Penhaligon's The Favourite was launched in 2020, a floral woody musk created by Alienor Massenet. Notes of violet, freesia, mandarin orange, mimosa, iris, jasmine sambac, musk, ambroxan and sandalwood. It is an eau de parfum, edp
From the brand - "The stage is set, the setting is Blenheim. The story concerns the mother of this majestic Palace. Her scent fills the Royal Quarters as golden mimosa sways society's opinion. She greets with a darling smile, charming and coy, innocent as a wildflower. Yet, layers peel away like mandarin and bergamot. Smoke and mirrors. Iris and musk. Manoeuvres and mystery create the most wonderful of palaces. But what goes on in the shadows? Behind closed doors? Leave it to her, it’s better that way. Jasmine toys with one’s heart-strings as she begins to emerge upon a sandalwood stage."
Fragrantica - "The one perfume my significant other compliments every single time I wear it- the initial blast of mandarin, freesia, and violet is unabashedly optimistic. It quickly develops into something musky, powdery, sensual- never overly naughty, rather cheekily feminine."
Fragrantica - "This is the definition of pink and pretty whilst still being quite fresh and naturalistic. It's sweet but not too much, there's something breezy and slightly green probably the mimosa. It forms a beautiful plume of florals around me. "
Fragrantica - "The freshness of mandarin and freesia is upstaged by an unexpected lactonic note from the mimosa and musk, which is complemented well by the powdery iris. The sensation evoked is intimate and intoxicating, like burying your face into the neck of your 'favourite'."