Perfumista Jimmy Boyd Creates a Signature Scent and Retail Line of Amenities
APRIL 6, 2017 … Master 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?
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 make a distinct impression upon entry. A complete line of bath amenities including liquid soap, soothing body lotion, shampoo and hair conditioner are all provided in guest rooms in a 250ml size, while bars of soap are available in the suites. A beautifully packaged line of candles, aroma sticks and room spray are available for retail purchase.
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 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.