Penhaligon’s The Tragedy of Lord George & Much Ado About the Duke ~ fragrance reviews

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The Penhaligon’s Portraits Chapter 1 collection includes two perfumes for women and two for men. Today I’m reviewing the men’s offerings: The Tragedy of Lord George and Much Ado About the Duke. I dutifully sniff any Penhaligon’s perfumes that come my way (I never go to any trouble to seek them out); I don’t feel excitement when the company announces a new perfume because, with a few exceptions (and no matter the perfumer) Penhaligon’s perfumes lack pizazz and many recent Penhaligon’s releases are downright wishy-washy in character. And now we have an “aristocracy” collection, or chapter…

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Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir ~ perfume review & quick poll

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Kenzo launched Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir last year, and I preceded to pretty much ignore it. I did like a few of the earlier Flower flankers (Flower Oriental is my favorite of what I’ve tried so far, followed by Winter Flowers) but hours are few and perfumes, to say nothing of flankers, are many: you all know how that goes. But recently someone said in the scent-of-the-day that the Elixir was good, so I gave it a shot.

This one was developed to celebrate Flower’s 15th anniversary, and it’s billed as a “sophisticated gourmand floral”. If you took that to mean “fruity sugar bomb with a few rose petals”, you’d be right on the money…

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