Lady Blanche by Penhaligon’s London
75ml Eau de Parfum
The Portraits Collection
Olfactive Family – Soft Floral
Perfume Author – Daphne Bugey
The Revenge of Lady Blanche – Charmingly unpredictable, Lady Blanche is idolised by all society – born into money, married money, wants more money – she is the aristo-chic. At first encounter, fresh, fragrant, sweet and light – she is a floral narcotic, conjuring an English country garden’s hyacinth and – lest we forget – narcissus. And those perfect blooms almost mask her thorny sharpness beneath. A veritable gem – she sparkles, with hard corners.
Consider yourself warned therefore that her bite is worse than her bark – and Lord George should take note. Lady Blanche is the leopard of this house. Sleek, powerful and stealthy – perhaps with deadly intent…
A refined and delicate scent with the astute wisdom of an impeccable matriarch. A woody floral with discretion and finesse, a discerning look from the nobility. Contrasted and green, an opening of angelica provides both lightness and depth. With the unexpected and modest floral note of the daffodil in the heart, an astonishing and spicy ginger flower lends an element of excitement to the atmosphere of good taste. Exquisite and secretive.
Head notes – Daffodil
Heart notes – Angelica Seeds
Base notes – Ginger Flower
At a time when one’s toilette was of primordial concern and to be a gentlemen was an affair of great application.
Victoria was Queen, antiseptic was making its first appearance – and ankles were considered titillating stuff. It was 1870.
Penhaligon’s today consults his old recipe books, and still produces in the UK, in the original bottle design.