Come September 1st luxury perfumers Penhaligon’s will launch their new Trade Routes Collection. The collection consists of three fragrances all inspired by the indulgent and decadent commodities which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th Century.

The fragrances in the new collection are all very different; although they are all said to be unisex, some perhaps couldn’t be worn by both sexes.

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Lothair:

Inspired by the Tea Clipper Ships that brought exotic tea to the English shores, it has a smoky heart of black tea which is softened by fig milk and magnolia, completed with cedar and wedge woods base. This is by far our favourite of the three fragrances, perhaps a little strong at first but once it’s settled, it immediately transports you back to the elegant ships that transported the tea to the UK.

Empressa:

This emulates the beauty of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics which were transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. The floral heart note is filled with pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli, finished with vanilla, cocoa, amber, and maltol, with a warming cedarwood. By far the most feminine of the three, it’s one which perhaps can’t be pulled off by every man but definitely by a select few.

Levantium:

Keeping in with the London import theme, this one is inspired by rum, spices, flowers and wood. With another floral heart note of rose, jasmine and ylang ylang it is then accompanied by a kick of cardamom finished with a luxurious base of oud, amber, myrrh and vanilla. This is definitely the most masculine of the three; whilst it may prove too strong for some men, it really does make you feel luxurious.

The Trade Routes Collection from Penhaligon’s will launch in all UK Penhaligon’s boutiques and online on 1st September.

All priced at £120.

For more details please visit: www.penhaligons.com

 

Joshua White