Penhaligon’s Portraits The Revenge of Lady Blanche & The Coveted Duchess Rose ~ fragrance reviews

Penhaligon's Portraits brand visual

Penhaligon’s big fall launch is a quartet of fragrances called Portraits: Chapter 1. Two of them are feminine scents, two are masculine, and they’ve been given names and characters that evoke British mystery novels and period soap operas like “Upstairs, Downstairs.” Penhaligon’s tells us that the Portraits collection captures the brand’s “ultimately British, slightly eccentric, traditional, adventurous and aristocratic character.”

Yesterday Kevin reviewed the two “men” of the group, The Tragedy of Lord George and Much Ado About the Duke, and in another “his-and-hers” follow-up, I’m here to cover the women…

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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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