Beautiful things are gifts of scents. Taking your breath away, captivating and divine, Penhaligon’s perfume selections are treasure troves of gorgeous potions in delectable vintage-esque bottles boxed up in their own individual intricate parcels of aesthetic curiosity.
They’re not just perfect gifts, they make for beautiful displays of 1800’s style looking perfumes, refined and updated. It’s got a history to match, one of heritage and story-telling adventure seeped into each of their signature bottled Eau de Toilette.
Some might call them old-fashioned and it is true, they do boast an apparent antique look and feel about them. But they are beautiful things nonetheless, and beautiful things come with style and grace like their Elisabethan Rose – mildly sweet, feminine and delicate. Though the bottle may be old fashioned, the scent is not. If there is such a thing as a modernized rose scent, then this regal fragrance could be it. It is alluring and not for every women, but for that particular woman who wants a “commanding presence”. On its head notes are, hazelnut leaf, almond oil and cinnamon with heart notes of red lily and rose finishing off with base notes of vetivert, musk and wood.
Then there is something even more intriguing and one we much prefer – Empress – a scent of savviness, panache and absolute posh. It’s not over-powering but powerful, not exaggerated but sensual, not in your face but inviting. The scent feels concentrated, staying with you all day. A wise choice if you’re caught up in the heat of summer or over-clothed in layers during those frantically cold winters.
It has head notes of blood orange and bergamot mandarin, with heart notes of peach, rose neroli, nutmeg and geranium and finished off with base notes of vanilla pod, patchouli, musk, and cocoa. It’s a very stylish scent, and by stylish we mean that it has subtle hints of spice with sensual notes of Middle Eastern Rose. It is a scent that is easy to fall in love with. We recommend you try it or even gift it.
It’s easy to fall in love with Penhaligon’s candle range and we’ve invested in their classic Elixir and Blenheim Bouquet. Two definitive scents perfect for your bath time retreat, meditation hour, or to simply fill the home with an alluring aroma. Each candle is handmade and with a burn time of 30 hours, making for a reliable home accessory.
A brand that is prized for their exquisite scents evoking grandeur, timelessness and novelty, Penhaligon’s is something to admire and treasure.