Inspired by historic trade routes and precious ingredients, British heritage fragrance brand Penhaligon recently unveiled their collection, “The Trade Routes Collection”. The collection inspired by memorable moments in British history, made its debut at the Shangri-La hotel in the Shard. Don’t worry – this collection is deemed to be a unisex collection. The iconic brand has always been recognised in creating a perfect blend between hues of tradition with hints of the modernistic 21st century. Their latest collection encapsulates their concoction seamlessly with three fragrances, Lothair, Empressa & Levanthium.
Conceived by fragrance connoisseur Bertrand Duchaufour and influenced by the Tea Clipper Ships, Lothair reflects notes of magnolia, red berries and grapefruit. The fragrance although slightly strong, take you back to the timeless era when the ships transported avant grade teas to the shores of Britain.
Empressa is by far our favourite of the three. Developed by Mike Parrott, this perfume reflects notes of patchouli and delicate floral scents, reminding you of exquisite fabrics and fine silks. Definitely the most feminine of the three, Empressa takes it queues from the era when it was transported to London to embellish the influential and inspiring ladies of that time back in history.
Inspired by imports of London, Levanthium reflects hints of rum, spices and flowers. Infused with soft notes of rose and jasmine, it is indeed the most masculine of the collection. Perfumer Christian De Provenzano developed this evening scent for the select few.
Priced at £120 for a beautiful 100ml bottle, the Trade Routes Collection will be available in all UK Penhaligon’s boutiques and online from 1stSeptember.To discover the brand’s exemplary power at its finest, experience the “Discover the scent of Penhaligon” room package at Singapore’ Mandarin Oriental where guests are able to understand the emotive power of scents along with experiencing hospitality at its best in the bustling city of Singapore.