Haute Parfumerie

by cecylia on November 11, 2011

Stunning Front Window at Peony Melbourne

A spread worthy of Marie Antoinette

A few nights ago I had the utmost pleasure of attending the heavenly scented event at Peony Melbourne Haute Parfumerie for the launch of the recreation of Marie Antoinette‘s perfume, Black Jade, created by Lubin. Guests sipped on French champagne in hand-etched crystal flutes and were treated to the most decadent spread of French desserts and savoury delights. The stunning cake sculpture you see above of icing, fresh peonies, orchids and feather plumes was not by a cake shop but by the talented Ben at Domain Flowers!

 Attendees at Peony Melbourne included the lovely Kyra (Pybus PR) and Nish (the most helpful and handsome barman!), Marianne (Esme & the Laneway) and John, Alicia (Sea of Ghost), Cheryl (Business Chic), Gaby (designer, Hopeless Lingerie), Tania (Fashionising), Phoebe (Lady Melbourne) and Aaron, Sarah (Style Melbourne), Ramona (stylist for Project Runway) and her friend, and Theodore! Ah, all the regal elegance!

Owner of Peony, the divine Jill Timms


Marianne and Theodore


Phoebe, Kyra and I


French Candle Busts at Peony Melbourne


Champagne in cyrstal flutes, served by the gorgeous Nish


Cheryl in the cutest vintage dress, experiencing Black Jade


Gaby, Phoebe, Alicia and I


French desserts!


Sarah in Yeojin Bae


Tania & Jill

Theodore, the candy vaccum

Harris Miller in Rainbow Hues

Ramona, friend and I

3 tiered cake by Domain Flowers!


Black Jade, exclusively at Peony Melbourne

Black Jade, by Lubin. The legendary scent was created for the beautiful queen of France, inspired by her enchanting secret rose garden in Le Petite Trianon in Versailles. Black Jade comes down the ages to the 21st century via a noblewoman and a dear friend of Marie Antoinette. Notes of the scent include the essence of Calanum, bergamot, cardamom, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, amber, exotic woods, Indian sandalwood, patchuli, vanilla and Tonka bean. You’ve really got to experience the fragrance to imagine the trail of this majestic aroma.

I was scratching my head about what to wear, when it suddenly clicked. ‘BLACK. JADE!’ I exclaimed.

One of Jill's customers hand-made this amazing necklace!

What I wore: vintage After Eight silk dress, self-made jade and pearl necklace, jade necklace as bracelet, vintage belt and clutch, Miss Sixty bow heels

Peony Melbourne is the fragrance and scent destination for those who appreciate artistic perfumery, enjoy a decadent and educational experience or simply wish to acquire a unique and personalised scent that truly suits them. Jill is a fragrance expert and offers an unparalleled specialised olfactory service. I have collected 4 of her delicious candles now, enough to turn my office into an ambrosial station. Next time I visit, I hope to purchase my new scent, hand-picked by Jill!

Peony Melbourne Haute Parfumerie 107 Auburn Road Hawthorn (03) 9882 0662

And last but not least: I pulled the name out of a hat, the $100 Melissa Voucher winner is Gabrielle! Congratulations! And thank you everyone for entering. Don’t you worry, there are many more amazing prizes to come, every fortnight! So the next gift-away is on Friday 18th November, stay tuned! :)


Glamour drops November 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

What an enchanted evening this sounded like! Everything all so pretty – that cake is spectacular – and the outfits all befit the style of the gathering. Gorgeous pictures too, which captured the intimacy.

Rachel November 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

This event is so amazing! Such incredible cakes and style from all the guests. Great photos as usual. xoxo

CessOviedo November 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

Died for your necklace girl! sounds and looks like a fantastic evening, funny thing is your friend Phoebe looks exactly like a friend of mine, like twins, wow!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Ellen November 11, 2011 at 8:35 am
Katie November 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

Those candle busts are amazing! What a fantastic idea.

cecylia November 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

yeah they are so well sculpted!

the white cabbage November 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

everything is perfect !

the cake , the sweets , the windows ……… the bloggers !

I like your outfit , so chic the lbd with green

have a nice day

adele November 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Adoring all your green accessories Cecylia! Theodore looks so handsome (as usual!) & wow, the cake display!!!!! Happy weekend hun xoxo

cecylia November 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Thank you Adele, Theodore is super handsome isn’t he? :D

Jill Timms November 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Thank you Cecylia for such a wonderful mention of the Lubin Black Jade event – many thanks Jill

cecylia November 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Thank you so much for having us Jill!!

Tatel November 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Madly in love with your sandals!

cecylia November 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

aww thank you Tatel!

