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Penhaligon's - Portraits Collection - The Duke

Penhaligon's - Portraits Collection - The Duke

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Testers are brand new, never sprayed, and contain the same original fragrance as regular products. They are made by the manufacturer and usually come in a plain white or brown box, often without a fancy cap. They are authentic and 100% original.


In the enchanting world of fragrances, Much Ado About The Duke by Penhaligon's takes center stage as a captivating olfactory composition that weaves a tale of elegance and masculinity. Launched in 2016, this exquisite leather fragrance for men has become a timeless presence in the realm of sophisticated scents, leaving an indelible mark on the senses of those who encounter its aromatic allure. The creative genius behind Much Ado About The Duke is the esteemed perfumer Daphné Bugey, whose olfactory artistry is evident in every carefully crafted note. Bugey, known for her ability to infuse fragrances with a distinctive personality, has orchestrated a symphony of scents that captures the essence of refinement and intrigue. At the heart of this fragrance is the prominent leather accord, a symbol of timeless sophistication and rugged masculinity. The leather unfolds like the opening act of a classic play, commanding attention with its rich and robust presence. It evokes images of well-worn leather-bound books in an aristocratic library, contributing to the fragrance's narrative of intellectual depth and historical elegance. The top notes, much like the lively introduction to a Shakespearean comedy, burst forth with energy and zest. Citrusy bergamot and the aromatic freshness of juniper create a lively prelude that sets the stage for the unfolding drama of scents. This initial burst of vibrancy introduces the wearer to the multifaceted character of Much Ado About The Duke. As the fragrance transitions into its heart notes, the plot thickens, revealing layers of complexity. Geranium and birch contribute their distinctive facets, adding a floral and smoky nuance to the composition. The interplay of these notes creates a harmonious blend that embodies the duality of strength and subtlety, much like the complexities of a well-crafted play. The base notes, where the fragrance reaches its crescendo, linger on the skin with a magnetic allure. The warmth of amber and the earthy tones of vetiver and patchouli provide a captivating and enduring finale. The fragrance, akin to the closing scenes of a theatrical masterpiece, leaves an unforgettable impression that resonates long after the curtain has fallen. Notes: Pepper, rose, gin, leather, wood

Head Notes


Heart Notes

Juniper (Gin Note)

Base Notes


Penhaligon's - Portraits Collection - The Duke ("dog flacon")

According to the expectations of his class, Duke Nelson married the most coveted girl of London: the Duchess Rose. But the eccentric nature of the duke makes rumors circulate in London's society. There are rumors that his still young marriage is already at the end!

His fragrance is as ambivalent as the Duke himself: a perfume with floral and masculine woody facets - a shot of Gin included ...


A peppered rose floats in a glass of gin - on a base of leathery wood.


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