Endymion, created by perfumer Steve Mercado is the dark dreamy prince of our fragrances. Sweet and warm with black coffee, spices and leather. It is one of Penhaligon’s bestselling fragrances, beautifully wearable and simply smells amazing. It is the scent that most people buy for their partners because they love to smell it on others…..
The fragrance is a clever fusion of citrus, spices and leather, opening with a burst of sweetened mandarin wrapped gently in sage and lavender, this settles and rounds gently down into a dark coffee heart. As the skin warms up, mysterious resins rise up with hints of creamy nutmeg and cardamom, all folded up in the softest leather effect. Spicy and fresh, The key to Endymion is contrast, light and dark sweet and sharp. There is sensuality and comfort, wearing it is like walking in a moonlit garden, thinking thoughts of velvet seduction.
Endymion was inspired by the myth of a youth so beautiful he incurred the obsessive love of Selene, the moon goddess. She implored the gods to put him to sleep forever so that only she could visit him and gaze down at the beauty of his sleeping face. This inspiration suits the scent to perfection, mysterious, obsessive and beautiful.
Head: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lavender and Sage
Heart: Geranium and Coffee Absolute
Base: Vetiver, Nutmeg, Black pepper, Cardamom, Musk, Leather, Sandalwood, Incense, Frankincense and Myrrh