Santa Eulalia, the infamous fashion boutique specialising in luxury men’s and women’s fashion (named in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona) is one of the oldest stores in Spain with over 170 years of history. Luis Sans and his wife Sandra Dominguez modernised the 2000sqm space with interior designer William Sofield at the end of 2011. It was one of the first fashion stores to include an on-site tailor for bespoke orders. A blend of old and new, it’s a discreet temple of luxury.
Today, the store is developing even further. Santa Eulalia will be launching its first eponymous fragrance collection in collaboration with Intertrade and will be available to buy at Liberty this week.
Four fragrances have been created representing four moods, four feelings and four contemplations of the world.
A citrus fragrance, as the name suggests, it has the aroma of fresh fruit with a touch of sweetness bestowed by the sunny Catalan climate, and acaptivating delicate floral bouquet. Its heart is composed of green mandarin, lemon, unexpected touches of artemisia, verbena, cardamom, black pepper, musk, and the slightly bitter note of bergamot.
The impression of an early morning breeze with its pure and elegant freshness, with the embrace of the city’s light seaborne wind overtaking the senses… a heady wave of perfumed flowers paired with an unusualtouch of valerian, noted for its relaxing properties, combined with vanilla, sandalwood, orchid, jasmine, and delicate lilly of the valley.
The sea and its fragrances, the water that gently caresses the skin, an immediate sensation of peace and serenity- this is the perfume of the Mediterranean that hugs the long and sunny seafront of the only big city in Europe that lives by the beach. With accords of seawater, pink grape, mint, patchouli, bay leaf, cedar, and a touch of lemon that creates a light citrus finish.
The dark side of Barcelona, with its wintry notes- never too dark, but crisp, mild, and over in a flash. A complex composition created for those seeking a more mystical fragrance. With notes of incense, anise, and a distinctive note imparted by saffron, it deepens with Peruvian balsam, traces of leather, and raw amber.
Saint Eulalia is available at Liberty, London