[photopress:hilton.jpg,full,alignright]Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has introduced a signature ‘Essence of Shangri-La’ scent in the lobbies of selected Shangri-La hotels and resorts.
The scent was inspired by the concept of Shangri-La itself — the legendary land of harmony and beauty described in James Hilton’s 1933 woeful novel Lost Horizon. (For some obscure reason most Americans believe this was the first published paperback. It misses out by some 60 odd years. And the thought that a hotel chain is named after a place in a book by an author called Hilton gives one pause.)
We are told the scent’s bottom notes of vanilla, sandal and musk are highlighted by top notes of light bergamot and tea spiced with ginger. It is gently dispersed by an atomization system which features anti-bacterial and anti-smoke benefits as well. It is not known whether this modern development was available in the original Shangri-La. Hilton does not mention it in his novel.
Symon Bridle, chief operating officer of Shangri-La, waxed poetic. He (or more probably a publicity person) said, ‘We want all our guests to feel that they have arrived at a safe and comforting haven, as soon as they walk through our doors, and we will spare no detail to create that sensation. Essence of Shangri-La adds another sensory layer of welcome to all who enter and enhances the overall Shangri-La experience.’
Source: Asia Travel Tips
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