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Fragrance is the purest and most devastating arrow in Cupid’s quiver and our collection remembers both historic and brave new scents.

                                                                                      PENHALIGON’S

Talking about “historic scents”, Blenheim Bouquet is a perfume created in 1902 by Walter Penhaligon, addressing a very busy gentleman concerned that his perfume does not smell masculine enough. It is a truth valid in the contemporary world as it was back then, in the past century… Because the moment you’ll inhale this amazing scent, I’m sure it would be rather difficult for you to imagine that it was actually created over one hundred years ago.

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I, for instance, was immediately smitten with its fresh, understated and sophisticated scent. A delightful fragrance with a citrus opening ( a mixture of lemon and lavender ), and pleasant woody and musky tones to follow, which makes out of Blenheim Bouquet a subtle, light and modern scent whilst it retains a timeless gentlemanly elegance.

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Elegant yet bold enough to stand out from the majority of gentleman’s fragrances Blenheim Bouquet is powerful and seductive, subtle and pleasing… The perfect scent for the contemporary gentleman, distinctive yet versatile, understated yet powerful… Another scent full of paradoxes! Just the way my beloved Penhaligon’s Malabah also is.

How would you like your loved one to smell like this Winter?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS:

– it intentionally wears the name of the Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, seat of one of England’s most respected bloodlines. Designed in the rare, and short-lived, English Baroque style, Blenheim Palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

– initially made for Lord Randolph, Winston Churchill’s father, Sir Winston is reputed to have worn Blenheim Bouquet as well making it an iconic British perfume.

– it’s the second creation of Penhaligon’s House of perfumes after Hammam Bouquet, brand’s first offering, created in 1872.

– Blenheim Bouquet is the first complex perfume ( I’m not talking about simple perfumes like Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules, which contains only one ingredient ) I’ve encountered which has NO heart notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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