The Favourite by Penhaligon’s


A hundred and eighteen years after the creation of Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet (the company’s longest surviving fragrance, initially a bespoke scent for the Duke of Marlborough), the venerable British brand has just launched a new perfume that also pays tribute to the monumental Blenheim Palace.

The stage is set, the setting is Blenheim. The story concerns the mother of this majestic Palace. Her scent fills the Royal Quarters as golden mimosa sways society’s opinion. She greets with a darling smile, charming and coy, innocent as a wildflower. Yet, layers peel away like mandarin and bergamot. Smoke and mirrors. Iris and musk. Manoeuvres and mystery create the most wonderful of palaces. But what goes on in the shadows? Behind closed doors? Leave it to her, it’s better that way. Jasmine toys with one’s heart-strings as she begins to emerge upon a sandalwood stage.

Waiting won’t do for this lady. She knows exactly what goes on behind Palace doors, and her golden mimosa sways society’s opinion. Her majestic scent of iris and musk greets with a darling smile as she begins to emerge on a sandalwood stage. Mischief-tinged musk: this fragrance wields its own charming power in Royal Quarters.


Composed by perfumer Aliénor Massenet, Penhaligon’s The Favourite reflects the charming, appealing, vivacious side of the woman it is inspired by. Acquaint yourself with The Favourite before she steps out of the shadows – because what you see isn’t always what you get.

Presented in a lavish flacon with an elegant bow befitting of the coveted House, the distinctively feminine aroma offers fierce confidence without losing its innate charm.

Be upstanding for the favorite. Penhaligon’s The Favourite comes as 100ml Eau de Parfum and is available at Penhaligon’s and at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Penhaligon’s.