Penhaligon’s will launch the Trade Routes Collection, with three fragrances inspired by "the luxurious and decadent commodities which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th Century": Empressa, Levantium and Lothair.
Empressa (shown) ~ developed by perfumer Mike Parrott and inspired by pearls and precious fabrics. The notes feature blood orange, bergamot, mandarin, peach, cassis, dewberry, rose, neroli, geranium, cardamom, pink pepper, black pepper, vanilla, cocoa, frankincense, amber, musk, woods, patchouli, sandalwood and maltol.
Levantium ~ developed by perfumer Christian Provenzano and inspired by rum and spices. The notes include bergamot, davana, saffron, absinthe, rose, jasmine, violet, clove, cardamom, ylang ylang, peach, amber, myrrh, guaiacwood, sandalwood, cedarwood, oud, patchouli, musk, maltol and vanilla.
Lothair ~ developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour and inspired by tea clipper ships. With red berries, juniper berry, cardamom, bergamot, grapefruit, fig leaf, fig milk, lavender, magnolia, geranium, black tea, vanilla, musks, cedarwood, ambergris, wenge and oakmoss.
Penhaligon's Trade Routes Collection will debut in September, £120 each, size and concentration unknown.
Update: The Trade Routes Collection fragrances are in 100 ml Eau de Toilette.