It’s no secret that Penhaligon’s is one of my favorite perfume brands. The unique scents of their fragrances bring an eclectic note to the perfume world while it’s heritage brand establishes them as one of the most luxurious perfumeries in the UK. I have actually done a review on the Roaring Raddcliff from their Portrait range a while back but since my collection has expanded I wanted to give you an updated view on it.
For those who have read my previous post then you know that Roaring Raddliff has a very distinct and “heavy” smell which naturally fits better in the colder months. I love changing up my perfume depending on my mood and the weather so I decided to talk about two lighter scents today that are perfect for warm summer days!
Created by Penhaligon’s in 1902 for the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Bouquet has notes of citrus, spices, and woods which all together create an elegant fragrance that has survived the time and fast-moving trends to be one of the ultimate classics of the brand.
- Head Notes: Lemon, Lime And Lavender
- Heart Notes: No Heart Notes
- Base Notes: Pine, Musk And Black Pepper
The perfume is simple with no heart notes. The initial kick of lemon, lime and lavender generate a fresh and almost soapy clean scent which is later shadowed by the spiciness of black pepper and musk which complete the smell with that extra “kick”. Penhaligon’s has partnered with Blenheim Palace ( the principal residence of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of the fragrance) to offer an exclusive Champagne Afternoon Tea inspired from the perfume just for the month of July. You can check more about the Penhaligon’s Afternoon Tea here
Inspired by UK’s favorite drink, Juniper Sling pays a homage to London Dry Gin and the Jazz age. This complex perfume can be used by both men and women and it has the following notes.
- Head Notes: Cinnamon, Orange Brandy, Angelica, Juniper Berry
- Heart Notes: Cardamom, Leather, Black Pepper, Orris Wood
- Base Notes: Brown Sugar, Black Cherry, Vetiver, Ambrox
If you are worried about the Gin inspiration, the perfume actually settles down to a more powdery and musky smell and leaves no traces of alcohol. In general, I would describe it as the freshest and most uplifting fragrances from Penhaligon’s that I have reviewed so far. It’s undoubtedly my current summer favorite as it combines the right amount of playfulness and elegance, great transition from work to a night with drinks.
You can check more about Penhaligon’s collection and find your personal favorite on their official website.