Penhaligon's Sartorial is a contemporary interpretation of a classic Fougère; the traditional notes of oakmoss, tonka bean and lavender have been 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. The modern thread running through Sartorial is beeswax; echoing the blocks of wax each thread is run across before stitching. This sweet smudged note ties together the more traditional elements; the oiled flash of shears cutting cloth, the rub of fabric beneath fingers, tobacco tinted cabinetry, puffs of chalk in the air and old paper patterns vanilla with age. Made in England.
Editor's Notes: Sartorial is a fougere masterpiece, capturing a tailor's workroom with the utmost clarity. This is only possible through the use of clever synthetics, including steam effects, metallic effects, and aldehydes. A strong yet quietly persistent masculine, I cannot help but think of Guy Robert's excellent Equipage from Hermes.