Nick's Perfume Collection

  • Posted on 14th August 2013 by Nick
  • I’ve recently joined the Marketing team here at Penhaligon’s, and have been a massive fragrance geek ever since I started selling perfume on Saturday’s over 12 years ago.

  • Over that time I've generated a rather gigantic perfume collection, which I thought I’d share with you all, having finally found the time to organise it after moving house.


    The Penhaligon’s Love Affair: I moved to London 2 years ago, and having first encountered Penhaligon’s on a trip around London with the folks from Basenotes when Amaranthine launched, I knew I had to go back to P’s to find the perfect scent for me. As it happened, Juniper Sling had just launched - aside from perfume (and theatre), my great love in life is gin. And I have fascinations with art-deco and corvids (the family of birds that contains crows, ravens and magpies, amongst others) so when I saw the packaging, I just had to have a bottle! I’m also crazy about Elixir, having a bit of an incense obsession, Hammam Bouquet, because I love vintage fragrances, and since starting here, have discovered a love for Opus 1870 and Zizonia. I’ll probably be buying a bottle of Vaara next!


    Aside from Penhaligon’s, I have a vast and varied collection of 146 bottles (this is the first time I’ve ever counted them and realise oh my goodness, that’s a lot!) from niche to mainstream and vintage to modern.


    I really love anything that smells a little bit weird (one of these smells like the back of packaging tape and almonds, another smells like ice cold tonic water, and another that smells like a wearable Thai green curry), or photorealistic (like the moment you stick your thumb into an orange).

    So, how many bottles do you have? Does anything catch your eye?


    • Comments
    • Less Is More ................
    • by DIANE DARBY
    • For me fragrance is a little of ones self ,after you've gone ,you're remembered .Its a play on the senses ,calling on imagery ,hopefully leaving the message you wish to convey .The association is erotic ,sensual .If i change fragrance it's because iv'e moved on ,my thinking has changed ,the message i convey will be different .Until then, i wear my fragrance as a second skin ,a trusted friend .
    • Bet You'Ve Not Tried This . . .
    • by Jeannie Beannie
    • Il Bacio - Princess Marcella Borghese. It's delicious and have loved it for ever. That was until I discovered Penhaligon's Esprit du Roi. Penhaligon's has won me over!
    • 'I Hate Perfume' Collection
    • by Oliver
    • Hello, amazing collection! I see you have some 'I hate Perfume' bottles i love their scents, have you tried 'Burning Maple Leaves' smells amazing. I love anything that smells like burning or coffee...any recommendations? thanks Oliver
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