The Penhaligon's blog http://www.penhaligons.com Thurs, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.penhaligons.com en hourly 1 Hidden London: Columbia Road http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/hidden-london-columbia-road/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/hidden-london-columbia-road/#comments Tues, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Marketing Team http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/hidden-london-columbia-road/ Introducing Hidden London. In this series we see through the eyes of other Londoners, whether native or adopted, about the secret London they’ve discovered and love... Introducing Hidden London. In this series we see through the eyes of other Londoners, whether native or adopted, about the secret London they’ve discovered and love... <br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_337.jpg"<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_hiddenlondon_banner.jpg" style="width: 618px; height: 107px;" /><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">As a company established in London and with our roots firmly planted here, there are hundreds of secret places we treasure in this most eclectic and surprising city; a city where every corner has a story and every alleyway a tale. In this series we&nbsp;see&nbsp;through the eyes of other Londoners, whether native or adopted, about the secret London they&rsquo;ve discovered and love...<br /> <br /> COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET<br /> <br /> Columbia Road in East London is the perfect place to while away a Sunday morning. Coffee in hand and an armful of fragrant blooms, followed by a late brunch in one of the many laid back eateries, it&#39;s right up our street. As we impatiently wait for Spring, the flower market is bursting with colour, tulips in every hue, the bright dazzle of daffodils. The atmosphere is always bustling, live music fills the air and the surrounding shops are filled with tempting treats, whether they be food to nibble or antiques to peruse. No two weekends ever feel the same and the constant changing of the flowers on offer as the seasons roll by is a feast for the eyes.<br /> <br /> As Valentines Day falls on a Sunday this year we recommend spending the day wandering around Columbia Road, because nothing says Valentines like roses and there&#39;s more than a few to choose from! Explore the market and all it has to offer, then enjoy a lazy lunch and of course as we are partial to a floral bouquet might we be so bold to recommend a more permanent reminder of the day and the perfect Valentine gift. <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/ellenisia-eau-de-parfum/"><u><strong>Ellenisia</strong></u></a> is beautiful array of honeyed white flowers and of course for Spring <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/ostara-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>Ostara</strong></u></a> is like the freshest bunch of daffodils bottled!&nbsp;</span><br /> 0 In Conversation with Olivier Cresp http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/in-conversation-with-olivier-cresp/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/in-conversation-with-olivier-cresp/#comments Weds, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Marketing Team http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/in-conversation-with-olivier-cresp/ We spoke to Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp, creator of Juniper Sling and our next fragrance about what inspires him. We spoke to Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp, creator of Juniper Sling and our next fragrance about what inspires him.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_334.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>How did you start out in Perfume?</strong><br /> <br /> I have been a perfumer since 1975. I started at Firmenich in 1992 and became a Master Perfumer in 2006. As my childhood included an intensive training on raw materials I could quickly focus on formulation. Like many of my peers, I started working on technical products to better improve the technical side of my craft before I joined a fine fragrance team.<br /> <br /> <strong>Tell us a little about your family history with perfume and the famous Grasse region in France?</strong><br /> <br /> My great grandfather cultivated roses and jasmine and my father and grandfather traded in raw materials. Perfumery is at the heart of my family history and heritage. My olfactory memory is still intact. I can remember family meals where we talked of nothing but perfume. There were fields of flowers all around Grasse in those days. It was wonderful! I would go to smell the jasmine that blossomed between May and September, along with the tuberose, the May roses and the violets. I would watch the extraction process of lavender, lavandin and iris. That was the environment I grew up in. If I had been born somewhere else, I might not be doing what I do today.<br /> <br /> <strong>Were your parents supportive of you becoming a perfumer?</strong><br /> <br /> I come from a family of three children, and we all became perfumers. More than just supportive, my parents and my grandparents actually taught us everything! Most evenings, just as other children might listen to a bedtime story, the Cresp family would smell the fresh blooms gathered that day and would recognize them. The family secrets have since been passed on to my only son, Sebastien who became a perfumer a year ago.<br /> <br /> <strong>Do you remember making your first fragrance? What were your sensations at the time?</strong><br /> <br /> I do remember that very special experience. I was about 9 or 10. I had collected all the flowers I could find in my parent&rsquo;s garden. There was jasmine, roses, the flowers from various fruit trees ... I had them macerated in alcohol that I bought in the local pharmacy. The result was pretty poor and I remember how disappointed I felt. At the time, I didn&rsquo;t know anything about fragrance formulas.<br /> <br /> <strong>What are your favourite materials and scents to work with?</strong><br /> <br /> A few years ago, I fell in love with cedar wood! We have an extraordinary quality in our repertoire! I use it in all my creations, feminine and masculine, in the same way. It brings a fabulous creamy, silky texture, with a sensuous richness and an intense and elegant trail...It has so many qualities! This is truly my signature.<br /> <br /> <strong>How many fragrances do you work on at a time?</strong><br /> <br /> I am used to working on multiple projects at once and I appreciate the rhythm that this provides. It affords the opportunity to view each product separately, then to step back, think about other ideas and projects before returning to the initial scent with fresh ideas and a more objective view. Fragrance development includes a lot of necessary pauses to ensure that the progression stays fresh and inspired. You do not progress creatively on a regular basis. In fact, progression on a fragrance is typically a series of small steps until you reach the final goal.<br /> <br /> <strong>How do you juggle so many?</strong><br /> <br /> By juggling many projects I feel alive!<br /> <br /> <strong>What sort of challenges do you face during the production of a fragrance?</strong><br /> <br /> For each project, I face a different challenge as all of my projects are very different. This is the exciting part of my life as a creator. My days are never the same and are always bringing fresh inspiration. As soon as I have a beautiful idea on mind, my challenge is to translate it into the most exquisite fragrance.<br /> <br /> <strong>Is there a particular fragrance you would love to make but haven&rsquo;t had the chance?</strong><br /> <br /> Shalimar. I have always been very impressed by this refined scent and its seductive nature.<br /> <br /> <strong>Describe your style? You have described it as &lsquo;minimalist&rsquo; before...</strong><br /> <br /> I confirm I have a very minimalist style. Every day I have the ability to create from a palette of 400 ingredients, but I prefer to use only 20-30 of them to understand them more deeply and so I can adapt them more easily, if need be!<br /> <br /> <strong>Where do you live now? Are you inspired by your surroundings?</strong><br /> <br /> I live in Paris but remain very closely connected to Grasse. I used to return to the region for vacations and I am much involved in all of Firmenich&rsquo;s activities there, particularly with research and development for our Ingredient Division. My surroundings and all my experiences continue to inspire me every day and everywhere I go.<br /> <br /> <strong>We read that you knew that you wanted to be a perfumer at age 7! Do you still remember this?</strong><br /> <br /> Of course I do! As you can see I have never deviated from that childhood ambition.<br /> <br /> <strong>Describe your typical day?</strong><br /> <br /> My working day typically begins at 9:30am and ends at 8pm. I like to start the day by smelling natural or synthetic ingredients, just to open my mind and find a source inspiration. The main portion of day is then dedicated to enriching my new formula, in collaboration with my assistants and discussions with both the Firmenich development teams and our clients. Above all, my job involves sharing and passion. An important part of my time is also dedicated to mentoring the younger perfumers. I like to share my experiences with them, and they are keen to express their new ideas.</span><br /> 0 The Penhaligon's Times is Back http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-penhaligons-times-is-back/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-penhaligons-times-is-back/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-penhaligons-times-is-back/ The second edition of the Penhaligon's Times is on it's way. The second edition of the Penhaligon's Times is on it's way.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_345.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR.</strong><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">The first edition of the Penhaligon&#39;s Times was created to celebrate the launch of our new store in New York City and now we&#39;ve done it again! The second edition of The Penhaligon&rsquo;s Times discovers all things fragrant and a few of our favourite things.<br /> <br /> We talked to everyone from grooming experts, master perfumers, timeless professionals, bloggers and florists to introduce you to the fragrant world of Penhaligon&rsquo;s London.</span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">See Hidden London through the eyes of two lifestyle bloggers, discover our timeless fragrances and read about three timeless professionals and how they turned their unique passion into a career.<br /> <br /> You can pick up a copy this weekend at our Covent Garden, Regent Street or Mayfair stores. Or we&#39;ll pop one in your online orders from next week.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><em>Contributors include:</em><br /> <br /> Olivier Cresp<br /> Master Perfumer<br /> <br /> Nick Cox<br /> Grooming Guide<br /> <br /> Nick Gilbert<br /> Fragrance Expert<br /> <br /> Persolaise Fragrance<br /> Blogger<br /> <br /> Chris Pollard<br /> Grooming Expert</span><br /> <br /> &amp; many more.</span><br /> 0 Springing Ahead http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/springing-ahead/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/springing-ahead/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/springing-ahead/ Penhaligon's will soon unveil their very first gourmand fragrance, inspired by the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring. Penhaligon's will soon unveil their very first gourmand fragrance, inspired by the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_346.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Penhaligon&rsquo;s will soon unveil their very first gourmand fragrance, inspired by the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring.<br /> <br /> Created by Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp, Equinox Bloom plays with an olfactory palette inspired by the delights of high tea, accompanied by the heady bouquet of the first sweet Spring flowers. Delicious notes of Chantilly, Frangipani and Brown Sugar are blended with violet leaves, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac, rounded with the deep, Oriental richness of Benzoin Siam and Ambrox.<br /> <br /> &quot;During one of my recent visits to London, I enjoyed an incredible brunch in a smart, refined place, where the magnificent atmosphere of the rooms, furnished with opulent floral compositions, ensnared my senses almost at once. While admiring the floral scenery, my brunch included delightful toasts topped with honey and marmalade and these gourmand facets inspired me to bring to Equinox Bloom a trendy, modern inflexion to the generous floral bouquet. To me, this luxurious and abundant refinement reflects Penhaligon&acute;s generosity in fragrances in a perfect way.&quot; &ndash; Olivier Cresp, Perfumer.<br /> <br /> A subtle, sweet treat from Penhaligon&rsquo;s, Equinox Bloom plays on aseries of favourite traditions and pleasing transitions &ndash; day to night, Winter to Spring - offering up a delicious and distinctive blendof gourmand and floral infusions to truly delight the senses.<br /> <br /> <strong>Head Notes:</strong> Neroli Bigarade Essence, Violet Leaves Absolute, Chantilly SmellTheTaste<br /> <br /> <strong>Heart Notes:</strong> Frangipani NaturePrint, Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute<br /> <br /> <strong>Basenotes:</strong> Ambrox, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Brown Sugar SmellTheTaste<br /> <br /> Equinox Bloom will be available in March 2016 in Penhaligon&rsquo;s boutiques, concessions and online.</span><br /> 0 Reviewed: Lothair http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-lothair/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-lothair/#comments Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-lothair/ Lothair has become a firm favourite for both men and women alike. An exotic ode to the Tea Clipper ships along the Trade Routes at the turn of the 19th Century. Lothair has become a firm favourite for both men and women alike. An exotic ode to the Tea Clipper ships along the Trade Routes at the turn of the 19th Century.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_322.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">Imagine if you will, a giant Tea Clipper ship, cutting through the waves, laden with exotic and precious goods from faraway places, on it&#39;s journey to Great Britain. <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/lothair-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>Lothair</strong></u></a> encapsulates this journey, with it&#39;s heart of black tea, and woody base, reminscent of the varnished decks of the elegant ships. It is softened by notes of magnolia and fig milk, and given freshness in the top from grapefruit and juniper and the lush green of fig leaf.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/lothair-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>Lothair</strong></u></a> has been given lots of five star reviews, from both gents and ladies, proving scents such as ours are open to interpretation and the skin of the wearer.. don&#39;t be afraid to try something a bit different, you may just find your new favourite!<br /> <br /> Here are our favourite reviews...