Peoneve, one of the scent highlights of 2012, has crept into a few Penhaligon's boutiques in a new extrait form. In order to create it, Olivier Cresp returned to his original formula and cranked up the heavier materials - mainly the vetivert, as well as a sensuous honey note - to take our bookish heroine from breezy afternoon to sultry evening. The result is as commendable as the eau de toilette: a delightful, natural-smelling peony with an outgoing disposition and an ability to be noticed without shouting. Just watch out for the price tag: you'll have to part with £550 for 60 ml of this stuff!
[Review based on a sample of extrait provided by Penhaligon's in 2012.]