You may have been walking past, and then felt the need to step inside one of the many Penhaligon’s stores around the UK, compelled by the theatre of fragrance infused mist being sprayed across the threshold, and drawn in by the exquisite aromas and classic décor inside. I know I have, and I’ve been a big fan of the history and heritage behind the royally warranted perfumery ever since.
Established as far back as 1870, it’s fair to say Penhaligon’s know a thing or two about creating fine fragrances, and they’ve used this expertise to create this citrus, spice and wood cologne ideal for a distinguished gentleman like yourself.
Modern or vanguard fragrances can be exciting and different, but I believe it’s always the classics that stand the test of time, and what better way to present that than with a fragrance developed for the Duke of Marlborough? Decanted into the bottle which itself is an original and unchanged design, Blenheim Boutique is described as crisp and dry, but with the aromatics of a classic gin, and I’d have to agree.
This is certainly a versatile fragrance but in my opinion one that I keep more for special occasions. Beautiful for daytime at occasions like weddings and garden parties, Blenheim Bouquet works just as well for black tie events or formal appointments.
It’s relatively simple too – this particular scent has citrus and floral top notes, followed by pine, musk and black pepper base notes, but together they create something elegant and refined. As they saying goes though, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” which is why this particular cologne, like others in the collection, have remained available for so many years. In fact, it’s said that Churchill was a fan of Blenheim Bouquet, so if it’s good enough for Winston…
There are 29 men’s fragrances available from Penhaligon’s, which may seem overwhelming, but I strongly recommend a visit to one of their stores for a good experiment to see what scents suit you well. If this is your first foray into the selection available, then Blenheim Bouquet may just be the best choice to start with.
Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet is available online at www.penhaligons.com £72 for 50ml or £97 for 100ml.