I just flicked back at my other two perfume posts and realise that like this perfume, the others also smell like food.
Esprit du Roi smells like the green stalks when a tomato is plucked off the vine. This particular smell reminds me very much of my father – who grew tomatoes annually and with great vigor. There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes.
The official jam: “Originally created in 1983, Esprit du Roi returns as a lush woody citrus, heady with swirling scented foliage. Fresh tomato leaf, mint and raspberry leaf are combined with rich florals, warm woods and potent musks to create this masterpiece of contrasts.”
I find with the Penhaligon’s scents you either love it a lot or find it vile – you can’t recommend one to someone based on the fact they like another. They vary so much with such a big range. Also I can’t say “check Basenotes.com” because the three people that reviewed it, two slated it completely.
Any, if you want to smell like being in the garden with your dad, this is it.