The Ruthless Countess Dorothea by Penhaligon's Perfume. Presented in 2017, the Ruthless Countess Dorothea is a women’s Oriental vanilla perfume.
It opens with top notes of bergamot, cinnamon, and ginger, followed by middle notes of beeswax, clary sage, and mate. Cashmeran, vanilla, and white wine base notes close this composition. This fragrance wear best on fall days. It is housed in a glass flacon containing purple liquid and has a gold owl stopper.
Penhaligon’s started as a barbershop in
1870. Two years later, founder William Penhaligon introduced a fragrance called Hamman Bouquet, which was inspired by a Turkish bath and its sulfurous steam. In 1902, the company launched Blenheim Bouquet, which was created for the Duke of Marlborough. Fragrances were continuously released until the original shop was destroyed in 1941. Even without the shop, the perfumes lived on until it fell into obscurity. However, when interest was renewed, a new flagship store was built in 1975. Spanish fragrance and fashion company Puig owns the brand.