This was the second cologne from the house of Penhaligon’s first produced in 1902. The best information we have suggests it was made for Lord Randolph, Winston Churchill’s father, whose residence was Bleinheim Palace. Sir Winston Churchill was a fan of Bleinheim Bouquet. Top note: Lemon, lavender. Underneath I get pine and wood notes. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. This scent takes me to the turn of the century in London. If you close your eyes, you can almost hear horses clopping and boats on the Thames announcing their arrival. I also had a flashback of a hotel concierge. It was at the London County Hall hotel on Westminster, and they know how to care for a gentlemen traveler. Every morning when I arrived in the lobby, I would be greeted with a newspaper, fresh-squeezed orange juice a scone and a pleasant “What would you like to do today sir.” Wow, so many memory’s from one scent. That’s why I love reviewing cologne. Longevity is an issue with this one, so put it on heavy or reapply throughout the day. You should try Penhaligon’s, Bleinheim Bouquet. You will be glad you did.
I had a great time sampling this product.
– D. Eisel