the brand

Penhaligon's is a perfume house created in London in 1870 by William Henry Penhaligon. Their passion is to perpetuate his legacy as a creative and innovative perfumer while continuing to seek new interpretations of elegance. Their fragrances are still made in the heart of England, with the finest ingredients. Throughout its history, Penhaligon's has attracted the greatest and is also the Official Supplier to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh since 1956 and to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales since 1988.

Concept

Today, their 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. fragrances: each designed to elicit a response. Soliflores, Orientals, Chypres: a palette of intense experiences that we are continually adding to.

Their Portraits collection is quite unique from the more traditional Penhaligon’s fragrances. Their packaging designs are made by talented Icelandic illustrator Kristjana Williams. Portraits perfume bottles are different, too, made with slightly heavier glass bases than their classic bottles. Each one is topped with a hand polished animal head, inspired by the character they represent. Their Portraits collection has caused quite a stir around the world. Indeed, the exuberant family of scents has ushered in a new generation of passionate Penhaligon’s devotees. With over 60 fragrances in our collections, we’re proud to say there truly is something for everyone at Penhaligon’s.

the founder, William Henry penhaligon

The founder, William Penhaligon, arrived in the vibrant capital city in the 1860’s to seek his fortune and so began what would become an illustrious career. Wildly creative and ambitious, William was inspired by the Scent of neighbouring Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street, creative his first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, in 1874. Showing his flair for business, William opened his own shop in 1874 selling perfumes and other fragranced delights.