Penhaligon's has commissioned a reinterpretation of its classic men's rose fragrance Hammam Bouquet first issued in 1872. For doing so they have turned to none other but to mistress of pale watery effects, vapory H20 and subtle nuances of life perfumer Olivia Giacobetti (she is known for collection interesting smells in tight-shut jars). The end-result is an opulent oriental incorporating a realistic hammam-atmosphere touch, that of the perfumery rendition of steam as revealed by the presence of a note of "eucalyptus steam"...
Eucalyptus Steam, Cardamom, Orange blossom absolute and White cedar
Red Turkish Rose absolute, Egyptian Jasmine absolute, Cinnamon leaves, Mace and Rosewood
Benzoin "tears", Tonka beans, Vanilla, Incense, Red Sandalwood and Guaicum wood
"Opening with eucalyptus and the harmonising hot spices of cardamom, cinnamon and mace, the senses are massaged with the dark magic of Turkish rose and jasmine, sharpened with a twist of orange. Heat and smoke rise and the incense and woods mingle with the earthy rub of resins and spices. A touch of vanilla and the soft persistent roundness of hypnotic Tonka bean complete the atmospheric dry-down."
The perfume is available on the Penhaligon's site 50 ml for £50 and 100 ml for £ 70. Pre-orders are available at Luckyscent, 100 ml for $110.