Portraits - The Tragedy of Lord George 2016

Portraits - The Tragedy of Lord George by Penhaligon's
Bottle Design Marc Ange, Illustration: Kristjana S Williams
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Portraits - The Tragedy of Lord George is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBrandyBrandy
Heart Notes Heart NotesSoapSoap
Base Notes Base NotesTonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.4424 Ratings

Longevity

7.8384 Ratings

Sillage

7.1389 Ratings

Bottle

9.4400 Ratings

Value for money

6.3124 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 17.10.2021.
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9.5
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8
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7
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10
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Peanutmike
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Peanutmike
Helpful Review    4  
Wonderful fragrance
To write a review of this fragrance is insanely difficult for me, because the fragrance has done it to me from the first moment. He has immediately conquered my heart and my nose. However, this also means that I will not objectively but very subjectively approach the matter.
I do not want to hold a long lecture but actually go explicitly to the fragrance.
The fragrance reveals its fragrance character right at the beginning and this does not really change much. However, this is to my knowledge with all Penhaligon's Portraits so. They are all very linear. Right from the start, the brandy comes out and is immediately underpinned by a very noticeable soapiness. It is soon joined by the tonka bean as well. There's not much more to it, but in my opinion there doesn't need to be, as the scent is so brilliantly composed that I can only say chapeau. He has conquered me and I never let him go again.
I don't know if I will ever own a more beautiful bottle. So far, he is simply by far the most beautiful of my collection.
Only the durability could be significantly better. But about the day he still accompanies me.
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10
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7
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Mh25
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Helpful Review    6  
As always, my lord?
Asks the barber of the family head of Penhaligon's Portraits row the same. "Yes, as always William", I want to answer for the stag already, he seems to me in view of the meager notes listing after another Fougère without character. "No, not as always" improves me the gentleman, who gently smiling under his foam beard enthroned on the barber chair.

The Tragedy of Lord George is just no old-fashioned barbershop fragrance, as I had initially suspected, but incredibly portable and suitable for everyday use. Even for me as a "young man", which is still far from the gentleman age of his existence. But, the manners of a gentleman are timeless, so why not I thought.

The scent starts off very pleasantly with what it promises: an alcoholic brandy note. Not a brandy reminiscent of a filthy pub in feudal England, but a delicate, non-intrusive brandy that George could personally pour out to his guests. The brandy fades after a few initial minutes, however, making way for the soapy tonka show. Again, you don't buy a pig in a poke, though the soap is also incredibly beautiful and a little herbaceous. I sense a bit of lavender as well as woods, which are not listed but make the scent very "grounding" and woody, almost green, in the drydown. The whole spectacle lasts with me on the skin about 7-8 hours and projects moderate to good.

Conclusion: a great Fougère, which works casual as well as chic. The bottle may seem a bit cheesy, I think it's gorgeous. Should you be looking for an everyday Fougère and you find an offer around the 170 €, he is worth it all, but testing is always worth it. Certainly not the last of the portraits that move in with me, also Mr. Sam is really great

PS: my girlfriend says he smells like something noble from the stables, to interpret that is left to everyone themselves
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AnjaTom
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Helpful Review    10  
Alberto has pulled another boner!
After initial touches with this scent, I thought long and hard about writing a review about the stag or not?! Why? I don't think I initially recognized its "value" or charm.
Alberto Morillas...Hmpf...Tonka...Hmpf...these were negatively occupied slots where I initially thought I didn't even have to test it. The turnaround followed as so often when wearing, or even a day later! Said, done!

Morning, 6:00
"Crap, my perfumes are all stored in the bedroom and the ladies are still asleep!
What else do we have lying around here in the study? Ah, here, the...."
Who does not know it, just wear what is available just out of the sample....
The beginning is always hard for me because the "Lord George" but very classic-soapy.
This time you have to get over (although it is not so bad) to then come to enjoy the great DD's.

Office, 10:00
"Man, what smells so good in here? Is that something from yesterday on that hoodie?"
I unconsciously move back and forth and a wonderful haze of scent wafts into my nose!
"Ne, right? THE LORD?"
It starts as I said quite classic but then becomes modern quite quickly in the course and super wearable, even to casual! That's always very important to me!
Even if brandy is listed, for me LG is anything but an alcoholic fragrance, there is no need to be afraid of it.
Soaped tonka bean probably sums it up best!

Evening, 19:00
"Wow, this one just keeps getting better in DD, and that's what we all want."
On the clothes I like it almost even better from directly on the skin.
If I had to compare him I would use the following fragrances:
Luna Rossa Black and Olfactories - Cargo de Nuit

Only that the Lord smells opposite the LRB clearly more natural and opposite the CdN clearly more masculine!
Who likes the two above so should look past times at the Lord! He is worth a test! Shortly still on the subject of price: 235 €? No way!
But should you get him times at a rate of 170-180 €, strike!

