Unlock the Essence of Almanac Barcelona

Perfumista Jimmy Boyd Creates a Signature Scent and Retail Line of Amenities

APRIL 6, 2017Master Perfumista, Jimmy Boyd, was chosen to capture the essence of a private label scent for Almanac Barcelona. Scents conjure memories that are indelible. How does one capture that in a bottle?

Master Perfumista Jimmy Boyd

Inspired by the city and its inhabitants, of which Boyd is a native, he first looked to citrus bergamot, to capture the energy of the Mediterranean. This is combined with Galbanum, a healing botanical that was first mentioned as early as the Book of Exodus and used by the ancients in incense. A second scent, is a sophisticated apple pear blossom -- a more earthy, yet lightly floral fragrance.

“I have been inspired to create fragrances from people’s character and personalities. When creating a scent for Almanac, I took the collective personality of the citizens to create something truly unique. Barcelona is also my city, and I share the same passion that brings visitors from around the globe to see and experience it,” says Boyd.

These tailor-made fragrances are incorporated into Almanac Barcelona in a variety of ways and will make an impression upon entry. A complete line of bath amenities including liquid soap, soothing body lotion, shampoo and hair conditioner will all be provided in guest rooms in a 250ml size, while bars of soap will be available in the suites. A beautifully packaged line of candles, aroma sticks and room spray will be available for retail purchase.

Almanac Barcelona

Almanac Barcelona, located on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621, offers 91 accommodations including 30 suites. In a prime location, the hotel is steps from Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça de Catalunya, where guests can find stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums. Línia is the hotel’s Mediterranean brasserie with an all-day dining and sharing menu. Skilled barmen will serve a select cocktail menu along with a choice of regional wines and the sherry of Jerez. Azimuth is the hotel’s rooftop pool and sun lounge exclusive to hotel guests. The captivating panoramic bar, interior lounge and terrace are open to all and serves an inventive cocktail menu to transport your taste buds on a journey around the globe.

Almanac Hotels

Almanac Hotels is a hospitality tastemaker developing iconic hotels in landmark locations. Almanac Barcelona opened in December 2017 and will be followed by Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Zagreb. Located in the heart of each city, they become an exceptional platform to experience each destination in the manner that a local would – from the insider perspective. The mission is to enhance the guest experience through elements of travel that make up a journey: Scent, Taste, Light, Beat and Touch. When all of those things come together in an exciting way, your heart may skip a Beat, or it may beat faster – in either case, you will know we got it right. It’s time to awaken your senses to a new kind of hospitality experience and unlock the essence of Almanac Hotels.

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James Joseph Boyd, Perfumista

James Joseph Boyd was born in Barcelona of Scottish father and Catalan mother. He lives by the Mediterranean Sea, whose light and scent are the inspiration for his creations. He studied perfumery in Grasse (considered the world’s capital of perfume) next to his master Marcel Carles who taught him the secrets of the trade. He created his first successful line of alternative perfume “From the Garden”. Under the request of the City Council of Barcelona, ​​he perfumed an international poetry festival at the Palau de la Música. For five years he consulted more than 3,500 women to carry out a research about the correlation between their scent preferences and their personalities.

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