Heartless Helen Eau de Parfum by Penhaligon’s
Olfactive Family – Crisp White Floral
Perfume Author – Dominique Ropion
Who needs romance when one wields power? Heartless Helen is an opulent flourish of tuberose in mandarin-scented woods. Tuberose, mandarin, wood: our fearless conquistador’s scent seduces all in her path. What happens on safari, stays on safari, or so Sir Teddy thinks…
Head Notes – Pink Pepper, Mandarin
Heart Notes – Jasmine, Tuberose
Base Notes – Creamy Wood Accord, Cashmeran
Penhaligon’s is the story of a Cornish Barber who traveled to London and opened up shop next to Jermyn Street’s finest tailors. Who received the royal warrant and trimmed the Shah of Persia’s beard. At a time when one’s toilette was of primordial concern and to be a gentlemen was an affair of great application. Victoria was Queen, antiseptic was making its first appearance – and ankles were considered titillating stuff. It was 1870.
Penhaligon’s today consults William Penhaligon’s original recipe books, and still produces in the UK, in the original bottle design.