Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies Collection: 5 Aromatic Elixirs


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Since 1870, Penhaligons, that quintessential British perfumery, has graced us with fragrances that weave stories of aristocratic gardens and fog-laden mornings on the Thames.

Their Potions & Remedies Collection brings the mysterious allure of Victorian chemists to life. Each unisex scent in this line is an elixir designed to enchant and fascinate.

Recently, I popped into Harrods—my temple of luxury, to immerse myself in the full range of Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies. It was quite the aromatic adventure, and here is my take on these captivating concoctions.

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Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies Collection

The Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies collection takes you on the aromatic road less travelled, combining classic aromas with the rather unusual.

1. Eau the Audacity Eau de Parfum

Eau the Audacity Eau de Parfum
Credit: Penhaligon’s

Review

Eau the Audacity (I love the name!) is a bold proclamation of spicy and oriental notes, daring the wearer to embrace its audacious spirit—a paradox in a bottle.

This scent opens with a piquant kick of black pepper, which smoothly transitions into a mysterious heart of incense, rounded off by a comforting, sweet trail of vanilla.

Top Notes:

Black Pepper

Mid Notes:

Incense

Base Notes:

Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

Eau the Audacity wraps you like a warm cloak, perfect for crisp autumn evenings or brisk winter days. It’s a fine choice for those nights when you wish to make an indelible impression.

Longevity is a reasonable 5+ hours, clinging to skin and fabric alike, trailing whispers of your presence hours after you’ve departed.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 5+ hours

2. Liquid Love Eau de Parfum

Liquid Love Eau de Parfum
Credit: Penhaligon’s

Review

Liquid Love is a romantic embrace in olfactory form, radiating warmth and affection.

The zing of ginger in the opening captures your attention, leading to a lush rose heart that’s deeply floral yet freshly green, all set upon a rich, woody sandalwood base.

Top Notes:

Ginger

Mid Notes:

Rose

Base Notes:

Sandalwood

Seasons & Longevity

Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for Liquid Love, enhancing the fresh bloom and warmth of sunny days.

It’s suited for intimate gatherings or a romantic date, with projection that gently announces your arrival without overwhelming.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

3. Vra Vra Vroom Eau de Parfum

Vra Vra Vroom Eau de Parfum
Credit: Penhaligon’s

Review

Fruity and floral, Vra Vra Vroom accelerates from zero to captivating in the blink of an eye, a dynamic and lively potion for sure.

It opens with a luscious apricot note, revs up with the exotic flair of osmanthus in the middle, and settles into a rich leather base that exudes charisma.

Top Notes:

Apricot

Mid Notes:

Osmanthus

Base Notes:

Leather

Seasons & Longevity

An ideal companion for the energetic days of spring, summer and fall, Vra Vra Vroom is incredibly wearable for any occasion.

I found its performance to be robust, staying powerfully present for 6+ hours without overwhelming.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 6+ hours

4. A Balm of Calm Eau de Parfum

A Balm of Calm Eau de Parfum
Credit: Penhaligon’s

Review

A Balm of Calm is as soothing as its name suggests, offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and hassle of daily life.

The fragrance opens with calming lavender, moves through a heart of crisp geranium, and settles into a sandalwood base that really comes into its own.

Top Notes:

Lavender

Mid Notes:

Geranium

Base Notes:

Sandalwood

Seasons & Longevity

Ideal for any season, A Balm of Calm fits perfectly into quiet evenings at home or peaceful afternoons in a café.

At 6+ hours, longevity is decent, subtly accompanying you throughout the day without demanding attention.

Any Season
Longevity 6+ hours

5. A Kiss of Bliss Eau de Parfum

A Kiss of Bliss Eau de Parfum
Credit: Penhaligon’s

Review

Powdery, musky and green, A Kiss of Bliss is a poetic fragrance, whispering stories of spring meadows and tender encounters.

This beauty starts with the green freshness of clover, transitions into the sweet, intoxicating jasmine, and finishes with a soft, powdery musk base.

Top Notes:

Clover

Mid Notes:

Jasmine

Base Notes:

Musk

Seasons & Longevity

Another any-season scent, in my opinion. Whether at a casual brunch or a leisurely park stroll, this is an elegant scent.

5+ hours of longevity ensures your fragrance lingers discreetly.

Any Season
Longevity 5+ hours
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Andrew’s Top Pick

Andrew testing Liquid Love Eau de Parfum

Liquid Love

With its feisty blend of ginger soothed by delicate rose and aromatic wood, I must say that found Liquid Love hard to resist.

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Conclusion

my 3 favourite bottles from Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies
3 of my favourites

Penhaligon’s is always a joy to visit as I love their quirky style. The Potions & Remedies collection is indeed an odyssey into the unusual.

Also Read: A Fragrance Fairytale: 5 Best Penhaligon’s Perfumes for Her

Whether you seek audacity, romance, energy, calm, or bliss, Penhaligon’s has concocted a potion just for you.

I left with my senses enriched and my spirit a tad more adventurous—proof, perhaps, that the right fragrance can be just the remedy we need.

Also Read: 5 Penhaligon’s Fragrances for Men: A Gentleman’s Guide

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