Penhaligon's - Portraits Collection - Uncompromising Sohan
He is ambitious, intelligent and clever. With diligence and talent, Sohan has earned himself an influential position on the international stage. His British friends find such things highly troublesome, but he understood early on that trade brings prosperity and after all, everyone can be bought, right? Visionary (and frankly now very wealthy), Sohan was - as they say - in the right place at the right time. He has built up his considerable fortune by trading in highly rare and expensive gemstones and silk. His business relations are now all on a friendly level and Lord George and Lady Blanche are always most pleased to receive such a refined guest. Being a good guest, Sohan never comes empty-handed. After much deliberation, this time he has brought a very special investment: his sister Yasmine.
Naturally, one assumes that this perfume is particularly exotic. Surprises always work well when they have something to do with the unknown. And this fragrance has a very special rose note. It is a rather unknown, rare rose, the kind that can be found in Alexandria, the Egyptian trading port. This rose is different. It is masculine, has oversized thorns and radiates calming power. It knows no shyness (pink pepper) and has a joyful opening (vetiver). Sandalwood gives it tenderness and saffron reminds us that love can be hot. And like all oud, this fragrance has something animalic, deep and strong.