Perfume Review: Penhaligon’s Tralala (Unisex)

Perfume Review: Penhaligon’s Tralala (Unisex): Bold, escentric uncompromising and individual. These are a few words that come to mind when I think about the latest fragrance from Penhaligon’s – Tralala. Just glancing at the top notes alone, I knew that this was a fragrance that would require my full attention. The booziness in the opening is intoxicating, the whiskey note is almost overwelming and pulls rank over the other notes. I was hoping that saffron would have a much stronger presence (I love the bittersweet spiciness it lends to fragrances), however I could only detect a hint of it. More than good enough I suppose, as this fragrance has many other tenacious players. As the intensity of Tralala starts to calm down, the heart notes blend leather, tuberose, incense and carnation which lends to a soft white floral sweetness that is also bright and peppery. Complex? Absolutely! In the final stages of Tralalal, a warm gourmand develops –  warm bittersweet vanilla, still boozy, yet, soft and leathery. Tralala is definitely an acquired taste. It’s romantic, sexy, a little bit crazy, and reminds me of Irish Whiskey Truffles. You have to smell it for yourself to truly understand its charm.

– Natalie Cola, The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor


Penhaligon’s Tralala EDP

Top notes: Aldehydes, Saffron, Whiskey, Ambrette Seed Butter, Galbanum, Violet Leaf Absolute
Heart notes: Carnation, Leather, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Incense
Base notes: Myrrh Resinoid, Opoponax Absolute, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Heliotrope, Musk Vanilla

RRP: 100ml – $220 
Availability: In-store and online.

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If you like Penhaligon’s Elixir , you may also like: ARQUISTE Anima Dulcis and Ramon Monegal Cuirelle. Both are dramatic gourmand, woody, musky fragrances. Good to wear all year around, but especially lovely for the Fall/Winter months.

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Tralala was created for the Meadham Kirchhoff fashion house as their first perfume. Watch as Penhaligon’s perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour explains how Meadham Kirchhoff inspired this new fragrance and the process of working with the designers.

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