Parfum Du Jour | Yardley Polaire
You know you’re a serious bookworm slash beauty junkie when you imagine which products would be lurking in your favourite novel character’s beauty bag; Emma Woodhouse in Jane Austen’s Emma doused a light and airy fragrance with a touch of citrus and Mary Jones, Precious‘ mother in Push wearing the ghetto fabulous MAC Tanarama, a pale beige lipstick with a heavy golden shimmer. I actually think like this often and the latest fragrance offering Polaire* from Yardley, named after a silent film actress from the early 20th century reminds me of Daisy Buchanan from my favourite novel of all time, The Great Gatbsy.
If you’ve read The Great Gatsby you’d know that Daisy isn’t an entirely nice character. She’s manipulative, shallow and very aloof, but she also oozes sophistication, elegance and class. She seems to be pure in the midst of the Jazz Age society corrupted by loose morals and conspicuous consumption and the author, Fitzgerald does this by making her surroundings white; white clothing, white flowers, white furniture, white everything. And that’s why the notes in Polaire fit Daisy perfectly. The light and innocent green, pear and freesia represent her outwardly innocence, but the spicy heart of ginger, pink pepper show her true character.
Anyway, enough of the essays to remind me of my English Literature A-Level days, Polaire is the first ever premium fragrance from Yardley. However we can all rejoice at the fact that the price is far from premium with a 50ml bottle costing just £19.99 at Boots, Morissons, Sainsburys and independent pharmacies.