The Uncompromising Sohan by Penhaligons
75ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Dry Woods
Perfume Author – Marie Salamange
Sohan is a wily merchant with feet firmly in the world of troublesome affairs. Sohan’s scent is a record of his hard-won spoils: pepper rose, vetiver, oud. The secret to his success? Now that would be telling.
Head Notes – Rose, Pink Pepper, Saffron
Heart Notes – Labdanum, Vetiver
Base Notes – Laotian Oud, Sandalwood
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 recipe books, and still produces in the UK, in the original bottle design.