</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Lothair_Reviewa.jpg" /><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Lothair_Review2a.jpg" /><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Lothair_Review3a.jpg" /> 0 Canary Wharf Barbershop Review http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/canary-wharf-barbershop-review/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/canary-wharf-barbershop-review/#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest: Chris Pollard http://www.penhaligons.com/canary-wharf-barbershop-review/ British Blogger Chris Pollard visited us at our new Canary Wharf store to review our exclusive Barbershop experience. We treated him to the full works and here is what he thought... British Blogger Chris Pollard visited us at our new Canary Wharf store to review our exclusive Barbershop experience. We treated him to the full works and here is what he thought...<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_333.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size: 16px;">It&#39;s a grey and wild Saturday morning. I&#39;m unshaved, un-groomed and shuffling in the direction of Penhaligon&#39;s newest establishment at Canary Wharf. I&#39;m booked to spend some time being indulged by one of the ever inspiring Jack the Clipper barbers. This great collaboration between both parties has brought an exciting dose of Penhaligon&#39;s barbering heritage back to the brand (something that I have long hoped would occur since realising Bayolea worked well with my skin).</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Canary Wharf" src="/images/blogs/333_chrispollard2.jpg" style="width: 568px; height: 387px;" /></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">So here I am, stood in front of an attentive and polite team. The prospect of turning up at any house of grooming is an experience that I find quite daunting. Thankfully my somewhat dishevelled appearance was not met with gasps, just light conversation and professionalism in the new bright and relaxed environment.<br /> <br /> The Royale treatment turned out to be just what I needed. A haircut, straight shave, hot towel treatment and massage; the perfect combination to combat my noticeable party season fatigue. For someone that has tried to learn about the many different avenues and accoutrements of shaving, I have very little control over the hair on top of my head. It grows, I accept that and do very little to try to stop it doing what it wants. I explained all this to the softly spoken and very personable Mus, who proceeded to expertly trim and neaten. Perfect!</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Canary Wharf Barbershop Review" src="/images/blogs/333_chrispollard4.jpg" style="width: 568px; height: 851px;" /></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">I could go on with complimenting each step of the package chronologically, but I&#39;m not sure I would be granted the column space. But sincerely, one treatment within the package deserves special mention: the straight razor shave. If you have never decided to treat yourself to this traditional and almost rite of passage experience, I recommend it. Done right, it is something you won&#39;t forget easily. For Jack the Clipper, it felt like their specialty. The shave was well balanced with Penhaligon&#39;s product (it was immediately clear why this is such a well matched partnership). It has inspired me to combine products and techniques at home that I would never have even thought of. I&#39;m not exaggerating when I say it was the smoothest shave I have experienced, at times, I almost forgot that there was a knife skimming across my face at all.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Chris Pollard Canary Wharf Review" src="/images/blogs/333_chrispollard1.jpg" style="width: 567px; height: 851px;" /></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Alas, all good things have to come to an end. Invigorated by my hour of manly pampering, I was left surprised and impressed with the new reflection that now looked back at me. A vast difference from the man that entered only an hour ago. That chilly grey day couldn&#39;t stop me from feeling a little spoilt. I will certainly be returning. Perhaps see you there!<br /> <br /> - <a href="http://www.chrispollardcreative.com">Chris Pollard</a></span><br /> <br /> Image Credit: Viktoria Seline Espelund<br /> 0 Penhaligon's NYC on British GQ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/penhaligons-nyc-on-british-gq/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/penhaligons-nyc-on-british-gq/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/penhaligons-nyc-on-british-gq/ Our new store at the Rockefeller Center on 5th Avenue NYC has been featured in British GQ, they were impressed with the all-new design, which hails a new direction for us. Our new store at the Rockefeller Center on 5th Avenue NYC has been featured in British GQ, they were impressed with the all-new design, which hails a new direction for us.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_332.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Our new store at the Rockfeller Center&nbsp;on 5th Avenue NYC has been featured in British GQ, they were impressed with the all-new design, which hails a new direction for us. Our latest British store in Canary Wharf London also features the architects Al-Jawad Pike vision for Penhaligon&#39;s in 2015 and beyond. Combining our heritage, that we are so fiercely proud of, with a clean sleek style that showcases the fragrances, to introduce us to a new generation discovering Penhaligon&#39;s for the first time.<br /> <br /> So if you&#39;re in NYC don&#39;t forget to pop in and say hi and see what GQ meant when they said: &quot;..plate glass windows and the kind of floor tiles Pinterest was made for serve as the canvas for a shining wall of scents.&quot;<br /> <br /> <u><strong><a href="http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2015-11/24/penhaligons-opens-first-fragrance-shop-in-new-york">Click here to read the full article &gt;&gt;</a></strong></u></span><br /> 0 Reviewed: Endymion http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-endymion/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-endymion/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-endymion/ Endymion is inspired by the tales of Greek Mythology, a fragrance of contrasts, beautifully masculine. Endymion is inspired by the tales of Greek Mythology, a fragrance of contrasts, beautifully masculine.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_327.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/endymion/"><br /> <u><strong>Endymion</strong></u></a> is inspired by the tales of Greek Mythology, a fragrance of contrasts, charismatic and masculine. This fragrance is frequently layered with our grooming range, to intensify the scent. In fact it is often bought by women for their men as the spicy but fresh notes prove irresistible, as always you have been leaving your reviews and we picked our favourites to describe <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/endymion/"><u><strong>Endymion</strong></u></a>.</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;"><u><strong><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/endymion/">Endymion</a></strong></u> is a complex blend of sophisicated scents, it opens with the orangy warmth of bergamot and mandarin wrapped in delicate lavender and sage. The dark coffee heart is rich and powerful giving way to the spicy velvet base of creamy nutmeg, vetiver, cardamom and a hint of leather. It is strong and romantic and very masculine.<br /> <br /> We took a look at what people think of <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/endymion/"><u><strong>Endymion</strong></u></a> once they get it home and take it with them on their own scented adventures...</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/endymion_review.jpg" style="width: 617px; height: 262px;" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/endymion_review1.jpg" style="width: 619px; height: 281px;" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/endymion_review2.jpg" style="width: 621px; height: 282px;" /> 0 Reviewed: Empressa http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-empressa/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-empressa/#comments Weds, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-empressa/ Since we launched Empressa last year, it's proved to be a popular fragrance from our Trade Routes Collection. Since we launched Empressa last year, it's proved to be a popular fragrance from our Trade Routes Collection.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_321.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size:14px;">From the moment you open the opulent mother of pearl box to the first spritz, <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/empressa-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>Empressa</strong></u></a> is a delight on the senses. The sweet floral notes give way to a sophisticated array of base notes, including cocoa, musk, patchouli and sandalwood giving the fragrance a complex and multi layered effect that dries down to a warm and delectable scent.<br /> <br /> So it&#39;s no wonder that it&#39;s fast become a best seller and a firm favourite garnering more than a few five star reviews.<br /> <br /> From &#39;Very Empressive&#39; (we see what you did there!) to &#39;Simply the Best&#39; our reviewers have been very expressive in their praise for <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/empressa-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>Empressa</strong></u></a>. So instead of us saying how great we think it is, here is what you&#39;ve been saying...</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Empressa_Review.jpg" /><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Empressa_review2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 190px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Empressa_review3.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 200px;" /> 0 Reviewed: Blenheim Bouquet http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-blenheim-bouquet/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-blenheim-bouquet/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/reviewed-blenheim-bouquet/ Our best seller and all time favourite since 1906, but just what is it about Blenheim Bouquet that everyone loves so much? Our best seller and all time favourite since 1906, but just what is it about Blenheim Bouquet that everyone loves so much?<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_326.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/"><br /> <u><strong>Blenheim Bouquet</strong></u></a> is one our signature fragrances, beloved by men and women alike and often passed down from generation to generation, it&#39;s been a firm favourite since it was introduced in 1906.<br /> <br /> So just what is it about Blenheim that has us under it&#39;s spell? Is it the fresh citrus notes that lightly dance around as you spray it? or perhaps the musky depth of the base notes, rich with black pepper and pine. It is one of our most reviewed fragrances and many have sang it&#39;s praises, illustrating it far better than even we can;</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blenheim_review.jpg" style="width: 618px; height: 245px;" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blenheim_review1.jpg" style="width: 617px; height: 190px;" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blenheim_review2.jpg" style="width: 617px; height: 229px;" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">..and proving that <u><strong><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/">Blenheim</a></strong></u> isn&#39;t just for gents, we have a review from a lady called Eva, who definitely represents many ladies who have it as their signature fragrance. </span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blenheim_review3.jpg" style="width: 618px; height: 190px;" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">To find out more about Blenheim Bouquet and read all of the reviews <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/"><u><strong>click here</strong></u></a></span><br /> <br /> 0 Oncle Pape x Penhaligon's Wooden Bowties http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-x-penhaligons-wooden-bowties/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-x-penhaligons-wooden-bowties/#comments Thurs, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-x-penhaligons-wooden-bowties/ To celebrate our 145 year anniversary, Penhaligon's teamed up with Oncle Pape in Paris to create a set of delightful Wooden Bowties inspired by five of our most iconic fragrances. To celebrate our 145 year anniversary, Penhaligon's teamed up with Oncle Pape in Paris to create a set of delightful Wooden Bowties inspired by five of our most iconic fragrances.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_331.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Imagined and designed in Paris, Oncle Pape&rsquo;s bowties are made from wood crafted by a cabinet maker in the Perigord and material sewn by a couturier in Charente. The bow sillhouette is taken from the now iconic bottle shape that all our perfumes are presented in, designed by William Penhaligon himself.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The bowties are crafted from woods sourced from France and around the world, carefully chosen by the Oncle Pape team from Ebony, Rosewood, Cedar or Wenge. Then unearthed and discovered in the district of Montmartre, the fabrics that accessorise the woods are sent to the sewing shop for final assembly, where they are cut, sewn and finished.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-blenheim-bouquet-bowtie/"><u><strong>Blenheim Bouquet</strong></u></a>, <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-sartorial-bowtie/"><u><strong>Sartorial</strong></u></a>, <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-english-fern-bowtie/"><u><strong>English Fern</strong></u></a>, <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-juniper-sling-bowtie/"><u><strong>Juniper Sling</strong></u></a> and <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-hammam-bouquet-bowtie/"><u><strong>Hammam Bouquet</strong></u></a> were the inspiration behind the collection, our most enduring and iconic fragrances for men but also loved by women they were the perfect choices for interpretation into collectable bowties. Quirky and very British with a French twist.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/oncle-pape-bowties/"><u><strong>Shop the Collection</strong></u></a></span><br type="_moz" /> 0 Bond with a Beard? http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bond-with-a-beard/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bond-with-a-beard/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bond-with-a-beard/ With Movember around the corner and Spectre, the latest Bond movie, ready for release, we are heading happily into the hairiest time of the year. With Movember around the corner and Spectre, the latest Bond movie, ready for release, we are heading happily into the hairiest time of the year.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_329.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">With Movember around the corner and Spectre, the latest Bond movie, ready for release, we are heading happily into the hairiest time of the year.<br /> <br /> To get into the spirit, we&rsquo;ve been sipping Dirty Martinis (007&rsquo;s choice of cocktail this time around), and fantasising about how Bonds of Before would look with a beard.<br /> <br /> One thing is certain: if Bond had a beard, it would be the coolest beard in the world. So how come one of our greatest style icons is perfectly clean-shaven?