Best Rose Fragrance: Penhaligon’s The Coveted Duchess Rose
Imbued with rich British heritage, Penhaligon’s have mastered marrying their traditional legacy with updated modern flairs. Founded by William Penhaligon, a traditional barber by trade, he established the perfume house in the 1870s and his legacy continues to live on today through his unique take on perfumery.
The gem of the Penhaligon’s brand is their Portraits collection, which is where you’ll find The Coveted Duchess Rose. Luxurious, regal and attributing to the evergreen English spirit, this collection is our highlight and gives off an eccentric flair. At first glance, you already notice the intricate and bold detailing of the hand polished animal heads adorned as the caps of the fragrance bottle—each animal embodying the spirit and notes of the perfume.
A rose fragrance unlike any other, The Coveted Duchess Rose is ethereal, whimsical but has grounding properties that keep the fragrance quite classy too. Definitely not your typical rose scent, Penhaligon’s iteration is a blend of Rose centifolia and Damascene rose, that meet with mandarin and an unexpected musk wood that adds a unique, unpredictable twist to the fragrance.
With the visage of this fragrance being a fox, it directly emulates the spirit of the fragrance. They describe the Duchess as such, “at first, naively romantic, she has now become disillusioned and frustrated in an unsatisfactory marriage. Always looking for fun and frivolity (and perhaps love affairs), her fragrance is a not so innocent fresh rose.”
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