In this sense, all the time good "sniffing" and stay healthy! TOM
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Norleans
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Norleans
Top Review    33  
You also have to "risk" something sometimes....
Blind purchases of bottles to make, which are at, or in the three-digit euro range, I had actually accustomed me. Too often was the "blind" fragrance in the past, unfortunately, not at all as I had imagined him or as I had interpreted the comments of other Parfumos.
Sometimes, however, you can not stay true to your principles. Fortunately, I must say in this case. Already at the beginning of December I took advantage of a fair offer in the Souk and acquired the tragic Schorsch. Since then, I had plenty of time to test him.

The colder season is certainly ideal to encounter the fragrance for the first time. The "ingredients list" is not exactly overloaded. Brandy. Soap. Tonka bean. Brandy I've had before at some point. Soap I use. Tonka bean I like as ice cream on blueberry pancakes at our favorite summer restaurant.... I digress. The ingredients suggest much and fear much. But also much to hope for, which enticed me to buy it.

My hopes were not disappointed. Even if I do not recognize brandy, the note of a higher percentage alcoholic beverage, with its aromas, is quite perceptible. The soap, which is too much of a good thing for me in some fragrances, nestles nicely into the dark brandy note and could also be a "dark" shaving cream. A shaving cream that doesn't quite come across as tangy fresh out of the can, but rather how I imagine whipped up shaving cream myself. Maybe this one was even brought back from the Orient. The tonka bean brings this smooth sweetness to it- I was afraid that the tonka bean might come across as "sultry"-sweet (similar to Tom Ford's Fucking Fabulous, which I still like a lot but find unwearable). There's also a tiny hint of freshness resonating in its warmth, which gives it some airiness.

The mélange of spiritual, spicy shaving foam with fine grates of tonka bean is not only excellent for the office (if you have the luxury of being allowed to go to the office again), as well as for the new favorite leisure activities with the beloved (currently this is the weekly bulk shopping at Edeka, ...yes these are hard times).

The tragic Schorsch is distinguished, but not snobby. He smells special, but not sensational. A comparison with other fragrances is really difficult for me in this case. All I can say is that I like it and wear it really often. I can well imagine that Schorsch also in spring-like temperatures still knows how to convince.
Oh yes, the flacon! Very well finished, a great lid and an atomizer that could not atomize better, really special cream. The outer packaging is also befitting the status.
Thanks for reading and stay healthy!
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5
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Coladeris
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Coladeris
Less helpful Review    4  
Love quickly worn out
I was excited about the perfume at first. The story fits the fragrance so well. A gentleman, a lord, a real guy. One leg bent on a tree stump, shotgun leaning over it. The view into the distance. Yet somehow that was not a long love. When I smell it, the image of a glass of brandy pops into my head more and more often. Smoky pub, cigar smell. As it is in life, it was unfortunately only a short intermezzo.
8.5
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7
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7
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10
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Medianus76
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Top Review    25  
A nice present or the christmas tragedy of Willy Tonka
The Brandy
Done. Willy Tonka sank into his fluffy wing chair. It was just before Christmas. That was why he was shopping, and had acquired a bag full of Christmas treats and culinary delights. Among them was his much-loved brandy. The wine distillate smells mild and nutty, slightly sweet as well as appropriately woody. Very rich and soft due to the long maturation time in the old oak barrels.
Willy Tonka was an oddball and cranky aristocrat. He had short, frizzy hair, nickel glasses sitting on his nose, and more wrinkles on his face than a shriveled apple. His aristocratic background had given him a handsome estate, as well as a lot of money and wealth. But at the same time, a lot of loneliness and social isolation. Because he was such a strange contemporary, no one really wanted to have much to do with him.
He tipped another brandy into the nosing glass, enjoyed the distillate to the full, and repeated the whole thing a few more times. Although the alcohol was already going to his head, he filled up the flask in his pocket as a precaution! "You never know" he thought to himself, and sank deep into his armchair...

