Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti 2015

Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti by Penhaligon's
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Trade Routes Collection - Halfeti is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Oriental
Resinous
Floral

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Green notesGreen notes MugwortMugwort BergamotBergamot GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
RoseRose SaffronSaffron CardamomCardamom CuminCumin CypressCypress JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley NutmegNutmeg VioletViolet CinnamonCinnamon LavenderLavender
Base Notes Base Notes
ResinsResins CedarwoodCedarwood SandalwoodSandalwood AmberAmber MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli LeatherLeather OudOud Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla

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8.1546 Ratings
Longevity
8.2470 Ratings
Sillage
7.7480 Ratings
Bottle
8.3442 Ratings
Value for money
7.1245 Ratings
Submitted by Bertel, last update on 29.02.2024.

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18 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Salva

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Salva
Salva
Top Review 34  
In the villages of southeastern Anatolia...
Southeast Anatolia (or Southeast Anatolia) is one of the 7 geographical areas of modern Turkey. This region has officially existed as an independent territory since 1941 and comprises 9 of the 81 provinces that Turkey counts. Mainly, the region is divided into two sub-regions: Orta Firat Bölümü (on the Euphrates River) and Dicle Bölümü (on the Tigris River).

The region is predominantly inhabited by Kurds. The Kurds, a large people without their own independent state, make up about one fifth of Turkey's total population today alone. Countless grottos and lots of historical buildings among other things distinguish many counties in their area. Halfeti is one of these counties, which belongs to the province of Sanliurfa, located on the Syrian-Turkish border.
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The name of the fragrance is derived from this very county, where there is a village - right on the banks of the river Euphrates - which is known for its deep red and bewitchingly fragrant roses. Inspired by various spices, exotic flowers, soft leather and other precious goods that arrived in London from Turkey at the beginning of the 19th century, this very fragrance was created by perfumer Christian Provenzano for the British perfume house Penhaligon's.

The whole precious and valuable treasures, which arrived at that time from the most different corners of the earth at the London port, were the reason and the inspiration for the beginning of the series consisting of five smells 'Trade Routes' from the house Penhaligon's.
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The unique composition of the Halfeti's one actually determines immediately after the first testing already. It starts with a slightly bitter-tart-fresh mugwort note, which is supported by subtle green tones in their freshness.

But when the top note retreats, this mystical and intensely fragrant rose comes to the fore. In support, it brings some other floral acquaintances, which then give a rendezvous with many spices. In particular cardamom, caraway and saffron. In the heart, the Halfeti consequently shows its full spicy power, but it has in my eyes by the sensual and sublime rose something mysterious, which impresses me so.

To the base, the rose continues to retain the upper hand, however, woody nuances now come into play here, which replace the spices and let the fragrance become "drier", where I smell in particular cedar and my beloved patchouli. A minimal hint of vanilla gives the fragrance a delicate oriental touch.
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For the summer he is mMn certainly not suitable, because v.a. the spices would be too much of a good thing here. I see him most in autumn and also on cooler spring days. On occasions, I think you can wear it - discreetly dosed - both at work (I write deliberately not office, because there are also people who have no "office job"), as well as in the evening when going away.

Due to the quite prominent notes in the heart, it lasts very well. On my skin I perceive him about 7-8 h, and in the first 2-3 h he leaves quite a larger cloud of fragrance behind. Say you are guaranteed to be noticed in his environment by other people.
Conclusion:

In my eyes, this Halfeti is one of the most interesting, fascinating and exciting fragrances that I was allowed to get to know so far. The whole story behind the fragrance as well as the smell itself impress me. And as a rose fan and basically lover of spicy-woody fragrances, I am so taken with it that it has landed on my wish list.

My thanks go to my dear button nose, who has spoiled me very much by her package and so I was allowed to know this beguiling, spicy-woody fragrance with floral core.

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And thank you all for reading!
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Dzejmi

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Dzejmi
Dzejmi
Top Review 27  
More than just a perfume
When first sprayed on the skin, a huge, small, strong cloud of fragrance develops. You smell something of everything and it resembles an overload. Gradually, the excitement subsides and something green crystallizes for me, something oud, something leathery and something sweet. My skin tends to intensify fragrances, so with this perfume, I hardly notice the floral notes at all, and the dominant notes trump everything.

The fragrance: for me 50% masculine, and 50% feminine, the born unisex fragrance! It smells objectively luxurious to me. I associate it with expensive objects, expensive clothes and individuals who have expensive tastes. However, when I googled the name ,,Halfeti'', I was very touched by the story behind it. There is talk of a partially sunken city in southeastern Anatolia - a Muslim Atlantis, with buildings still partially rising out of the water. Halfeti is the name of this place, which once existed entirely above sea level, and is world famous for its unique black roses.

This fragrance is incredibly versatile because I can associate with it both the hustle and bustle of the Champs-Élysées, as well as a past, simple life in the former Halfeti, which has nothing in common with the world as we know it today.

This fragrance doesn't trigger any fireworks-like feelings in me, but it does trigger wanderlust and a kind of romantic, loving sorrow. It's so much more than just a perfume ... it's a story. A story you begin to listen to and a journey you begin to take as soon as you get the pleasure of smelling the fragrance for the first time
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Infloriental

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Infloriental
Infloriental
Top Review 18  
A smell like dark red velvet
Halfeti is the first rose fragrance that actually knocked me down. Every time I wear it (and that's rare, because as a student I'm actually quite broke and can't afford a whole bottle...) I feel like I'm floating. The scent is so heavy, dark, somehow mysterious. Breathtakingly elegant. One of those perfumes that actually make me another person
I honestly never really understood the Rose hype that way. In most perfumes it smells rather banal to me, somehow sweet or compulsively fresh. Not in Halfeti. That's a rose that deserves to be called the Queen of Flowers. You don't even notice green notes or bergamot with me. On the contrary, the rose is so dark that it is almost black, framed by precious woods and spices.

