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  • Blenheim Bouquet

    13 19.12%
  • Castile

    10 14.71%
  • Douro (Eau de Portugal/Lords)

    6 8.82%
  • Eau de Verveine

    1 1.47%
  • Elixir

    2 2.94%
  • Endymion

    4 5.88%
  • Engligh Fern

    9 13.24%
  • Extract of Limes

    1 1.47%
  • Hammam Bouquet

    9 13.24%
  • LP No. 9 (for Men)

    2 2.94%
  • Opus 1870

    3 4.41%
  • Quercus

    0 0%
  • Racquets Formula

    7 10.29%
  • Zizonia

    1 1.47%
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    Default Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Last edited by Scentronic; 26th November 2009 at 03:53 AM.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Penhaligons Poll UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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    Quercus is right there with Castile though.
    I really like the tonic note Quercus shares(and uses much better) with Versace Eau Fraiche.

    Opus takes 3rd.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Is there no way to change it to English Fern? (instead of Engligh Fern)

    Castile is indeed amazing. Maybe even perfect. Nothing captures spring better for me - the very moment that the flowers decide to open. A droplet of water sits on an orange flower petal. Life is born.

    For me, I've got it down to either Castile, Blenheim (obviously), and Endymion (which I use most of all... maybe even my most frequently used night scent)

    For feminine scents, it was easier for me - Ellenisia. I want the female human embodiment of this fragrance as a wife. You're welcome to take the Penhaligons feminine scent poll over in the female discussion forum!
    Last edited by Scentronic; 26th November 2009 at 04:08 AM.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Many worthy ones here from a great house - Racquets Formula has always been my favourite.

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    I recall clearly buying my first 100ml bottle of Castile. Wow, I was soo happy! Time was right then: late spring.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm still happy, but now wintertime is here.
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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Castile
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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Um, LP No9, naturally.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Blenheim Bouquet.

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    I own BB, Castille, Opus and Racquets and love them all.

    In the minority here, but I'd plump for Opus as my favourite.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Blenheim Bouquet, closely followed by Endymion and by Opus 1870.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    I would like to vote but i don't feel im qualified to .
    Ive tried only 3 & in order

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    Hammam Bouqet
    English Fern

    This is a distinguished house & I look forward to trying them all someday .

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    I voted for Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Hammam Bouquet
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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    Blenheim Bouquet.

    With my german fellow on this one

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    After sampling most of the Penhaligon's line, I eventually purchased BB, Douro, and Castile. I've got to say that Castile is an easy favorite. I also wear BB quite often. Douro is an occasional wear.

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    Where's Bartley when I need him?

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    English Fern
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    I'm fond of many of them, but Douro is one of my all-time favourites regardless of house. Wish they made it in the full line of grooming products, as they do some of their other scents.

    Penhaligon's doesn't get enough love here IMHO.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    I like many Penhaligon's scents, I'd rank from my favorite down as :
    Endymion
    Castile
    Racquets
    Opus
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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    English Fern is my favorite followed by Raquets Formula and Endymion

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by derekp View Post
    Penhaligon's doesn't get enough love here IMHO.
    True.
    Penhaligon's quality and taste is fairly high, and very consistent throughout their line not as high as Maitre or Creed, but more consistent thru the line. And obviously very much higher in both than most other niche houses.
    The new jack houses steal their shine and rarely deliver.

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    Default Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    I don't know if a reformulation is responsible for this but I have found many Penhaligon fragrances to be quite top loaded...that is, that the quality of materials is high in the top notes, but the middle/basenotes in most cases are composed of mediocre or at times poor quality ingredients. English Fern is probably the only exception to this.
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    English Fern

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    Endymion for me out of the half-dozen I have tried
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    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
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    Lately I have been just crazy about Elixir. I am definitely going to get a bottle. I will ask for it for Christmas...
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Racquets Scentronic.

    Fantastic juice.

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    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST FRAG HOUSES, All quality. Douro's my Fave

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    Hammam Bouquet. Pleasant but no overly "girly," i.e. IMO, full of vanilla or gardenia.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Cool Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    I don't know if a reformulation is responsible for this but I have found many Penhaligon fragrances to be quite top loaded...that is, that the quality of materials is high in the top notes, but the middle/basenotes in most cases are composed of mediocre or at times poor quality ingredients. English Fern is probably the only exception to this.
    Now that's interesting. I loved the opening of Castile but it went downhill fast--though I attributed this to wearing it in hot summer temperatures. Luca Turin in The Guide wrote something to the effect that Hamman was a shadow of its original self due to the cost which would be entailed these days to make it properly ( a la 1872?)

    I wish I knew. Does anyone correspond with Dr. Turin? How rich would one have to be to commission the original formula?

    Anyway, another vote for Blenheim.

    I'll give you a Creed analogy:

    Vintage Tabarome= Blenheim
    Acier Aluminium= Hamman

    Polar opposites but both are splendid, imho.

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    Blenheim Bouquet

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    I had to go with Endymion.....Gary

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