Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

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Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

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It feels like a wonderful complement when in a dressing gown before putting on my main fragrance when dressed. I do fear that we may be in the sunset of this age in perfumery and personal accoutrements, and while it all still holds on by a thread, why not relish it? Corporate conglomerate whales may well swallow us all whole, so why not go out in style... However, the version I own was originally a gift set that Paul Anthony gave me a few months ago. The box is stunning with a faux-wood design and motif representing a soldier’s tunic, which comes with a shaving cream and post-shave balm. Whilst no-one finds Blenheim Bouquet offensive to the senses, it did receive more negative comments that I’d like to admit. Quite a number of those who tested the fragrance found it to be dated in that it was too dry, which felt musty and dusty.

Being fans of Penhaligon’s ourselves, we thought it was time to run one through our Fragrance Formula to see how it fared and whether it has stood the test of time. Otherwise, Blenheim Bouquet is very much a daytime fragrance that can either be worn casually for a touch of subtle elegance. However, it can also be worn for the office as it isn’t particularly overbearing for tight spaces.As mentioned above Blenheim Bouquet was a favourite of Winston Churchill. However, its family history extends further than that. It was originally inspired by Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where Churchill’s ancestors, the Dukes of Marlborough, were seated. Furthermore, the pine in some formulations comes across as too strong for others who feel that it smells like floor cleaner or furniture polish. Meanwhile, some people likened the citrus to throat lozenges. Meanwhile, the bottle is adorned by a vintage label with old-fashioned grey text as well as the royal warrants that are proudly displayed at the top.

Following the success of Hammam Bouquet in 1872, a hommage to Orientalism, Penhaligon’s sought to create an ode to European fragrances. The result was Blenheim, a fragrance reminiscent of traditional eau de cologne.Firstly, the seasonality of this fragrance leans towards the hotter months. Being a refreshing and zesty fragrance, it’s perfect for cooling down on a hot day. Given its lush and aromatic composition, it complements the springtime very nicely and can be worn until the early autumn. In this review, you will discover Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet with a focus on the following topics: In honor of Her Royal Majesty, I have chosen to profile the iconic house of Penhaligon's, specifically Blenheim Bouquet, a charming, noble aromatic. No, this is not modern one bit, its citruses perhaps too lemony and limey (no pun intended, I assure you) for 21st century nares with nary a rogue hair to suggest maturity. Well-groomed and well-heeled sensibilities are so out of place in this age of sweatpants as fashion statements and wearing white trainers after Labor Day. As the youth of today blaspheme while either smelling of nothing (clean living, yo!) or reeking of too much (beast mode!), Blenheim Bouquet is lost in time.

Released over a century ego in 1902, Blenheim Bouquet is one of Penhaligon’s staple fragrances. Although it began as a unisex scent, it has been since marketed for men and was even one of Winston Churchill‘s favourites. Despite being 101 years old at the time of writing this review, Blenheim Bouquet has undergone a few reformulations. Nevertheless, the historical perfumer has stayed loyal to their original formula to provide you with an authentic experience. Finally, it’s not a particularly masculine fragrance. In fact, it was originally a unisex fragrance that is even enjoyed by women to this day. However, recent reformulations have focused on adding a touch of musk to make it more appealing to the modern man. Nevertheless, I’m still in my late twenties and thoroughly enjoy it so it can be worn when younger as long as you have the attitude to go with it.However, this also plays a role in its very short longevity. Again, it resembles an eau de cologne in the ways of performance and will only give you a few hours of enjoyment before fading away completely.

After a short while, the wearer will begin to experience the musky base that is comprised of labdanum and cedarwood. Whilst the cedar is quite faint, it downplays the sharp pine and works well with the labdanum to create a subtle plant-based musk. Eau Fraîche’s Life-Cycle, Wake & Strength However, you can also integrate it into your grooming regimen like a traditional eau de cologne. Personally, I am very fond of a spritz behind each ear for a refreshing touch after a shower and shave. That said, this is a very mature fragrance, which won’t suit everyone. Being something that many suggest is vintage or even outdated, it may work better on men that are in their forties or above. Blenheim Bouquet first opens with a blast of citrus and not much else. Fresh lemons are accompanied by crisp lime and soft bergamot for a well-rounded and complex opening. Heart NotesBeing very similar to traditional 18th-Century eau de cologne, Blenheim Bouquet is heavy on the citrus with a touch of lavender and light, powdery woody notes. Therefore, its closest olfactive family is aromatic citrus. Head Notes

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