Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti 2015

Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti by Penhaligon's
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Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Bergamot, Green notes, Mugwort
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Cardamom, Cumin, Nutmeg, Saffron, Violet, Cinnamon, Rose, Jasmine, Cypress, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Oud, Amber, Resins, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (169 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (144 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (148 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (145 Ratings)
Submitted by Bertel, last update on 14.11.2020.
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8.5
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9
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7
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9
Bottle
Ovaissaleem

57 Reviews
Ovaissaleem
Ovaissaleem
   3  
Opulent
Notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Green Notes, Armoise, Cypress, Cumin, Nutmeg, Violet, Saffron, Rose, Jasmine, Muguet, Leather, Oud, Amber, Resins, Tonka, Vanilla and Sandalwood

Perfumer: Christian Provenzano

A gorgeous, warm, inviting and an opulent scent. Halfeti, a beautiful blend of spices, florals (Rose being the prominent floral note), Leather, Woody Accords (Synthetic Oud note), Vanilla and Amber.
9
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
7
Bottle
SpicyDice

2 Reviews
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SpicyDice
   7  
Great, complex, woody-sweet scent
When I was allowed to greet a good friend after a long time, I noticed that he smelled really wonderful. When asked what scent he would wear, he told me he was wearing Penhaligon's Halfeti. I already knew the brand from the Juniper Sling, which goes in a different direction, but is also a unique scent.

It was a sweetish scent that rose into my nose on a wooden plank and more and more interesting notes were added. An extraordinary fragrance composition, which is really incredibly complex. From fruity notes to floral notes to woods, just WOW!

After he told me that he had applied two splashes two hours ago, I was blown away by how strongly he projects and what a fantastic performance he has. Even at the end of the day, after many hours he was still perceptible in the air.

For those who find oud too animalistic and strong, this fragrance is a great way to wear oud, which is wonderfully masked by many other notes. Great scent, recommendation goes out!
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9.5
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8
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7
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8
Bottle
KimJong

41 Reviews
KimJong
KimJong
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Elegance, this is truly elegance.
Generally I don't like Penhaligon's perfumes. My impression of this house is that it is too conservative, and most perfumes are plain enough to easily find a better alternative at a price of 1/10. But the exceptions are a few in the Trade Route Collection, especially As Sawira and Halfeti. Starting with an MFK-style creamy saffron, Halfeti's opening is very fantastic, and it's followed by polite spicy notes. And for a while a very complex and elegant cloud wraps up my body. The pleasant sensation feels like disappearing in hours, but actually it still remains. Halfeti is a type of perfume that suddenly detects a lost scent after half a day. The type of perfume that makes you hear, "Somewhere, it smells incredibly good... Oh, it was you!", Instead of "You've put on good perfume today."
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10
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8
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6
Bottle
Sharpdart

