As a whole I like Penhaligon's athology series.
They did an excellent job using synthetic ingredients with good taste and a few interesting twists.
1st........Castile >>>>>>>>>Orange Blossom, not much else to say...but I guess it's hard for Penhaligon's to top Castile and it's ecellent blend of Rose/Orange/Orange Blossom
As for the rest of them though, I found them quite interesting,
but really would only buy the EDC.
Limes - Some good lime notes very similar to the thicker notes in Truefitt & Hill's Limes, and also a little bit of the dry/grain/hay/wheat type notes in the base of the Truefitt. Unfortuneately, less "zingy "zesty" Lime notes than either Trumper or Truefitt. IMO this lack of zesty/sour lime oil exposes far too much green freeze pop in the Lime accord, and the base while interesting and not entirely bad, has some strange Nyquil-type notes, and too much ointment - piney/medicinal type ointment type notes.....Truefitt & Hill and Trumper are both better for Limes.
Vervaine - not much vervain here, but a very interesting scent nonetheless.....this seems like it'd be perfect for a female who like Opus 1870 or Terre D'Hermes.. It's got a very strong and intriguing woody/herbal/spicy basenote, almost like sage, thyme, and a dry labdanum resin mixed together. Not overtly feminine, it's a unisex, but for some reason I think it'd be delicious on a strong woman.
Eau De Cologne - Very fresh, contemporary for an edc, and masculine. Also unique for an edc, it's not as it's notes indicate a typical citrus/rosemary/neroli scent. It's got a ton of lime in it. the neroli is fairly reserved, or rather just buried under many appealing and interesting notes. There seems to be a green character, as well as a red character to this one. very limey for an edc, also with what seems to be an "ivy" type note...and some red spicy/berry sort of note.....almost conjures the image of I think "misteltoe" lol..... and with an interesting "red" note, tart like a cranberry or other sour red berry. Good longevity compared to many other edc scents. On my to-buy list.
I haven't tried the 2 newest additions to this anthology, but am eager for them, and eager for Pen's Sartoriale.