Bona's Review of Portraits : The Ruthless Countess Dorothea by Penhaligon's

Surprisingly sweet bergamot in the opening with a little bit of vanillin. Eventually shifts to a nice rich sandalwood and patchouli still retaining the tartness of the bergamot in the background. I sense a lot of the warmth and spice is due to the red ginger oil. Overall a very surprising and pleasant addition to Penhaligon's Portraits collection. The only downside is longevity is not the strongest, although an over spraying in the beginning can really help it along. I found this worked well sprayed in the hair and clothing to extend the warmth and coziness of the fragrance.

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