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Night Scented Stock (1976)
by Penhaligon's


Night Scented Stock information

Year of Launch1976
Average Rating
(based on 28 votes)

People and companies

Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchSheila Pickles

About Night Scented Stock

relaunched as part of the Penhaligon's Anthology range in 2009.

Night Scented Stock fragrance notes

Reviews of Night Scented Stock

Penhaligon’s Night Scented Stock
Nature’s Scented Bath

This is the first morning of creation.

As the waxy veil of sleep lifts from my eyes, I can see a million tears of joy glistening from the multitude of flowers, bathing in the warmth of the sun on this first day on Earth. The fresh air is scented by the fragrance of ‘Bunga Kenanga’ (Malay for ylang-ylang flower) - constantly perfusing every living thing around with purity and beauty.

It is a single note scent that feels like soap from heaven, clean and soft, without the eye-stinging pungency. It goes on and on, emanating with constant strength, from the first light of day till night falls on all beings below Heaven.

What joy this is, to walk out of the bath and into the bath again, continuously.

Alas, the Queen of the Night reigns in state.

See Teik Guan
Betel Nut Chronicles
29th August, 2014
This is a really good fragrance, as I write this I can smell Jasmine as the heart notes kick in. It may be a little too floral for most men, but I love it.
06th January, 2012
Odysseusm is right on the money - This is a lovely multi-floral scent, with spices up front and restrained patchouli/vanilla basenotes. I really like this one a lot, and it *is* my style, though I am not going to be going for a full bottle at this point, because I have an embarrassment of fragrance riches! A wonderful scent that I definitely recommend for anyone who likes spicy florals that tend toward 'natural garden' more than 'oriental.' Nicely done!
22nd November, 2011
A lovely floral feminine scent. Some good spicy notes in the beginning. Very sweet and pretty, a blend of many floral notes. Quite weighty in character but natural smelling. Not cloying. The dry-down is interesting, some woody and earthy notes there. The vanilla and patchouli are restrained, not foreground. Not my style but I can appreciate it.
19th July, 2011
What an odd name for this scent- the flower itself is known for its redolent aroma and yet it is not one of the 14 ingredients. Might as well name a sandalwood cologne "Lily," for all the sense this makes.

This is a very old-fashioned, heavy, feminine musk/floral, the kind your grandmother might have worn in the 1970s. At times it reminded me a bit of Je Reviens, but without the latter's sophistication.

The clove/cinammon accord quickly fades and one gets the full force of the combined heavy florals. The base notes blend beautifully with none outstanding for an overall warm musky support, but the heaviness of the florals make it a cologne that must be used very sparingly or it will become cloying and unpleasant.

Along with another of their old-fashioned florals, Victorian Posy, this has more of an historical interest than for present day feminine scent use.
21st June, 2011
Got a sample for my mother to try for Christmas because she likes or tends to share my like of white florals with a musky touch and this is very nice and distinct, I don't think there's much out there now that smells like this. It captures that dusky, milky and almost chalky undertone flowers like stock, phlox and nicotiana have that separate them from other white florals like jasmine and ylang ylang, gardenia and other uber tropicals. Still sweet though, and kind of cold to a certain point, but when you lean in or go in closer to smell, you do pick up this underlying warmth that is rather surprising, which I supposeis very very classy restrained clove and spices and tonka bean and vanilla, which I guess can bring some pudding or eggnog type imagery, but it's not very heady so its not really a gourmand by any means. It is very "pretty" though and for a man to pull off you need have the right skin type that brings out those spices or compliments the soapy/chalky powder scent that tends to waft. Worth trying I think if you like something that's both traditional and nostaligic yet different in the way they play with notes/white flowers.
14th December, 2010

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