Cunard has joined forces with British perfumers Penhaligon’s to enhance the luxury cruise line’s in-cabin amenities aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The distinctive look and fragrance of the Royal Warrant-holder’s Quercus body lotion, shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner will be introduced across the fleet in 2014.
The Quercus scent was created in 1996 and named after the English oak to embody strength, tradition and essential Englishness – the perfect complement to Cunard’s classic style. The musk and sandalwood base notes are warmed with jasmine and cardamom and topped with citrus and bergamot to produce an elegant and uplifting fragrance with equal appeal to men and women.
Queen Elizabeth is the first of Cunard’s ships to feature the Quercus products, which will be introduced to Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 in mid-2014. In response to passenger feedback, each product will be available in a specific size, to be replenished as required.
Enhanced ranges will be offered for passengers travelling in Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites accommodation, and the top suites will have the added benefit of a Scent Library containing 10 samples from across Penhaligon’s fragrance spectrum.
Cunard CEO David Dingle said the cruise line was very happy to be working with Penhaligon’s, which like Cunard has a distinguished history and long association with the Royal family
“With its intriguing mix of tradition and modernity, the classic and the quirky, Penhaligon’s perfectly accords with the distinctly British feel of our three ships,” Mr Dingle said.
Penhaligon’s is proud to hold two Royal Warrants: from HRH The Prince of Wales (granted in 1988) and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (granted in 1956). A Royal Warrant is given to a company that supplies services or goods to a member of the United Kingdom’s Royal Family. Only senior members of the Royal Family bestow Warrants, which the companies that receive them may proudly display.