An iconic fragrance which was personally commissioned by the 9th Duke of Marlborough at the beginning of the 20th century has been reimagined as an Afternoon Tea.
Blenheim Bouquet Afternoon Tea
Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017
The perfume was originally created exclusively for His Grace in 1902 by the luxury British perfume house Penhaligon’s, Blenheim Bouquet has been worn by a host of illustrious figures including Sir Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling, former US president Bill Clinton and American fashion designer Tom Ford.
When it was first formulated Blenheim Bouquet, which remains one of Penhaligon’s most popular perfumes, caused controversy as it was highly unusual to use citrus scents in perfumes at the time.
To celebrate the story of Penhaligon’s link with the 9th Duke of Marlborough, visitors will be able to enjoy a Blenheim Bouquet Afternoon Tea in The Orangery during July.
The Champagne afternoon tea is inspired by the lemon, lime and lavender notes in the fragrance and will feature three stunning pastries which will create a beautiful sensory pairing as diners try a complimentary tester of the fragrance.