Founded by William Penhaligon in 1872, part of the Edwardian era of decadence, the English perfume house is renowned for creating original scents for the discerning eccentrics of today. Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach,
Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
Perfumer: Christian de Provenzano