Penhaligon's has launched Juniper Sling, a new fragrance "inspired by London Dry Gin and the gin-drinking Bright Young Things of the 1920s":
Juniper Sling is a crisp cocktail shot of gin with the freshness of juniper, cool measures of angelica and brandy and a beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris.
A gourmand base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber add sensuality to the scent.
Juniper Sling was developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp; the notes include cinnamon, orange brandy, angelica, juniper berry, cardamom, leather, black pepper, orris, brown sugar, black cherry, vetiver and ambrox.
Penhaligon's Juniper Sling is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.
(first quote via scent.penhaligons, second quote and additional information via world.lamurefavorite)
Update: see a review of Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.
Gin and brandy and a gourmand base? I feel an awful hangover coming on.
Funny name somehow. I realized last night that I really do tend to like a lot of Penhaligon’s scents … and there are so many lately with the Anthology series.
This list of notes is bizarre. Is it cool? Is it warm? Gin & juniper, fine… but then brown sugar and black cherry totally throw me. That kind of bizarre concoction can really wow me sometimes though. We’ll see.
I don’t think Juniper Sling was a real drink, was it? (I sure remember the Singapore Sling) So no idea what to expect here, but it sounds fun.
A juniper sling isn’t a real drink, but a gin sling is: the Singapore sling is a variant of the gin sling (and so named because it was invented at a hotel in Singapore). There are many variants but the basic idea of a Singapore sling adds cherry brandy, usually Benedictine, and sometimes a dash of bitters to the recipe: the black cherry and brandy in the list of notes suggests that’s the sort of thing they’re going for.
I like the sound of this and love the typeface on the bottle.
I really like this label design too.
I got quite drunk on Singapore Slings one time. Yummy drink, and easy to quaff.
I adore alcohol themed fragrances, I hope this one shows up in a store in LA so I can smell it!
I like them too.
HMM……I think they lost me at black cherry. Didn’t Oliver Cresp do Angel? I LOVE the idea of a Gin inspired EDT!!!
Yes, he did.
See if you can find Bombay Sapphire Infusion on Ebay. Geza Schoen created it for Bombay Sapphire gin, it’s an EDT that was packaged with bottles of gin for duty free some years ago, but as of about 6 months ago there was still cheap stock on Ebay (maybe $14 or so for a 30ml bottle). It is a perfect replica of gin and tonic, albeit not so long lasting.
Sign me up, I’m totally intrigued by this one!
I give them an ‘A’ for originality – both for presentation and notes. I definitely want to try this!
If the top and heart notes appeal, but not the gourmand base, I can recommend Cartier L’Heure Brillante (VI). Wasn’t wild about the other “Heures”, but Brillante is the closest scent I’ve ever encountered to a gin cocktail.
I like the sound of this. I adore the 20’s- would have loved to be a flapper! The black cherry makes me think of pipe or cigar smoke which would fit in with the cocktail theme. Will eagerly wait to sniff!
Sounds refreshing, but I might have a problem showing up to work smelling like gin of any kind!
Of all the houses that could release a cocktail-themed scent, I’m glad it’s Penhaligons. This is the kind of thing I would expect them to knock right out of the park. Leaving aside the gourmand base, it seems to share a bit in common with Voyage d’Hermes (the juniper, cardamom and black pepper in particular), of which I’m a big fan.
Will definitely try this when I can. It sounds wonderful That, coupled with a cocktail, and it’s a night out, but in. Okay, that sounds depressing…but when you have small children, not too many night outs!
I don’t have kids and a night in with a cocktail is wonderful to me too. Not to mention easier on the wallet.
This sounds like something i’d like. I love gin so I am definitely going to seek this out for a sniff.
Mmmm. This sounds wonderful, and the gourmand notes suggest it might be something I could wear in the cooler months. I haven’t tried too many fragrances from Penhaligons, but have liked all that I’ve tried, especially Amaranthine. This definitely goes on the ‘must try’ list.
I am a gin-loving girl in a appletini-swilling world. Even though I would rather drink it than wear it, it’s still worth a try!
same here… drinking a bitter orange liquor on the rocks as I speak…. The packaging looks nice and might be worth a try!
Lubin’s Ginn fizz is also nice refreshing sparkling perfume. Too light for me but nicely done. Like good gin too. I can’t remember last time I drank it. I should go out more often I guess ;-).
Sounds odd but fun.