Meet five of Penhaligon’s most loved fragrances. Spray and prepare oneself to fall in love with your new favourite scent.
Small scents with a big impact. Ensure you leave a pleasant redolence on your journeys with Penhaligon’s travel friendly fragrances.
A potion so delightfully intoxicating one falls immediately in love. Warm, strong and reassuring all at once. All respectability forgotten, we have travelled far, as far as Turkey!
Created by perfumer Christiano Provenzano, Halfeti is inspired by precious goods traded by Turkey – spices, exotic flowers and soft leather. Named after a small Turkish village, Halfeti, where beautiful Halfeti black roses bloom on the coasts of the Euphrates river. Here in Halfeti, the red roses appear black so intense is their magic.
Top notes: Citrus, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Saffron, Cardamom, Atermisia, Cypress needles
Heart notes: Jasmine, Bulgarian rose, Nutmeg
Base notes: Leather, Oud, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Tonka
The beginning of this story is fresh and vigorous; bergamot, hints of green, and aromatic Artemisia. It evolves with gusto thanks to jasmine and spiced rose – this love has thorns. The ending bears all the promise of distant lands, with the certainty of vanilla and sandalwood, the piquancy of leather and a most reassuringly distinguished mélange of Oud, amber and patchouli.
Here, the British Levant Company traded in the opulent treasures of the Ottoman merchants to secure the pick of the crop, the finest of the batch, the best in the region, of the valuable goods that were opening up… could one call it Epicurean tastes in the, oh so stoic, British Isles?
Penhaligon’s Halfeti was created for women. The delightfully intoxicating oud fragrance commes now in 30ml, perfect for journeys to distant lands.
Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose
Created by Michael Pickthall Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose is a floral aldehyde fragrance, launched in 1984.
Top notes: Geranium, Aldehydes
Heart notes: Violet, Rose
Base notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber
Fit for a Queen. A fragrance with (of course) a most commanding presence. Regal. Demanding. Imposing. And yet so perfectly at ease. Delicate indeed. ‘A rose is a rose’ – but not all roses are created equal.
Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose was created for women. The delicately regal rose fragrance comes now in 30ml, to accompany a queen on her travels.
As one would expect of an Empressa, she travels in style (whilst travelling light): with her abundant pearls, mirrors and fine silks. She is the jewel in the crown. The rose in the desert. She rises above all others in stature, in refinement, in grace and in beauty. Her queenly airs are clothed in splendour. Like her scent, she leaves a seductive and lasting impression. Florals and fruits are exquisitely combined, tamed, because whilst she is certainly sweet she is anything but cloying. A rare find indeed.
Top notes: Bergamot, Blood orange, Mandarin orange, Peach, Pink pepper
Heart notes: Neroli, Geranium, Rose, Dewberry, Cassis
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Cacao, Brown sugar, Patchouli, Vanilla
Penhaligon’s Empressa – part of the Penhaligon’s Trade Routes Collection – is a Oriental Floral fragrance, launched is 2014. The nose behind this fragrance is Christian Provenzano. A precious Middle Eastern Rose, from Damascus, makes the fragrance tender; geranium and pepper bring verve. The opening trilogy of blood orange, bergamot and mandarin serve as an inviting, radiant smile. But what lingers of the Empressa, are the sensual depths of cocoa, amber, patchouli, frankincense and the most precious woods.
Whilst she may always wear rare, immaculate pearls, the Empressa has a secret fondness for silks and spice. Bright, soft and deeply sensual are the textures of this luxurious, luminous, lavish cloak.
Penhaligon’s Empressa was created for women (and men?). The deeply sensual floral fragrance comes now in 30ml, for those who travel in style.
Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom 2010
Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour updated the classic scent in 2010. All the stimulating sensations of a stroll through orange orchards in bloom, for those new to the discovery of a love story bathed in sunlight. Perfumed with honeyed floral mists, that rise and fall from the tiny innocent white blooms. To the warm blossom-scent, some more vigorous Lemon-Cedrat, violet leaf and pink berries/pepper? The Calabrian orange and bergamot are resplendently complemented with peach flowers, rose, tuberose and jasmine. And because an orchard is full of trees… cedar unifies the vanilla and musks that create a satisfying shady base.
Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom was created for women (and men?), the honeyed floral comes now in 30ml, essential for travels to the orange orchards of Calabria.
Penhaligon’s Luna 2016
Luna, the Moon Goddess, brings her blessings to the forbidden. Endymion was the most handsome son of Zeus and was placed into perpetual slumber by the Goddess of the Moon so that she alone could gaze upon him.
Offering gentle introduction in a daintier dose. She also likes to bathe at night. Illuminated by her own dancing opalescent light. A light that needs – and longs all day! – for night’s return. To shine again.
Top notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Bitter orange
Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose, Juniper berries
Base notes: Musk, Ambergris, Balsam fir
Luna was created in 2016. Sparkling first with Bergamot oil and lemon primofiore, it soon finds a dream-like calm, with jasmine, juniper and soft rose accords. A harmony complete when musks and ambergris enchant Endymion’s endless beauty sleep.
Penhaligon’s Luna, for men and women, the much loved fresh floral fragrance comes now in 30ml, perfect for your dream-like travels.