Halfeti draws inspiration from the lavish goods traded with Turkey by the Levant Company; exotic florals, spices, soft leathers and precious fabrics.
The fragrance is named for the stunning black roses that grow on the banks of the Euphrates river in the small Turkish village of Halfeti. Dark and mysterious, the roses are exceedingly rare as a result of the unique environmental conditions in which they are grown.
Halfeti is an opulent woody floral, dazzling in a glow of luxurious golden saffron, decorated with bright citrus, green armoise and woody cypress. An exquisitely multifaceted rose is set like a precious jewel amongst a bouquet of sweet florals. The lavish drydown with an abundance of dusky patchouli heart leads into a melange of decadent resins, oud and amber, amongst velvet textured sandalwood and a suede-like leather.
Halfeti was developed by perfumer Christian de Provenzano. Additional notes include grapefruit, bergamot, green notes, lavender, cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, saffron, violet, cinnamon, jasmine, cypress, muguet, resins, cedar, tonka bean, vanilla and musk.
Penhaligon's Halfeti is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum for £150.