<br /> <br /> Our hero&rsquo;s no hipster, and nor would we want him to be, but we feel his impeccable grooming would rock the bearded look in spy circles.<br /> <br /> Graham Rye the 007 magazine world Bond authority expert has given us his insight on what he thinks of Bond with a beard:<br /> <em>&ldquo;Pierce Brosnan as James Bond of course did sport a beard in 2002&rsquo;s Die Another Day, but that was only because he had been incarcerated in a North Korean military prison. On his release the first thing Bond does is have a very close shave and get his hair cut too!<br /> Daniel Craig had &lsquo;back from the dead&rsquo; stubble for a portion of 2012&rsquo;s Skyfall &ndash; not his best look either! Clean shaven and looking as fit as an Olympic athlete in SPECTRE, he more looks the part, and deadlier too!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Bond is forever a smoothy, not a beardy &ndash; and long may he remain so!&rdquo;</em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Going for the fierce and deadly look? We take that everybody&rsquo;s favourite secret agent looks deadlier without the beard!<br /> <br /> At Penhaligon&rsquo;s, we&rsquo;d provide all the advice and accoutrements needed to keep every strand of hair on that famous face fit for purpose.</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/Bond-Beards-final_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Here is our 5-point starter guide to gentlemen&rsquo;s grooming, James Bond-style&hellip;</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>1. Know what suits you, sir</strong></span><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Whether it&rsquo;s a Pierce Brosnan Ducktail, or the Classic Sideburns of Roger Moore, you need to identify the facial furniture that works best for you. Be realistic. We can&rsquo;t all pull off the trimmed full beard as well as the potential future Bond that is Damian Lewis.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>2. Rough with the smooth</strong></span><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 14px;">It&rsquo;s important to let your facial hair grow long enough to style the way you want. This is the scruffy, no-man&rsquo;s-land stage of the process, so be prepared.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>3. Up to scratch</strong></span><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 14px;">You may experience some manly itching as your beard grows. Exfoliate three times a week to keep skin plumped and use a soothing <u><strong><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-beard-oil/">beard oil</a></strong></u> to tame the beast.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>4. The right gadgets </strong></span><br /> <ul> <br /> <li> <span style="font-size: 14px;">To maintain the not-one-hair-out-of-place look, a beard trimmer and <u><strong><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/movember-wax/">moustache wax</a></strong></u> are essential tools. Bond, of all men, knows there&rsquo;s no point having a gun in your pocket if you&rsquo;re under-equipped in the dressing room.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>5. Finishing flourishes</strong></span><br /> <ul> <br /> <li> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Keep a beard oil or moisturiser on hand to freshen up throughout the day. When you&rsquo;ve fought multiple baddies and saved the world from mass destruction, you can&rsquo;t have a flaky beard letting you down.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">So with that in mind, which Bond beard will you be sporting this Movember?<br /> <br /> Once that&rsquo;s decided, you can concentrate on the next step &ndash; seeing off the evil enemy and getting with the girl with the really improbable name&hellip;<br /> <br /> If all this Bond with a beard talk has got you thinking of starting the beard journey, your first step is to read our <u><strong><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/a-journey-through-the-beard-ages/">beard through the ages</a></strong></u> post..</span><br /> <br /> 0 A new Barber shop for Canary Wharf http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-new-barber-shop-for-canary-wharf/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-new-barber-shop-for-canary-wharf/#comments Thurs, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-new-barber-shop-for-canary-wharf/ This October we will be returning to our roots, opening up a Gentleman's Barber and Fragrance shop like William Penhaligon first did in 1870, but this time in Canary Wharf This October we will be returning to our roots, opening up a Gentleman's Barber and Fragrance shop like William Penhaligon first did in 1870, but this time in Canary Wharf<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_328.jpg"<br/><br/><div> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We are immensely proud of our Barber shop heritage, our founder William Penhaligon took great care in creating his preparations and tinctures for all aspects of gentlemen&#39;s grooming and to celebrate 145 years since his first shop in St James&#39;s we have come full circle.<br /> <br /> It is in this tradition that we open a new shop in Canary Wharf complete with a barber as well as our fragrance ranges for both men and women. Hosting acclaimed barber Jack the Clipper, we will be offering a medley of marvellous male grooming treatments. We use carefully crafted techniques refined over generations, the same our humble but well-groomed ancestors would have used. The full array of services including hair-cuts and classic wet-shaves for men all offered in the elegant new shop design created for us by architects Al-Jawad Pike.<br /> <br /> See the <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/barbershop-menu/">full treatment menu here</a></u></b> </span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="Canary Wharf" src="/images/categories/Barber_2.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</span></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Holding fast to our core values but reinventing our look to mark this 145th anniversary, the shop is a modern twist on our heritage style. Glossy stone floors and deco style metalwork house our iconic bottles, creating a wonderful atmosphere to step into the world of Penhaligon&#39;s and our fragrant stories.</span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="Canary Wharf" src="/images/categories/Barber_blog_1.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</span></span></div> </div> <br /> <div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Come down and see us and tell us what you think.</span></div> 0 Shine a Light – Home Fragrance http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shine-a-light-home-fragrance/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shine-a-light-home-fragrance/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alex http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shine-a-light-home-fragrance/ A few tips will help you get the best out of your candles. A few tips will help you get the best out of your candles.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_86.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Penhaligon&rsquo;s <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/candles/">candles</a></u></b> are made from a blend of special blend of paraffin and soy waxes,this allows for a perfect burn, soft enough to drop down evenly down the sides of the candle glass and not too hard which can lead to the wick tunneling down through the core of the candle. The essential oils are blended throughout the wax, making for an even and balanced dispersion of the scent throughout the space. &nbsp;The wicks are all cotton braided with a nylon core that helps ensure smooth, smoke-free burning.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/candles/">candles</a></u></b> are all white wax in opaque white glass except <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/elixir-classic-candle/">Elixir</a></u></b>, <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/samarkand-classic-candle/">Samarkand</a></u></b> and the large <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/maduro-leaf-candle-750g/">Maduro</a></u></b> candle; these are black wax in black glass. This gives the candles a striking lantern effect as they burn. Any smutting or marks around the glass can be easily removed with baby wipes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Penhaligon&rsquo;s candles are wonderful gifts&nbsp;with a diverse range to suit all taste and styles.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>A few tips will help you get the best out of your candles.</strong></span><br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The first time you burn the candles burn for at least two hours or until the top has liquefied.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Re-centre the wick while the wax is still soft. In particular this applies to the three wick candles. Hold the wicks upright out the wax with until they stand still.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Trim the wick to 5mm to avoid smoking and prevent it bending and warping.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">If the house or room is warm, you can get more from your candles by chilling them down in the freezer an hour before using.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The burn time for our classic candles is 30 hours.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The burn time for our large 750g candles is 110 hours.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A handy cleaning tip for removing dust from the tops of candles is using unscented baby wipes.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Candles are of course a naked flame and therefore some important safety advice and instructions are necessary for use.</span><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Never leave a burning candle unattended.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The container will become hot during use, so place on a heatproof surface, never on an unprotected or polished surface.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Do not move or handle the candle while it is alight.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Extinguish with care, do not use water or blow out, as this can cause spillage of hot wax.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Allow wax to cool properly before handling the candle.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Keep candle free of foreign matter as this can cause problems with burning.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Burn candle away from draughts, curtains, other flammable materials, pets, children and overhanging surfaces.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We recommend you burn your Penhaligon&rsquo;s candle for no more than two hours at a time.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Please pay attention as candle nears bottom of the glass, as the base can heat up.</span></li> </ul> 0 Penhaligon's comes to New York http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-comes-to-new-york/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-comes-to-new-york/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-comes-to-new-york/ This October we opened our first boutique in America, the most British of brands opened in a US landmark, the Rockefeller Centre on Fifth Avenue in New York City. This October we opened our first boutique in America, the most British of brands opened in a US landmark, the Rockefeller Centre on Fifth Avenue in New York City.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_324.jpg"<br/><br/><div> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">This October we opened our first boutique in America, the most British of brands opened in a US landmark, the Rockefeller Centre on Fifth Avenue in New York City.<br /> <br /> The store was designed by British architects Al-Jawad Pike, in a style that fuses our 145 year heritage with a sleek and contemporary look, right in the heart of Manhattan. It has a art deco flavour, with polished geometric floors and beautiful metal work displays, showing off our iconic bottles wonderfully.</span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="New York Store Wall" src="/images/categories/Back_Wall_4X5A2335_blog.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We are excited to provide our loyal American customers with their own Penhaligon&#39;s store where they can find their new favorite fragrance, with the help of our team of experts, sampling a little scent of Britain in the US..</span><br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="New York Store with warrants" src="/images/categories/Back_Wall_Warrants_Edit_689A2877_blog.jpg" /></span> <div> <br /> &nbsp;</div> 0 Vogue Fashion Night Out 2015 http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/vogue-fashion-night-out-2015/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/vogue-fashion-night-out-2015/#comments Fri, 18 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alex http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/vogue-fashion-night-out-2015/ There was a lot of buzz last Thursday on Regent Street and if you found yourself there between 6-9pm you could not have missed that something was going on. There was a lot of buzz last Thursday on Regent Street and if you found yourself there between 6-9pm you could not have missed that something was going on.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_320.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size:16px;">There was a lot of buzz last Thursday on Regent Street and if you found yourself there between 6-9pm you could not have missed that something was going on. Indeed the Vogue Fashion Night Out was in full-swing and Penhaligon&rsquo;s was proud to be part of it, creating an exciting atmosphere on its shop floor!<br /> <br /> In celebration of our newly launched fragrances: <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a> and <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a> inspired by the Scottish landscape, our windows got an impressive makeover with real moss and bark installation. This was as close to a forest as you could get! Well except the fact that our official partner, BLOOM Gin, were serving delicious cocktails inspired by the two perfumes: Blasted Bloom contained Gin, Chamomile Tea, Lemon Juice &amp; Honey and Blasted Heath had Gin, Cr&egrave;me De Cassis, Lemon Juice, Vanilla Syrup &amp; Basil. What a refreshing treat!</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/image6.jpeg" /></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">The bar was incredibly busy and so was our store staff as they tried to find everyone their fragrance fix for the start of the new season. The first two-hundred visitors also grabbed a Penhaligon&rsquo;s x BLOOM Gin goody bags and it was no surprise they were gone in less than an hour! The lovely Vogue editors also dropped by, impressed with the big crowd we attracted and the buzzing atmosphere and wonderful scent spilling out onto the stree</span><span style="font-size:16px;">t.</span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><img alt="Vogue Fashion Night Out" height="301" src="/images/blogs/320_vogue1.jpg" width="402" /></span></div> <div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;">We hope everyone had a great time as much as we did so thank you for coming and making the Vogue Fashion Night Out at Penhaligon&rsquo;s such a delightful event. Until the next year!