Porthos, an eccentric scent on the edge of unsavoury, blends lavender Barrême (the finest and rarest of all the lavenders) with sweet heliotrope and the quiet growl of animalic musks. Aldehydes impart a mirthful sparkle whilst a touch of rose and fresh petitgrain add lift. A juicy pineapple note adds a touch of quirkiness.

Creamy sandalwood, cedar wood and earthy patchouli meld with edible notes of natural vanilla and tonka bean for a fragrance that is soft, luscious, musky and eccentric.



Bergamot, Pineapple, Aldehydes


Lavender Barrême, Petitgrain, Rose
Jasmin, Mimosa, Muguet


Heliotrope, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Musk, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

The Perfumer's Notebook

Porthos—one for all

Lavender Barrême, considered the finest of all lavenders, became all but extinct in the perfume world due to its high cost and scarcity. Now it returns as the key note in Porthos, a remarkable unisex scent at the edge of unsavoury.

This fragrance was Inspired by the wild adventures of Porthos (Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds) from Alexandre Dumas's Three Musketeers, Porthos manages to be both refreshing and musky at the same time. It is powerful, eccentric and profoundly sweet through an excess of heliotrope which represents the French sun under which du Vallon lived and loved.

Florals are lightly added to give interest to the fragrance without imparting an overly feminine quality. Natural French rose, mimosa and jasmine blend perfectly with the longer lasting notes of patchouli and sandalwood. Porthos is a classic fragrance for the now; Porthos is style, swagger and verve.

—Jamie Frater, Perfumer & Creative Director

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Steven An (United States)

I'm intrigued by the main accord of lavender, pineapple. The drydown has a very interesting sweet but non-cloying powdery woody accord, which is tonka forward to my nose.

Vaune Mason
Love this

Porthos is just the right amount of interesting for me. The scent is light, but has deeper undertones . It is not too sweet, and sits well on my skin. LOVE it.

John Heynen (New Zealand)
Not at all "unsavoury" as the Frater description says.

A pleasant scent but too strong/lingering for me.
I prefer eau de colognes which I think are more personal and for me to enjoy myself instead of advertising that I am using a scent.

Technical Details


Ref 585958 batch 2459537. Porthos has been matured for four weeks and macerated for three months. All of our perfumes are aged in a naturally temperate environment and hand-turned daily to obtain smooth and refined fragrances of distinction.


Porthos comes in a natural spray for easy application. One spray each to the nape of the neck and wrists should be sufficient for all day wearing.


Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Coumarin, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT.

Ingredients may change from time to time. To ensure that this perfume is suitable for your use please read the outer packaging of your purchase.

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