Eau Sans Pareil—“eau without comparison”—lives up to its name. The opening zings with a sparkling mélange of delicate fruits, and moments later the heart explodes into a bouquet of rose, white flowers, and spice. Eau Sans Pareil is a vibrant, shimmering chypre that deftly features unusual notes such as liquorice and pineapple—a sophisticated scent that isn't afraid of some light-hearted fun. Don't let the pink ribbon fool you; this multifaceted scent is entirely unisex. Notes: Aldehydes, neroli, mandarin, bergamot, kumquat, raspberry, pineapple, cypress, pink pepper, tagetes, jasmine, Damascus rose, muguet, orris, ylang, orange blossom, liquorice, clove, patchouli, vetiver, cedarwood, oakmoss, musk, vanilla, cistus labdanum, benzoin, amber crystals. Learn more in the Eau Sans Pareil "How to Smell" guide.
Perfumer Beverley Bayne originally created Eau Sans Pareil for Penhaligon's, which has a long and distinguished history in the world of British perfumery. She updated the scent in 2011 to become part of the Penhaligon's Anthology line, a collection of 12 heritage fragrances that date back as far as 1927. Bayne works as a senior creative perfumer at CPL Aromas in the UK. Read a Q&A with Beverley.