It makes sense that Penhaligon’s, one of the oldest perfumeurs in the UK should come up with a fragrance inspired by gin. After all, the aromatic and iconic tipple is inextricably linked with British history.
Inspired by the clean, crisp notes of juniper berries found in London Dry gin this brand new scent has been created for spirited men and women with a taste for the unusual.
Don’t worry though, it doesn’t leave you smelling like a lush; in fact its creator Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp has come up with an intriguing yet delicate fragrance which blends brown sugar, black cherry and amber with head notes of cinnamon, orange brandy, angelica and juniper berry. There’s also cardamom, leather, black pepper and orris at its heart.
And you don’t need to be a gin-lover to appreciate it, like all fragrances in the Penhaligon’s collection, this is an absolute classic formulated to be worn every day.
Ms S says:
I’d definitely wear it – in fact I have done on a few occasions and it works really well. There is a slight touch of after shave about the fragrance but on the whole, it’s light and sweet enough for a woman’s scent.
Mr G says:
I’ve always been a fan of Penhaligon’s. Once again they’ve created a fragance that cleverly feels classic and contemporary at the same time. And the cocktail link is playful in a grown-up way. I’d wear it.
Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling Eau de Toilette 50ml £78; 100ml, £110. Available from Penhaligon’s branches nationwide, or online at penhaligons.com