Perfume + cocktails – a combination so cool, it’s a wonder no one thought of combining the two earlier. Enter Zephyr Sky Bar and Maison 21G. Zephyr is the oh-so-cool rooftop bar in the Hyatt Regency, overlooking Darling Harbour; Maison 21G is the cooler-than-thou French parfumerie on the ground floor of the same building.
The Plus Ones were invited for the launch of Zephyr’s Sensory Summer series with Maison21G. Perched high above the sunset views, we indulged in French-designed cocktails and French-designed scents, thanks to the collaboration between Zephyr’s French bar manager and Maison 21G’s French founder.
Maison 21G’s founder, Johanna Monange, has a highly successful Singapore perfumiere. Now she’s launched her bespoke perfume-making boutique at the Hyatt Regency. The scents are made with 21% perfume concentrate – the highest in the industry — and you can create your own in her boutique.
The Sensory Summer Collection at Zephyr sees her tailor-made perfumes paired with amazing bespoke cocktails.
The scent is sprayed on a coaster — inhale the smell, then imbibe the cocktail. Repeat your way through all four amazing pairings:
- ROOFTOP ‘AIR’ – Zephyr Tailored Gin, fresh cucumber and dill, freshly squeezed lime, cane syrup,
aquafaba. Served straight up martini style with cucumber and dill.
PAIRED WITH MAGNETIC MYRRH – A refreshingly aromatic, crisp and sensual scent will make heads turn.
- ROYAL PASSIONFRUIT MOJITO – Vanilla infused Zephyr tailored gold rum, fresh mint, passionfruit puree, freshly squeezed lime, passionfruit syrup, topped up with prosecco. Served long with candied lime and mint.
PAIRED WITH VANILLA VENUS – A sensual elixir that is sweet, hypnotic and very addictive, unleash the beauty of true vanilla bean.
- RASPBERRY SKYLINE – Ketel One vodka, raspberry liqueur, fresh raspberry, pineapple juice, lime juice, cane syrup. Served straight up martini style with fresh raspberry and popping candy rim. PAIRED WITH RASPBERRY REDEMPTION – Irresistibly sweet and always charming. An undeniably fruity fragrance that radiates all day long, with hints of pineapple.
- OCEAN BREEZE – Zephyr Tailored Gin, Blue Curaçao, fresh basil leaves, freshly squeezed lime, cane syrup topped up with basil and pomegranate soda. Served straight in a vermouth glass with gold dust.
PAIRED WITH SAGE SUPREME – Unleash your charm with this subtle, yet surprising scent. Raw, untamed and fresh.
We worked our way through all four cocktails on the night, with the bright blue Ocean Breeze paired with Sage Supreme being an Instagrammer’s favourite.
The best part? If you fall head-over-heels for one of the scents, you can purchase the cocktail + the scent (in a 25ml bottle) for a combined price of just $55. Now that’s truly decadent!
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The Sensory Summer Collection runs from October 2019 to January 2020.