The soap
Some time later he remembered the cigar he had picked up from his shopping. His shopping bag was right next to his armchair, so all he had to do was reach out and rummage for the cigar. Unfortunately, by this time, his seven senses were so befuddled by the brandy that he didn't even notice to rummage his shaving soap out of his pocket instead of the cigar...
It was a luxurious soap. It smelled soft and mild, and had an incredibly creamy aroma. You could literally guess what a subtle and elegant lavender note the lather of the soap gave off. Fresh and spicy at the same time...just appropriate for an aristocrat!
So he put the fake cigar between his lips. Still chewing on the end piece with relish, as if to get a grip on it, before the alkaline soapy lye taste hit his brain.
"Ugh Deifel...in a high arc he spat and spat the soap into the air. He wiped his mouth and face frantically, and jumped out of the chair in a high leap in horror! Unfortunately, this was his undoing. For, how could it be otherwise, he landed squarely on the soap, which hit the floor exactly a fraction of a second before he did...
It pulled his feet off with a caracho, his legs flew through the air, and he slammed relentlessly and mercilessly onto his old and frail back! Ouch!
The impact was so violent that the stag's head antlers above his chair broke free from their moorings. It crashed onto the Christmas tree below, bringing it down. The tree fell on Willy Tonka, and the antlers fixed the fir tree on Willy. The tips of the ten-ten namely bored deep into the wooden floor. With that, Willy was stapled to the parquet floor, wood and all. There was no escape...

The tonka bean
Full of desperation, Willy tried to free himself. He tugged and yanked, tore and pushed at the tree like a man possessed. But no chance. The deer head was deep in the ground!
After countless attempts to free it, an idea came to him. Much of his tree was adorned with tonka beans. He loves tonka - not least because of its name. Do they smell but highly aromatic and sweet, elegant and light vanilla as well as fine woodruff. He picked many of the fragrant beans from the tree, and packed them all in a jute bag with the remaining bars of soap. Thus he had a perfect projectile. He intended to use it, bold as he was, to set off the fire alarm. If it should sound the alarm, then surely help would quickly rush in. But how to set off a fire alarm without a fire? Apart from the fact that this was a pretty inane action.
That's right - his flask. He fumbled the flask out of his pocket, and carefully tipped the high-proof brandy over the jute bag.
How that smelled now! A beautiful creamy melange. Slightly woody-tart, fresh spice, sweetly punctuated with that elegant lavender woodruff note. Delightful!
He lit the fragrance bomb with his Zippo and hurled the fireball towards the fire alarm. Of course, he missed said detector, and caught another living "target"! His poor cat Lucky was sitting bored on the window ledge when the fragrant inferno hit him with full force...
"Miiiiiaaauuuuu" escaped the horrified cat, who immediately jumped off the ledge in a high arc and with singed fur. Completely distraught and unable to control the jump, the cat landed in the open aquarium. The water sloshed out on all sides, the cat raged in the tank, the fish spat around, and the chaos was perfect.
Suddenly there was another mighty bang! Sparks flew, appliances hissed, and in one fell swoop the whole house went dark...very dark!
All the water from the aquarium unfortunately caused an enormous short circuit on a multi-outlet. Pretty much the entire house electrical system of Willy Tonka's living room was plugged into that outlet!
Willy, still pinned under the tree, turned his head to the side. Feeling exhausted, completely deflated, resigned and devastated, he looked down into the village through a window. He saw the lights go out there too, caused by his colossal short circuit.
Everything was now dark!
But a little later, the longed-for help in the form of the fire department finally arrived at his place. Hallelujah...what a Christmas!!

This story and scent description is a collaborative project between my kids and me! Thanks so much for the energetic advice...

Wishing all readers a reflective 4th Advent and a Merry Christmas 2020!
In this very turbulent year Parfumo, and the wonderful people which I was allowed to meet here, a real enrichment and recreational oasis for me. Thank you for this and we look full of confidence in the future...

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DK74
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Amazing dominance
Have the fragrance now for 2 weeks and find it totally exciting. I don't think it's appropriate to give a pyramid of scents here - it's all (and sooo much more) right from the start and still the progression can't be described as straight linear - again and again another note creeps easily into the foreground.

Now I come to the headline - I played around with the scent a bit and layered different other scents with it - the result was unexpected - the scent swallows everything! No matter what I tried - it was gone in seconds and had no influence on the scent. Only Zitrik, which suits the fragrance really well - it allows some space. I can't remember ever having experienced such 'arrogance' with any other fragrance
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The best fragrance in my collection
Lord George is one of the portraits in the Penhaligon’s Line and the best in my opinion. It is boozy, classy, elegant, this perfectly represents a ‘lord’ or someone important who is financially stable. Some would say this is a fragrance for older man. I don’t share the same idea. I think you can pull this of starting from 25 years old with a classic costume at a fancy bar, or a date night in a classy restaurant. You got amber, brandy and woody notes perfectly blended together. Performance & silage are ok, nothing beastly but decent Lord George was a 2017 creation so I’m a little late but I would definitely say this is the best fragrance i discovered this year and one of the best fragrance in my whole collection.
8.5
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8
Longevity
7
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9
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DerDefcon
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Top Review    28  
Barbershop in a different way.
If a so-called barbershop fragrance wants to arouse my goodwill - others rather talk about fougère fragrances - he doesn't have it easy. Lavender, probably the most obligatory element in such a perfume, may be present, but please dose it carefully. Otherwise I'll quickly lose my mood, as I unfortunately had to find out with "masculien Pluriel" from Kurkdjian.
Herbs or generally green notes are also allowed, but please keep them present in an appropriate degree. Tom Ford's "Beau de Jour", for example, has a little bit too much of this, and the lavender is also clearly too herbaceous for me here.