</span></div> 0 Blasted: A Delusional Illusion http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blasted-a-delusional-illusion/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blasted-a-delusional-illusion/#comments Thurs, 17 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blasted-a-delusional-illusion/ In order to celebrate the launch of the two new perfumes, Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom, Space Group Architects have been invited by Penhaligon’s to design the two shop window bays of the flagship store on Regent Street, London. In order to celebrate the launch of the two new perfumes, Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom, Space Group Architects have been invited by Penhaligon’s to design the two shop window bays of the flagship store on Regent Street, London.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_319.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size:16px;">The display forms part of the exciting Regent Street Window Project &ndash; an annual event which is organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The installation is visible from the 7th-27th of September 2015 and forms part of the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week. More than one million people are expected to see the exhibit each week.<br /> <br /> Back in 1870 William Penhaligon was inspired by the aromas of his neighbouring Turkish baths and went on to &lsquo;bottle&rsquo; his first scent called &lsquo;<a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/hammam-bouquet/">Hammam Bouquet</a>&rsquo;. 145 years on Space Group Architects strive to do the opposite: This time the perfumes get re-interpreted into something else.<br /> <br /> Space Group have analysed the two products and designed two spaces based on their aromas &ndash; a built interpretation of a smell. The scents are influenced by the British coastline and come with an array of raw and natural notes.<br /> <br /> The results are two immersive, multi-sensory spaces that create an abstracted illusion of the very characteristics of the aromas and their environment that they were inspired by. They include rain, mist, moss, bark, light, sound and, obviously, the actual fragrances.<br /> <br /> The created spaces proved to be quite a challenge: There is live moss, programmed artificial fog and water running down permanently on the inside of the fa&ccedil;ade. All of which had to be mocked up, tested and carefully fine-tuned.<br /> <br /> The installation is meant to be experienced both from the in- and outside, blurring the boundaries between Regent Street and the shop interior.</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:9px;">Architects:<br /> Space Group Architects<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Collaborators:<br /> Aurelia McKelvey; natural media artist<br /> Mia Zabelka feat. Phillippe Petit; sound for the female side<br /> Oliver Stummer (a.k.a. Tomoroh Hidari); sound for the male and female side<br /> Fennesz; sound for the male side</span><br /> <br /> 0 Introducing Blasted Heath http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-heath/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-heath/#comments Mon, 14 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-heath/ Discover more about our latest fragrance for men; Blasted Heath Discover more about our latest fragrance for men; Blasted Heath<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_314.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/"><u><strong>Blasted Heath</strong></u></a> is our latest fragrance for men, the outdoor ruggedness of the British coastline is refined by perfumer Alberto Morillas into a bold, multi-layered expression of nature&#39;s most precious wonders.<br /> <br /> Opening with an Aquatic burst of invigorating freshness, like the swell hitting the shore, notes of seaweed and salty air cut through in the top notes, whilst clary sage provides an intense contrast. In it&#39;s heart, <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/"><u><strong>Blasted Heath</strong></u></a> contains fresh notes of crunchy green leaves and woody aromas from the Clearwood. Texture is given to the fragrance in the base by a smoky tobacco and whiskey accord, assertively masculine yet softened with the warmth of patchouli and Alaskan cedarwood and finished with musks.<br /> <br /> <strong>Head Notes: </strong>Aquatic Accord, Seaweed Absolute, Clary Sage Absolute<br /> <br /> <strong>Heart Notes:</strong> Green Leaves, Clearwood<sup>TM </sup>Tobacco Absolute, Whiskey Accord<br /> <br /> <strong>Base Notes:</strong> Patchouli Essence, Alaskan Cedarwood Essence, Gaiacwood Essence, Vetiver SFE, Musks</span><br /> <div class="relative" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/ " target=""> <img alt="Blasted Heath" src=" /us/images/categories/BLASTEDHEATH_blog.jpg" /></a><span class="overlay"> </span></div> 0 The Rose Bloom Mocktail http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-rose-bloom-mocktail/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-rose-bloom-mocktail/#comments Fri, 11 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-rose-bloom-mocktail/ Now we are partial to a tipple, but this mocktail is delicious, created in honour of our new fragrance, Blasted Bloom Now we are partial to a tipple, but this mocktail is delicious, created in honour of our new fragrance, Blasted Bloom<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_316.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The Rose Bloom mocktail is everything you could wish for in a cocktail, without the sore head in the morning! A delightful light and fruity number much like our latest fragrance for ladies; <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/"><u><strong>Blasted Bloom</strong></u></a>.<br /> <br /> You will need:<br /> 1x tbsp lemon juice<br /> 2x tbsp raspberry syrup<br /> 2-3 drops rose water<br /> sparkling water<br /> lemon-lime soda<br /> Ice<br /> <br /> Shake the lemon juice, raspberry syrup and rose water with ice, pour into the glass and top up with sparkling water and soda, stir and serve. Garnish with a raspberries and enjoy!</span><br /> 0 The Sour Heath Cocktail http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-sour-heath-cocktail/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-sour-heath-cocktail/#comments Fri, 11 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-sour-heath-cocktail/ In true Penhaligon's tradition we created a cocktail to complement our new fragrance; Blasted Heath In true Penhaligon's tradition we created a cocktail to complement our new fragrance; Blasted Heath<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_315.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Our version of a Whisky Sour, the Sour Heath captures the strong heart of the fragrance. <b><u> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> took much of its inspiration from the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands, the home of whisky. We think this is the perfect cocktail to sip whilst curled up inside by the fire as the nights draw in.<br /> <br /> You will need:<br /> 3/4 cup of Whisky<br /> 1/2 cup of lemon juice<br /> 1/2 cup of lime juice<br /> 2/3 of sugar syrup<br /> <br /> Shake the Whisky, juice and sugar syrup well with ice chips then strain into a cooled cocktail glass. Enjoy!</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> 0 Penhaligon's & Cereal Magazine http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-cereal-magazine/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-cereal-magazine/#comments Fri, 04 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Matt http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-cereal-magazine/ Discover the story behind the making of Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom, introduced by our Associate Director of Marketing, Matthew Huband Discover the story behind the making of Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom, introduced by our Associate Director of Marketing, Matthew Huband<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_318.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">When we began thinking about how to illustrate the inspiration behind Blasted Heath and Blasted Bloom, we were looking for ways to show the drama of the British Coast with elegance without it seeming melodramatic. We always look for ways to tell our stories differently and Cereal&rsquo;s aesthetic perfectly fit with what we had in mind; organic and dramatic but also clean and fresh. From the first meeting it was clear that Rosa completely understood the fragrances and we had a treat in store.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Rosa Park, Editor in Chief Cereal Magazine:<br /> &ldquo;When Matthew reached out to us about potentially working together on the &#39;blasted heath&#39; film project, we jumped at the opportunity because Penhaligon&rsquo;s is a brand we love and respect at Cereal. Not only does Penhaligon&rsquo;s create some of the most beautiful, iconic scents available today, but it also has a distinct air of elegance and classic style that I&rsquo;m drawn to. We knew that we could produce something special in collaboration with the brand, and when I was told about the story behind the Blasted Heath and Bloom fragrances, I was on board.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;Blasted Heath is all about that moment of impact when land meets sea, and that particular imagery resonates deeply with our magazine. We have a passion for the sea and striking coastlines, and have covered quite a number of coasts around the world in the title. So this project was an opportunity to bring that imagery to life in moving picture. It was the perfect merger of Penhaligon&rsquo;s and Cereal in my opinion.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;We decided to shoot in Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales as it was important that the coastline was in the UK for this scent. Pembrokeshire features a dramatic, rugged coastal terrain - we covered it in Cereal Volume 2 and made it the cover image - and we knew we&rsquo;d be able to capture the kind of footage that Penhaligon&rsquo;s wanted for Blasted Heath there. I think the steel blue of the moving water and the geometric rock formation that it crashes against make the perfect combination that transcends seasonality. It&rsquo;s a pairing that feels hauntingly beautiful and refreshing no matter what time of year. This is what we tried to capture on film.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;To create a reverie-like ambiance - because a scent should be able to do that, transport you to another realm - we made sure to get footage where the camera is submerged in water. So you get that more frequently towards the end of the film sequence, and i think it creates the intended effect as we build up towards the drama of the epic crash.&rdquo;</span><br /> 0 Introducing Blasted Bloom http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-bloom/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-bloom/#comments Thurs, 03 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/introducing-blasted-bloom/ Our newest fragrance for ladies, Blasted Bloom is a refreshing scent with a berry top note and musky base. Our newest fragrance for ladies, Blasted Bloom is a refreshing scent with a berry top note and musky base.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_317.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">When Alberto Morillas envisaged the <b><u> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> and <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a> </b></u>fragrances he saw a painting capturing the beauty of nature where the sea meets the shore on the coastlines of Britain.<br /> <br /> This essence is arranged exquisitely in the notes of <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a></b></u>. Wild berries lead the head notes, with Aquatic accord and the lushness of green leaves. The heart of hawthorn, eglantine and shimmering pink pepper gives way to the wood, moss and musk tones in the base.<br /> <br /> <strong>Head Notes:</strong> Wild Berries, Aquatic accord, Green Leaves<br /> <br /> <strong>Heart Notes:</strong> Eglantine, Pink Pepper SFE, Hawthorn<br /> <br /> <strong>Base Notes:</strong> Alaskan Cedarwood Essence, Clearwood<sup>TM</sup>, Moss, Musks&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <div class="relative" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/ " target=""> <img alt="Blasted Bloom" src=" /images/categories/BLASTEDBLOOM_Blog.jpg" /></a><span class="overlay"> </span></div> 0 Capturing the free-spirited landscape http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/capturing-the-free-spirited-landscape/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/capturing-the-free-spirited-landscape/#comments Tues, 01 Sept 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/capturing-the-free-spirited-landscape/ Our two new creations Blasted Heath & Blasted Bloom were imagined as vibrant paintings by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas. Our two new creations Blasted Heath & Blasted Bloom were imagined as vibrant paintings by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_313.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Our two new creations <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> &amp; <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a></u></b> were imagined as vibrant paintings by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas. These two unique fragrances explore an olfactive palette reminiscent of the colours, textures and sensations of the wild coast. Cold neutrals, earthy browns, navy blues, textures inspired by rock, bark or earth, two fragrances of contrast and freedom.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src=" /images/categories/Alberto_blog.jpg" /></span></div> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Alberto&rsquo;s particular talents lay in creating aquatic fragrances, enriched by woods and musky or fruity accords &ndash;making him the perfect choice to create <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> &amp; <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a></u></b>.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Alberto Morillas drew inspiration from the northern lands of Scotland, where untamed elements compose a dramatic painting. He imagined both fragrances in the same way a painter depicts the raw energy of nature, capturing the free-spirited landscape. In each, the energy and majesty of the Sea meets the natural richness of the Land.</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Alberto Morillas, Master Perfumer:</span></p> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><em>&quot;Both fragrances are for me like paintings of nature. They depict wilderness and the preserved landscape of English seashores. I am a very visual person; I imagined the fragrances like spontaneous photography. I see a powerful wave breaking iteself on the rocks for the masculine fragrance. For the feminine fragrance I was inspired by wild flora under the wind and sea breeze&quot;</em> </span><br /> <br /> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">In 1988, Alberto was named a Master Perfumer at Firmenich, in 2003 was honoured with the coveted &ldquo;Prix Francois Coty&rdquo;, and in 2013, Alberto was bestowed Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement award by the Fragrance Foundation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to perfumery.</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src=" /images/categories/Blasted_land_blog.