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Hammam Bouquet (1872)
by Penhaligon's


Hammam Bouquet information

Year of Launch1872
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 186 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerWilliam Henry Penhaligon
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group

About Hammam Bouquet

Hammam Bouquet is a masculine fragrance by Penhaligon's. The scent was launched in 1872 and the fragrance was created by perfumer William Henry Penhaligon

Hammam Bouquet fragrance notes

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Reviews of Hammam Bouquet

To start with, i can not make any connections between the name and the modern Hammams.
Maybe they used to smell like that 200 years ago but today the do not.
It is an interesting perfume with a nice lavender blast at the opening and some lemon accords. It settles quickly in a "good mannered" rose which i would say it can be worn from both sexes. I get about 8 hours out of it which is more than i usually get from Penhalligon perfumes. Still can't get the sandalwood, maybe will appear in a later phase.

Note: 6,5-7/10
30th April, 2017 (last edited: 10th May, 2017)
far out animalic rose, great sillage!
03rd May, 2016
I have been wearing The Hammam Bouquet regularly now since early January of this year and every time I put it on I fall for it more and more. It is a predominantly rose scented, but do not let that fool you into assuming that 'rose' means 'feminine.' The best way I can describe this cologne is being 'discreetly masculine.'
19th April, 2016 (last edited: 23rd June, 2017)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
After a brief lavender prelude without further ado the centrepiece of this scent steps forward: a rich, deep, quite heavy rose that is an echo of Victorian dandyism. Jasmine is added later in , as is a nice orris. Cedar, sandalwood, amber and a dark musk dominate the base, but still now the rose still rules. The sillage is very good, as is the projection, and I get around eight hours of longevity. A heavy, gloriously Victorian floral rose composition of quite unique Character.

Hammam Bouquet was not available for a while, but now it is back, albeit, as the helpful staff member in the company's Edinburgh shop today confirmed, in a reformulated version. In this new version the rose is toned down, as if rationed, and it lacks the depth and the richness of the original. For those who like such types if fragrances but find the old version too heavy and too rich, the toned down reformulation might be worth a try. A classic.
12th September, 2014
The scent of a gentleman passing by - unless you over-tip the bottle on application, which results in a quite different impression; less gentleman - more Victorian rake. One of the great historical fragrances and if you are entranced by these associations and the elements of its formula (lavender, rose , sandalwood etc) a modest dab on the beard will hold you in its spell for some time.

For me it recalls something forgotten, warm, beautiful and discovered in a cedar chest; again I think this might be bottled nostalgia!

Curiously, I think Hammam smells very attractive on some women, the way that Givenchy Gentleman does - but that is a matter of personal taste :)
22nd February, 2014 (last edited: 25th February, 2014)
Marais Show all reviews
United Kingdom
No-one should be surprised when a perfume dating to 1872 smells very different to today's norms. Hammam Bouquet is an unabashedly old-fashioned rose scent which reeks of sheer perfumed ponciness. Musky and powdery, sexy yet soapy. Comparisons with pot-pourri (translation: rotten pot) are valid. Is this wearable today? It depends. If your priority is fitting-in, give this one a wide-berth as you WILL stand-out. Stick to your Gucci by Gucci pour Homme Sport (Invisible Edition). Do give it a go if you are prepared to step outside of the early 21st Century comfort-zone; and try not to judge it too hastily. Longevity: 8 hours from 4 sprays, with good projection.

{Review of the Dragoon House edition: there are evil rumours afoot of an inferior reformulation labelled Beauchamp Place}.
25th January, 2014

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