Belgravia Chypre 2018

Belgravia Chypre by Penhaligon's
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Belgravia Chypre is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is chypre-spicy. It was last marketed by Puig.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRaspberry, Pink pepper, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesMay rose, Maté
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Labdanum, Oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (80 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (68 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (69 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (79 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.10.2020.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
Konsalik
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Top Review    16  
By airship through London's West End.
Only rarely has a new release from Penhaligon's in recent years received such a unanimous positive echo as Belgravia Chypre. One might even think that only eight years after the perfectly shaped Sartorial, the big, old brand has succeeded in bringing another neo-classic of the highest quality to the field - not a bad rate, which would make the numerous failures and zeitgeisty snapshots of past years seem forgivable. So on the occasion of the transaction in the Souk, I ask the seller (one of the most famous and knowledgeable ladies on Parfumo) about the reason for the sale. The answer is charmingly refused, my judgement should not be influenced. Understandable. So I was all the more curious to find out what could be so offensive about this alleged super fragrance that a deserved perfuma is tempted to say "No, thank you" after 0.5 of the 10 millilitres available. After weeks of tests I have a guess
But first my voice must join the chorus of praise: Belgravia Chypre is remarkable. A thoroughly modern, fruity chypre, yet in the top and bottom notes it breathes such an unmistakably old world that it is a joy to behold. And it is the raspberry note, of all things, that is so hip at the moment, that is the hinge on which the fragrance effortlessly swings back and forth between the 19th and 21st centuries. In connection with the loosened up, never waxy or sultry chypre framework (shimmering flowery, slightly woody, sourly fresh), a peculiarly utopian, cheerful, well-behaved, doll's house retrovintage constellation results, which - at least my imagination - strongly stimulates. The good user Loewenherz already spoke in his review about the London district of Belgravia and the way in which this fragrance depicts its "genius loci". I would only add that he draws a pastel-colored, almost steampunky alternative version of this district. Enter "Belgravia house fronts" in the Google image search and think of a low-flying, brass-studded airship from which a friendly gentleman of indeterminate age with a twirled moustache casually greets you.

It all sounds like at least a 9.5 so far, doesn't it? Indeed, and my 8.5 points, although it sounds strange, are to be taken as disappointed praise. Because the scent loses its magic and substance towards the back or the bottom. As with so many contemporary compositions, a slightly pointed, synthetic-smelling, common woodiness increasingly pushes its way into the picture from about the middle of the fragrance's course, which does not devalue what has gone before, but makes it appear questionable and strangely hollow in its construction: Were the walls of the houses only facades? Were the suits and Sunday dresses by Zalando? Does the airship even hang from nylon threads? That sounds more esoteric than it is: In retrospect, Belgravia Chypre really does give me the impression that everything was designed on a base that was used to create a certain effect right down to the top note. This impression upsets me noticeably and makes me want to commission Fabrice Pellegrin with a reformulation without budget limits; a kind of "Belgravia Chypre - Premium Edition", so to speak.

Despite all its limitations, Penhaligon's is to be praised for having the courage to launch such a peculiar, yet timeless and out-of-time fragrance. And if the new series of "Downton Abbey" creators called "Belgravia" hadn't just been launched this year: According to the trailers, this fragrance could have been the inspiration for all of them.
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Inselgarten
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Very helpful Review    8  
Almost everything has been said
...in ravishing words. That's why I'm dedicating a multiliner to my new love of fragrance. My soul as an artist was inspired in the morning after the first encounter, when there was still a breath between the cushions. I remembered the first time: the perfumery employee looked at me. "I hab´was for you," he said. And: "But he needs a lot of time to develop." As it is with a new love, which is ideally for life, not true. This fragrance is for life, a perfect companion for discipleship.

BELGRAVIA CHYPRE

Come out of my dream.
Now. Now. As close as there.
Put your hand on my hand
and say, don't cry.
Let the softness of the moment sink
in the scent of bergamot and oakmoss.

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sebjar

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sebjar
sebjar
Helpful Review    3  
My Penhaligon's Belgravia Chypre Review On YouTube
This is my Penhaligon’s Belgravia Chypre Review on YouTube. Penhaligon’s Belgravia Chypre was launched along with Marylebone Wood and Kensington Amber as part of a trio of fragrances inspired by journeys on foot in London’s neighborhoods. After sampling in a store I immediately loved Belgravia Chypre and wanted to review it. But when I was researching the three fragrances Marylebone Wood seemed like the fragrance I would love over three and Belgravia Chypre was my least favorite. This means always sample your fragrances prior to blind buys. But Belgravia Chypre is a fruity, rose chypre. It's fresh but not a wimp, it's spicy but not overwhelming and it's also slightly green. I like this one and it hints at one of my favorite rose fragrances although this is fruitier and really enjoy it as an alternative to the other fragrance. If you're curious to find out more about Belgravia Chypre please watch my review on YouTube. Thank you.


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8
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7
Longevity
7
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8
Bottle
loewenherz
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Top Review    22  
Between Hyde Park, Sloane Street and Buckingham Palace...
...Belgravia, one of the three London districts to which the traditional Penhaligon's house has dedicated its latest collection, lies elegant and highly coveted quarters all together. The one that gives the title here is - behind Kensington - only my second favourite of these three, but Belgravia Chypre, the fragrance to comment here - that is the most beautiful of them.

Belgravia is a residential district with stately cream and white townhouses behind shiny black railings. The Eaton Square (in the series: 'Eaton Place'), famous for the television series named after him, is here and many embassies, expensive galleries and restaurants. The Sloane Street was long regarded as the territory of the young, celebratory high nobility.

Belgravia Chypre pays tribute to the formal elegance of the quarter through its reserved and distinguished character. One could probably call him 'lively floral', dignified and very fine in his arrangement. Chypre', on the other hand, leads the all-too-trustworthy perfume lover on at least a misleading trail, because despite a classic chypre architecture consisting of a hesperidic top note, floral or rose heart and oakmoss base - everything is there! - nothing about him comes along like a man you would classically call 'Chypre'. Instead, there is a subtle scent of roses, subtle, jumpy in the beginning, pale-coloured beyond the centre - cultivated urban and far beyond English country house delight. The raspberry - like all red fruits one of my most feared fragrances - fits wonderfully into its bright freshness, accentuated by little more than a hint of pepper, followed by a delicate pink climbing rose, which swings softly in the London June wind.

Conclusion: Belgravia is a quarter for walking, promenading. There is certainly more to do and experience in other districts - in Mayfair or Kensington, for example. Belgravia is a quarter for a cheerful afternoon under trees. Along shiny black railings. Roses. Belgravia Chypre is actually the fragrance for it.
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