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Portraits : Roaring Radcliff (2017)
by Penhaligon's

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Portraits : Roaring Radcliff information

Year of Launch2017
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

People and companies

HousePenhaligon's
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group

About Portraits : Roaring Radcliff

Being secretly the son of Lord George and Clandestine Clara certainly explains Radcliff’s weakness for the flesh, but his illegitimacy may have its advantages. Unburdened by title or propriety, Radcliff indulges in fast cars and even faster women - his raison d’être parties and provocation. A prominent note with Roaring Radcliff is of course tobacco - strong, smoky and distinctive to his set. He also always carries with him gingerbread - adding its sweet spiciness to his father’s love of liquor - in Rutherford’s rum. Sexy and rebellious - what well-bred girl would not succumb to his charm? As he is wont to whisper in their inclining ears… The night is young…

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Reviews of Portraits : Roaring Radcliff

Roaring Radcliffe has quite a nice scent, but it has pretty bad performance on me. The scent is a sweet tobacco with cinnamon, and does remind me a bit of Tobacco Vanille. However, it stays very close to my skin and fades quickly. I'd say on me it’s a skin scent within an hour or so. So, beautiful bottle aside, I'd say that if you want something similar you may as well get TV instead. They're fairly close in price. Going to go nuts on the sprayer with the rest of my sample, maybe get a bit more oomph out of it.
06th November, 2019
Looking over the reviews I'm surprised this didn't meet with a warmer reception. Certainly much worse sweet tobacco scents have garnered great enthusiasm. Maybe this one was just too late to the party? It does have some stiff competition.

Roaring Radcliff is by no means a best in class contender, but it's still decently composed and fairly pleasant with a nice bit of gingerbread in there (which isn't the most common note, so I appreciate it when it shows up). Your money might be better spent elsewhere but it's solid enough to get a thumbs up from me.
18th September, 2019
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United Kingdom
The boozy opening had a bit of a whiff of dark rum, but only in a very nonspecific way. Soon the tobacco note comes to the fore, which is sweetened by a bland tonka-syrupy flavour - imagine the factory production at Mac Baren’s gone terribly wrong.

The spicy gingerbread - Christmas season! - is similarly unexciting, but conceptually it fits in with the rest of this mixture.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

This winter scent is based on a nice idea, but the ingredients are too synthetic and generic to convince. 2.75/5.

One wonders what the Portrait series thought up by the Barcelona-based family-owned fashion group Puig is trying to achieve, apart form presenting rather primitive caricatures of certain cliches. This is surprising, as Puig has s history of making better fragrances.
03rd January, 2019
Raddy always headed straight to the next Tesco after collecting the dole. He bought four packets of rum flavoring, three bottles of vanillin and two pounds of sugar in the baking aisle and the cheapest bottle of gin available. At the Boots next door he grabbed a £ 2.99 bottle of obnoxious aftershave. Returning to his filthy one-room flat in Whitechapel he lit a fag and started stirring everything together in a rusty old pail. As the dazing fumes rose around him he began singing old military tunes, while nestling himself into a ragged tassled polyester smoking jacket he'd bought years ago at Marks and Sparks. Finally, he raised the pail above is head and poured the juice all over himself; then, puffing and blowing, he began to march around the room, chanting, ever louder and at last screaming at the top of his lungs: I AM THE RIGHTFUL LORD RADCLIFF, I AM THE RIGHTFUL LORD RADCLIFF, I AM THE RIGHTFUL LORD RADCLIFF...
As always, the neighbours started knocking on the walls, then the police arrived, and, finally, an ambulance. Holidays in Bedlam seemed inevitable. They knew him well there already, old "Roaring Radcliff."


A vile syrup indeed. Screaming synthetics from the fake booze aroma through the headache-inducing vanillin-drenched tobacco to the throwaway screechy drydown. Another "Revenge for Gibraltar" insult of Penhaligon's heritage by Puig? No, actually, it's just global consumer capitalism at its profits-over-aesthetics best.
13th September, 2018 (last edited: 08th November, 2018)
The notes listed are rum, tobacco & gingerbread. That really is it!! No hidden surprises. I get rum & tobacco for the first 20 minutes and then you are basically left with a gingerbread biscuit. A pleasant smell but not full bottle worthy for me.
19th October, 2017

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