Friday, October 15, 2010

Review-lite: A Small Smell of Penhaligon's Sartorial - New Men's Fragrance

When I received my recent Penhaligon's order,  with it I received a letter describing the arrival of Sartorial, the new Penhaligon's men fragrance. Screw the men! I want this for myself! Just to be wrapped around the smell because if it smells anything like it does on this scented stationary, it is utterly masculine and sexy. It's also nothing like any other men's fragrance I've ever smelled.

Image from Penhaligon's Website
Here's What The Press Release Paper Says
Penhaligon's latest fragrance, Sartorial, is tailored to perfection. Created by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, it was inspired by the scents of the workroom at Norton & Sons, Bespoke Tailors at No. 16 Savile Row.

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 beeswax echoing the blocks of wax each thread is run across before stitching. This sweet smudged note ties together the more traditional elements; the oiled flash of shears cutting cloth, the rub of fabric beneath fingers, tobacco tinted cabinetry, puffs o chalk in the air and old paper patterns vanilla with age.

Bringing together the great traditions of British perfumery and British bespoke tailoring, Sartorial is a fragrance for a new generation of gentlemen.

Head Notes: Aldehydes, Ozonic Efect, Metallic Efect, 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.

Penhaligon' Sartorlial Eau de Toilete 50ml $80
Penhaligon's Sartorial Eau de Toilette 100ml $110

Sartorial will launch in the US on 11Th October 2010 and will be available in Penhaligon's boutiques.
The US version of the site doesn't seem to have it up yet, so I can't link it for you. However it is available on the UK version of the site.

What I Notice on the Paper
I smell mostly the woods and the musks and it's just to die for. I wonder if this is one of those fragrances a woman could get away with, I like it that much. Maybe layered over something more feminine?

Bottom Line
Try to get a sample and smell it. I know I would love a sample. But I'm thinking Christmas for my husband whether he likes it or not. And if not, I'll just scent everything around me in it. The description is seriously wacky, but it's just so sexy!