Penhaligon’s Roaring Radcliff

Part of the Penhaligon’s Portraits collection.

Sweet, warm and spicy. A prominent note with Roaring Radcliff is tobacco – strong, smoky and distinctive to his set. He also always carries with him gingerbread – adding its sweet spiciness to his father’s love of liquor – in Rutherford’s rum.

Packaging: 4 Star
Smell: 5 Star
Sillage: 4 Star
Longevity: 4 Star
Quality: 4 Star
Overall: 4 Star

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MFH says

A warming, masculine scent with depth and gravitas.

Smoky yet sweet, this is the kind of fragrance you want to wear whilst sipping a whisky next to the fire.

But if you’re not into whisky – or don’t have a fireplace – spritz it on for a comforting addition to your fragrance wardrobe.

Penhaligon’s Roaring Radcliff Notes

Top: Rum.

Heart: Tobacco.

Base: Gingerbread.

What They Say

“Being secretly the son of Lord George and Clandestine Clara certainly explains Radcliff’s weakness for the flesh, but his illegitimacy may have its advantages. Unburdened by title or propriety, Radcliff indulges in fast cars and even faster women – his raison d’être parties and provocation. A prominent note with Roaring Radcliff is of course tobacco – strong, smoky and distinctive to his set. He also always carries with him gingerbread – adding its sweet spiciness to his father’s love of liquor – in Rutherford’s rum. Sexy and rebellious – what well-bred girl would not succumb to his charm? As he is wont to whisper in their inclining ears… The night is young…”

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