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> 0 That moment when the land meets the sea... http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/that-moment-when-the-land-meets-the-sea/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/that-moment-when-the-land-meets-the-sea/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/that-moment-when-the-land-meets-the-sea/ The latest two additions to the Penhaligon's family are inspired by the extreme, wild and passionate British landscape. The latest two additions to the Penhaligon's family are inspired by the extreme, wild and passionate British landscape.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_312.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We are delighted to unveil two new perfumes inspired by the extreme, wild and passionate British landscape; that moment where the Land meets the Sea and untamed energy explodes.&nbsp;The fragrances transport you to a world of majestic landscapes, of unceasing movement and energy, celebrating the drama of nature.</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, who created our Olfactory interpretation of the English Ballet; Iris Prima, is back, composing the majestic nature of the British coast line into a two different fragrances for men and women: <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> and <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a></u></b>. He drew inspiration from the northern lands of Scotland, where untamed elements compose a dramatic painting. Imagining both fragrances in the same way a painter depicts the raw energy of nature, capturing the free-spirited landscape. In each, the energy and majesty of the Sea meets the richness of the Land.<br /> <br /> &quot;<em>Both fragrances are for me like paintings of nature. They depict wilderness and the preserved landscape of British seashores. I am a very visual person; I imagined the fragrances like spontaneous photography. I see a powerful wave breaking iteself on the rocks for the masculine fragrance. For the feminine fragrance I was inspired by wild flora under the wind and sea breeze</em>.&quot;</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src=" /images/categories/Blasted_blog_body.jpg" /></span></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We will be looking at each fragrance in detail in the next blog posts; find out the notes and individual personalities of <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-heath-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Heath</a></u></b> and <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blasted-bloom-eau-de-parfum/">Blasted Bloom</a></u></b>. .</span><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 Floriography: The Language of Flowers http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/floriography-the-language-of-flowers/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/floriography-the-language-of-flowers/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/floriography-the-language-of-flowers/ Flowers are such a beauty among us and make our lives all the more fragrant but did you know that each flower actually carries its own secret message? Flowers are such a beauty among us and make our lives all the more fragrant but did you know that each flower actually carries its own secret message?<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_136.jpg"<br/><br/><p> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Floriography, or the language of flowers, was a Victorian means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages. The Victorian period ushered in a time of proper etiquette in England and there were expected behaviours that prohibited outright conversations. Flowers quickly increased in popularity as a way to communicate discretely to others. Each specific flower had a different message behind it as did the ribbon that tied them together or the manner by which the bouquet was worn.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Today, the nuances of are now mostly forgotten, but red roses still imply passionate, romantic love while white roses suggest virtue and chastity. We love this tradition and have been busy decoding what the flowers in our&nbsp;past and present collections mean&hellip;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="Lily of the Valley" src="/images/articles/night-scented-stock.jpg" style="width: 474px; height: 658px;" /></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">If you ever wanted to thank someone for brightening up your day, a bunch of <b<<u><a href="/lily-of-the-valley-eau-de-toilette-100ml/" target="">Lily of the Valley </a>can do just the trick. In the vintage art form of Floriography, this flower secretly conveyed the return of one&rsquo;s happiness. Share with all who you wish to thank for rubbing out those gloomy patches in your day.</b<<u></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Peony - <b<<u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/peoneve-eau-de-parfum/ " target="">Peoneve </a><br /> Meaning: Bashfulness<br /> Should a lady be presented with peonies in an upright position, it would signify her suitor&rsquo;s appreciation of her coy nature. Peoneve is a lush floral capturing a bright and delicate peony blooming in an English garden.<br /> Peonies are also thought of as signifying bravery, honour, prosperity and masculinity in the far East &ndash; and Peoneve certainly smells wonderful on many of the gentlemen know, where the woody notes become amplified on a masculine skin.<br /> <br /> Rose - Elisabethan Rose<br /> Meaning: Perfect Happiness<br /> A holographic and translucent rose in full blossom, with a sparkling geranium opening, and a smooth, honeyed chamomile accent, Elisabethan Rose will symbolise both contentment and patience.<br /> <br /> Violet - Violetta<br /> Meaning: Virtue &amp; Faithfulness<br /> Deliciously candied and with a verdant and vibrant green top-note, Violetta captures the purity of violets in one of our most surprising and realistic scents. A gift of violets would convey an eternal love, and that perhaps a proposal was on the horizon.<br /> <br /> Stock - Night Scented Stock<br /> Meaning: Lasting Beauty<br /> Forming part of our Anthology collection, Night Scented Stock is a hazy white floral, breathing life into a bouquet of heavily scented stocks, above a delicate and powdery blend of heliotrope and benzoin. Whilst many other white floral ingredients are associated with impurity, stock connotes an unchanging adoration.<br /> <br /> Lavender - <b<<u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/lavandula-eau-de-parfum/" target="">Lavandula </a><br /> Meaning: Devotion &amp; Distrust.<br /> If perhaps a suitor had reason to believe he wasn&rsquo;t the only one vying for a lady&rsquo;s affections, a gift of lavender would let her know his devotion, but also of his mistrust. Lavandula is smooth, green and shimmering, decorating lavender with a spicy facet and ambery warmth.<br /> <br /> What does your fragrance say about you in Floriography? Which of these flowers would you like to be presented with? Let us know if you agree with them in the comments below..</b<<u></b<<u></span></p> 0 Shave like a gentleman..with a straight-edge. http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shave-like-a-gentlemanwith-a-straight-edge/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shave-like-a-gentlemanwith-a-straight-edge/#comments Thurs, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest: Chris Pollard http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shave-like-a-gentlemanwith-a-straight-edge/ GUEST BLOG: Further adventures from men's style blogger Chris Pollard... GUEST BLOG: Further adventures from men's style blogger Chris Pollard...<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_310.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A lot of my friends like to relax by cooking, or reading, personally I&rsquo;ve always enjoyed making a bit of an event of an evening shave. My regime has changed numerous time since I first learnt, but after visiting my late Grandad a few years ago, it underwent a complete overhaul. He insisted that if I wanted to learn, I had to go to the same St James Street barber that he had learnt at half a century before. &ldquo;If you want to be a gentleman, you need to learn to shave like a gentleman&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/articles/Shave_blog.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> So with a shaking hand and a lot of shaving foam, I learnt to use a straight-edge razor. I learnt to strop a blade, the direction I should actually be shaving in, and the lesson that taking time is essential. So after gaining a little confidence, I&rsquo;ve added a bit of music, some pre-shave product, some post shave cream and occasionally a whisky (although I don&rsquo;t recommend combining drinking and razors). I&rsquo; ve found that I get less irritation, a closer shave and more precision using a straight-edge than I have with any electric or safety razor.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/articles/shave_blog_v2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Having discovered through trial and error that my skin is quite sensitive, I now shave before bed as it can really help reduce soreness or shaving rash. Sleep gives your skin time to heal and reduces any nicks or irritations. If like myself you feel a lot of products can be quite harsh, try using a <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/nickel-shaving-brush/">badger brush</a></u> and a <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-shaving-soap-in-wooden-bowl/">traditional shaving soap</a></u> (check out <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-eau-de-toilette/">Penhaligon&rsquo;s Bayolea Collection</a></u>). Plus If you do give straight-edge shaving a go, you can be quietly proud of the fact that you can shave your face with a knife.<br /> <br /> Chris Pollard</span><br /> <br /> <br /> Images by Shaun James Cox - <u><a href="http://www.shaunjamescox.com/">shaunjamescox.com</a></u><br /> 0 William's London: The V&A http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-the-va/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-the-va/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-the-va/ Now imagine if you will Mr. Penhaligon strolling the streets of South Kensington, we think his head would most certainly be turned by the Victoria & Albert Museum. Now imagine if you will Mr. Penhaligon strolling the streets of South Kensington, we think his head would most certainly be turned by the Victoria & Albert Museum.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_311.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">William Penhaligon: A man of refinement and committed to quality. In our imaginary world of William&rsquo;s London we&rsquo;ve established he would purchase his hats from his illustrious neighbour <u><b><a href="/williams-london-lock-co/" target="_blank">(William&rsquo;s London: Lock &amp; Co)</a></b></u> and would perhaps frequent James Smith and Sons for his brolly and canes <u><b><a href="/williams-london-james-smith-and-sons/" target="_blank">(William&rsquo;s London: James Smith &amp; Sons)</a></b></u>.<br /> <br /> Now imagine if you will Mr. Penhaligon strolling the streets of South Kensington, we think his head would most certainly be turned by the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum. A national treasure and a museum steeped in history. Founded in 1852 and originally named the South Kensington Museum it is the world&rsquo;s largest museum of arts and design. A place for William to learn and be inspired.<br /> <br /> &bull; The museum was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899 when Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of new buildings along Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road.<br /> <br /> &bull; The South Kensington Museum was the first in the world to use gas lighting in the galleries, to allow evening opening.<br /> <br /> &bull; The V&amp;A&#39;s buildings occupy 12 acres of land in South Kensington, and are over a third of a mile in circumference.<br /> <br /> &bull; There are seven miles of galleries in the V&amp;A.<br /> <br /> Currently running at the Museum, an exhibition exploring luxury, how it is made and understood. What is Luxury? explores how attitudes to luxury are shaped by cultural concerns and personal dreams.<br /> <br /> <em>&ldquo;Mastery of a craft and exceptional expertise are demonstrated by outstanding precision, attention to detail and remarkable finishes.&rdquo;</em><br /> <br /> With Penhaligon&rsquo;s passion for quality, combining imagination and using inspiration from the world around us this is #VeryPenahaligons indeed!<br /> <br /> The exhibition is running until 27th September 2015 &ndash; worth a visit, who knows what inspiration awaits? </span><br type="_moz" /> 0 Why and How to Wear Fragrance http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-why-and-how-to-wear-fragrance/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-why-and-how-to-wear-fragrance/#comments Thurs, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-why-and-how-to-wear-fragrance/ GUEST BLOG: Editor of The Grooming Guide, Nick Cox discovered the best means to wear fragrance. Here he reveals some of his top tips! GUEST BLOG: Editor of The Grooming Guide, Nick Cox discovered the best means to wear fragrance. Here he reveals some of his top tips!<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_129.jpg"<br/><br/><p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Just as wild animals mark their territory, a gentleman must choose fragrance to extend the personal space he inhabits. Men who used to experiment with scent were said to be of questionable character, now if you make little effort to smell sweet you are in the minority.</span></p> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><be a="" and="" appealing="" be="" before="" br="" charge="" dominate="" entering="" for="" fragrance="" gentleman="" in="" is="" it="" know="" leave="" may="" never="" of="" seldom="" should="" smelt="" subtle="" that="" to="" whilst="" you.="" your=""> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Do your research and choose a fragrance that fits well with your bodies natural pheromones, that way the unique fragrance you create will be alluring. It will never work quite as well on anyone else! Think of this fragrance as the ultimate accessory, a finishing flourish like your cufflinks or tie pin.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 16px;">It&#39;s time to replace the splash and dash routine of our youth with The Grooming Guide&#39;s more considered approach to wearing fragrance. To spray or squirt, and where and when? Here are our do&#39;s and dont&#39;s to being well scented.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/images/categories/blog_bottles.jpg" /></p> <p> <strong>DON&rsquo;T </strong>apply fragrances to the face particularly Eaux de Toilette as their high oil content will cause irritation.</p> <p> <strong>DO</strong> apply in the right areas. Get to know your hotspots! These are your pulse points, wrists, neck etc and are the places where our blood flows closer to the surface, it&rsquo;s&nbsp; warmth will unlock the power of your fragrance.</p> <p> <strong>DON&rsquo;T </strong>ever apply a fragrance directly onto your clothing,&nbsp; it will not develop<br /> properly and you may also risk damaging your favourite shirt, tie, jumper etc.</p> <p> <strong>DO</strong> layer up. If you have a favourite fragrance that works for you invest in multiple products from the same range (shave foam, balm, deodorant, fragrance etc.) This will prevent you from wearing a heady cocktail of competing smells, after all we all know that most body products can be over fragranced.