Let's summarize:

I wear barbershop fragrances as long as they are consistent with lavender, which is not too herbaceous or scratchy, and the greenery - often herbs or vetiver - is neatly integrated and does not take over the complete olfactory dominance within a fragrance composition.
In the end, all this means that I have a hard time finding the right barbershop fragrance for me, which should be classic but by no means stale.

Now I recently acquired a small bottling here in the souk, which was drawn from an exciting, but somehow also rather kitschy, but almost unmistakable bottle. The name "The Tragedy of Lord George" may have a certain background (I think I once saw something on Youtube), but fortunately, there is no need to speak of a tragedy here.
Everything starts with an alcoholic prelude, which is definitely due to the brandy that can be found in this really very clear scent pyramid. It is a little bit sweetish at the beginning, which is typical for many alcoholic beverages. A bit of woodiness also resonates - reminiscent of a brewery cellar. The alcoholic sweetness fades into the background after only a few seconds, which is probably caused by the addition of shaving soap, a somewhat strange scent. This scent is strange because there are many different kinds of soap in terms of smell and ingredients. It is this soap that now provides the barbershop flair. It seems as if we are dealing with one that is based on lavender and rose. After all, I smell something subtly herbaceous, but it doesn't sting my nose at all or remind me of my grandfather's always overdosed after shave. The rose, which I also heard, captivates with a reserved, very clean and above all mature appearance. I think this is a nice contrast, with which one can counter my fear note, the lavender. Perhaps other perfumers should take a look at this as well.
By the way, the initial brandy woodiness is still present, will accompany us throughout the entire fragrance and is on the whole a really well implemented alcoholic note that appeals to me. Other waters, which play generously with rum or whiskey, do not manage this.

After we have devoted ourselves to the first two fragrances, which are of course somehow composed of several, we now turn our attention to the tonka bean, which is added a little later and succeeds in giving the still quite conservative-scented creation a twist of modernity, whereby I like to replace the attribute "conservative" with "classic", which is inevitably associated with timelessness. Through the tonka bean - not too sweet or vanilla here - Alberto Morillas underlines his, in my opinion, successful interpretation of a clean barbershop scent with a little sweetness. Here, too, all of this takes place in a controlled way. Nothing is hyperglycaemic, sticky or prescription for diabetics. There is also no prescription requirement as far as durability and sillage are concerned, because the environment is neither harassed nor slain. Some lavender barbershop competitors also know this differently. All in all, this fragrance is a good alternative for fougère-sensitive noses. I would even claim that there is a certain signature fragrance potential if - yes, if - the price wasn't there
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A barbershop calls for a foam party
Often one cannot deny many fragrances from the somewhat higher priced segment. It is simply the subjective impressions that decide, which crystallize more and more, since niche fragrances tend to test the extremes and highlight certain notes So also with this specimen. I don't want to deny the Penhaligons the quality, I just imagined a different interplay. Since this unfortunately works in a direction which is rather unpleasant for me, this one will not load with me. Maybe it's because this was my first barbershop fragrance and I found that I didn't like the smell of barbershop or shaving foam in a perfume at all.
It may be the sweetness that makes it unbearable for me to spray these scents on my neck.

But it probably happens to many people that through the large Parfumo Community, fragrances land on you that you could not imagine before. So this journey also includes a lot of new things and many discoveries. I have discovered for myself that barbershop fragrances will no longer be on my wish list.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
A creamy, yet slightly boozy, clean and soapy spicy/sweet Fougère, balanced by a warm and gentle animalic earthy-woody base. Very elegant.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Spicy, lavender/soap, tonka bean. Barbershop, a bit creamy and sweet. I don't smell any Brandy. Manly, elegant, not for younger people.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Boozy, spicy, sweet and classy with a fougére barbershop hint. Royalty entered in my closet.
MRothMRoth 3 years ago
7
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
The notes list leaves a lot out - primarily a gigantic lavender. More of a creamy/sweet fougere than the boozy tonka bomb I was expecting.

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