Perfume: The modern smell of Penhaligon’s

In 1872 inspired by the Turkish bathhouses near his barbershop, on Jermyn Street in Mayfair, London, Cornishman created the Hammam Bouquet perfume, which was exotic in scent. The Hammam Bouquet perfume is the inspiration for the Savoy Steam perfume, though it differs in notes and modern appeal.

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Released in 2017, the Savoy Steam perfume uses Turkish rose petals as one of its key ingredients, produced in house Grasse, France. It is supposed to simulate the smell of Turkish delight and rose water. Though the key ingredients are factored as roses, it is not heavy on the nose and its sillage are light and fresh. It uses a mix of African Rosemary and Incense Resinoid which is known to be fresh, citrusy and woody.

These combinations are calming and almost meditative and if we were to talk about the suitability, it draws on androgynous characteristics which are suitable for both men and women. The smell is garden fresh, with a crisp undertone that is easy to wear.

Personally, it is a type of perfume you wear during Summer and Springtime, during a celebration (wedding) at the beach or a drive down the coast. Longevity though is not lasting and may have to refill up your perfume atomiser now and then, to give you that lasting scent.

Disclaimer: Please note I have not been paid or sponsored to do this review. This write-up is based on my own opinions, research and experience. Pictures used are personally taken, unless stated otherwise. I hope you find it helpful.


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