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The Favourite by Penhaligon’s

The Favourite by Penhaligon's
Gender: Women
Release date: 2020

Key Notes of The Favourite

What Does The Favourite Smell Like

The Favourite by Penhaligon's is a women's perfume that opens with a bright citrusy scent from the mandarin orange, paired with the soft, powdery aroma of violet. The bergamot contributes a slight tangy quality, while the sweet floral tones of freesia add a hint of lightness.

As the perfume settles, the distinct, intoxicating aroma of jasmine sambac ascends, mingling with the delicate, sweet scent of mimosa. The iris provides an earthy and slightly woody undertone, grounding the overall floral bouquet.

In the base, a warm, rich aroma of amber emerges, complemented by the clean, subtle scent of musk. A hint of Indian sandalwood adds depth to the perfume, lending a creamy and slightly spicy touch.

Overall, The Favourite offers a sensory journey from vibrant citrus and sweet florals to warm, earthy undertones. Its scent profile combines fragrant florals with fresh fruits, a hint of powderiness, a touch of sweetness, and an earthy finish, resulting in a perfume that is wonderfully complex and captivating in its simplicity.

Review of The Favourite

The Favourite by Penhaligon's is a women's perfume that strikes a playful balance between elegance and whimsy. This perfume, taking inspiration from the world of classic British perfumery, skillfully combines floral and powdery tones resulting in a scent that is both fresh and sweet. The perfume opens with a lively citrusy, yet subtly sweet undertone of mandarin orange that smoothly transitions into a heart filled with charming jasmine sambac and mimosa.

Ideal for spring and summer, The Favourite offers a delicate freshness that is not overpowering but has a pleasant lingering presence. However, don't be fooled by its initial lightness, this perfume is not a shrinking violet; its longevity holds up rather well throughout the day, making it a perfect companion for daily activities, relaxed business events, or leisurely outings.

While it does cater to a more mature audience, its scent has a youthful edge that prevents it from feeling dated. That being said, it might not be a first choice for those who prefer strong, heady fragrances or are seeking a scent with a significant sillage. The Favourite takes on a more demure character, staying close to the skin and revealing its layers to those who come near.

In terms of value, it's not the most affordable option on the market but it does offer a unique scent profile that distinguishes it from the crowd. For those seeking a fragrance that is subtly sophisticated, with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of floral freshness, The Favourite by Penhaligon's could indeed become a favourite.

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