PENHALIGON'S: A BRITISH TRADITION
Fragrance is liquid emotion. It unlocks memories and opens doors; it can stop us in our tracks, lost somewhere for a moment in time. Recollections triggered by a dusting or iris, a whisper of clove, a burst of juicy nectarine, a trail of smoky incense, a creamy lick of vanilla. At Penhaligon's we understand the emotive power of scent.
Penhaligon's fragrant adventure began in the Edwardian era of decadence and carries us into the future as they strive to create original scents for the discerning eccentrics of today. True modern dandies and bold women who are proud to go their own way.
The spirit of William Penhaligon, the founder, touches everything that Penhaligon's do. An Englishman living in an age of excess and flamboyance, William was witty, wildly creative and always inspired by the unusual.
Hammam Bouquet, Penhaligon's first scent for instance, was dreamt up by William in 1872 after inhaling the steam and sulphurous aromas of his neighbouring Turkish baths. These were wild ideas for wild times, and it is still the way we work today. Inspiration comes at the strangest moments and places: a magical moment, a stolen view, an idea crystallized.
Over 135 years since the doors of the Penhaligon's barber shop first opened on Jermyn Street, William's hugely precious archives continue to inspire and inform the brand. Penhaligon's is passionate about carrying on his incredible legacy of creative and innovative perfumery, challenging the traditions of the art and seeking new ways to interpret elegance. To do this, Penhaligon's continuously work with master perfumers who can interpret distinctive ideas; conjuring up new perfume sensations that flow against the tide.
Today, Penhaligon's scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients - from hand squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold. Their signature Penhaligon's fragrance bottle is to William's original design: clear glass with a distinctive ribbon-wrapped stopper.