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.
The fragrance begins with a delicious blend of coriander and carrot seeds, creamy saffron and juicy quince: ingredients discovered during trips to local markets in Jodhpur. The heart of Vaara belongs to the gardens of Balsamand, the Maharaja's summer palace, with two glorious roses blended elegantly with a billowing white note of Indian magnolia, a touch of freesia and a whisper of iris. The fragrance settles into a luscious combination of honey, white musks and resins dripping over an aromatic base of tonka, cedarwood and sandalwood.
- Top notes: quince, rosewater, carrot seed, coriander seed, saffron
- Heart notes: Moroccan rose absolute, Bulgarian rose oil, freesia, Indian magnolia, peony, iris
- Base notes: honey, white musk, cedarwood, sandalwood, benzoin resin, tonka bean