Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber
Penhaligon’s – Hidden London Collection – Marylebone Wood
With Marylebone Wood, Penhaligon’s seeks to pay tribute to London’s Marylebone district, a wealthy but characterful district in the heart of London’s City of Westminster. The “Village” – as Marylebone is called – is characterized by its traditional British charm. Its winding lanes, Georgian brick houses, and Sherlock Holmes’ residences are intrinsically linked to the dynamism and zeitgeist of London.
Marylebone Wood is a sensual woody fragrance, with a subtle animalic strain that hints at the lively, quirky undercurrent to the poshness of life in this district of London. Sweet, smoky sandalwood is given an earthy sexiness by way of damp patchouli and cedarwood, while a sour, rosy grapefruit note upfront lends a leathery, saffron-like brightness to the composition. It smells exotic and old world but also modern and brisk; a truly intoxicating modern masculine, therefore.