3 Reviews
Sharpdart
Sharpdart
   2  
I first learned of Halfeti in Paris...
To be honest, I didn’t really care for Penhaligon’s - my impression was that the house was old fashioned, outdated and irrelevant. Or maybe it was just the bottles and their bow ties? But I was told to try Halfeti and instantly fell in love. I hadn’t found a rose/oud combination that I liked (some were too jammy, others too animalic), but this is just phenomenal. Spicy, warm, slightly sweet and floral, but still very masculine. The sales associate at the store gave me a fabric that she sprayed generously, which lasted at least a week. The dry down revealed a soft patchouli base that I love smelling every time I open the closet door. Expect to receive compliments galore with this beauty.
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
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Floyd
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Top Review    14  
If the Impressionists had been perfumers
If the Impressionists had been perfumers, they might have cut off their ears to smell better. Probably they would have lengthened their right arm disproportionately so that the overall composition would be right again, which is after all more important than a lifelike image of reality. They would have designed bottles that were colossal and blazing, that flickered like fire in all directions and probably lost all statics due to their asymmetry. They would have fallen off the shelves, the flacons, but what do the artists care about the customers, they are so bourgeois and stupid.
If the Impressionists had been perfumers, they probably would have developed a fragrance like "Halfeti". They would have created a top note, which should have represented yellow-citric and green plants and fruits, which are probably also present in their individual fragments due to the pointilistic style, but develop a completely different color in the nose of the observer, rather purple and turquoise shimmers here the green, dabbed with mugwort and cypress, whose short morning impression, similar to that of the "Impression soleil levant" by Monet, soon gives way to the actual center of the picture Had the Impressionists been perfumers, they would not have depicted the rose in the centre in the colours of a rose. Nevertheless, they would not have gone rough like some modernists and crushed, mutilated and drowned them with a thick eagle log in front of an applauding audience. No, they would have made an exuberant variety of the finest swabs, herbs, woods. Resins, leather and flowers, every single swab can hardly be deciphered at close range, but they are made of materials which the merchant ships of that time brought from the then far Ottoman Empire via the ports of the Levant to Europe. Thus, from a distance, an overall impression of a dark, syrupy, iridescent rose would have emerged, bitter and dark because of the woods, shining through the flowers, fine-grained and multi-layered because of the spices, warm and balanced by amber, musk, tonka and vanilla. As if the sun would wander through the work of art or the viewer would move back and forth and back and forth in front of it, there would always be other facets that briefly unfolded their effect. Only at the end of a long day did the dazzling floral nuances retreat and the evening mood would bring the woods and the bitter leather more to the fore.
Had the Impressionists been perfumers, the lasting magic of the captured moment would have been more important to them than the true-to-detail photographic depiction of a brief moment. Thus "Hafetis" would have a shelf life of at least 12 hours, the Sillage would remain in the moderate range despite the strong ductus (one did not splash colours around like these lunatics 100 years later). Art is for all sexes, "Halfeti" androgyn.
Had the Impressionists been perfumers, they would not have sold any of their bottles and would probably have died poor. What a shame! "Halfeti" would have been one of her great works of art, long before his time and yet probably timeless.
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9.5
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9
Longevity
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Infloriental
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Top Review    12  
A smell like dark red velvet
Halfeti is the first rose fragrance that actually knocked me down. Every time I wear it (and that's rare, because as a student I'm actually quite broke and can't afford a whole bottle...) I feel like I'm floating. The scent is so heavy, dark, somehow mysterious. Breathtakingly elegant. One of those perfumes that actually make me another person
I honestly never really understood the Rose hype that way. In most perfumes it smells rather banal to me, somehow sweet or compulsively fresh. Not in Halfeti. That's a rose that deserves to be called the Queen of Flowers. You don't even notice green notes or bergamot with me. On the contrary, the rose is so dark that it is almost black, framed by precious woods and spices.

And oh, the spices! Of the things you put in the food in the kitchen, they have nothing to do. They smell exotic, of something that could happen in a bazaar in a foreign city somewhere in the British colonies of the turn of the century, flanked by leather and incense. Dangerous in a seductive way. Exactly the line between mystical and sacral.

I have no idea exactly what kind of person you have to be in order to do Halfeti justice. Spy maybe, in a tailor-made Savile Row suit, in a town you know you'll never see again tomorrow. Or femme fatale in an evening gown, at a rendezvous with powerful, nameless lovers.

I wear it when I want to imagine I'm such a person. And since the durability of Halfeti is indeed so incredible that even days later I suddenly get a wave of the scent of my scarf or jacket in my nose, I sometimes sit in the subway and feel as if I know a secret that no one else knows about.
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5.5
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
GoldenDew

5 Reviews
GoldenDew
GoldenDew
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Elegant oud
Halfeti is oud perfume created in arabian style. For me oud is always more masculine than feminine scent. But this one is warmer with some kind of ascetic elegance. When overhelming oud evaporate, remains fresh and subtle touch of roses.
For me it is always difficult to wear oud scent. It somehow irritate me, make me dizzy. It is strange because oud – agar is a powerful remedy in calming nerves and comfort senses in traditional oriental medicine. Maybe I am not mature or sophisticated enough to appreciate it…

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