Penhaligon's Sartorial - Made to Pleasure
It was really inspired to create a fragrance based on the evocative aromas of a tailor's workroom, and a very specific workroom at that. Hand made in England using the finest ingredients, the latest eau-de-toilette for men from Penhaligon's, Sartorial, has been designed with the workroom at Savile Row tailors Norton and Sons in mind. All the bottles have ribbon bows on the neck, but you can imagine this one as a bow-tie.
I am a big fan of their Castile fragrance (and so is young Mrs Tweed, who is always sneaking squirts), and also of the English Fern aftershave, which contains witch hazel and menthol for a proper after shave tonic, so was eager to try Sartorial. And very nice it is too. There is wood, old leather-bound books and rich florals in there, nice bit of spice. Reassuring and elegant, like your favourite suit. And pretty masculine, so maybe young Mrs Tweed won't be sneaking squirts of this one. Or maybe she will?
I've hunted out their promo video, an animation by Quention Jones. It shows the master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, who created the fragrance, at Norton & Sons absorbing the scents and smells of the workrooms. Smell the colours, gents.