This Penhaligon`s scent is an absolute sheer delight to wear. It starts fresh, crisp and citrusy until the neroli note arrives; this note plays the main theme of the scent for hours. Longevity on me is good; at least 5 hours with 3 sprays on my neck and chest. I choose to wear it on bright sunny winter days because of the uplifting effect it has on me. If the winter weather gets you down spray a bit of "Castile" on your neck and see what a big difference it makes on your mood and spirit. A Big winner from the House of Penhaligon`s. Big Thumbs up!
Castile by Penhaligon's, 1998
Rated #209 in Fragrances
This smells like concentrated laundry soap on me, the powdery kind. Not for me, unfortunately.
The initial burst of orange and floral notes has restrained sweetness, and is never cloying on my skin. The floral note remains, develops a hint of rose but is counterbalanced by clear neroli that maintains a certain freshness. Musk appears in the base note too as does bergamot, and this is quite a complex fragrance that has good longevity of about four hours. A rich and elegant fragrance for warm summer evenings, and never too sweet or boring. Richer and less fresh than Blenheim Bouquet.
This is a great summer scent in the lines of a classic EdC. Starts a bit citrusy in the same veins as AdP, but quickly settles into a very nice orange and neroli throughout. There is some hints of florals in their (rose?), but overall a very nice and pretty much linear classic summer cologne fragrance that wears pretty light.
A fragrance similar in character to Blenheim Bouquet, but the citrus is not quite as bitter or distinct in this. There seems to be a soft orange blossom floral and herbal base, over which lemons and lavender glisten away. Undoubtedly pleasant, but a little too conservative for my tastes.
O, the pity of it! It does starts out with a wonderfully enchanting accord of high grade neroli which is both masculine and understated. Hey, this is made a by one of the old-fashioned Brit houses, so you can bet your tweeds and your pipe it's going to be understated, you Platinum Egoiste mod freaks, so there! But then the musk notes kick in and unless you're caught in a rainstorm in London or better still, in an Arctic expedition, the heat transforms the whole thing into something rather vile and violent. The notes start fighting each other rather than harmonizing and---well, suffice it to say I'd rather wear Kouros. Honestly, It would smell far better in the heat than Castile.
A nice neroli orange blossom fragrance that is perfect for that out of the shower into the Summer sun feeling. It does have a soapy vibe and is a tad boring if worn to much but it does have a good opening and a aromatic charm to its character.
The opening is a blast of neroli and it's diluted honey effect. I do get the faintest of rose in this scent, and it is a green edged, new bud rose, but this never overwhelms the neroli. This is fresh, soapy and full of orange blossom. And true to Penhaligon's usual construction, the notes are clear and concise. It does not last long, but for it's purpose and for this type of fragrance, it is a fault that I can overlook. After all, you can only feel freshly showered for so long, until, well, you are not.
A "no surprise" eau de cologne. A blast of neroli/orange blossom in the opening joined by a subtle rose note and some floral patterns. Musk does a remarkable part during the drydown. Simple and somehow rich of clichè. I'm not the biggest fan of this type of fragrances, but my preference would go for other (legendary) compositions in the same genere. However, if you're into ADP and the likes, you may like Castile (assuming you don't get easily annoyed by a strong soapy vibe). Not for me.
Absolutely superb - the best neroli I've encountered (including my former favorite Floris #127). It is a superb balance of neroli, rose, clove and bergamot - sweet floral yet masculine and sophisticated as well. This has to be experienced to be bellieved. Highly recommended. 5 notes: Top: Neroli, Petitgrain Middle: Bergamot, Neroli, Rose Base: Musk
Castile by Penhaligon's, 1998
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