</p> <p> <strong>DON&rsquo;T</strong> overload yourself. Your nose will quickly adapt to your chosen fragrance making it smell less potent, so be aware of this. Also be wary of the words &lsquo;intense&rsquo; and &lsquo;concentrate&rsquo; when connected with a fragrance and approach these with caution.</p> <p> <strong>DO </strong>spray onto a freshly bathed (and dried) body. Just a few squirts on a warm chest will let a scent open up and work its magic.</p> <p> Nick Cox</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thegroomingguide.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thegroomingguide.com/</a></p> <p> Do you have any other tips about how to wear fragrance?</p> </be></span> 0 William's London: James Smith & Sons http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-james-smith-and-sons/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-james-smith-and-sons/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-james-smith-and-sons/ A wonderful piece of tradition, still in its home of over 150 years in Holborn, James Smith & Sons umbrellas are beyond compare. A wonderful piece of tradition, still in its home of over 150 years in Holborn, James Smith & Sons umbrellas are beyond compare.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_302.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Entering the James Smith &amp; Sons store is like stepping back in time to the Victorian era, an incredible home of tradition that has stayed true to its craftsmanship over the years. Umbrellas and canes are still made on the premises in the rear and basement of the store, and the shop front and interior remains exactly as it always was - a perfect example of Victorian shop front design.<br /> <br /> The current selection contains umbrellas with unique hand carved animal heads to canes made of British woods that maintain the texture and character of the tree, as well as a more standard offering of seat sticks, umbrellas and canes.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="/images/blogs/jamessmithandsons.jpg" /></span></div> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><em>A selection of Smith &amp; Sons products</em><br /> <br /> William Penhaligon was a man of refinement, committed to quality - and James &amp; Sons is quite simply the only place worth buying an umbrella from - their aftercare and repair service is world famous. London has been considered the home of the best umbrellas - perhaps in part due to our very particular climate - and walking sticks, and <a href="http://www.james-smith.co.uk/" target="_blank">James Smith &amp; Sons</a> continues that tradition to this day.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 Quintessential British Charm http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/quintessential-british-charm/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/quintessential-british-charm/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest: Chris Pollard http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/quintessential-british-charm/ GUEST BLOG: Men's style blogger Chris Pollard shares his love of the bow tie at our Wellington Street store in Covent Garden GUEST BLOG: Men's style blogger Chris Pollard shares his love of the bow tie at our Wellington Street store in Covent Garden<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_309.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">In an attempt to counter the heat of the Central line at rush hour, my morning commute starts with me looking slightly dishevelled, bow tie hung un-done around my neck. A few stations before my stop I smarten up and tie my tie into its usual knot. A few weeks ago, to my surprise, half the carriage now seemed to be looking over - some clearly staring, others glancing quickly over the top of their papers - all of them engrossed watching someone tie a bow tie. Little moments like that have reminded me that even after 400 years of the bow tie, people still appreciate its quintessential British charm.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 146px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/309_chris_bowties1.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Like many garments, the bow tie has its roots in the military. Starting life as a cravat, its original function was to keep soldiers clean and presentable. The style eventually trickled down into the fashion accessory that we know today. I find it comforting to know that the knot that my grandfather taught me and his grandfather taught him is the same knot that these soldiers and gentlemen of the past wore. So next time you get the opportunity to wear a bow tie, consider choosing a tie-up over a clip-on, think of it like wearing a piece of history.<br /> <br /> Check out <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/how-to-tie-a-bow-tie/">Penhaligon&rsquo;s handy hints</a></u> if you&rsquo;re getting a little tied up.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/309_chris_bowties.jpg" style="width: 473px; height: 709px;" /></div> <br /> <br /> Images by Shaun James Cox - <u><a href="http://www.shaunjamescox.com/">shaunjamescox.com</a></u><br /> 0 Penhaligon's x GarconJon http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-x-garconjon/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-x-garconjon/#comments Weds, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/penhaligons-x-garconjon/ GUEST BLOG: Renowned photographer, GarconJon has collaborated with Penhaligon's on a new book; GENTLEMEN GUEST BLOG: Renowned photographer, GarconJon has collaborated with Penhaligon's on a new book; GENTLEMEN<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_305.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">This Summer we wanted to talk about several things. Firstly, our 145 years of Heritage. We&#39;ve been celebrating in store and telling the stories of some of our most iconic fragrances. From our beginnings as barbers through to more recent perfumes, our commitment to quality, service and storytelling have defined us. Continuing the theme, we launched the <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-eau-de-cologne/">No.33 Eau de Cologne</a></u> and grooming range. Named for one of our first stores at 33 St. James&#39;s Street and a true reflection of both where we come from and where we&#39;re going. A new classic with a twist.<br /> <br /> The whole Summer has been a celebration of the Penhaligon&#39;s Gentleman. He has obvious taste and discernment, but also character and a certain undefinable something. We worked with renowned men&#39;s style photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce (also known as blogger <u><a href="http://www.garconjon.com/">GarconJon</a></u>) to illustrate what a modern gentleman looks like today. Studio portraits and street style shots have been curated delightfully to show what being #verypenhaligons looks like. We hope you enjoy.<br /> <br /> &quot;<span style="font-size: 16px;"><em>I&rsquo;ve travelled the menswear circuit from London to Florence, Milan and Paris over the past six years capturing some of the most sophisticated men in the world: contemporary gentlemen. A gentleman is someone who cannot be entirely characterised in words, and the concept goes well beyond style. These days a gentlemen is not about acquisition, but creation.</em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em>When Penhaligons approached me to work on a new project about men&#39;s style, I knew I wanted to explore the concept of gentlemanliness further. The brand itself is a beacon on traditional masculinity but with the flare and artistry that is uniquely British. I wanted to somehow weave this into our book so in selecting the subjects it became clear that a traditional approach wouldn&rsquo;t deliver. Today&rsquo;s gentlemen come from diverse backgrounds, they have depth, an introspective nature, good manners and a sharp wit. We selected gents from a wide range of backgrounds and of all ages who&#39;ve found themselves working and excelling in creative fields.</em></span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_blog_GJ1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" /></span></span></div> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<br /> <em>In GENTLEMEN the Londoners and Parisians almost lift themselves off the page and mingle with the Penhaligon&rsquo;s fragrances, creating an atmosphere of endeavor and refinement. It may be their profession, a glint in the eye, or a certain posture &mdash; all contribute to a robust conversation. My on-going challenge is to stay ahead of this truly organic phenomenon both on the street and in the studio</em>.</span></span>&quot; Jonathan Daniel Pryce&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/categories/Garcon.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" /></span></div> <div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">You&#39;ll find GENTLEMEN in any of our <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/page/storelocator/">boutiques</a></u>, waiting for you to&nbsp;peruse at your leisure.</span></div> 0 The No.33 Martini http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-no33-martini/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-no33-martini/#comments Tues, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-no33-martini/ We are all about fragrant cocktails at Penhaligon's, and so for the launch of No.33 a new tipple was in order We are all about fragrant cocktails at Penhaligon's, and so for the launch of No.33 a new tipple was in order<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_301.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">It is now a long standing tradition that we celebrate a new addition to our collection with a little tipple...or two. The arrival of <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-eau-de-cologne/">No.33 Eau de Cologne</a></u> is no exception. So raise a glass with us and enjoy!<br /> <br /> Recreate the delicious No.33 cocktail, a sophisticated blend of vodka infused with Scot&#39;s Pine and citrus with a kick of coriander.<br /> <br /> 35ml Scot&rsquo;s Pine infused Ketel One vodka*<br /> 20ml Aqua di Cedro<br /> 15ml Caf&eacute; Murano coriander seed syrup**<br /> 10ml grapefruit juice<br /> 5ml lemon juice<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Add all ingredients to a Japanese mixing glass (or a big glass you can fit all the liquid and ice into together), add ice and stir for approx. 15-20 seconds, test until correct dilution has occurred.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a spritz of grapefruit peel and twist peel into glass.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy with friends and loved ones!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> *Take two large sprigs of Scot&rsquo;s Pine and add to 75cl of Ketel One vodka (but any premium vodka will be fine), allow to infuse for 3-4 hours (doing this in a Kilner jar makes it easier). Strain and return vodka to the bottle.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> **take 100grams of coriander seeds, 500grams standard white sugar, 250ml water. Heat gently in a saucepan for 15 mins, making sure all the sugar has dissolved and the liquid has turned brownish colour from the seeds. Approx. 1 min before you take the pan off the heat add the zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange. Store in sealed bottle. This syrup should be good for one week, or two if kept in the fridge.</span><br /> 0 Shaving Throughout History http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shaving-throughout-history/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shaving-throughout-history/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/shaving-throughout-history/ To celebrate the launch of our new men's grooming range No.33, we explored the history of shaving. To celebrate the launch of our new men's grooming range No.33, we explored the history of shaving.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_298.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Prehistoric cave drawings illustrate that men in the Stone Age used stone flints and shells as a means to remove unwanted hair.<br /> <br /> The Ancient Egyptians removed all of their body hair with copper razors. Facial hair symbolized personal neglect, so affluent men typically kept a barber as a member of their household staff and maintained a clean-shaven look.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" height="277" src="/images/blogs/298_shaving.jpg" width="418" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The Romans weren&#39;t allowed to grow facial hair as it was believed that their enemies used beards to their advantage as a handhold in war.<br /> <br /> The world&#39;s oldest existing barber, Truefitt and Hill opened in 1805 and can be located on St James&#39;s Street, London.<br /> <br /> The straight edge razor was established in 1828 in Sheffield.<br /> <br /> Between 1860 and 1916, uniform regulation in the British Army stipulated that every soldier should have a moustache.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/SHAVING-TIPS-L.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The crew members on Apollo 10 became the first to shave in space in May 1969. After electric shavers with vacuum attachments didn&#39;t work in testing, the astronauts used a brushless shaving cream and standard safety razors during their flight.<br /> <br /> The electric razor was first patented in 1921 by US Army Colonel Jacob Shtick.<br /> <br /> Shaving cream didn&#39;t always come in an aerosol can; the method wasn&#39;t even introduced until 1950.<br /> <br /> In 1975, Bic introduced its disposable razor to the market. This was a turning point within the market as men no longer had to sharpen or replace their blades.<br /> <br /> #ourheritage</span><br /> 0 Jack the Clipper comes to Wellington Street http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/jack-the-clipper-comes-to-wellington-street/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/jack-the-clipper-comes-to-wellington-street/#comments Thurs, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/jack-the-clipper-comes-to-wellington-street/ We are going back to our roots in celebration of No.33 and our 145 year anniversary, hosting Jack the Clipper barbers at our Covent Garden shop. We are going back to our roots in celebration of No.33 and our 145 year anniversary, hosting Jack the Clipper barbers at our Covent Garden shop.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_308.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">This July and August we are celebrating a Summer of Gentlemen, and in homage to our barbershop beginnings, we are hosting aclaimed barber Jack the Clipper at our boutique in Wellington Street.<br /> <br /> We recently launched <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-eau-de-cologne/">No.33 Eau de Cologne</a></u>, a new men&#39;s cologne and grooming range, inspired by Penhaligon&rsquo;s origins at No. 33 St. James&rsquo;s Street, where William Penhaligon set up as a barber in the early 1870s. We are offering complimentary wet shaves and beard treatments at our iconic flagship store on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week until 16<sup>th</sup> August. London Barber Jack the Clipper will be on hand to provide a range of barbering services free of charge. Appointments will be limited so booking is essential.<br /> <br /> Just like William Penhaligon, Jack the Clipper is known for his razor sharp wit and classic cutting-edge style. Armed with cockney charm, hot towels and balm, Jack&rsquo;s master barbers are proud and ready to give Penhaligon&rsquo;s Wellington Street gentlemen the most luxurious shave of their lives.