Teresa November 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Wow, Cecylia in Wonderland!!!

Defintely one of the Best Posts, with gorgeous people, adorable dog and beautiful scenarios.

Bad Joan November 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

Looks like a fun event! Those sweets look delicious!


Marianne November 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

SO so lovely to finally meet you in real life. Wasn’t the party an amazing gorgeous event?! Pats to Theodore!

cecylia November 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

So lovely to meet you dear, you are even prettier real life!!

Cathy November 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

i really like your pictures and blog! and love your necklace also. it’s exceptional :)


Coco_Dove November 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Those sweets look so pretty. And your outfit is so chic with the green accents.

Deborah November 13, 2011 at 2:40 am

It’s looks nice !

Laura November 13, 2011 at 7:04 am

Lovely blog!!
I’m following you!


Olivia November 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

ahh looks amazing, I want those macaroons!!

nicole November 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

love your blog and followed! would REALLY appreciate if you could follow back (:


Imogen November 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Wow what an amazing blog, thank you so so so much for your lovely comment on my blog, i really appreciate it! xx

Imogen x


Heel in Mint November 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Gorgeous decorations and I love your outfit! Jade is right on trend..love that you made it yourself. Great event!

Heel in Mint

cecylia November 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thank you! It was a DIY project from a while ago now…I miss making stuff :P

Laureen November 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Lovely photos ! The necklace in the last photo is amazing. Loving your blog, you’ve a new follower ;)

cecylia November 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Thank you Laureen, it’s a necklace by a customer of Peony’s!

maria November 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

what a beautiful statement necklace!
you look so pretty! and that doggy is to die for!
seems like you had tons of fun!

cecylia November 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Thank you maria, that’s our little chihuahua pooch Theodore!

Shoaib November 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Wow your blog is simply amazing I am your follower now follow my blog too sweetheart..:)

Wendy November 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Wow just found your amazing blog I’m now following you, looks like you all had a really wonderful time, if you get a minute please come and visit my blog and follow me back it will be good to keep in touch. Have a great weekend.

Always Wendy

Wendy November 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Francesca R November 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

What a cool event!! You look glowing in these pictures!!

cecylia November 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

thank you, I think it’s the flash!

Tesa November 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

nice post! :)

veronica November 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Your blog is so awesome! love it))
Follow you now, dear! Maybe you can follow me back?))


Dora November 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

It looks like you had a great time!!


Candypop November 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

omg everything looks amazing and what an event! The food looks delish and everyone looks really fancy and pretty! Thanks for your comment on my blog =D Please follow my blog via google! I’m following you ~
Theodore is the cutest! 2 of my chihuahuas passed away early last year :( and i’ve been looking for a new puppy!


cecylia November 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

awww I’m so sorry to hear about your doggies :( Hope you acquire a cutie soon

Laura November 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Really really amazing blog Cecylia! :)
I was already a follower so, I just want to tell you it was incredible to see a comment from you on my blog! :)
Thanks for visit it, and go on with yours because is really cool.

cecylia November 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words darling!

Simone November 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

ohhh thank you so much! :)
lovely pictures!

Elena November 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm

that sounds like an amazing event! you look smashing, claasy yet so glam!

Fashion Crazy Ball November 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Wooooowwww…wonderful event!!! Maybe you’ll have time to visit my blog :)


Closet Fashionista November 14, 2011 at 1:10 am

So much fun! You always go to such cool events! :)

cecylia November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

ah I feel so blessed

jas November 14, 2011 at 1:40 am

lovely blog you have here. i love all the amazing photos, and great event you posted here. :)

i am your newest follower.


clara Turbay November 14, 2011 at 2:14 am

Great looks in a great event.

If you have time come to check out my blog.


Lola Finn November 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

This post is amazing! You look fantastic! I love your pretty outfit :)


amanda November 14, 2011 at 4:18 am

This looks like a fabulous event! You look so put together and classy. And I love love love that huge necklace!

cecylia November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

Thank you! That necklace was HANDMADE by a customer!!

Lu November 14, 2011 at 4:27 am

Nice pictures!
Love your dress :)


BROKEN.WHIMSY November 14, 2011 at 5:53 am

teehee glad you clicked on that black jade thing! lol. You look so chic here, the outfit is just all sorts of lovely =) And OMG arent those french bust candles amazing! They would be so devilishly wicked once burned also. I want! haha.


cecylia November 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

Yes I know what you mean they are almost too special to burn!

Isa November 17, 2011 at 4:40 am

the puppy is so cute and the cake is amazing! Love the post

follow me :)


Irene November 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

love ur blog honey!
would u like to follow each other?
wait for u <3

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