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Cairo (2018)
by Penhaligon's

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Cairo information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
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HousePenhaligon's
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group

About Cairo

Cairo is a shared / unisex perfume by Penhaligon's. The scent was launched in 2018

Cairo fragrance notes

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  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Cairo

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Rose and saffron me straight in the opening blast. A Damascene rose of medium brightness and a woodsy touch, and a somewhat plain saffron a with a restrained spiciness. The latter spiciness is extended and takes on incense character in the drydown when a soft and fairly light patchouli emerges. At times the incense has the aroma of the synthetic oud-like woodsiness.

The base adds a restrained vanilla impression, that remains until the end. This vanilla is not particularly sweet on me.

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

This scent for cooler spring or for warmer autumn days strikes me on one thing in particular: a laboratory fest of such egregiously synthetic as well as generic ingredients that this could be heralded and a paradigmatic example of how to compose a fragrance that lacks any true connection with nature. Alas it is also not really original or creative. Just mediocre. 2.5/5.
15th January, 2020
When I first sprayed this it seemed really familiar. A lovely sweet and spicy Saffron, Rose and Oud combo... then within a second or two it came to me. This smells exactly like Monotheme Black Oud available from Marks & Spencers for £17.00. I'd go as far to say that MBO is actually more potent and better in the dry down too.

Penhaligon's are infamous for overpricing what in effect are designer fragrances that should sell at £60.00 but in this instance they really are taking the mick. At £170.00 this is ten times the price of Monotheme Black Oud. I'd recommend that you pop into M&S and save yourself £153.00. You can thank me later too! ;)
03rd December, 2019
Listen.... you like Saffron & Rose combo... Just get this and thank me later... intence, strong and Mysterious... ever so magical!!
19th September, 2019

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