Penhaligon's • Victorian Posy • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If you are like me, wondering what you will be wearing when you stash of LP No. 9 runs out, this might help to fill part of the gap. Looking at the decomposition of notes, the two scents are most similar amongst all Penhaligon's. But VP is great on its own right. It's smokey and rosy. Lasting power is excellent. Top Notes - Lemon, Orange, Hyacinth, Galbanum, Camomile // Middle Notes - Violet, Jasmine, Rose // Base Notes - Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Vetivert
Edit: Penhaligon has brought back both male and female LP9 due to popular demand, therefore no need to look for replacements anymore. Yay.
Edit 2012/08/15: Just discovered today that it has been discontinued. Well I guess one substitute is perhaps LP9 for women.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Victorian Posy, on me is a feminine, warm,powdery,dry mossy floral.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I found this rather a disappointing fragrance. I could not detect any citrus topnotes - Victorian Posy is a blend of rose, violet and iris on me, which dries down to a musky/powdery base. It was bland and uninteresting and only lasted 2 or 3 hours on my skin, so I won't be buying it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This is my very favorite of the Penhaligon scents - I hope it isn't being discontinued the way someone mentioned below. It is an old fashioned, simple, feminine fragrance. I am a total tomboy, work at a barn and LOVE to wear this every day. Beautiful bottle as well, but as with all Penhaligon scents, a little pricy (but worth it)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The quintessential Eglish scent, Victorian Posy has top notes of Lemon, Orange, Hyacinth, Galbanum, Camomile, middle notes of violet and rose and a base of amber and oakmoss. The result of this unlikely mix is something that is sharp, sweet and woody all at the same time. As you dab the perfume on, the Camomile hits me first, along with a certain piquancy from the citrus notes. Then the oakmoss and wood notes of the base assert themselves, tempered by the softness of the rose and iris., resulting in a dry, sweet blend
Above all, Victorian Posy is a 'warm' scent, something that brings up images of walking in a garden drenched with sunlight and breathing in the floral scented air. Probably one of my favorite Penhaligon's but unfortunately to be discontinued.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am delighted to report that I had a completely different reaction to Victorian Posy than the other reviewers! My skin chemistry prevents me from wearing most fragrances well, but the one benefit to my odd makeup is that powdery notes never come out on my skin. On account of this, I was able to enjoy the fragrance without any sneezing or adverse reaction.
At first sniff, all of the delicate fragrances of a Summer garden emerged. The slightly citrus topnotes dried down to an orange blossom like finish and rose and jasmine appeared for quite some time. I enjoyed the overall drydown very much, as I love woody drydowns; I also was delighted by the hint of vetiver (my favorite basenote).
The bath products are also lovely, and the packaging is a gorgeous mint green with floral motif. Highly recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's an old-fashioned floral with a powdery woody base. I wouldn't buy it but it's OK.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This one started off nice enough on me, but into dry down it turned into what was a pure "man's fragrance" - nothing nice about it at all...Well, okay the packaging is very nice......
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This one was so powdery on me that it triggered a sneezing fit -- and that almost never happens with fragrances and me. I had to scrub it off immediately, so I cannot attest to the notes other than to say that I was not fortunate to smell the bouquet that Victoria did.