An aristocratic citrus, dry and aromatically anchored with woods and lavender, Blenheim Bouquet takes it inspiration from the iconic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the ancestral seat of the dukes of Marlborough whose illustrious descendants include Sir Winston Churchill.
Hammam Bouquetwas Penhaligon’s first fragrance in 1872, a heady, oriental brew of roses, woods, jasmine and animalic musks. This style of scent was quite typical of the time, heavy and floral, rose-based with spices and orris. Powder and drama. These fragrances now seem a little vintage and boudoir in character but still pack quite a punch in olfactory terms.
Blenheim Bouquet came along, essentially a clever reworking of the cologne formulation, but deepened and enriched with eucalyptus, pine, musks and a huge dose of black pepper. The interesting thing to note about the structure of the scent is the lack of heart notes.
The fragrance opens with the driest of lemon and lime combinations, crisp and clean, underpinned by rosemary and fresh lavender and then settling briskly into the warmest of woody resinous drydowns. There are aromas of clean cotton, sweet varnish and hay in the mix as the aromatic notes settle on the skin.
The key to Blenheim Bouquet’s success is discretion and timelessness. The scent has negotiated its olfactory way through history and adapted to every twist and turn of its existence. It has a subtle, distinguished presence and this makes it a delight to wear, for everyday, dressed up for night or dressed down for play.
Originally launched for gentleman, Blenheim Bouquet is also a huge hit with the ladies. It is often hard to find a sharp, fresh and sunny scent with staying power that does not have the soapier or spicier elements of traditional style colognes and eau de toilettes. It is a global scent, successful across the world and across all age groups. The fascinating thing about Blenheim Bouquet is its continued modernity and relevance. The dryness, suaveness and sophistication of assembly make the fragrance an easy yet dignified choice in this age of sensual overload. Less is more. This is Blenheim Bouquet’s secret. Subtlety, savoir-faire and timeless elegance.
Head Notes: lemon, lime, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, lemongrass, citronella
Heart Notes: No heart notes
Base Notes: pine, musk, black pepper, sandalwood, amyris
10 July 2018
Shame Some Products Appear To Have Been Withdrawn
by Peter P
re comment by David Kersale - I too am very disappointed to find Blenheim Bouquet talc and soap are no longer available. I did find six soaps on the Internet which cost me £92 and three tins of talc from Germany which cost me about £100. Under these circumstances there is no way I will be forking out £98 for more Eau de Toilette and £80-odd for aftershave. Although Blenheim Bouquet has been a favourite of mine for many years - time to look elsewhere, I'm afraid.
19 September 2017
by David KERSALÉ
My first meeting with BB (not Brigitte Bardot!) was the talcum powder. But I'm afraid it is not available now, isn't it ? But why ? It was a very good and useful product ...
Hi David, unfortunately we no longer sell the talcum powder. We too are quite fond of the timeless Blenheim Bouquet. If you like citrus fragrance we would recommend exploring the Blenheim and Bayolea collections. by Penhaligon's customer services
30 January 2016
Blenheim Bouquet Lotion
by Mo Brosch
please make the Blenheim Bouquet hand lotion available to the public I know it is for hotels only but it is a challenge filtering hotel searches just on the basis of their toiletries!!!
29 November 2015
Blenheim Bouquet Body Lotion
I stayed at the Inn at English Harbour in Antigua and they had the body lotion for Blenheim Bouquet - it was wonderful - is it possible to buy in the UK?
Hi there! Unfortunately the Blenheim Bouquet body lotion is only available in hotels. by Penhaligon's customer services
23 September 2014
Blenheim Bouquet Collection
I love this fragrance. Why don't you improve the Blenheim Bouquet collection adding body lotion, hair conditioner, hair pomade and more? Thanks
20 September 2014
I am looking for a blenheim room fragrance
Is there such a thing?
We do not currently have any room fragrances, but we do have a Candle: http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-classic-candle/
by Penhaligon's customer services
09 September 2014
Used my husbands's and it is great, please bring it back
12 December 2013
Whatever Happened To .....
.... Box of 3 Blenheim Bouquet Soaps ????
Hello, thank you for your question, unfortunately they are currently unavailable - but if you keep an eye out for our sale we will be selling some unboxed Blenheim soaps. by Penhaligon's customer services
28 July 2013
by sandra ellis
We recently stayed in Borghese palace hotel in Rome and they had your body lotion and I believe you have a range of these products and would very much like some more information along with a price list many thanks Sandra ellis