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Lothair (2014)
by Penhaligon's

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Lothair information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

HousePenhaligon's
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About Lothair

Part of Penhaligon's Trade Routes Collection which was launched in 2014. The company say:

Inspired by the famous Tea Clipper Ships that navigated the globe to bring exotic wares to British shores, Lothair opens with the salty tang of grapefruit and juniper, and a brilliant green sensation from fig leaf. The smoky heart of black tea is softened by fig milk and magnolia, sailing into an ambergris, cedar and wenge woods base, reminiscent of the varnished decks of these elegant ships.

Reviews of Lothair

Sweet, seductive and spicy opening. Not that far off from Eau des Baux. In fact, it's pretty close to EdB to my nose but not as sharp, more refined and also not as loud which may not be what some want. This smells so good that you'll want others to notice.

Feels like a nighttime scent, good for formal or casual wear.

The drydown kicks in with the vanilla and then gives way to the musky oakmoss at some point. All workday longevity with about 6 hours of average projection.
17th July, 2018
I have own this since 2014, when it was launched. Popped into Penhaligon's store at Wellington Street in London few weeks after it was released and just could not resist it. It was the beginning of Autumn and it felt the appropriate fragrance for that season. What ensued was a love story of magic and discovery that spread throughout the winter and into the spring (until the summer, when, I believe, this fragrance should be put to sleep before being awakened again in late September).

The depth of this scent is staggering in the sense that it is very, very complex and rich. It is definitely a winter fragrance that clings onto your skin and lasts for about 5-6 hours. A splash of fig can be felt during the opening and the base notes leave a very subtle and pleasant atmosphere - as is usual with any Penhaligon's perfume. It is now overpowering nor neutral. It is versatile and pleasant, without being a crowdpleaser. It is seductive if you're into the mood; a very casual chic fragrance to wear during the day, or a sophisticated accessory to wear on a night out.

It works as well as when you have family gatherings in December or when you wake up on a sunny morning in May. It is OK for work, perhaps too elegant and nice - unless you work in a very sophisticated environment, it is probably a bit too much to wear this in an office.

It can work during summer months as well, but beware that during hot days projection during the first hours might be a bit overwhelming and will not transmit a message of freshness.

However, it is perhaps one of the best things I've ever smelled and will always be at the top of my list.
07th March, 2017
It's a good fresh, rich, woody-musky fragrance which I wouldn't mind having as part of my travel luggage. Whilst I ordered the sample on the basis of the enticing description of tea clippers, varnished decks of ships etc, I can't actually smell any of these things in the fragrance and I doubt if anyone smelling it would produce those particular associations unless they had read the marketing pitch beforehand. It's not especially original either, a similar smell on the mass market would be Lynx Africa, though doubtless the essence here is of higher quality.
14th December, 2016 (last edited: 15th December, 2016)
My first impression is that I really like Lothair! A very nice opening and a continued enjoyable wear for starters. I'm going to wear it tomorrow and will give it a full review then, but I like it so far!

2nd Wearing: Okay, so I wore Lothair all day today and paid attention to the notes. Loathair opens with a fruit vibe that switches to a sweet, powdery scent with a nutty note. At about thirty minutes it reminded me of divinity candy with peanuts. At the hour mark I noticed the wood emerging and I agree with Odysseusm, the woods do smell somewhat synthetic. At eight hours I was still picking up divinity candy sweetness with that slight peanut smell. Good longevity and sillage. I didn't like it all day as much as I did for just a short wear. Probably not something I'll buy a full bottle of.
06th December, 2016 (last edited: 07th December, 2016)
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United Kingdom
Odd sort of contradictory fragrance from Penhaligon's, i.e. there seems to be a lot going on, subtle changes, etc but ultimately, not a lot happens.

It's basically a milky spicy fig with fougere pretensions -- I actually find it slightly sweet and feminine in parts.

I do like the smell though and it is a stayer.
25th July, 2016
Interesting, grew tiresome and synthetic.
Started well: woody, smoky, interestingly combined with a grapefruit/berry note. Eased into a fig chord, but this was regrettably brief. Some complex combinations entered: lavender, fig, wood. This was nice. Then, the scent fell apart into a rather shallow and synthetic wood tone and I grew tired of it quickly.
15th July, 2016

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