Roaring Radcliffe




Roaring Radcliffe by Penhaligon’s London
75ml Eau de Parfum
The Portraits Collection
Olfactive Family – Oriental
Perfume Author – Daphne Bugey

Roaring Radcliffe – Being secretly the son of Lord George and Clandestine Clara certainly explains Radcliffe’s weakness for the flesh, but his illegitimacy may have its advantages. Unburdened by title or propriety, Radcliffe indulges in fast cars and even faster women – his raison d’être parties and provocation. A prominent note with Roaring Radcliffe is of course tobacco – strong, smoky and distinctive to his set. He also always carries with him gingerbread – adding its sweet spiciness to his father’s love of liquor – in Rutherford’s rum. Sexy and rebellious – what well-bred girl would not succumb to his charm? As he is wont to whisper in their inclining ears… The night is young…

Head Notes – Ginger Bread, Cinnamon
Heart Notes – Rum, Honey
Base Notes – Tobacco, Benzoin, Vanilla.

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.