Thursday, 23 May 2013

On becoming British, Sartorially

Today my wife and I attended our UK Citizenship ceremony in Maidstone, Kent's county town.

I won't bore you with the details of our journey to becoming British citizens (but it has been quite a long process), but it is a proud moment in our lives.

In keeping with being British, today I wore a perfume from a quintessentially British perfume House, Sartorial by Penhaligons. It's a very masculine perfume, with plenty of lavender, musk, woods and a hint of leather. Some people would perhaps call it a bit old-fashioned, suited to an older gentleman, and while this is a thoroughly modern creation, I can see why some may think that. It is essentially a modern take on that staple of men's perfumery, the fougere. Call me fanciful, but I could see this being the choice of a modern James Bond (Daniel Craig).


  1. Congratulations. Very appropriate fragrance for this special occasion.

  2. Congratulations to you both!

  3. Wow, congratulations, Michael :-) Does it feel any different to be 100% British now?

    I'd have said Sartorial was a pretty good choice. Of course, it's made by a Frenchman, but let's not split hairs :-D

    1. Hey Persolaise, thanks. I can't say it feels very different! True about Sartorial, but a little bit of entente cordiale, no? :-)

  4. Congratulations indeed, and what an impeccable choice for the ceremony!



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