Lord George by Penhaligons London
The Portraits Collection
75ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Aromatic
Perfume Author – Alberto Morillas
The Tragedy of Lord George – The Patriarch, of course, Lord George. A man immortalised by his legacy. Masculine, elegant, full of panache (and hints of brandy) – powerful, rich and ever-welcoming. Seemingly the embodiment of aristocracy – he is honourable to a tee, embraced by all; and his fidelity to King and Country is resolute. His fidelity to Lady Blanche, on the other hand… But as he mutters into his shaving foam in the morning, ‘The flesh is weak…’
Expect to be intoxicated (as he will be, no doubt) when you meet in the smoky eaves of his study. His stag’s wit is warm, dry and salty – but as for his true feelings, well… Lord George maintains the secret to his station (and to his lasting marriage) is that a gentleman’s heart must never fully be divined.
A reassuringly masculine fragrance to represent the patriarch of the family. A modern twist on the timeless aromatic theme of barbershop freshness, adding a mischievous dash of fun whilst preserving heritage. Opening with a mineral and elegant fern-like brightness, blended with a shot of fruity and ambery rum. The smoky and balsamic facets of tonka lead into the powerful, woody and animalic effects of ambroxan. Captivating and intoxicating.
Head Notes – Rum (SFE – supercritical fluid extraction)
Heart Notes – Tonka Bean
Base Notes – Ambroxan
Penhaligon’s is the story of a Cornish Barber who traveled to London and opened up shop next to Jermyn Street’s finest tailors. Who received the royal warrant and trimmed the Shah of Persia’s beard.
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.