Penhaligon’s – Portraits Collection – Cousin Flora
Encased in a grandiloquent glass flacon topped with a gold-tone bird stopper, the Ingénue Cousin Flora eau de parfum by Penhaligon’s is an invigorating citrus fragrance with woody depths. Announcing its presence with a burst of vivacity and light fresh notes, a woodier story starts to reveal itself, finishing with the comforting notes of musk. Penhaligon’s background story on Ingénue Cousin Flora is as charming as ever. The brand description reads as follows: “The wide-eyed innocent of the family, cousin Flora is courteous to the old, punctual for her riding lessons and a smiling angel around her ma-ma. (She is the sweetest and youngest first cousin of Rose.) Always a most valuable witness to the mischief of her twin brother Matthew, she is diligent in her reporting and aims to be as helpful as she can. Her one true virtue, the meticulousness with which she hides her own guilty trail…
Her fragrance is effusive, ebullient and fresh, an invigorating sensation, no less. Lively & vigorous; rules are set free. Vivacity galore – a burst of vitamin C. But what’s this? A woodier story starts to reveal. The round comforting notes of musk start to peal. Heaven above, it fits my good mood like a glove. Pleasing, with a surprisingly strong twist. This is a fragrance you’ll not want to miss.” And indeed, why would you miss this? Ingénue Cousin Flora is a lively but comforting woody fragrance soaked in liquid sunshine of citrus fruit and peel. Underneath, a clean, skin-like musk fits under the woods and citrus like a glove, holding everything firmly in place.