Smell Like an English Garden with Penhaligon’s Peoneve Eau de Parfum!

Penhaligon’s is a niche perfume house based in London, with almost one century and a half of history under its belt. All the perfumes come in clear glass bottles with a ribbon-wrapped top. Just seeing them lined up on a display transports you way back in time. Today we’ll be taking a look at Penhaligon’s latest eau de parfum creation, Peoneve.

Peoneve is created with an English garden in summer in mind. The head note is fresh and crisp violet leaf, which soon gives way to the rich and sensual floral heart notes. An abundance of peony, Bulgarian rose, and Hedione (a kind of jasmine) reside in the heart of Peoneve, but the crisp violet leaf continues to loom in the background. It’s interesting because one minute you get the soft floral notes, but the next something very green, fresh, and almost has a bite. This goes on until it gradually mellows into vetiver, musk, and cashmere wood, though I can still catch the violet leaf here and there!

Overall, Penhaligon’s Peoneve Eau de Parfum is a very green floral perfume that is worth looking into if you want a floral scent that is fresh with an edge. I don’t know if it’s the “English garden” that the description promises, but especially at the end I keep thinking it smells like one right after the rain!

Have you heard of Penhaligon’s? Are “green”-smelling perfumes your thing?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: In Belgium, I have spotted Penhaligon’s at Senteurs d’Ailleurs. Check out the Penhaligon’s website for locations elsewhere.



  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    never heard of it before :) you made me curieus about the scent

    • Sunny

      Haha Penhaligon’s is more like a niche brand, so I understand. It’s a very cripsy floral :)

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    Sounds like my kind of perfume ! :)

    • Sunny

      Oh yay, that’s good to know! Soft and feminine with an edge eh :)

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Sounds really lovely! I like the sounds of it a lot! I like rain. And flowers. :)

    • Sunny

      Then you might like this! There is this “humidity” about it.

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    Never heard of this but would love to give it a sniff to see if I like it.

    • Sunny

      Hey Marla, you should get to know Penhaligon’s! They have fabulous stuff that’s not what you’ll smell on everyone else!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Sounds really lovely but I’d have to take a sniff before anything because I am always unsure of vetiver and musk in my fragrances. It has to be done JUST right

    • Sunny

      I know what you mean! I wouldn’t really purchase a perfume without having tried it on myself for a couple of times at least!

  • http://www.fruitylashes.com Fruity Lashes

    I am still curious about Penhaligons. I have never tried their perfume before. Hows the clarity and the crispness?

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, this one is really crispy and it has this really pure quality about it. Actually all the Penhaligon’s I have smelled have this “cleanness.” You should definitely look into the brand!

  • http://lippylash.blogspot.com lippylash

    I have never heard about! SOunds good!

    • Sunny

      Hey Natasha, this is really a niche brand, but if you ever see the line-up try to sniff a couple of their creations. You’ll be impressed!

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