Created in 1910, English Fern is a completely unique, fresh and earthy tonic of a fragrance. Field-fresh clover, lavender and geranium bed down with woods, patchouli and moss to create a rich, spiced green scent that oozes Englishness. It captures that slightly soapy, just washed feeling with elegance and a touch of sensuality. English Fern is a finely balanced fougere for men and women looking for something a bit different.
Fresh, Clean, Light And A Bit Woodsy - The Only Scent I Have Used For Years
I find most men's scents very heavy and overbearing they usually give me a headache or worse.
English Fern has a light, clean, fresh, woodsy masculine scent that reminds me of the outdoors, without being musky, pungent or having that "chemical" smell that department store cologne always seems to have. I think it's traditional without being old-fashioned and it's never overpowering. It's the mix of clover and oakmoss that I like best.
It's the only scent I have worn for about 20 years now and no one has ever told me they don't like it. In fact when I am dancing at a ceilidh or a ball, strangers often tell me "you smell good"! More importantly, my family like it too.
I wear the talc nearly every day and save the spray for special events or nights out. I can't really use the soaps because I sensitive skin, but I use them to scent my dresser drawers.
I know it's meant to be unisex, but to me it's definitely a masculine, albeit subtle, scent.
Would you recommend it? : Yes
09 August 2013
Fresh, Green And Utterly English
English Fern is a fresh, green fougére which brings to mind a myriad of visions of early 20th century England. One can imagine wearers frolicking on lawns of the family estate playing tennis with little wooden racquets, or preparing themselves for a crisp, spring morning about town. Using only a handful of aromas, the modest melange creates a clean nose, allowing each scent to be clearly discerned. An opening of muted florals blends beautifully with clover spice, the underlying base of wooded, bushy foliage adding the perfect touch of depth. After time, the dry down reveals distinct powdery notes, presumably from the oakmoss in the base. As a love or loathe smell, powder would be the make-or-break for most: should Penhaligon’s attempt improvement, a masking or balancing note would be a suggestion. Even so, the sangfroidian simplicity of English Fern has allowed it to stand tall in the test of time, maintaining its status as a perfect summer scent for an English lady or gent.
Would you recommend it? : Yes
08 July 2013
What-ho old chums!
One had the pleasure and good fortune of sampling the old English Fern and by jove one is properly squiffy about the stuff! The very scent of an Englishman or fine lady and as fresh as a cucumber sandwich pip pip! It has the aroma of a good old English woodland after a good old English rain and its suitable for both the old man and the trouble and strife hem hem - don't you adam and eve it! If you like your fine aromas make haste to Penhaligons my chums! Peruse their fine range of perfumery at HQ or all you clever chaps can use your newfandangled gadgetry without even leaving the old abode. So pootle off to Penhaligons old chaps! They're good for japes and blooming marvellous!