Opus 1870 (2005)

Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's
Where to buy
Where to buy

Search on

7.5 / 10     152 RatingsRatingsRatings
Opus 1870 is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for men and was released in 2005. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig.

Search on


Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoriander, Black bourbon pepper, Yuzu
Heart Notes Heart NotesEnglish rose, Clove, Frankincense, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAustralian sandalwood, Gaiac wood, Musk, Cedarwood



7.5 (152 Ratings)


6.7 (108 Ratings)


5.6 (107 Ratings)


7.5 (111 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 02.11.2018
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • SoukSouk
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes


Helpful Review    2
That's why it's good to go back on a scent after a while to have tried it, what is not often interesting to you can become with details that escaped from first. The first time I tested the Opus 1870 i did not see much grace in it but today i appreciated its discreet and sophisticated aroma. Somehow, he is the male version of oriental scent that Penhaligons launched in 2003, called Malabah, and it went past me this connection when I felt a few years ago. The structure of incense, amber, woods and rose in malabah repeats here, but it's calibrated to soften the floral rose, amplifying the spices and bring a fresh edge to them. Although it dosen't have ginger or pomegranate, I feel an illusion of those two notes constantly on the skin and I find it very interesting. The illusion of pomegranate I suspect it is, somehow, a result of the combination of rose with cinnamon, but the ginger I do not have a clue I just notice a touch of fresh cut ginger very discreet along with the aroma of pepper and something citrus at the opening. This phase is followed by what strikes me as the sweet scent of pomegranate, which must be the rose and cinnamon, and evolves into a slightly dry and velvety incensed woody base. I found it a great scent, something with a mainstream appeal and a slightly more exclusive care.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Peppery cedar
It's all about pepper, cedar and a little incense. And it's very good combo.

Smells classic and elegant along with others Penhaligon's releases.

Lasting power, sillage and projection are medium. Thumbs up.

Updated January 2014
Scent 6.0/10
Bland Cedar...
I love cedar scents, but not really Opus. The primary reason is the cedar is somewhat muted and mild here (even though it is the most dominant note by far throughout the scent's development) possibly tamed by some rose and maybe a hint of pepper. I guess I just am not getting a lot of personality from Opus 1870. Not a bad scent, but not distinctive either. 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5.


JoaoMartins 129 days ago
A pure black pepper bomb!
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.5
Heja 3 years ago
Great when you don't wanna be the center of attention. Perfect office scent, still different from the mainstream. Thumbs up!+4
Bottle 10.0
Scent 8.0
Hermesh 3 years ago
Transparent musk with mild pepper. The scent has clean and a little warm appearance.+1
Bottle 7.5
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 5.0
Scent 6.0

Perfume Classification by the Community

Photos by the Community

  • by Gaukeleya by Gaukeleya
  • Eine Harmonie by TomLavender
  • by sebjar by sebjar
  • by sebjar by sebjar
  • by MrNiceGuy by MrNiceGuy
  • by Hergele by Hergele
  • by Gold by Gold
  • by Magdulenka by Magdulenka
  • by Miaw2 by Miaw2
  • by Miaw2 by Miaw2
  • by Limoamani by Limoamani

Popular Penhaligon's

Sartorial by Penhaligon's Malabah (Eau de Parfum) by Penhaligon's Artemisia (Eau de Parfum) by Penhaligon's Endymion by Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (Eau de Toilette) by Penhaligon's Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's Cornubia by Penhaligon's Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley (Eau de Toilette) by Penhaligon's Iris Prima by Penhaligon's Vaara by Penhaligon's Elixir by Penhaligon's Ellenisia by Penhaligon's Amaranthine (Eau de Parfum) by Penhaligon's Portraits - The Tragedy of Lord George by Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet (Eau de Toilette) by Penhaligon's Trade Routes Collection - Lothair by Penhaligon's LP No.9 for Ladies by Penhaligon's Quercus by Penhaligon's Luna by Penhaligon's