SCENT OF A ROYAL. “Flamboyancy isn’t a sin.” So goes the official slogan behind Penhaligon’s latest collection: Much Ado About the Duke
For those unfamiliar with the brand, Penhaligon’s is an English Fragrance house established in 1870 by William Penhaligon, who, by the way, was appointed as Royal Barber and Perfumer to the Royal Court during the Queen Victoria reign in the U.K. Now, they hold royal warrants from the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh. So, if you’ve ever wondered what British royalty smells like, then you’re looking at the right place. The latest collection from Penhaligon’s include the Portraits collection, a series of four fragrances built upon a fictional back-story of an English royal Family, each with their own distinct personalities. One of these scents is Much Ado About the Duke, the flamboyantly masculine fragrance infused with rose and pepper, creating a fresh and spicy scent that is incredibly striking and long-lasting. How long exactly? Let’s just say there’s a chance that you’ll still smell this rose-based fragrance even after you take a shower.