Fragrance Week: Penhaligon’s Blasted Heath
Just as Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom flirted at the edge of femininity, making it ‘just about’ a female fragrance that could be worn by men too, Blasted Heath is the male version; a strong scent with a little bit of masculinity, but not so much so that a woman couldn’t wear it too – and there we have the awesomeness of the Penhaligon’s Blasted fragrances!
Blasted Heath is a wonderfully detailed fragrance with that fabulous Aqautic Accord at the top, alongside Seaweed Absolute and Clary Sage Absolute. At the heart we have the notes that I think are what make me love this scent so much, which are Tobacco Absolute and Whiskey Accord, alongside Green Leaves and Clearwood. Then at the base Patchouli Essence, Alaskan Cedarwood Essence, Gaiacwood Essence, Vetiver and Musks. Obviously Blasted Bloom and Blasted Heath are a duo, both of which are inspired by when the sea meets the shore, and just like Blasted Bloom, the inspiration is incredibly clear as soon as you get a sniff. This is quite a strong, dominant scent that isn’t something I’d wear every day on my person, but it’s certainly something I can’t get enough of sniffing regularly, and happily spray on my bedding so I can smell it as I drift on. Men and women can wear this, but I think I’d be all over a guy if he was covered in this! Penhaligon’s Blasted Heath starts at £90 for 50ml and goes up to £124 for 100ml here – link.