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    Red face Penhaligon's Trade Routes sample pass

    The sample pass is formally closed now. Discussion is still welcome!




    Empressa, Levantium and Lothair


    I was given these three samples at Saks NY Penhaligon's counter (thank you, Jimmie ) just 2 days before Mom entered hospice care. Finally I'm ready to do this.

    Let's see if this helps chase away our Winter Blues!


    • I have one each [edit: we have more now] of 1.5ml spray carded samples of these three scents to share. These have not been sprayed yet. (My husband was also given a set of 3 samples so I am testing his.)

    • These seem to be pretty potent. Given that they are 1.5 mls, and there are usually 7-10 sprays per ml, there is enough juice for 4-5 people to test them adequately using 2-3 sprays each. (If hubby tires of his samples I'll use them to extend the pass and ship to more people.)

    • I'll ship by First Class Ground to the first person, who will ship to the second, etc.

    • Let's not keep them more than a week to 10 days before passing them along, to keep up the interest in the thread.

    • Post any impressions on this thread.

    • I'm posting on Female Fragrance Discussion forum but the guys are welcome too!

    • Contiguous USA only, due to USPS restrictions on shipping perfume by air.

    • To join the pass, you must have at least 15 posts and been a member of BN at least one month as of today, March 3rd.

    Group 1
    1. cello
    2. juanderer
    3. darkdreams
    4. kalli


    Group 2
    1. Kiliwia
    2. cestrum nocturnum
    3. mangifera
    4. leathermountain

    Group 3
    1. Sago Palm
    2. jujy54
    3. Zephyr1973



    Group 1's samples were mailed on March 6.

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    Information on the perfumes and images are from Penhaligon's website.



    EMPRESSA EAU DE TOILETTE

    Feminine, Fruity and accessible
    Family: Chypre (fruity, floral)

    HEAD NOTES

    Blood Orange, Bergamot, Mandarin

    HEART NOTES

    Peach, Cassis, Dewberry, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper

    BASE NOTES

    Vanilla Pod, Cocoa, Frankincense, Amber, Musk, Woods, Patchouli, Sandalwood


    Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach

    Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.

    Perfumer: Christian de Provenzano



    LOTHAIR EAU DE TOILETTE

    Adventurous, bold and woody.
    Family: Fougere (woody, aromatic)

    HEAD NOTES

    Red Berries, Juniper Berry, Cardamom, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaf

    HEART NOTES

    Fig Milk, Lavender, Magnolia, Geranium, Black Tea

    BASE NOTES

    Vanilla, Musks, Cedarwood, Ambergris, Wenge, Oakmoss

    Inspired by the famous Tea Clipper Ships that navigated the globe to bring exotic wares to British shores, Lothair opens with the salty tang of grapefruit and juniper, and a brilliant green sensation from fig leaf. The smoky heart of black tea is softened by fig milk and magnolia, sailing into an ambergris, cedar and wenge woods base, reminiscent of the varnished decks of these elegant ships.

    Perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour


    LEVANTIUM EAU DE TOILETTE

    Evocative, opulent oud
    Family: Oriental (woody, floral)


    HEAD NOTES

    Bergamot, Davana, Saffron, Absinthe

    HEART NOTES

    Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Clove, Cardamom, Ylang Ylang, Peach

    BASE NOTES

    Amber, Myrrh, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Oud, Patchouli, Musk, Maltol, Vanilla


    Lavish mounds of rum and spices, flowers, woods and resins all found their way to London, stacked high in the warehouses and around the wharves. Levantium opens with a shot of rum-like davana and absinthe, and the glittering warmth of saffron.

    The opulent floral heart of rose, jasmine and ylang ylang is given a piquant kick by clove and cardamom, whilst a luxurious and resinous base of oud, amber, myrrh and vanilla is buoyed by smoky guaiac, sandalwood and musk.

    Perfumer: Christian de Provenzano
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Don't all post at once...


    Anyone wish to participate?

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    30 roses, I would love to try these. Thanks for starting the pass!!!
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Here's me keeping the momentum going (I'm in!). Thanks, Jimmy and 30 Roses.
    Currently wearing: Musk Oud by By Kilian

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Great! I'll get them in the mail to cello today. (Cello, I'm PMing you to be sure your address is still the same as the one I have in my records.)

    juanderer
    , please PM your address to cello.

    Anyone else?


    Edit: Samples have been mailed!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 6th March 2015 at 10:15 PM.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    (((30 Roses))), thank you for starting such an interesting and well organized sample pass! I am interested, but hesitate to join only because I could probably find these locally to try, while others may not have that opportunity. If there continues to be available space, I would love to be involved.
    There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    cestrum nocturnum-- I understand. But check back in a week or so; if space is still open, please join us!

