If London’s Mayfair has a scent it is probably by Penhaligon’s – now a thriving brand with two Royal warrants and a rich, colourful history.
It began in the 1874s when a Cornish barber, William Penhaligon was inspired by the exotic fragrances wafting out from the Turkish Baths favoured by royalty and wealthy businessmen in Jermyn Street. He created his first fragrance for gentlemen there, Hammam Bouquet, in 1874.
Penhaligon’s now has stores throughout London, while its men’s and women’s fragrances are sold around the world where their rich and original scents are highly prized, especially those from the Portraits collection, named after fictitious British femme fatales and gentlemen of note.
Portraits The Revenge Of Lady Blanche Eau De Parfum Natural Spray features:
Made in England
Inspired by a fictitious mistress who is a mischevious and modern free spirit.
Housed in a signature glass flacon containing with an extravagant golden peacock stopper.
Presented in a richly illustrated box featuring Lady Blanche.
A woman’s spicy woody fragrance
Top notes : cinnamon, vanilla and rum.
Middle notes : amber and patchouli beeswax, clary sage
Base notes : Cashmeran, vanilla, and white wine and a warm, woody finish.