06-17-2016, 06:32 AM
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Seems to be a popular fragrance around here.  What are the Nook's favorite scents from the line?

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 06-17-2016, 06:59 AM
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  • ddk13
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English Fern without a doubt.  I also like Bayolea and Juniper Sling.  Blenheim Boquet just doesn't do it for me.  I also have Lavandula, but it's pretty feminine.  I usually layer something appropriate over it when I do use it.  I thought I would like Blasted Heath but there was something metallic about it, kinda synthetic.

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 06-17-2016, 07:15 AM
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My top three Pnehaligon's scents are: English Fern, Blenheim Bouquet, and Bayolea

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 06-17-2016, 08:26 AM
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If I could afford it ENDYMION. It's more of an evening scent. I used the last of my sampler this weekend and my GF loved it.

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 06-17-2016, 08:34 AM
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Juniper sling
Sartorial
Opus 1870

In that order
Blenheim bouquet is nice after the initial citrus scents calm downdown, smells similar to opus with some complexity as well and different top notes
Zizonia was eh for me
Endymion was a hair under opus1870

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 06-17-2016, 10:38 AM
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English Fern
Sartorial
Juniper Sling
Endymion

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 06-17-2016, 11:08 AM
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I forgot about Sartorial.  It's right up there at the top with English Fern.  More of a winter scent for me, but I love it!

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 06-17-2016, 11:57 AM
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  • greyhawk
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Favorites: Sartorial, Endymion, Castile, Douro (Lord's)
Good: Blenheim, Opus, Racquets
Not keen on: English Fern (smells too artificial to me)

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 06-17-2016, 02:08 PM
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I have worn Blenheim Bouquet EDT for close to nine years and I enjoy it very much. The shaving cream is superb as is the aftershave splash. About 4 years ago I acquired the Endymion EDC and it is also a favorite. I have yet to try the shaving cream in this scent. I have sampled Sartorial and it is very nice and I should likely acquire it perhaps this upcoming Christmas? The English Fern was not a big favorite for me but it is very well received by many on the forums. If British fragrance houses intrigue you, don't forget Floris as well. I have worn Floris Santal and Floris JF for close to a decade as well.

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 06-18-2016, 04:34 AM
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I had the good fortune of going into a few Penhaligons stores when in london a few months back. What an outstanding place to be in. The scents are intoxicating. Sartorial is my favourite, a truly classy scent.

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 06-18-2016, 01:53 PM
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Currently in about this order for me ....

Endymion (clear favorite)
Opus 
Bayolea
Sartorial
Blenheim Bouquet (used to be one of my favorites, but think I was over exposed to it)
Juniper Sling
English Fern

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 06-19-2016, 05:13 PM
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For all you Endymion lovers, Penhaligon's recently released a flanker (perish the thought!) called Endymion Concentré which is said to be a stronger version of the original (unlike many Parfum/EdP/Concentree flankers that are radically different). Worth a look maybe, if you feel as I do that Endymion doesn't have lasting power. It's a chronic complaint I have with the Penhaligon's brand; several beautiful scents but they need better longevity.

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 06-19-2016, 05:17 PM
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  • ben74
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Endymion

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 06-19-2016, 05:27 PM
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(06-17-2016, 06:32 AM)22bulldog Wrote: Seems to be a popular fragrance around here.  What are the Nook's favorite scents from the line?

I own these Penhaligons EDT in 100 ml:

Opus 1870
Blenheims Bouquet
Bayolea
Endymion
Douro
Elixir
Sartorial

Looking to get:
English Fern
Lp9

I love all mine, not absolute favourites in my fragrance collection, but they are all solid.

Best lime fragrance I own is still Blenheims Bouquet.
Best coffee-lavender fragrance I own is still Endymion.
Best rose-spicy-eucalytus fragrance I own  Biggrin is Elixir.
Best old mans barbershop Brut fragrance clone I own is Douro.
Sartorial is no slouch either.
Bayolea is a modern take on a barbershop fragrance......Terre D'Hermes meets Bvlgari Man

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 08-16-2016, 08:15 PM
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Do try Penhaligon's "As Sawira", great stuff.


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 08-16-2016, 08:32 PM
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I was generously gifted a bottle of Endymion by a forum member and then a partial bottle of Benhiem by a UK acquaintance returning home. He related a bit
of their history. The founding Mr Penhaligon was a flamboyant barber who served the clientle of Jermain Street in Saint James Place and became barber to the royal household. His first scent was inspired by scents at the turkish bath. The prices reflect the very best, natural ingredients. When you smell Bergamot it is from a freshly processed Bergamot. This is what little I know, except trying the rest is on my list of impossible priorities.

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 08-18-2016, 11:39 AM
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Hammam Bouquet. No better scent for poncing about town after a enjoying a rosy lather.

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 08-18-2016, 11:44 AM
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(08-18-2016, 11:39 AM)Bouki Wrote: Hammam Bouquet. No better scent for poncing about town after a enjoying a rosy lather.
Signs011

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 08-18-2016, 02:39 PM
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I wish Penhaligon marketting was half inspired as product. I emailed this AM what the new Endymion concentre was all about ( besides affectation in spelling). They boosted the basenotes and increased the oils for longevity for a major price increase. To each his own. But with all of two California retail outlets listed, one their own: I suggested listing retailers like Bullgoose. Reply was they fail to meet volume requirements. I just replied IF more people KNEW of those retailers VOLUME might INCREASE.

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 08-18-2016, 04:55 PM
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(08-18-2016, 02:39 PM)kav Wrote: I wish Penhaligon marketting was half  inspired as product. I emailed this AM what the new Endymion concentre was all about ( besides affectation in spelling). They boosted the basenotes and increased the oils for longevity for a major price increase. To each his own. But with all of two California retail outlets listed, one their own: I suggested listing retailers like Bullgoose. Reply was they fail to meet volume requirements. I just replied IF more people KNEW of those retailers VOLUME might INCREASE.

Penhaligon's was recently acquired by Puig, a large Spanish group.  Not sure what this means for the future of the brand, but it may become more "mainstream".

BTW I'm an English Fern guy all the way, preferably vintage, when it was packed with real oakmoss and citronella.

http://www.premiumbeautynews.com/en/puig...rance,7719

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