<br /> <br /> To make an appointment pop into store or telephone 0207 240 6256.</span><br /> 0 Story of No.33 - Part Two http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-two/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-two/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-two/ No.33 launched this week, discover more about our latest grooming collection No.33 launched this week, discover more about our latest grooming collection<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_300.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">William Penhaligon was a man at the cutting edge of grooming in his time as a barber. He created treatments for the skin as well as scents, tonics and hairdressings with his son Walter above their shop at 33 St James Street.</span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Penhaligon&rsquo;s have a trusted 145 year history of providing discerning men with our grooming solutions, we are firmly establishing ourselves in the field of male grooming with a range of 5 key products designed to suit the skincare needs of the conscientious modern gentleman.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_33_shopwindow.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <em>Our Wellington Street Flagship Boutique with the new No.33 window display</em></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The new grooming collection comprises of a Cleanser, Face &amp; Beard Scrub, Moisturiser and Eye Cream. A complete range for the face formulated specifically for a man&rsquo;s skin, scented with No.33.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_33_grooming.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 330px;" /></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-cleanser/"><u>No.33 Cleanser</u></a><br /> A purifying and brightening cleanser to sweep away daily grime and pollutants, with fruit acids for gentle exfoliation and vegetable extracts to balance the skins oil production.<br /> <br /> <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-beard-face-scrub/">Face &amp; Beard Scrub</a></u><br /> An invigorating scrub for smoother skin on the face and beneath the beard. A natural exfoliant, apricot kernel, helps slough away dead skin, preparing the skin for shaving or dealing with unwanted dryness.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-moisturiser/"><u>Moisturiser</u></a><br /> A lightweight and fast absorbing moisturiser, with an energising formula of herbal and anti-oxidant ingredients to reduce the appearance of ageing and revitalise the skin.<br /> <br /> <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-eye-cream/">Eye Cream</a></u><br /> A hydrating and reinvigorating cream for the delicate eye area, with firming and tightening plant extracts.</span><br /> <br /> 0 Summer of Gentlemen Competition http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/summer-of-gentlemen-competition/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/summer-of-gentlemen-competition/#comments Thurs, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/summer-of-gentlemen-competition/ Time for a competition to celebrate the Summer of Gentlemen - are you #VeryPenhaligons? Time for a competition to celebrate the Summer of Gentlemen - are you #VeryPenhaligons?<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_304.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">In celebration of our new fragrance and grooming range, <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-eau-de-cologne/">No.33 Eau de Cologne</a></u>, we are launching a competition to find the most dapper gentlemen with the unique hashtag #VeryPenhaligons.<br /> <br /> Simply upload an image of yourself looking dapper to Instagram or Twitter using the hastag #VeryPenhaligons to be in with a chance to win a &pound;500 voucher from Mr Porter and a year&#39;s supply of Penhaligon&#39;s products.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_GJ_gandy.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 751px;" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Here are some of the images #VeryPenhaligons men taken by Street Style photographer <u><a href="http://www.garconjon.com/">GarconJon</a></u> for his collaborative book with us called Gentlemen.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_gj_man1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 750px;" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Matthew Huband, our Asociate Director of Marketing had this to say:<br /> &quot;<em>This competition is an invitation to become part of the discussion: what is a modern Gentleman? We feel with No. 33 we&rsquo;ve summed up what that means in scent and are looking forward to discovering even more Very Penhaligon&rsquo;s personalities as the competition unfolds</em>&rdquo;.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_gj_man2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 755px;" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Winners will be shortlisted and chosen by a suitably stylish jury including Jonathan Daniel Pryce of GarconJon, Jenico Preston of the British Fashion Council and Penhaligon&rsquo;s own Fragrance Ambassador Nick Gilbert.<br /> <br /> To enter and size up the competition visit our <u><a href="https://twitter.com/PenhaligonsLtd">Twitter</a></u> and <u><a href="https://instagram.com/penhaligons_london">Instagram</a></u></span><br /> <br /> <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Penhaligons/app_181034565422548"><span style="font-size: 16px;">#VeryPenhaligons</span></a></u><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 Story of No.33 - Part One http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-one/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-one/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/story-of-no33-part-one/ Penhaligon's began as a barbers at No.33 St James's Street, London, supplying the finest in gentlemen's grooming... Penhaligon's began as a barbers at No.33 St James's Street, London, supplying the finest in gentlemen's grooming...<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_299.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">William Penhaligon began his career creating fine fragrances and grooming products for men at the exclusive salon in the Hammam baths on Jermyn Street. William opened his first barbers in 1870 on St James&#39;s Street, London, quickly building a reputation across London and the globe for his &#39;high quality ingredients and innovative preparations&#39;. When his son Walter took over the business following William&#39;s death in 1902 it went from strength to strength and grew to incorporate ladies fragrances, earning a first Royal Warrant in 1903.<br /> <br /> Celebrating this barbershop heritage we wanted to mark our 145th Anniversary by creating a brand new men&#39;s cologne and grooming range, named after the address of the first Penhaligon&#39;s shop on St James&#39;s Street; No. 33. </span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http:/www.penhaligons.com/no33-eau-de-cologne/"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/33_bottles.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></a></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Let us introduce you firstly to the signature Eau de Cologne, an aromatic love note to lavender. No.33 opens with a burst of citrus in the top notes, shot through with warming pepper, ginger and cardamom at the heart and underlined with the sweetness of amber and vanilla coupled with the smokiness of tobacco and cedar in the base. Manly, innovative and invigorating.<br /> <br /> <em>Top Notes</em>: Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Armoise, Coriander, Clary Sage, Cypress<br /> <br /> <em>Heart Notes</em>: Lavender, Violet, Black Pepper, Ginger, Jasmine, Rose, Muguet, Geranium, Saffron, Cardamom<br /> <br /> <em>Base Notes</em>: Amber, Vetiver, Musk, Moss, Tobacco, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cedarwood<br /> <br /> It was particularly important to incorporate lavender in this new fragrance, as it has been an ingredient that has punctuated many of our most popular and enduring scents, including the original, Hammam Bouquet.<br /> <br /> No.33 is also the first of our fragrances to be housed in a new shape bottle, still retaining the now inconic silhouette but reinvented for our anniversary, it is inspired by a hip flask, satisfyingly tactile in a flatter design.<br /> <br /> Keep an eye out for The Story of No.33 Part 2 where we shall introduce you to the full grooming range.</span><br /> 0 A Scent of Calm http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-scent-of-calm/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-scent-of-calm/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucy http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-scent-of-calm/ Lavender is a popular scent but many people dismiss it as old fashioned, we think it's high time for a fresh look at this effervescent note. Lavender is a popular scent but many people dismiss it as old fashioned, we think it's high time for a fresh look at this effervescent note.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_306.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">William Penhaligon, our founder, used lavender in many of the early fragrances, including <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/hammam-bouquet-eau-de-toilette-spray/">Hammam Bouquet</a></u>, <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/">Blenheim Bouquet</a></u> and <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-eau-de-toilette/">Bayolea</a></u> which you would not nessarily leap out as being traditionally &#39;lavender&#39;. Even our <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/lavandula-eau-de-parfum/">Lavandula</a></u> fragrance is a bold interpretation using a specific high-altitude lavender with it&#39;s own distinctive scent.<br /> <br /> So for our 145th anniversary we wanted to celebrate this wonderful ingredient that is so intertwined in our heritage. We created No.33, an Eau de Cologne that is based around an aromatic composition of lavender, a new key fragrance for men that also scents a new range of grooming products.<br /> <br /> <em>No. 33</em> opens in an aromatic burst of crisp citrus, rustic armoise and clary sage alongside a bracing lavender note. Incredibly smooth, the heart is enriched by warming pepper, ginger and cardamom and fresh, rosy geranium. Tobacco, cedar and vetiver add a dry smokiness, balanced by the restrained sweetness of tonka, amber and vanilla. A contemporary celebration of lavender in all its bracing charm.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_33_lavender1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></span></div> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">So just why is lavender so important? William Penhaligon specialised in using natural, high quality ingredients in his preparations, this often meant that not only did Penhaligon&#39;s products smell good they were good for you too.<br /> <br /> Here are 5 facts you may not know about Lavender, which are all reasons we favour it in our formulations;<br /> <br /> 1. Lavender has often been associated with helping to encourage sleep, in fact it is often used in alternative medicine as a cure for mild insomnia.<br /> <br /> 2. Lavender is known for it&#39;s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can be used as an effective cleanser to help with acne or problematic skin. Lavender Oil can help restrict the bacteria that can cause acne breakouts and regulate the sebum that blocks pores.<br /> <br /> 3. Lavender also does wonders for the hair and scalp, restricting sebum in greasy hair, removing dandruff and even taking out the limestone residue in hard water areas that can leave hair looking dull and lifeless.<br /> <br /> 4. Lavender is an excellent insect repellent and can deter mosquitoes and moths, especially useful during Summer.<br /> <br /> 5. Lavender is great for relaxing muscles and relieving tension, often used in the bath, a lavender soak can do wonders for a stressed body and mind.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 A #VeryPenhaligons Date http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-verypenhaligons-date/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-verypenhaligons-date/#comments Thurs, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-verypenhaligons-date/ Go nowhere, book nothing, until you’ve shared our grooming expertise. Go nowhere, book nothing, until you’ve shared our grooming expertise.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_296.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size: 16px;">Looking the part is one of the key components when it comes to the first date. This is now known by many as a staple dating rule, match up, look immaculate and smell irresistible. Here&rsquo;s how:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Step 1.</strong><br /> Bath or shower? Up to you, sir. Just make sure you leave enough time to unwind properly so your mind can travel to the delights that lie ahead. Choose your bath and shower gel carefully, as its perfume will linger all over your body.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Step 2. </strong><br /> This isn&rsquo;t one to be rushed, precision is key. Before a special occasion such as this, you should indulge in the sensual pleasure of shaving. Invest in beautifully scented shaving soap or cream, finishing with <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-soothing-balm/">balm</a></u> to moisturise and replenish your skin. Add a splash of aftershave with a fresh, invigorating aroma. Make sure you leave your <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/nickel-shaving-set/">upmarket shaving stuff</a></u> casually displayed in the bathroom. Your date will love a man who clearly knows what&rsquo;s what.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Step 3</strong>.<br /> If you&rsquo;re set on an on-trend beard and moustache combo, you will doubtless have become extremely attached. Make sure that whatever your style of facial hair may be that it is trimmed to perfection. Massage in a few drops of <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-beard-shave-oil/">beard oil</a></u> to soften the hair. If you want to provide your moustache with extra definition, rub a little <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/movember-wax/">moustache wax</a></u> between your fingers to warm it, then apply to give sleek shape<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Step 4</strong>.<br /> By now, you&rsquo;re smooth, scented and soft in all the right places. Give yourself a last-minute mirror check. Shine your hair with a slick of pomade, your eyebrows too if they&rsquo;re unruly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Done! You&rsquo;ve completed the pre-date guide for men. You look and smell as good as one fine gentlemen can do.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We&rsquo;ve done the details. The rest of the date is down to you.</span> 0 A Journey Through The Beard Ages http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-journey-through-the-beard-ages/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-journey-through-the-beard-ages/#comments Thurs, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/a-journey-through-the-beard-ages/ We take a look at beards through the ages and the evolution of men's grooming We take a look at beards through the ages and the evolution of men's grooming<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_297.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Stage 1.