Originally created in 1927, Penhaligon’s Eau de Cologne has been relaunched in the Anthology Collection. Eau de Cologne should get an award for the most fleeting fragrance on the planet. I swear that its life span is 5 minutes on my skin. Even for an eau de cologne, I find this remarkable.
I find Eau de Cologne very refreshing. It opens as freshly squeezed lemons and oranges. It’s very effervescent and optimistic. I get some of that heady neroli that reminds me of little petals following the breeze. Eau de Cologne is sheer and light. It doesn’t bide by the pesky laws of gravity. I’ve timed its wear in 80° weather and in 45° weather, it lasts 5-7 minutes on my skin. This is a huge deal breaker for me.
Notes listed include orange, lemon, bergamot, rosemary, and neroli.
Give Eau de Cologne a try if you like very, very light perfumes or you live in an unbearably hot climate or if you like to reapply perfumes every 10 minutes. And give it try if you are looking for a “classic” eau de cologne and for some reason you’re avoiding Guerlain.
Like I said longevity is way below average, at least -3 standard deviations from the mean. Projection is average.
The 3.4 oz EDT retails for $140 and is available at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A classic eau de cologne with worse than average longevity and an above average price point. If I want the invisible ink of the perfume world, I’ll save my pennies and wear/buy 4711.
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