Feel Good February
January seems to have vanished in the blink of an eye and February is already upon us. Since our January Journal, a lot has been going on behind the scenes at Perfume Playground to ensure that 2021 will be even more exciting and surprise-filled than 2020. Looking back on our January Explorers Box, we teased a new brand that was joining Perfume Playground in the month of January, and the wait is finally over... We are incredibly excited to welcome the legendary French house of Molinard to Perfume Playground! This fabulous house has blessed us with its creations for over 170 years, and has launched some truly iconic fragrances like Habanita, Nirmala and Molinard de Molinard, as well as some contemporary new additions like Aqua Lotus and Cuir de Molinard that are fast becoming our all-time favourites!
An equally exciting part of this new partnership with Molinard is that 2021 is the year Habanita celebrates its centenary! Molinard released the current incarnation of Habanita in 2012, its first outing as an Eau de Parfum. Although the saying says that "if it isn't broke, don't fix it", the Habanita of today is certainly no lesser than the original. In fact, the Eau de Parfum still uses the same 600 ingredients from 1921, which creates the timeless masterpiece of powdery, woody and spicy notes that can only be Habanita.
The month of February is always full of excitement, from Chinese New Year to super bowl Sunday and pancake day there is so much to look forward to. Still, February also serves as a reminder that Valentine's day is fast approaching. Although Valentine's day is traditionally about giving a gift to a loved one, there is never any shame in a little bit of self-love either! Here at Perfume Playground, we are proud practitioners of the one-for-you, one-for-me style of gifting, after all, generosity has to be rewarded! So, whether it's a little something for yourself or a significant other, we have everything you need. But, if you're feeling spoilt for choice and don't know where to start, our branded Discovery Sets and curated Explorer's Boxes are exactly what you'll need, alternatively you can always drop us a message and we will be happy to help!
One of the reasons why so many of us love fragrance is the thrill of discovery. The power of scent is unlike anything else. Perfume is our most intimate accessory, it can reconnect us with people, places, and memories, it captures our dreams and can unleash the imagination. Discovering something new might lead to the perfume you've always been looking for. That's why our branded discovery sets are the perfect gift for both yourself and loved ones. We have something for everyone, from the creative and kooky Maison Matine to the ingredient maestro's of Perris Monte Carlo, and the old favourites like Molinard; so why not gift a little different this Valentine's day and gift the joy of discovery!
To finish off this month's journal we're introducing our Rose Lovers Explorer's Box for the month of February. Inside you'll find a sample of Atelier Des Ors' Rose Omeyyade, Plume Impression's Dualité Magnifique, Sandalia's Karaly, Molinard's Rose Turkia and Masque Milano's Love Kills. Each fragrance plays with the majesty of the scarlet flower. No two are the same, from the fresh and crisp to the deep and spicy; our February Explorer's Box is a bouquet of roses unlike any other!