Picking your seasonal signature scent is all the more thrilling with the iconic British fragrance house Penhaligon’s.
As we approach party season, we are shaking up our daily dressing repertoire and opting for swathes of silk, festoons of feathers, and a smattering of sequins at every available opportunity. Likewise, we are looking for richer and more decadent fragrances for that all-important finishing touch to make a lasting impression.
If you are someone who likes to announce your presence in a room with a lingering signature scent, then look no further than Penhaligon’s – the iconic British fragrance house who’s lineage stretches back to 1870. Using the rarest of ingredients, hand-picked from across the globe, fragrances are beautifully evocative and head-turning, with a charming dose of British eccentricity; they’re sure to incite a compliment or two from your fellow party guests.
With over 50 scents, there is a fragrance for everyone and all occasions. From spicy and amber fragrances transporting you to sunnier climes, to whimsical florals, and warming woody scents. With such an expansive olfactive offering, Penhaligon’s online fragrance profiling tool is on hand to help you find the perfect scent. Handily, we also asked the fragrance experts for their sage advice vis-à-vis fragrance selection.
What notes in a fragrance lend themselves best to evening wear?
Ultimately, this is dependent on the wearer. The key is to wear something in the evening which makes you feel elegant. For some, that might be fruity sparkling fragrances, such as Empressa or Luna, for others, rich, sensual, long-lasting scents like Halfeti Cedar and Changing Constance.
How can one make their fragrance last longer?
Combining a fragrance with its complementary bath and body products serves to make the scent last longer and project more powerfully. Spray your favourite scent over skin that has absorbed the richness of the cream or lather of a shower gel.
How should one apply a fragrance?
Fragrance can be applied anywhere and at any time; the goal is to illicit the most pleasant emotional moments. Fragrances should be used on any part of the body, freely, and without moderation.
Here are seven dazzling Penhaligon’s fragrances to spritz yourself to party-ready perfection.
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The Favourite is a soft, sensual, and delicately feminine scent. This powdery floral fragrance is laced with iris, jasmine, and musk, whilst a dash of mandarin and bergamot gives an alluring zesty twist.
The Favourite is a soft, sensual, and delicately feminine scent.
An addition to the iconic Halfeti family, this scent is dark and opulent. Complex and enchanting, it combines juicy peach with the warmth of dried fruit, spice, and vanilla. Laced with a heady shot of rum, this scent is decadently rich.
A fragrance which whispers rather than shouts, Luna is sensual and fresh in equal measure. Vibrant and uplifting, the scent sparkles with orange, whilst jasmine, musk, and soft rose add a gentle floral elegance.
A fragrance which whispers rather than shouts, Luna is sensual and fresh in equal measure.
This is the most darling bottle, complete with a frothy ruffle to sit pretty on your dressing table. An addictive scent that will cajole even the most rose-phobic of noses into submission, rose is complemented by creamy hazelnut leaf and green vetiver to create an ethereal floral scent. The addition of almond oil and cinammon make it as comforting as your favourite cashmere.
Empressa is a seductive scent promising to leave a trail of admirers in your path. Bursting with the juiciness of peach and blood orange, it settles with the warmth of vanilla, amber, and patchouli. As sensual as it is intoxicating.
Empressa is a seductive scent promising to leave a trail of admirers in your path.
For the woman who dances to the beat of her own drum, Changing Constance is a fragrance of complexities. Fusing unexpected notes of cool cardamom, hot pimento, and indulgent salted caramel, this sweet and spicy scent is positively entrancing.
Juniper Sling is a refreshing, effervescent scent; an ode to London Dry Gin, but oh-so wearable. Fresh juniper is coupled with spicy black pepper and warming soft leather. Whilst gourmand notes of brown sugar, black cherry, and amber add an alluring sweetness that begs a second sniff.
Juniper Sling is a refreshing, effervescent scent; an ode to London Dry Gin, but oh-so wearable.