Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet EDT Fragrance Review

Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet EDT

Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet was created in 1902 but it reminds me of popular men’s eau de colognes from the 1960’s.

Blenheim Bouquet opens as a very strong lemon that reminds me of Lemon Heads because it has a little bit of sugar. I almost sneeze within the first 10 minutes of wear because it’s all Lemon Heads with spicy black pepper underneath. I get a faint herbal/pine turpentine that makes this different than the average eau de  cologne. It adds a sharpness and mixes well with the old-fashioned lime. With the dry-down the black pepper intensifies. It’s a very dry black pepper that reminds me of pre-ground supermarket stuff like McCormik’s.

Scott Brady

Notes listed include lemon, lime, lavender, pine, musk and black pepper.

Give Blenheim Bouquet a try if you want a sheer, spicy citrus or if you like perfumes like Annick Goutal Eau de Sud, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Muelhens 4711, Byredo Gypsy Water, Penhaligon’s Extrait of Limes, and/or Tom Ford Private Blend Azure Lime. Personally, I see Blenheim Bouquet as more of a masculine scent. I’m sure anybody can wear it but it reads as “retrosexual” to me.

Projection is above average only because the notes are so volatile. Longevity is below average. I think this wears more as an eau de cologne than an EDT.

Blenheim Bouquet retails for $80 for 1.7 oz at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONTart lemon and lime, pine and dry black pepper cologne with a retro 60’s feel. Not one for me but I think it make a nice “safe” daily masculine fragrance. It’s very light and fresh.

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2 thoughts on “Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet EDT Fragrance Review

    1. Yes, I provided some eye candy 🙂
      This is a more masculine/spicier version of Extract of Limes because of the pine and black pepper. I can see a woman wearing this. But, when I smell this, I smell a well-groomed man in a suit.

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