Think of Penhaligon's Portraits is an ongoing series on the Portrait family. Each character is a bottled scent that comes with its own backstory. When it comes to world-building, Penhaligon's Portraits shapes up to be something akin to Dynasty with a Downton Abbey setting.
Here is another chapter to this tale of British aristocracy and the scandals that are burrowed within. The addition of the twins: the Ingénue Cousin Flora and the Impudent Cousin Matthew.
Much like Flora's wide-eyed innocence, her fragrance is an explosion of youth and sharpness thanks to the citrus notes. Then the woodiness sets in; the musk rounding off the pointed exuberance of her personality before settling with a blanketed ambroxan.
Flora's twin, Matthew, is a picture of flippancy that's tempered with gallantry in accepting blame for whatever Flora says he did. His scent begins with an open welcome of mandarin; petitgrain is a bridge towards the rich and beckoning patchouli.
The Ingénue Cousin Flora (75ml) and the Impudent Cousin Matthew (75ml) retail at SGD420 each and are available at online, as well as, at the Marina Bay Sands (#01-33/34) and ION Orchard (#03-16) outlets.