And oh, the spices! Of the things you put in the food in the kitchen, they have nothing to do. They smell exotic, of something that could happen in a bazaar in a foreign city somewhere in the British colonies of the turn of the century, flanked by leather and incense. Dangerous in a seductive way. Exactly the line between mystical and sacral.

I have no idea exactly what kind of person you have to be in order to do Halfeti justice. Spy maybe, in a tailor-made Savile Row suit, in a town you know you'll never see again tomorrow. Or femme fatale in an evening gown, at a rendezvous with powerful, nameless lovers.

I wear it when I want to imagine I'm such a person. And since the durability of Halfeti is indeed so incredible that even days later I suddenly get a wave of the scent of my scarf or jacket in my nose, I sometimes sit in the subway and feel as if I know a secret that no one else knows about.
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MlleTaffanel

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MlleTaffanel
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The spice tree of knowledge
I am now for a good month at Parfumo and already richer by 3 findings:
1. Patchouli is not always repulsive, but now and then quite good.
2. That which fits least in the Beuteschema, surprises the most positive.
3. I like Penhaligon's.
The last realization hit me when I tested the portraits up and down and found them all, sometimes more sometimes less, great. Especially Bewitching Yasmine, which won me over with its spiciness. That brought me to Halfeti, the Tolstoy among fragrance pyramids (compared to what I usually prefer). Or the Wagner - opera, depending on what one the sense stands.
Admittedly, the top note is still rather classic masculine. But if that is once passé, I find the fragrance really decidedly unisex. Then comes to the freshness and spiciness namely a clearly perceptible floral sweetness in addition, which moves Halfeti strongly in the gender center. The individual fragrance notes, despite their opulence and massed appearance, are not overwhelming, but skillfully blend into each other. Thus, every time I sniff my wrist, I perceive another of them more clearly. In between, I am overcome by the association of mint, although it is not listed at all (must be something else). Finally, a woody spice rose asserts itself, which I find terrific. I also perceive oud and patchouli, and again I like the latter.
Halfeti accompanies me all day, even after the shower he waves me cheerfully and can not decide between male and female. Exactly that convinces me then, because drawers are there to be opened and concrete gender attributions are anyway passé. That's probably the fourth realization within a month. Thanks for that!
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Floyd

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Floyd
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If the Impressionists had been perfumers
If the Impressionists had been perfumers, they might have cut off their ears to smell better. Probably they would have lengthened their right arm disproportionately so that the overall composition would be right again, which is after all more important than a lifelike image of reality. They would have designed bottles that were colossal and blazing, that flickered like fire in all directions and probably lost all statics due to their asymmetry. They would have fallen off the shelves, the flacons, but what do the artists care about the customers, they are so bourgeois and stupid.
If the Impressionists had been perfumers, they probably would have developed a fragrance like "Halfeti". They would have created a top note, which should have represented yellow-citric and green plants and fruits, which are probably also present in their individual fragments due to the pointilistic style, but develop a completely different color in the nose of the observer, rather purple and turquoise shimmers here the green, dabbed with mugwort and cypress, whose short morning impression, similar to that of the "Impression soleil levant" by Monet, soon gives way to the actual center of the picture Had the Impressionists been perfumers, they would not have depicted the rose in the centre in the colours of a rose. Nevertheless, they would not have gone rough like some modernists and crushed, mutilated and drowned them with a thick eagle log in front of an applauding audience. No, they would have made an exuberant variety of the finest swabs, herbs, woods. Resins, leather and flowers, every single swab can hardly be deciphered at close range, but they are made of materials which the merchant ships of that time brought from the then far Ottoman Empire via the ports of the Levant to Europe. Thus, from a distance, an overall impression of a dark, syrupy, iridescent rose would have emerged, bitter and dark because of the woods, shining through the flowers, fine-grained and multi-layered because of the spices, warm and balanced by amber, musk, tonka and vanilla. As if the sun would wander through the work of art or the viewer would move back and forth and back and forth in front of it, there would always be other facets that briefly unfolded their effect. Only at the end of a long day did the dazzling floral nuances retreat and the evening mood would bring the woods and the bitter leather more to the fore.
Had the Impressionists been perfumers, the lasting magic of the captured moment would have been more important to them than the true-to-detail photographic depiction of a brief moment. Thus "Hafetis" would have a shelf life of at least 12 hours, the Sillage would remain in the moderate range despite the strong ductus (one did not splash colours around like these lunatics 100 years later). Art is for all sexes, "Halfeti" androgyn.
Had the Impressionists been perfumers, they would not have sold any of their bottles and would probably have died poor. What a shame! "Halfeti" would have been one of her great works of art, long before his time and yet probably timeless.
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Audrey470Audrey470 2 years ago
I don’t know in what world this could be considered unisex. It’s a very sexy and sophisticated male fragrance.
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RazvanykeRazvanyke 2 years ago
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What a beauty, what an exclusive scent to die for. It starts fresh with a multitude of notes, then it gets a bit sweeter, but classy. Top !
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Elia08Elia08 4 months ago
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Tollen duft leider den sillage ist nicht so gut nach paar Minuten ist gleich einen skinscent
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 6 months ago
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Well-blended aromatic. Opens mildly medicinal woody-amber, dries sweet-woody. Performance seems fine, could be a men's all-year scent.
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FantasmargFantasmarg 1 year ago
Dry, spicy, evocative. Poetic, works absolutely as well on ladies as it does on gentlemen and everything between :) excellent performance
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