Perfume Review: Penhaligon’s Peoneve

My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Penhaligon’s Peoneve. You can read it here.


3 thoughts on “Perfume Review: Penhaligon’s Peoneve

  1. I left two comments on NST (one about the hedione) and another telling you that you’ve inspired me to order a sample. Something must have gone wrong (I was using a new phone), because I don’t see the second comment. And anyway, I’ve received the sample and tried it yesterday. It’s as you say, more than just a pretty perfume, but it’s hardly radiant. I was surprised, because usually peonies are spiked with enough bright notes like hedione to be almost luminescent. This one is not at all. Not that it’s a bad thing, of course, Just a different blossom. I liked it, but I would probably not buy a full bottle.

    I have Peony Angel and if I compare them, Peoneve is fresher, crisper. Peony Angel is really a true gourmand with a radiant floral heart.

    1. V! I did see your comment about the hedione, which I really appreciated, and you’re right — the second one didn’t appear! I agree; I don’t know that I’d buy a full bottle of Peoneve, but I do think it’s nicely done and fits the Penhaligon’s catalogue. And I’m not an expert on various molecules, as you know, so I feel like I learned a little something through writing this review and reading the comments!

      1. It was a really well-written review, J! It inspired me to get a sample, and I wasn’t even contemplating Peoneve before. And thank you for your link.
        I think that it’s confusing when companies mention some of these unfamiliar raw materials without any explanation, as if the consumers know exactly what they are. In this case, it’s double odd, since hedione is hardly the star of the show, just as you’ve pointed out.

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