Penhaligon's have re-issued two fragrances initially introduced as limited-editions for Valentine's Day, LP No.9 for men and LP No. 9 for women. They are named after the song originally performed by The Clovers, Love Potion No. 9 written in 1959 by Leiber & Stoller (check out the video after the jump). It was a huge hit then and became another hit again with The Searchers in 1965: "it smelled of turpentine and looked like Indian ink, I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink".
The Penhaligon's scents were discontinued in 2006 according to Badger and Blade and are now back by popular demand (see, you just need to ask for your old favorites until perfumers finally relent).
About LP No.9 for women,
"Strange & beguiling, LP No. 9 for ladies is potent and addictive brew of sweet floral notes, spices and musk. ...
"It opens with a creamy accord of tarragon and lavender sharpened with a twist of lemon. The heart reveals the open sweetness of carnation wrapped in rich sensual basenotes of cedar, spice & vanilla. The final effect is gorgeously soft and romantic, shot through with powdered memories of love."LP No. 9 for men sounds just as alluring,
"Minty black and warm, LP No. 9 casts a spell of powdered darkness from its complex heart of ylang-ylang, spices and iris. The aromatic mingle of clove, vanilla & earthy patchouli add a sweetened ginger-ale touch to heady layers that open and smooth into a moreish bubblegum-scented delight."The fragrances are available for £50 and £70 on the Penhaligon's e-commerce site
Watch The Clovers perform Love Potion No. 9,