Penhaligon’s is a British perfumery established in 1870 by William Penhaligon. Originating as a barbershop, Penhaligon’s offered its first fragrance in 1872, Hammam Bouquet. The fragrance was inspired by the neighbouring Turkish bath and its sulphurous steam. The company’s best-selling fragrance, 1902’s Blenheim Bouquet, created at the request of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace, broke with the prevailing floral trends of its day to enchant with zesty citrus, spices and woods.
Scents were issued regularly from the original shop on Jermyn Street, until it was destroyed in The Blitz of 1941. The shop disappeared, but the fragrances of the company endured, and in 1956, Penhaligon’s was granted a Royal Warrant by the Duke of Edinburgh for the manufacturing of toiletries.
Interest in the company was renewed with the opening of a new Penahligon’s flagship store in Covent Gardens, in 1975. The flagship store represented a new direction for the company as well, with the old formulas composed by William Penhaligon being resurrected, and new floral scents designed to appeal to a modern female customer. Chief among these was 1978’s Bluebell, which remains a best-seller for the company today.
The company was granted a second Royal Warrant in 1988, by the Princess of Wales.
Many of the original scents created by William Penhaligon were modernized and re-introduced as part of the “Anthology Collection.” The company maintains its commitment to fine, traditional perfume ingredients and techniques.
Jasmine and petitgrain bask in a floral breeze of Eastern spice. Agar trees warmed by the desert sun let off
Transported by the breeze of Time to an era of Exploration and daring adventure, Penhaligon’s collection Trade Routes is infused
Created in 2002, Penhaligons Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a beautifully sensual powdery dry down. Caramel soft, sweet,
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Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet. A masterpiece of tailoring. A citrus cologne, with architecture far more formal, crisp and aristocratic than a
Penhaligons Castile is a classic citrus shot through with the intoxicating thrill of neroli. Fresh and bursting with the dusky
Penhaligons Douro. Created in 1911, this elegant cologne was created for Sir Percy Croft of the Croft port dynasty and
Behold the famous Tudor rose – the flower of England. Inspired by the coming together of houses York and Lancaster,
Created in 2008, Penhaligons Elixir opens with eucalyptus and the harmonising hot spices of cardamom, cinnamon and mace. The heart
Created in 2003, Penhaligons Endymion is a sensual fusion of citrus, spices and leather. It opens with a burst of
Classical elegance befitting of Zeus’s most handsome son. A sparkle of bergamot dances off suede, coffee and geranium. An eau
Created in 1910, Penhaligons English Fern is a completely unique, fresh and earthy tonic of a fragrance. Field-fresh clover, lavender
Penhaligons Extract of Limes is shattered sherbet and blossom honey. A classic citrus, penetrating and pure, with straight up West
The majestic pearl in the flower garden’s crown, Gardenia is an achingly elegant eau de toilette. Fresh rhubarb and bergamot
Penhaligons Halfeti draws inspiration from the lavish goods traded with Turkey: exotic florals, spices, soft leathers and precious fabrics. The
Even us oh-so-stoic Brits can’t resist the exotic delights found in the Halfeti leather eau de parfum by Penhaligons. Named
Inspired by the scent of the Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street, Piccadilly, Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet is a daring oriental created
Originally created in 1977 in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s Penhaligons Silver Jubilee, Jubilee Bouquet is a beguiling melody of green
Penhaligons Juniper Sling. Juniper Sling is an intoxicating fragrance inspired by the most iconic and atmospheric of spirits: London Dry
As novel as a foreign shore, as familiar as a cup of tea. Named after one of the last clippers,
Created in 1998, Penhaligons LP No. 9 for ladies is potent and addictive brew of sweet floral notes, spices and
Created in 1999, Penhaligons LP No. 9 for Men casts a spell of powdered darkness with its complex heart of
Created in 2003, Penhaligons Malabah was inspired by an imaginary journey along the East Indian spice route. The opening notes
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