Portraits - The Uncompromising Sohan 2017

Portraits - The Uncompromising Sohan by Penhaligon's
Bottle Design Marc Ange, Illustration: Kristjana S Williams
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Portraits - The Uncompromising Sohan is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRosebudRosebud Pink pepperPink pepper SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesLabdanum absoluteLabdanum absolute VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood Laotian oudLaotian oud

Ratings

Scent

8.0172 Ratings

Longevity

8.4147 Ratings

Sillage

8.0151 Ratings

Bottle

9.1166 Ratings

Value for money

6.357 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 07.09.2022.
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Razvanyke

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Razvanyke
Razvanyke
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Another one from the bunch
Sohan is a very nice Laos Oud and Rose type of smell, in the same category with Santal Royal from Guerlain or Oud Ispahan from DIOR.

My impression about the presentation, sprayer and the box is very good .. nothing less than a Penhaligon´s luxurious product. It is lacking in uniqueness on a market saturated with Rose Ouds, almost every house makes one nowadays.

The official price is the biggest enemy of this perfume, in my opinion .. for 150€ or your equivalent in local currency one can consider this on a short list, if the smell is appealing, but for 235€ full price I think it is madly overpriced. You can get two Santal Royals 125ml from Guerlain with this money as of today Feb 2022.

The scent is nice and pleasant, the rose is not the sweet grandma powder like in The Portrait of a lady Frederic Malle so it can be worn very well by men and also women. The oud is pleasant and has no animalic notes into it, typical for Laotian Oud.

I would pick any day L´Autre Oud Lancome or Oud Ispahan instead of this, but this is not to say Sohan is bad .. it just has a ton of competition and it must work to get a sale, I would say. If you find a good deal somewhere or your favorite perfumery has a discount for Valentine´s or Black Friday and you can get it with 140-150€ then I would consider it.


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TangoTiare
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A fragrance Xerxes would wear

An uncompromising reputation precedes him, you do not guess what awaits you.
Then the first impression. A small moment you still need to process what is already resolutely down on you. Rose, saffron, oud hunt with combined forces.

But what does not kill you makes him stronger and so here. This attack is accompanied by an attitude to life, which embodies several things. First and foremost, uncompromisingness, respect, potency and directness. Direct words are appreciated. But as strong and brutal as it starts, if you engage with it, respect it, it softens, nestles, surrounds the wearer with pride and power. The resulting aura is unmistakable and possibly intimidating to some.

A symbiosis is created and the fragrance sends the wearer along with his entourage (which will also smell the fragrance) on a journey. Where to, everyone must decide for themselves. In any case, he sends me to Persia. Xerxes would wear it and enter into a symbiosis with it that would be characterized by luxury, decadence and bellicosity. But what symbiosis he enters into with each, you have to find out for yourself.
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Mr. Masculine
Have already ordered 2 samples in the souk and must say the fragrance is definitely not for fragrance beginners. He is extremely masculine and potent. He needs some time, but then becomes very interesting. I personally see him rather on a bearded CEO than on a Berlin hipster ...
For all those who are looking for a potent oud fragrance that radiates absolute masculinity, he should definitely try...
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Sohan or give him some time
I came across this fragrance by chance and have me immediately once a sample ersoukt. Thanks to Domo88 at this point.

What can I say, the first spray, a quick sniff, yes, that is really uncompromising and makes no "prisoners".

The fragrance starts strong with rose and saffron and at first moment I thought I can't stand this for half an hour. But then the fragrance becomes softer, more benign and also a little sweeter but the basic direction remains, oud and sandalwood come in and I start to like the Sohan. This woody, this variety are fun and it never gets boring.

It won't and can't be everyone's darling, but it is very multi-faceted and interesting. You just have to give him the time to unfold its full potential.
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The most potent stallion in my stable
When I wear this device, everything is different. It's like having a yellow beacon strapped on.

i certainly lack the ability to prose as an engineer therefore:

Rose, oud and sweat... but that kind of sweat that can cut.
is for me so far the best fragrance I own.

Thank you Penhaligon's

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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
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This animalic spicy-floral Mid season fragrance, quickly settles to a gentle and clean, slightly leathery, oriental spicy-woody base. Unisex
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