Penhaligon's is a British perfumer, founded in 1870 by William Penhaligon. They are characterized by their longstanding relationship with royalty, as proud holders of two Royal Warrants from His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, as well as their creativity and rich heritage of 145 years.
William's first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, was inspired by the steamy, rich scents of the Hammam baths on Jermyn Street. Penhaligon's continue William's legacy of creating fragrances inspired by the unexpected to this day, from Savile Row workrooms to London dry gin, the ballet to London's historic docklands.
Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressa's floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa and amber with warming cedarwood and sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
- Top notes: blood orange, bergamot, mandarin
- Heart notes: peach, cassis, dewberry, rose, neroli, geranium, cardamom, pink & black pepper
- Base notes: vanilla pod, cocoa, frankincense, amber, musk, woods, patchouli, sandalwood