Amaranthine was launched in 2009 by Penhaligon’s, the English niche fragrance house.
Amaranthine opens with a light, fresh note of green tea, its floral aspects heightened by white freesia. Fragrant banana leaf adds a green, tropical note that is spiced up by aromatic coriander and cardamom. Such a lovely summer scent…until we get down to business with the heart notes. Rose, lush and exotic shows up along with spicy, peppery carnation. Carnation has a clove-like aspect that I love, and it’s bolstered here with the addition of clove oil giving the scent a languid, tropical warmth. Soon, the white florals show up: fresh, sweet orange blossom; rich, custardy, banana-laced ylang-ylang and narcotic, animalic jasmine. They make Amaranthine indolic, sensuous and erotic.
The base is creamy and thickly sweet from notes of condensed milk and Tonka bean – the perfect compliment to the voluptuous florals – smoothed and softened by musk and sandalwood.
The drydown is all lush and creamy with a green, tropical spiciness that runs through it right from the top notes. It smells like an irresistible call to action.
Amaranthine comes from the Greek amaranth and means "unwilting". It was the name given to the mythical flower that grew on Mount Olympus and lived eternally. Sounds like the ideal name for a fragrance that won’t wilt in any kind of heat….
Notes: green tea, white freesia, banana tree leaf, coriander, cardamom, rose, carnation, clove orange blossom, ylang-ylang, jasmine, musk, vanilla, sandalwood, condensed milk, Tonka bean.