Fragrance Sample Pack: Best of the Brits, 6 x 1ml
British perfumery demonstrates a marvellously phlegmatic disposition, where the quality of ingredients speak for themselves. Here we imagine traditional preparations clashing with a distinctly modern attitude. Classically structured works (top-middle-base) make for fragrances that develop and evolve over the course of wear.
Includes (1ml each):
Eucris (Geo F. Trumper) is a classic and mysterious scent from an old British firm, and that's apparent from first sniff. Sensual sandalwood and musk are brightened with florals and blackcurrants, tempered with the inky shading of moss and spices. No. 88 (Czech and Speake) takes the light and dark contrasts of this scent and adds a rich and intense middle through a spicy rose, reminding us of classic British barbershops. Geo F. Trumper’s Sandalwood is similarly evocative, emphasising the milky spiciness of the namesake ingredient, improved with a generous dosage of citrus, clary sage, carnation, and patchouli to make for a mysterious yet memorable preparation.
Penhaligon's Sartorial is a contemporary interpretation of a classic fougère; the traditional notes of oakmoss, tonka bean and lavender are exquisitely stitched together with woods, ozonic and metallic effects, leather, violet leaf, honey and spices to create the perfect illusion of a tailor’s workroom: steam irons, old fabric, and chalk dust. The modern thread running through Sartorial is beeswax; echoing the blocks of wax each thread is run across before stitching. Endymion Cologne (Penhaligon’s) is a refreshing shift: lithe and viral, confident lavender and charming clary sage wrap around a dark coffee heart. And finally, Penaligon’s Roaring Radcliff is a completely traditional british picture: a drawing room filled with chesterfield couches, brandy spirit and spicy tobacco, combined with gingerbread reminiscent of afternoon tea in an English manor.