Most Pell Wall fragrances are suitable for people of all genders: wear what appeals to you most and enjoy!
Not a retiring violet, but a beautiful fragrance for the rock and roll generation. Naturalistic and sophisticated this is a bold statement on a man and an intelligent choice for a woman.
One of the great classics of perfumery violet perfumes have been popular since the 17th century for the distinctive, sweet, floral aroma. Violet is combined with other scents in many, many fragrances but here we wanted to allow it to shine alone.
You’ll recognise the character of the scent, though this isn’t sweetly candied like the little ‘parma violets’ sweets. The tiny sweet violet flowers are unique and delicious when you get close to the flower – this fragrance makes that available with no need for crawling about in the garden.
The violet fragrance is built up from a variety of ingredients, many of which are naturally extremely long-lasting, supported by some dry wood and moss to give it context, depth and a more muscular character: A perfect violet scent that isn’t too sticky-sweet
Built around the unusual essential oil of Artemisia absinthium, with it’s unique herbal, dry scent and blue-green colour it gives a fresh opening to this distinctive fragrance. Green mandarin provides sharpness with blackcurrant and freesia following on.
The long-lasting dry-down reveals subtle dry overtones and the softness of sandalwood, white musk and a hint of pink pepper. Devana is a slightly heady, very fresh, clean and rather muscular interpretation of the key ingredient of Vermouth and Absinthe – presented here without the familiar aniseed note so that it can shine clearly through. Likely to appeal to fans of the Fougère style sharing as it does some of the characteristics of the classic masculine fragrance group, despite being made in an entirely novel way.
Named for Slavic Goddess of the Hunt perhaps better know as the Greek Artemis or Roman Diana: Devana is as sharp as one of her arrows yet as soft as the dry forest floor, fresh as a breeze rustling summer leaves.
This fragrance was previously sold under the name “Artemis by Pell Wall”: the name has changed but the fragrance is the same.
A very English interpretation of the classic Persian scent of hyacinths: a bright, clean, striking green-floral fragrance that is especially evocative on a summers day.
This is a smooth, strong interpretation of hyacinth – this naturally brash flower is here made easy to wear – in composing this scent we imagined blue hyacinths but couldn’t get the fragrance to go blue without bunging in a load of artificial colour, so green it is!
In this composition there is some very low-key white musk underneath to help the scent last and a little lemon on top to keep it bright, but nothing to interfere with the clear hyacinth scent. A perfect daytime fragrance that isn’t too sweet and can be worn by anyone.
The name by the way reflects the use of hyacinth in the traditional Persian / Iranian new year celebration as one of the Seven S’s or Haft Seen – the Persian name for hyacinth being sonbol.
The base is precious woods with fine vanilla & ambergris. Overlaying these are tobacco & cognac. Subtle notes of rose & orange blossom enhanced by spices, citrus, mint & lavender. A fragrance to wear when it’s Time to Play.
A sophisticated unisex fragrance, it’s suited to day and evening wear but the emphasis here is on having fun:
This high-strength fragrance contains some very special ingredients to make it last all day and into the night without being overpowering to start with. Ideal for that all night party . . .
The base-notes are complex, dominated by a selection of precious woods enhanced with some very fine vanilla and ambergris. Overlaying these is a distinct tobacco and subtle cognac element keeping everything in balance.
There are subtle notes of rose and orange blossom as well as spices and some low-key citrus, mint and lavender.
This fine cologne is perfect for those occasions when you hope to be asked what you’re wearing!
Oh and for those who may not have studied latin, the name means Time for Play . . .
Created as part of the Penning Perfumes project: a splendid idea pioneered by Odette Toilette and Claire Trévien to combine two art forms. Poets are given perfumes from which to take inspiration and perfumers are given poems.
Unveiled in Birmingham on 6th February 2013, Sticky Leather Sky was created as a response to the poem Listening to Charles Ives by Claire Trévien, which in turn was written partly in response to a piece of music, making the fragrance a third generation artistic interpretation in a third medium.
Here is the poem that was the inspiration for the fragrance, reproduced with kind permission of the poet.
Listening to Charles Ives
The street vainly imitates a theatre,
dropped pennies and reflectors footlight my walk
the rumble of a crowd gathers and storms.Beats rain down and hide in the gutter,
rivulets form around the clutter
of the pavement’s percussion orchestra.Hush.Sticky leather sky.
