way). It is the name of the new scent from Penhaligon's which will be available later this Summer.
To celebrate Penhaligon's created a secret, pop- up speak easy in London's Fitzrovia. With the help of Dalston's The Clove Club we were treated to cocktails and a dinner inspired by Olivier Cresp's new olfactory wonder.
Obviously being a gin inspired scent the menu featured a healthy and very welcome ammount of London's finest spirit but Olivier has accented the juniper with notes of brown sugar and black cherry- so that was pudding sorted. Cresp is the creator of Angel and therefore the master of the gourmand scent and he spoke very genuinely about how much he had enjoyed his experience with Penhaligon's, I find listening to perfumers speak so fascinating, they are always so precise with their language as I suppose they must be in their work.
I think one of my favourite touches of the entire evening was the salad dressing being spritzed from atomizers, surely the chicest serving suggestion possible. All the food (and drink!) was utterly delicious, particularly the brown sugar ice cream and the cloudy red wine with a eucalyptus note (sounds strange but it's very very good).
We were lucky enough to sample the new fragrance with dinner and I must it's very good and perhaps more importantly in these days of utter scent saturation it's really new and interesting. Penhaligon's are building a very innovative set of new scents with some of the most talented perfumers in the world- Amaranthine, Elixir, Sartorial and now Juniper Sling compliment their classic scents and offer truly unusual fragrances.