Category: Penhaligons

Penhaligon’s LP No. 9 for Men, 1998

(photo The Versatile Gent) Perfumer Christian Provenzano I got two blind buys on the same day. Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille reinforces the blind buy.  If I were to mistake my lucky randomness for logic I would never have to smell another perfume before buying again, because it’s brilliant.  Penhaligon’s Love Potion no 9 makes me want to…

Penhaligon’s Sartorial, 2010

Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour Sartorial demonstrates the difficulty of story-telling in perfume. Penhaligon’s own press, and a number of reviews posit Sartorial an experience that paints a picture of the British bespoke tailor’s shop in the 21st century. Take apart a well know reference, reinterpret it with a contemporary smirk, change the context—classic postmodernism. The equation of tailor’s shop with fougère…