Trade Routes: As Sawira

  • Posted on 8th January 2015 by Lauren

  • Introducing Penhaligon’s latest fragrance, As Sawira. A further addition to the Trade Routes Collection, As Sawira is inspired by the city Essaoiura, which became the first seaport of Morocco in the nineteenth century. With extensive trade connections to London, many of the commodities which adorned the wharves of the docklands will have originated from there.

    As Sawira is a sensual and exotic blend, a truly unique treasure: a woody and resinous chypre of incomparable tenacity. As Sawira opens with radiant and sparkling bergamot and saffron, alongside bitter herbal notes of absinthe and davana. An intensely rich bouquet of roses, carnation and jasmine bursts into life, given an animalic warmth from labdanum and amber. The velvety, smoky drydown of guaiac, sandalwood and patchouli is supported by the resinous splendour of oud and myrrh, and sweetened by vanilla and musk. As Sawira is a truly extravagant fragrance.


    Top Notes: Bergamot, Davana, Saffron, Absinthe

    Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Clove, Cardamom, Labdanum

    Base Notes: Amber, Oud, Myrrh, Gaiacwood, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Maltol

    Perfumer: Christian de Provenzano

    Available online soon. In stores now.


    • Comments
    • Distracting, Commanding, Hypnotic, Unique, Exotic, Mysterious, Genuinely Intoxicating
    • by Dev
    • Waves to Wellington St store. Let me take you on a trip, around the world and back and you don't have to move, you just sit still. Every Penhaligon will smell different on you. This is my stop you in your tracks, head turner, else you close your eyes and drift away for a moment as I pass by you in this. Strangers have asked me what on earth my amazing perfume is. If this is too much... try Levanthian (also amazing)
    • Irresistible
    • by Vis et Honor
    • Since I gave it to my Father for Christmas, I couldn't help wishing to have one for myself so I was delighted when my lovely wife and children gifted me As Sawira for my birthday today.
    • Opulently Exquisite
    • by Snuggler
    • One of the most divine, indulgent and sophisticated fragrances I have ever encountered. The world should know about this perfume.
    • As Sawira Samples
    • by Robert Lach
    • May I purchase a sample somehow? Do you have a purveyor in Chicago or perhaps New York?
    • Samples are sent free of charge. can you please give me your full address details and I shall send you a AS SAWIRA sample. For the purveyor in Chicago the answer is YES we have a reseller in New York and the details are below. RITZ CARLTONHotel 50 Central Park South New York NY US 212-521-6009
      by Penhaligon's customer services
    • Comment
    • by Suzanne M
    • Sounds heavenly!
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