Four years after launching Empressa Eau de Toilette in the then newly minted Trade Routes collection, historic brand Penhaligon's Est. 1870 will introduce Empressa Eau de Parfum from February 2018. The new formulation is not just about heightened intensity, but a rethink as well of the composition, which keeps key original notes...
Christian Provenzano signs the new jus. The perfumer authored Levantium in the original collection, while nose Mike Parrot was behind the first Empressa EDT.
"While she constantly wears pristine white pearls, the Empressa cultivates a secret taste for silk trade materials and spices. She wraps herself in a luxurious and luminous veil, whose characteristic features are softness and a deep sensuality." [Editor's translation]
"Tandis qu'elle arbore en permanence des perles d'une blancheur immaculée, L'Empressa cultive un goût secret pour les soieries et les épices. Elle s'enveloppe d'un voile luxueux et lumineux faisant la part belle à la douceur et à une profonde sensualité."
Moreover, "...fruits and flowers are combined in an exquisite fashion,..."
The edp has top notes of blood orange, bergamot, mandarin and pink peppercorn. The heart mixes peach, cassis, rose, neroli, geranium, cardamom and nutmeg. The "intense and sensual" base, which is said to be the distinguishing feature of the new eau de parfum, showcases vanilla, cacao, incense, amber, musk, patchouli and sandalwood.
A 100 ml flacon of eau de parfum is priced at 195€.
[Source: press release]