Penhaligon's has launched two new linked fragrances, Endymion Concentré for men and Luna for women.
In ancient Greek mythology, Endymion, the most handsome son of Zeus, was placed into a perpetual slumber by the Goddess of the Moon so that she could gaze upon him forever, his stunning face unmarked by the passage of time. The wishes of the Goddess were granted, and Endymion slept on for all eternity, his smile everlasting. And no wonder, for he spent his life forever dreaming that he held the moon, Luna, gently in his arms.
Endymion Concentré ~ "Endymion Concentré is a new and intense iteration of the original Endymion, which debuted in 2003. A semi-oriental fragrance, like its namesake, this new concentré is timeless in its beauty and intense in its appeal. A fusion of spices, leather and florals, Endymion Concentré opens with notes of sage and lavender to reveal the sensuality of suede layered with geranium. As it warms to the skin, leather notes intensify and hints of creamy nutmeg mix with incense for a base that is both sweet and seductive. Endymion Concentré is a luxurious interpretation of the classic Endymion, a fragrance of contrasts, bright and sensual, light and dark, grounded by leathery suede." Additional notes include bergamot. In 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Luna ~ "Luna is a new fresh floral, offering a feminine counterpart to the woody leather notes of Endymion Concentré. Inspired by the light of a magnificent crescent moon that brightens one’s dreams, this luxurious new fragrance captures the intoxicating spirit of the mythical Goddess of the Moon. Hypnotic and sensual, Luna shines up from the dark water, illuminating the ink-coloured night sky. Opening with the bitter freshness of orange bigarade, the heart unfolds with the crisp lightness of juniper berry, rounded off with the sensuality of a dark woody base." Additional notes include bergamot, lemon, rose, jasmine, fir balsam, ambergris and musk. In 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.