a journey of the senses by FLACONNEUR

Something New At The Art Of Shaving

When I stopped in for a few gentlemanly necessities at my local The Art of Shaving store, there was quite a pleasant surprise awaiting me there. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of a few very familiar, but unusually shaped perfume bottles with fanciful ribbons. The bottles were strategically interspersed with two of The Art of Shaving’s well known eau de toilette essential oils, Sandalwood and Lemon. I could not help but to move in for a closer inspection. My eyes were not playing tricks on me. There are eight fragrances from the famed English scent masters, Penhaligon’s. It appears that The Art of Shaving is showcasing eight great Penhaligon’s fragrances that are paired perfectly with four of the company’s Aroma Collection scent profiles: Lavender, Lemon, Ocean Kelp and Sandalwood. You might easily guess in which category The Art of Shaving’s Sandalwood and Lemon eau de toilette work, but as far as how the Penhaligon’s fragrances, lets see how they fit in.


OPUS 1870 – Eau de Toilette – 2005OPUS1870EAUDETOILETTE

Top Notes: Bourbon Black Pepper, Yuzu Fruit, Coriander
Heart Notes: English Clove Rose, Cinnamon, Incense
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Australian Sandalwood, Ciara Wood, Musk
Price: 125 for 100ml bottle

Opus 1870 is a complex and elegant woody chypre. Opening with a luxurious accord of sweet citrus and fiery black pepper, the heart is lit by the delicacy of English Clove Rose and evocative incense. The base notes are glorious, smoky waves of aromatic cedarwood and sandalwood. Opus 1870 is wonderfully warm and comforting, a fragrance to wrap yourself in on cold winter nights.


Top Notes: Orange, Bergamot, Coriander
Heart Notes: Lavender, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Ginger, Geranium, Black Pepper, Cumin
Base Notes: Patchouli, Amber, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Sandalwood
Perfumer: Revised by Mike Parrott
Price: $150 for 100ml bottle

Zizonia is a nomadic and mysterious oriental; an odyssey of burnt spices, patchouli and pepper, leading to a lush oasis of sweet orange, ginger and vetiver. Heady and enticing.

THE ART OF SHAVING – SANDALWOOD – Eau de Toilette – 200431220

Price: $75 for 100ml bottle

The sandalwood trees of Mysore, India, yield the world’s most valuable and exquisite sandalwood essential oil, prized for over thousands of years for its perfume and therapeutic qualities. The treasured essence is extracted from the heart of the mature tree 30 years or older, then aged for six months to achieve its full eloquence. Warmed by the skin, our custom blend of sandalwood and pure essential oils become sweetly spicy, lightly herbaceous, with a woody undertone both calming and sensual.



Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lavender, Sage
Heart Notes: Geranium, Coffee Absolute
Base Notes: Vetiver, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Musk, Leather, Sandalwood, Incense, Frankincense And Myrrh
Perfumer: Steve de Mercado
Price: $125 for 100ml bottle

Endymion is a sensual fusion of citrus, spices and leather. It opens with a burst of sweetened mandarin wrapped gently in sage and lavender, then settles and smoothes gently into a dark coffee heart. As it warms up, mysterious resins rise up with hints of creamy nutmeg, cardamom and the softest leather. Spicy and fresh, it is a fragrance of contrasts, a seductive night time fragrance.

Endymion was a mortal who was so loved by the Goddess of the Moon that she put him to sleep forever so she alone could visit him every night.


Top Notes: Aldehydes, Ozonic Effect, Metallic Effect, Violet Leaf, Neroli, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Fresh Ginger
Heart Notes: Beeswax, Cyclamen, Linden Blossom, Lavender, Leather
Base Notes: Gurgum Wood, Patchouli, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean, Oakmoss, White Musk, Honey Effect, Old Wood Effect, Vanilla, Amber
Perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour
Price: $125 for 100ml bottle

Sartorial is a contemporary interpretation of a classic Fougere; the traditional notes of oakmoss, tonka bean and lavender have been exquisitely stitched together with woods, ozonic and metallic effects, leather, violet leaf, honey and spices to create the perfect illusion of a tailor’s workroom. The modern thread running through Sartorial is beeswax; echoing the blocks of wax each thread is run across before stitching



Top Notes: Cinnamon, Orange Brandy, Angelica, Juniper Berry
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Leather, Black Pepper, Orris Wood
Base Notes: Brown Sugar, Black Cherry, Vetiver, Ambrox
Perfumer: Olivier Cresp
Price: $150 for 100ml bottle

For enigmatic boys and girls, Juniper Sling is a crisp cocktail shot of gin with the freshness of juniper, cool measures of angelica and brandy and a beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris. A gourmand base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber add sensuality to the scent. Apply liberally and drink in.


Top Notes: Lemon, Lime, Lavender
Heart Notes: Blenheim Bouquet Has No Heart Notes
Base Notes: Pine, Musk, Black Pepper
Perfumer: Walter Penhaligons
Price: $125 for 100ml bottle

Taking its name from Blenheim Palace the seat of one of England’s most respected bloodlines, Blenheim Bouquet is a bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods. Inhaling Blenheim Bouquet today it is hard to imagine it was created over one hundred years ago. It is a fragrance that has continually adapted to every twist and turn of its existence. Blenheim Bouquet is discreet, sensual and immaculately turned out with a flash of heritage flourish.



Top Notes: Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Bergamot, Lavender, Basil
Heart Notes: Neroli, Muguet
Base Notes: Labdanum, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood
Price: $125 for 100ml bottle

this elegant cologne was created for Sir Percy Croft of the Croft port dynasty and named after the port producing region in Portugal; the Douro Valley. This stylish and mellow delight begins with sharp green limes and soapy bergamot, blending with garden fresh geranium and lily at the heart. Then the base notes of musk, oakmoss and sandalwood start to assert themselves, imparting a leathery quality. Underpinned with labdanum, a bitter resin that imparts a unique leathery note, Douro Eau de Portugal is a deep and intensely aromatic cologne.


Top Notes: Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Bergamot
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Lily Of The Valley, Cardamom
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Galbanum, Musk, Amber
Perfumer: Christian Provenzano
Price: $125 for 100ml bottle

Quercus declares itself with a light burst of citrus and basil, supported by a heart accord of jasmine, cardamom and muguet that is sweet, spiced and supremely delicate. The greenness of the basil persists into the surprisingly resilient musk and sandalwood base notes. These are warmed through with moss and patchouli to create elegant, strong and uplifting cologne. Named after the Latin for the British Oak, Quercus is a modern and invigorating cologne enjoyed by both men and women.

THE ART OF SHAVING, LEMON – Eau de Toilette – 200631221

Price: $75 for 100ml Bottle

The essence of clean, bright, refreshing, lemon essential oil has been noted for centuries for its natural fragrance. This precious oil is extracted from the peel of fresh, golden California lemons, using cold pressing to retain the utmost purity and long-lasting aroma.

The Art of Shaving has done a great job at pairing up Penhaligon’s fragrances to the four Aroma Collections, further personalizing their already fantastic men’s shaving products. These eight Penhaligon’s fragrances are not only available at The Art of Shaving stores but can be purchased at their online store as well. If you’ve never experienced these great Penhaligon’s fragrances, make a point to do so the next time you are at The Art of Shaving.


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