BEAUTY INFO: PENHALIGON'S PORTRAITS, A SCENTED STORY.
With the air of aristocracy ala Downton Abbey and suspense like Agatha Christie's Poirot novels, you got an enthralling story of Penhaligon's Portrait.
In the first chapter of this narrative (the third is on the way), we are introduced to four characters in the thick of British aristocracy—each with their own unique story to tell.
Meet Lady Blanche, the wife of Lord George, a socialite with picture of devotion, charm - and criminal intentions. Her fragrance is only for those in-the-know; narcotic green floral with powdery orris, narcissus flower and hyacinth. Refined and delicate but without ever being bland.
Their daughter, Duchess Rose was recently wed to Duke Nelson. Though they now find themselves increasingly unhappy in their young marriage. Perhaps they should have had reservations when they found their only commonality was a love of roses. Ironic? We think not.
Every fragrance embodies the personalities of the character. Lord George, deceptively traditional, a perfect reminder that one should be aware of appearances. His scent is masculine and rich - with notes of brandy, shaving soap, tonka bean and a hint of rum. The coveted Duchess Rose and the Duke are each their own unique blend of roses: the Duke is spicy; the Duchess, woody.
Penhaligon's, the London-based brand of nearly 150 years, tapped local British artist Kristjana Williams to bring the collection to life with her romanticized illustrations. Williams's magical landscapes vary based on every character, also represented by an exotic animal cast in gold as the fragrance bottlecaps.
Four different perfumers—Alberto Morillas, Daphné Bugey, Christophe Raynaud, and Alienor Massenet—are behind the enchanting Portraits collection, making every fragrance entirely unique to the nose of its maker.
Go to Plaza Senayan or Galleries Lafayette for your own fragrant stories. Available at IDR 3,7mil for 75ml.
Shown here the Duke