Blenheim Bouquet isn't a bad fragrance, and might be a great option if you work in a confined space or just don't want to project a scent.
My issue is that the pleasant smelling top notes fade away too quickly and your left with a clean laundry scent that stays on the skin.
I prefer the much richer, better performing AdP product in this genre.
Cool lemony citrus that takes on a warming gingery black pepper and woodsy aspect Ė this is now the template for many a concoction aimed at chaps. Penhaligonís may have got there first, but your wallet may be better served by a serviceable dupe.
For what itís worth, the citrus has a light infusion of summery lavender and the pepper smells joyously good. Why this kind of blend conjures thoughts of boardroom pinstripe suits with a silvery finish or forelock flicking tennis players in whites, I do not know. What I do know is itís not me in this lifetime. Nonetheless, a briskly executed piece of work.
For the life of me, I can't understand why anybody would want to smell like this when there are so many other amazing fragrances on the market. I can appreciate that it was created in 1902 and some folks are fascinated with wearing vintage scents, but the aroma is worse than most cleaning products and smells just as alcoholy (if that's even a word), and would definitely fail to illicit a favorable response from 9 out of 10 ladies on any given day, and the 10th would probably look like Marge Simpson's wretched sisters. I don't care which turn of the century president wore this, you'd be better off to scent yourself with Irish Spring and be done with it! Acqua di Parma or Dunhill original (1934) would be much better options, indeed.
I like this a lot. It is a bracing citrus opening that fades into a wood and black pepper dry down. It's a very masculine and unique scent that is also quintessentially elegant and English (in a manly way).
I have not smelled anything exactly like it previously and while longevity isn't extraordinary, sillage is good and it's a fragrance that is worth having in a gentleman's medicine cabinet.
I like it. My wife however said I smelled like lemon furniture polish when I first put it on. That smell quickly dissipates into a peppery, wet stone smell to my nose, but I like each phase of this scent. I do have three beefs with it though. Once again, I smell zero pine scent with this fragrance. That's been happening to me a lot with new colognes that are supposed to be pine scented, from Fou d Absinthe to Itasca to this little beauty. Secondly, it has zero longevity, and thirdly it has zero sillage. While it lasted I enjoyed it's spicy little wispiness. However, I'm not sure I want to invest in a bottle because of it's brevity.