A masterpiece of tailoring.
A citrus cologne, with architecture far more formal,
crisp and aristocratic than a simple white shirt.
The setting is Blenheim.
Imposing, immutable, indeed a national treasure,
we are at the home of the Duke of Marlborough.
He for whom this bespoke scent was first made.
Penhaligon’s has always intrigued me as a perfume brand (read my write up of Juniper Sling here). Blenheim Bouquet is another perfect example of one of their scents that manages to maintain the unmistakable time-capsule element that Penhaligon’s is known for whilst being a modern scent choice for the discerning woman as well, what I imagine to be, an intriguing and attractive man
Blenheim Bouquet was created by Mr Penhaligon for the Duke of Marlborough in 1902 and named after Blenheim Palace. It opens with a great mix of fresh citrus, black pepper and lighter woody notes. Oddly enough this fragrance has no heart notes. This is something I have never comes across! On the dry down the lavender and musk come through as the intensity of the citrus dwindles away.
The main problem I found with scent was the longevity and projection, you need a little more than a few spritz’ to have it last the day.
Although favoured by gentleman during the 20th century in 2017 this is a perfectly gender-neutral scent of fresh citrus peel and woody plants.
Lemon, Lime and Lavender
Vetiver, Pine, Musk and Black Pepper
Would you wear what was traditionally a mens fragrance? Does Blenheim Bouquet appeal to you?