Penhaligons – The Coveted Duchess Rose

Who doesn’t like the wonders of Penhaligions. It is like walking into a specialist apothecary to pick out a elixir. It is filled with wonder and intrigue and I fall in love time and time again with their scents.

Recently they have released their Portraits Collection based on stories around fictional British aristocracy to explain the scent. Clever, witty, alluring and gloriously decadent. For review today The Coveted Duchess Rose £178

They Say:

Daughter of Lady Blanche and Lord George, Rose married a Duke to escape the stifling rigidity of her family and to become the Coveted Duchess Rose. At first, naively romantic, she has now become disillusioned and frustrated in an unsatisfactory marriage. Always looking for fun and frivolity (and perhaps love affairs), her fragrance is a not so innocent fresh rose. – Release me

A fresh, sweet Rose — ready for the picking. Ever since her recent marriage (anything but a bed of roses) our demure Duchess is urgently desirous of desire. Her bosom is aching for release from the corsets of Victorian life, she dreams of nothing but Paradise Regained, again and again. When one’s husband is at the theatre every evening, one does become terribly bored…

Her fragrance: As pure as the first rain. As crisp and sparkling as a chilled Rosé. The sweetest rose whose fresh innocence, and general constitution is without compare. But by golly… quelle surprise… these corporeal, woody notes seem to reveal indiscreetly something else. Something that French women might wear. At night. In the dark.

I Say:

An English scent if ever there was one! Delicate, heady, compelling and out-and-out wicked is the only way I can describe this fragrance.

It is the scent of a confident and powerful woman and boy does it last! This scent will last all day and is not for the faint hearted or budget savvy of us. This is splash out decadence to the limit really. With hints of Mandarin, Rose and Musky Wood this is a mature fragrance.

I have to say I am head over heels in love with this scent. It is very rare I adore a fragrance quite this much but Penhaligions, this is perfection.


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