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