Reviews and Problems with Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
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25 September 2013
Summary: A classic Cologne 4/5 stars Not a brash blast, but a gentlemanly restrained lemon citrus note with traditional lavender make for a nice and fresh opening. In the drydown pine wood provides depth, and a mild peppery note appears towards the end. The longevity of four hours is excellent for such a Cologne. A great classic.
Summary: Refined, elgegant I have to say at the outset that I own a sensational citrus-based fragrance (vintage Eau de Guerlain) so every other similar scent that I try is measured (maybe unconsciously some of the time) against that high standard. Be aware of some innate prejudice on my part now and again! B.B. strikes my nose as a good, classic, if somewhat simplistic fragrance. A discrete and tasteful combination but to my nose it's not a stand-out.
Summary: Beautifully Crafted Classic Scent This is an understated, classically composed scent dominated primarily by citruses and florals. Because of its soft projection, it can be used in many contexts, including work, dining, dates, going out, or just lounging around the house. I highly recommend Blenheim Bouquet especially for those looking to consider an offering from the past that remains still timeless.
Summary: I love this classic scent, The Clean lemon top note is exquisite. Dry-down consists of herbs and pepper. It has only a fair longevity and projection. I have tried virtually all of Penhaligon's scents and while they are very high quality products, and smell wonderful, they don't last on me. Montale fragrances last all day, and I can smell them on my pillow the next morning. Blenheim Bouquet hardly lasts until I get to work.
Summary: I recently noticed that one of my fellow commuters was a satyr. Presumably he still is one. His severe dress and stony countenance suggested that he was a barrister, judge, or civil servant; but who would employ a goat-legged monster from ancient Greece? Musing on stories of satyrs' wild debauches, I anticipated that he would smell of civet or musk. Instead, he diffused the pine-scented disinfectant used to obscure the smell of urine in public lavatories.
Summary: The opening reminded me very much of the original Strepsil cough drops - strong citrus with a bitter/sweet kick. As it dries down, it turns into something resembling bug spray - a synthetic vibe with a note that speaks of poison and dread. Hard to describe but easy to dislike.
Summary: Blenheim Palace is a well known house in Oxfordshire – nothing petite but a respectable country estate which evaporates a certain grandezza. It is the ancestral seat of the 11th Count of Marlborough who belongs to the higher aristocracy within the English hierarchy. As a fan of the folding bike, of course, Blenheim Palace is known to me, since the annual “Brompton Foldingbike World Championship” takes place there – an event that can really count as typically English.
Summary: I agree with the descriptions given that it has a certain aura of "aristocratic hostility." This scent begins with a chilled fresh lemonade note that has a more bitter undertone, even though citrus notes are a staple of the "fresh " colognes this is very much the antithesis of modern, streamlined colognes. It is unique but also mellifluent in its own way.
Summary: No one had any idea the beautiful morning of September 11th, 2001 would turn to soot and misery before noon. I remember crossing 5th avenue at around 8:30am, and thinking that a more glorious morning could not be conceived: It was crisp, clear....the temperature was perfect. I wore a brown suit, a white shirt, and a solid red neck tie: I've never been one for novelties and prints.