Smelly News: Penhaligon’s to Launch The Trade Routes Collection

The Trade Routes Collection from Penhaligon's
The Trade Routes Collection from Penhaligon’s

Quick off the back off the recent launch of their Bayolea fragrance and gentleman’s grooming range, Penhaligon’s are spoiling our noses with a brand new collection consisting of three historically-inspired fragrances. Launching in September, the three fragrances within this new collection are inspired by the “luxurious and decadent commodities which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th Century”.

“Piled high on the quaysides and arriving daily from the farthest flung corners of the globe in a burst of exoticism; the rarest treasures in dizzying abundance; London was the Warehouse of the World.”

– Penhaligon’s

Lothair (Bertrand Duchaufour
Lothair (Bertrand Duchaufour

“Inspired by the famous Tea Clipper Ships that navigated the globe to bring exotic wares to British shores, Lothair opens with the salty tang of grapefruit and juniper, and a brilliant green sensation from fig leaf. The smoky heart of black tea is softened by fig milk and magnolia, sailing into an ambergris, cedar and wenge woods base, reminiscent of the varnished decks of these elegant ships.”

The Notes

Top Notes: Red Berries, Juniper Berry, Cardamom, Bergamot, Grapefruit and Fig Leaf
Heart Notes: Fig Milk, Lavender, Magnolia, Geranium and Black Tea
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musks, Cedarwood, Ambergris, Wenge and Oakmoss

Empressa (Mike Parrott)
Empressa (Mike Parrott)

“Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.”

The Notes

Top Notes: Blood Orange, Bergamot and Mandarin
Heart Notes: Peach, Cassis, Dewberry, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Cardamom, Pink Pepper and Black Pepper
Base Notes: Vanilla Pod, Cocoa, Frankincense, Amber, Musk, Woods, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Malto

Levantium (Christian de Provenzano)
Levantium (Christian de Provenzano)

“Lavish mounds of rum and spices, flowers, woods and resins all found their way to London, stacked high in the warehouses and around the wharves. Levantium opens with a shot of rum-like davana and absinthe, and the glittering warmth of saffron. The opulent floral heart of rose, jasmine and ylang ylang is given a piquant kick by clove and cardamom, whilst a luxurious and resinous base of oud, amber, myrrh and vanilla is buoyed by smoky guaiac, sandalwood and musk”

The Notes

Top Notes: Bergamot, Davana, Saffron and Absinthe
Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Clove, Cardamom, Ylang Ylang and Peach
Base Notes: Amber, Myrrh, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Oud, Patchouli, Musk, Maltol and Vanilla

Availability

The Trade Routes Collection will launch in Penhaligon’s boutiques in the UK and online. They will be priced at £120 each.


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