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. 

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Halfeti

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Penhaligons Halfeti draws inspiration from the lavish goods traded with Turkey: exotic florals, spices, soft leathers and precious fabrics. The

Juniper Sling

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Penhaligons Juniper Sling. Juniper Sling is an intoxicating fragrance inspired by the most iconic and atmospheric of spirits: London Dry

The Tragedy of Lord George

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“Lord George is a wealthy and respected man, the archetypical patriarch. He seems to emboy the noblest values of the

Blenheim Bouquet

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Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet. A masterpiece of tailoring. A citrus cologne, with architecture far more formal, crisp and aristocratic than a

Endymion

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Created in 2003, Penhaligons Endymion is a sensual fusion of citrus, spices and leather. It opens with a burst of

Sartorial

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Penhaligons Sartorial is a contemporary interpretation of a classic Fougere; the traditional notes of oakmoss, tonka bean and lavender have

Much Ado About the Duke

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Conforming to the expectations of his class, Duke Nelson married the most coveted girl in London: the Duchess Rose. Yet

Opus 1870

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Created in 2005, Penhaligons Opus 1870 is a complex and elegant woody chypre. Opening with a luxurious accord of sweet

Artemisia

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Created in 2002, Penhaligons Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a beautifully sensual powdery dry down. Caramel soft, sweet,

The Ruthless Countess Dorothea

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The Ruthless Countess Dorothea is a most ferocious matriarch, known for her sharp mind, even sharper wit and a secret

Douro

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Penhaligons Douro. Created in 1911, this elegant cologne was created for Sir Percy Croft of the Croft port dynasty and

Monsieur Beauregard

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“Our French friend” is how this unknown but over-familiar houseguest Monsieur Beauregard is typically introduced. His lingering gaze lets you

As Sawira

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Penhaligons As Sawira. When sensual (over) indulgence calls, it’s time to explore a souk! Essaoiura, a major Trade Route port

LP No. 9 (Male)

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Created in 1999, Penhaligons LP No. 9 for Men casts a spell of powdered darkness with its complex heart of

Castile

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Penhaligons Castile is a classic citrus shot through with the intoxicating thrill of neroli. Fresh and bursting with the dusky

Malabah

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Created in 2003, Penhaligons Malabah was inspired by an imaginary journey along the East Indian spice route. The opening notes