The air vibrates still
I think of us listening to Charles Ives.
You heard cacophony, I heard the silence
after the tempest, when the bells
had ceased, but their ripples
reached to our seats like
the promise of a tomorrow.
The fragrance opens with light, bright, familiar notes of bergamot that shade into fresh clean air, heavy with damp. There is a slightly metallic edge and a light woody background representing the orchestra while jasmine and orris recall the opulence of the Paris Opera.
The strong leather accord comes into play quickly and lasts and lasts providing a dominant, persistent theme.
The top notes and the leather base are a little uncomfortable with each other, just like the couple at the concert, who are discovering how different they are.
Can they stay together?
An all-natural fragrance that still smells, and lasts, like a real perfume. Top quality lavender and basil are supported with relaxing resins and calming opoponax. Subtle rose, jasmine and orange flower complete rounded effect.
In this fragrance only completely natural ingredients have been used.
The immediate notes of alpine lavender and basil are supported by precious flower oils, including jasmine, orange blossom and rose together with long-lasting sandalwood and opopanax to ensure the scent remains delightful for many hours.
A soft, calming fragrance designed to be suitable to use on your skin to relax your mind and improve your mood. Perfect for a relaxing evening-in with a film or a book.
Alternatively you could use it as a very upmarket pillow-spray at bedtime to enhance the quality of your sleep.
A cologne-style fragrance designed to last like no cologne before it. For supper-fresh orange, neroli and tangerine with a vetiver support and ultra long-lasting citrus notes, this is for when you need some staying power in your perfume.
This is a bright, clean, long-lasting fragrance suited to both men and women.
It opens with the orangy-citrus you’d expect supported with precious neroli, mandarin and tangerine. At its heart are exotic spices, dark orange flower, petitgrain and a lasting fruity orange note.
The base notes are a sophisticated blend of ambergris, frankincense, sandalwood and vetiver with a subtle note of leathery castoreum bolstering the drydown.
A bright cologne-style fragrance to lift your mood night or day. Imagine yourself in a summer garden as a lime is cut to make a garnish for your freshly chilled martini: you’re feeling better already!
The intense fresh scent of cold gin and fresh lime is captured in the top-notes of this distinctive cologne.
As the top-notes fade the subtle quality of ambergris, coriander and precious orange flower absolute keep the fragrance bright and clean.
Two scents in one: first a bright, fresh burst of lemon-sherbet. Then soft comforting woods softened with a little rose. Easy to wear and that second scent is so versatile it will sit happily with another fragrance on top for evening.
An unusual fragrance that starts off with a bright, loud, lemon-sherbet note: it soon mellows though fading into a soft, warm, luxurious woodiness as the rosewood, sandalwood and spices come through.
The top-notes include precious neroli oil, lime and grapefruit, which are deepened with may chang, rose and the delicious fruity note of blackcurrant.
An easy to wear scent, quite suited to daytime wear, with an undertone that will complement your choice of evening fragrance if you find yourself having to rush out to dinner with no time to change.
Inspired by the character in James Clavell’s Shogun. Citrus, spices and precious woods come together to make a lasting, special unisex fragrance with warmth and depth from sandalwood & styrax. Sophistication and subtle strength
Designed to last the whole night through and into morning, this is a spicy, vigorous fragrance with plenty of complexity to hold your interest.
Sitting above the sandalwood are bright notes of pimento, coriander and clove with subtle floral undertones to add intrigue.
Fresh, minty brightness, followed by mellow woods and sophisticated amber. Whether you’re minted, or just wish you were, this is the scent for your mornings!
Eau de Toilette designed to freshen up in the morning, giving you a light minty-fresh lift at the start of the day.
Later in the day though, the mintiness would no-longer be desirable – fear not, it will fade away leaving a soft, warm, mellow scent to comfort you all day.
The top-notes include several varieties of mint, tea-tree and juniper to give you that bright start in the morning. Hidden beneath these, waiting for later are frankincense, sandalwood and light musk.
Imagine yourself on a summer afternoon in the garden, a freshly poured gin martini in front of you as a lime is cut to make a garnish for your drink: that intense fresh scent is captured in the top-notes of this distinctive fragrance.
Just like the cologne but stronger, more lasting and luxurious: this is a martini made with the very best gin and the freshest lime. Supported with lots of ambergris and orange flower absoute to keep it lively for longer.
The 100ml size comes in the tall bottle and lovely wooden box illustrated here too.