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    I'd love to join in on this! Thanks 30 Roses for starting this pass
    Currently wearing: Chloé (new) by Chloé

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Okay-- please PM your address to juanderer.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    I was so excited to see a new pass that I didn't stop to think: Like cestrum nocturnum, I can most likely find these in my area, so can participate that way. Let me bow out of this one to give others a chance - though I'd love to still post my impressions here.
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    That's fine; I'll remove your name from the list.

    I'm sure we'd all enjoy reading the impressions of anyone who has tried these fragrances.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Quote Originally Posted by Sago Palm View Post
    I was so excited to see a new pass that I didn't stop to think: Like cestrum nocturnum, I can most likely find these in my area, so can participate that way. Let me bow out of this one to give others a chance - though I'd love to still post my impressions here.
    Oh, and here I was just trying not to be a sample pass hog, (I have enjoyed so many in the past) and I wanted to leave room for newer members (like you!) who had expressed interest in joining sample passes... That, and I could probably be healthy for a change and actually *walk* to one of the dept. stores that might have these... I'd just have to brave the tourists, uber drivers and tour buses! lol
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    No one else has joined-- why don't you both join the pass and not have to walk to the stores?

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Hi 30 Roses, if you still have openings I would love to join the pass.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Yes! You can be #3. Please PM your address to juanderer.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    No one else has joined-- why don't you both join the pass and not have to walk to the stores?
    Lol! Ok, you have absolved me of my guilt. Please add me.
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Okay! PM your address to Kiliwia please!

    Sago Palm, will you reconsider too? You might as well....
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    In a flash
    Thanks so much,
    Currently wearing: Chloé (new) by Chloé

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Great!

    We've got our 5 people now so the pass is closed. [No, it's reopened! Sign up! ]

    Hubby seems to be enjoying his 2 samples of Levantium and Lothair (doesn't wish to contribute them) but if Empressa runs low, he'll donate that one to the pass.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 11th March 2015 at 11:36 PM.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Yes! You can be #3. Please PM your address to juanderer.
    Thank you, 30 Roses! I sent my address to juanderer.

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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Hi, sorry I missed this, but I will be lurking (:
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
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    Default Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    jujy and everyone, I received a surprise package from Jimmie at Saks today-- with more samples of the Trades Winds fragrances!

    Jimmie very kindly sent 3 more of each-- but sadly, one of the Levantium samples arrived smashed to smithereens. The package was fragrant, though!
    So we have 3 more Lothair, 3 more Empressa and 2 more Levantium to test.

    I'd like to start 2 more groups and re-arrange the groups so that members may receive, test and post impressions with less delay.

    I think we can reduce group size also.

    Group 1 already has the package on its way containing one sample of each..
    1. cello
    2. juanderer
    3. darkdreams
    4. kalli


    Group 2 is now filled. Theywill receive 1 sample of each scent and will be sent to:
    1, Kiliwia
    2. cestrum nocturnum
    3. mangifera
    4. leathermountain


    Group 3 will receive 2 samples each of Empressa and Lothair but only 1 of Levantium. You'll need to be considerate with Levantium.
    1. Sago Palm
    2. jujy54
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    Agreed?
    Please re-message your addresses to the member who will ship to you.

    Sago Palm, I do not have your address yet. I have Kiliwia's.

    I'll mail the packages tomorrow by ground.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 24th March 2015 at 07:12 PM.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    30Roses, I would love to join one of the groups, please.
    Thank you for your generosity and initiative.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Yes! I'll add you to group 1 since their package is already en route.

    Please message your address to juanderer.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    30 Roses, I would like to join.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    mangifera, please PM your name and address to cestrum nocturnum.

    The package for Group 2 is being mailed today. If I get Sago Palm's address in time, that one will be as well, other wise ASAP.



    Edit:
    Group 2 package was mailed earlier today.

    I'm just packing up Group 3 package to take to the post office.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 12th March 2015 at 06:33 PM.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Many thanks, 30Roses. Levantium sounds wonderful.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Groups 2 and 3 packages have been mailed by First Class ground.

    I did not buy tracking but estimated delivery for both is Monday.

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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    OK, here we go! I received the samples two days ago, but have been unable to wear them yet. But today I am going to wear Levantium, so will post my thoughts either tonight or in the morning. Thanks again 30 roses!!!
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    Default Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Oh, thank you, dear 30 Roses. I have little experience with Penhaligon's. Seems like a perfect house with which to announce springtime.
    Sago Palm, I just sent you my address.
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