Savoy Steam by Penhaligon’s
Key Notes of Savoy Steam
What Does Savoy Steam Smell Like
Savoy Steam by Penhaligon's begins with a notably piquant scent layered with an invigorating herbal aroma. The spicy pink pepper is a strong initial presence, but it's the Tunisian rosemary that quickly takes center stage, lending a wild, verdant energy to the perfume. After the initial spikiness recedes, you encounter a heart of floral tones. The Damask rose makes a notable entrance, adding a deep, honey-like sweetness that is both rich and dreamy. This romantic floral tone is subtly tempered by the slightly citrusy edge of geranium absolute, which manages to infuse a dash of freshness to the perfume's core. As the perfume settles down, it reveals a base that is slightly smoky and hinting at a warm, balsamic undertone. The benzoin imparts a mildly vanilla-like sweetness and a touch of smokiness. The subtle note of incense lingers, almost hidden, infusing the perfume with a mystical, resinous quality. Throughout this olfactory journey, Savoy Steam manages to express a vivid, fascinating tale of spicy, floral, and resinous accords, all masterfully combined to create a unisex perfume.
Review of Savoy Steam
Savoy Steam by Penhaligon's is a fragrance that defies conventional boundaries, inviting both men and women into its aromatic embrace. Launched in 2017, this perfume has a definitive floral core, subtly spiced and softened by fresh, resinous undertones. The result is a scent that, while leaning slightly more towards a feminine audience, brings forward a pleasant unisex appeal.
As you wear Savoy Steam, you'll notice it's a perfume that loves the daylight. It thrives in the freshness of spring and the crispness of fall, making it a great choice for these transitions seasons. The delicate balance of floral and spicy elements ensures it's never too heavy or light - perfect for daily wear, leisurely weekends, or even in a professional setting.
The standout element of this fragrance is the Tunisian rosemary. It offers an unexpected twist to the scent profile, adding an herbal, green touch to the otherwise floral-spicy mix. And while the sillage may not fill a room, it leaves a pleasing, intimate trail that invites closer inspection.
However, it's worth noting that the longevity of Savoy Steam could be a bit better. It may not carry you through a full day without a touch-up, particularly if you have a long night out planned. And although the value is reasonable, the price point may not be for everyone.
All in all, Savoy Steam by Penhaligon's is a well-rounded unisex perfume that leans a touch on the feminine side. It's a versatile fragrance that walks a fine line between the traditional and the modern, perfect for those looking for a distinctive, yet approachable scent.
>> View all perfumes of Penhaligon’s