</strong><br /> We share 98.5% of our genes with chimpanzees, making them our closest living biological relations.</span> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</span></div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">While they&rsquo;re not interested in scented soap and <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/shaving/">shaving balm</a></u>, there&rsquo;s much to admire about the apes&rsquo; grooming regime.</span> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">This will make up a large part of their day. They run their fingers through each other&rsquo;s hair, which strengthens family and friendship bonds, as well as removing dirt, dead skin and parasites.</span></div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We gents may feel classy as we splash on our gorgeously <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/gentlemens-fragrances-and-grooming/">scented aftershave</a>,</u> but it&rsquo;s hard not to be envious of a chimpanzee&rsquo;s blissed-out state as he lies back for a deep-cleansing massage.</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <br /> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-aftershave-splash/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/BAYOLEAAFTERSHAVESPLASH_1.jpg" /></span></a></div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Stage 2. </strong><br /> The caveman may not conform to 21<sup>st</sup>-century, metrosexual standards of skincare and hygiene, but he&rsquo;s come a long way up the evolutionary scale.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> There&rsquo;s evidence that cavemen removed some of their beard and head hair for safety&rsquo;s sake &ndash; less for the enemy to grab hold of, you see. Less hair also meant fewer mites, which has to be a bonus no matter which millennium you were born into.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In the absence of razors and beautiful, bristly shaving brushes, Caveman would have scraped hair from his face with a sharp rock, sea shell or flint blade.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In his favour was diet &ndash; a buffet of healthy paleolithic delights &ndash; and the absence of anything to do after sundown except catch up on beauty sleep.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Stage 3.</strong><br /> The popular notion that men of the Viking Age were wild, rotten savages is all wrong. In fact, they took great care of their <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-hair-pomade/">haircare</a></u> and beauty rituals.</span> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/no33-beard-face-scrub/"><span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/blogs/NO33BEARDSCRUB_1.jpg" style="width: 360px; height: 450px;" /></span></a></div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Beards and moustaches would be waxed, plaited, trimmed, curled, even dyed (yellow) to impress.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> At every level of society, combs made of whale bone or elephant ivory were used. Bronze Age vanity kits included tweezers, picks, nail cleaners and ear spoons, which were a sort of precursor to the cotton bud.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Step 4. </strong><br /> <em>Plus &ccedil;a change, plus c&rsquo;est la m&ecirc;me chose</em>- roughly translated as &lsquo;the more things (beards, we&rsquo;re talking) change, the more they stay the same.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Scientists say that we are able to sniff out a potential mate&rsquo;s genetic make-up to see if they are a good mate and hairiness helps increase the scent.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Conclusion? Hairy men are ultimately attractive.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Stage 5. </strong><br /> Unlike men of the stone-age, men in 2015 have lotions, potions, and a well-lit bathroom mirror in their grooming <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/nickel-shaving-set/">armoury</a></u>. Today&rsquo;s gents have <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-beard-oil/">beautiful oils</a></u> of sunflower and grape seed to soften their hair and hydrate their skin &ndash; their ancestors would have lived off those for a week.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Yet modern man has had to overcome his own struggles, such as the ridicule of his workmates, to grow and maintain the beard of his dreams.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The fall backs of a beard being- food and drink will slip into the foliage and while you may privately enjoy the sensation, you do need to consider the sensibilities of others and not regard it as a portable larder.<br /> &nbsp;</span><br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The facial annex will require careful grooming and extra cleaning. Shampoo, condition and oil your beard frequently, and moisturise your skin as carefully as ever.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</span><br /> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Anything that smells delicious will be regarded as a plus by companions, who may be feeling in need of a reassuring boost in the face of the furry curtain falling from your chin.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<br /> You may face opposition, but a look back in time proves that <em>facial hair is the most natural thing in the world</em>.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Beard does not equal weird.</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you are considering or have already entered the realms of the beard route, check out Penhaligons extensive range of <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/gentlemens-shaving-goods/">men&rsquo;s grooming products</a></u> to help you tame that mane.</span> 0 Father & Founder: Mr. William Penhaligon http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/father-founder-mr-william-penhaligon/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/father-founder-mr-william-penhaligon/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erin http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/father-founder-mr-william-penhaligon/ A family man, William’s 'spare moments were devoted to his home and surrounds which he loved so well A family man, William’s 'spare moments were devoted to his home and surrounds which he loved so well<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_295.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">William Penhaligon was born in Philby, Cornwall in 1837. Having founded his Perfumers and Barbers in Penzance in 1861, William married his wife Elisabeth in 1862. William and Elisabeth had 4 children: Clara, Ida, William and Walter. William and his family moved to London, and William took up his position at the Hammam on Jermyn Street in 1869.<br /> <br /> Wildly creative and ambitious, William was inspired by his new surroundings, creating his first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, in 1872. Showing a flair for business, William took over the exclusive salon in the baths in 1874, soon expanding to include perfumery and other fragranced delights. With an elegant refurbishment of the premises, befitting the increasingly notable clientele, and a burgeoning reputation for the best quality ingredients and innovative preparations, William&rsquo;s career was in the ascent. Mr Jeavons, the foreman of the hairdressers, became a partner in 1880 and Penhaligon&#39;s &amp; Jeavons was born.<br /> <br /> In 1903 Penhaligon&rsquo;s were awarded their first Royal Warrant by Queen Alexandra as a &lsquo;devotee of natural products only which was Penhaligon&rsquo;s trademark.&rsquo;<br /> <br /> William was renowned for his wit and intellect, the Worcester Journal reported that &ldquo;Mr Forster, anxious no doubt to wash off the dust of Ireland, went on Monday last to the Turkish bath... he remarked to Penhaligon, the hairdresser, &ldquo;It is very hot here this morning.&rdquo; &ldquo;It is,&rdquo; replied the ever ready Penhaligon; &ldquo;but you will find it much hotter in the House of Commons this afternoon.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> William passed away in 1902. His obituary describes that he was &#39;actively involved with one of London&rsquo;s most renowned and important hairdressing salon&#39; and that his &#39;great forte lay in the manufacture of perfumes and hair washes which are now world wide renowned.&#39; A family man, William&rsquo;s &#39;spare moments were devoted to his home and surrounds which he loved so well.&#39; </span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Happy Father&#39;s Day William! True to your founding principles we continue to seek new ways to interpret elegance and deliver with personality and sopistication.</span><br /> 0 Blenheim Bouquet Collection http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blenheim-bouquet-collection/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blenheim-bouquet-collection/#comments Weds, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alex http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blenheim-bouquet-collection/ Blenheim Bouquet is Penhaligon’s hero, the bestselling fragrance, originally created in 1902 and still our most popular. Blenheim Bouquet is Penhaligon’s hero, the bestselling fragrance, originally created in 1902 and still our most popular.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_95.jpg"<br/><br/><span style="font-size: 16px;">An aristocratic citrus, dry and aromatically anchored with woods and lavender, <u><b><a href="/blenheim-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/">Blenheim Bouquet</a></b></u> takes it inspiration from the iconic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the ancestral seat of the dukes of Marlborough whose illustrious descendants include Sir Winston Churchill.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <u><b><a href="/hammam-bouquet-eau-de-toilette-spray/">Hammam Bouquet</a> </b></u>was Penhaligon&rsquo;s first fragrance in 1872, a heady, oriental brew of roses, woods, jasmine and animalic musks. This style of scent was quite typical of the time, heavy and floral, rose-based with spices and orris. Powder and drama. These fragrances now seem a little vintage and boudoir in character but still pack quite a punch in olfactory terms.<br /> <br /> Blenheim Bouquet came along, essentially a clever reworking of the cologne formulation, but deepened and enriched with eucalyptus, pine, musks and a huge dose of black pepper. The interesting thing to note about the structure of the scent is the lack of heart notes.<br /> <br /> The fragrance opens with the driest of lemon and lime combinations, &nbsp;crisp and clean, underpinned by rosemary and fresh lavender and then settling briskly into the warmest of woody resinous drydowns. There are aromas of clean cotton, sweet varnish and hay in the mix as the aromatic notes settle on the skin.<br /> <br /> The key to <em>Blenheim Bouquet&rsquo;s</em> success is discretion and timelessness. The scent has negotiated its olfactory way through history and adapted to every twist and turn of its existence.&nbsp; It has a subtle, distinguished presence and this makes it a delight to wear, for everyday, dressed up for night or dressed down for play.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Originally launched for gentleman, <em>Blenheim Bouquet</em> is also a huge hit with the ladies. It is often hard to find a sharp, fresh and sunny scent with staying power that does not have the soapier or spicier elements of traditional style colognes and eau de toilettes. It is a global scent, successful across the world and across all age groups. The fascinating thing about <em>Blenheim Bouquet</em> is its continued modernity and relevance. The dryness, suaveness and sophistication of assembly make the fragrance an easy yet dignified choice in this age of sensual overload. Less is more. This is <em>Blenheim Bouquet&rsquo;s </em>secret. Subtlety, savoir-faire and timeless elegance.<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<img src="http://penhaligons.parasparstaging.com/images/products/large/BLENHEIMBOUQUETEAUDETOILETTE.jpg" style="width: 418px; height: 523px; margin-right: 100px; margin-left: 100px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> Head Notes: lemon, lime, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, lemongrass, citronella<br /> Heart Notes: No heart notes<br /> Base Notes: pine, musk, black pepper, sandalwood, amyris</span><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 How to Groom a Beard http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/how-to-groom-a-beard/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/how-to-groom-a-beard/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/how-to-groom-a-beard/ Growing a Beard is not the easiest of undertakings, as a beard requires constant grooming and attention to keep it looking, feeling, and smelling, good. Growing a Beard is not the easiest of undertakings, as a beard requires constant grooming and attention to keep it looking, feeling, and smelling, good.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_242.jpg"<br/><br/><h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Let it grow</b></span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The first step on growing a beard is letting it grow out. Hairs grow in 3 different cycles, so to achieve an even beard its essential to let the hairs grow into a scruffy stage before you begin to groom it. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>The itchy phase</b></span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Growing a beard for the first few weeks can result in itchy, irritable skin. Using a <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-beard-oil/">beard oil</a></b></u> will help prevent the itchiness. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Important equipment</b></span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">To keep your beard trimmed and tidy, we suggest using a beard trimmer for ease. You should keep a comb and a small pair of scissors for tidying edges and the moustache, and keeping even length throughout. A <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/movember-wax/">moustache wax</a></b></u> is a hidden secret for keeping any stray hairs tamed - and can be used to shape the moustache if you&rsquo;d prefer to style it! </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Scrub</b></span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Regular exfoliation is a must: the process of shaving naturally exfoliates the skin and without this daily ritual, the skin beneath a beard can become flaky and dry. Use an <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-facial-scrub/">exfoliator</a></b></u> at least 3 times a week to keep skin in tip-top condition. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Replenish</b></span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A beard will draw oil away from the skin, leaving the skin dryer beneath the beard than elsewhere on the face. A <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/bayolea-beard-shave-oil/">beard oil</a></b></u> or <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/endymion-aftershave-balm/">rich moisturiser</a></b></u> will help replenish the lost oils, and should be worked into the beard and skin after washing the face, morning and evening.<br /> <br /> Let us know your tips to keep a beard in perfect condition and style in the comments below.</span><br /> 0 The Scent of a Man http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-scent-of-a-man/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-scent-of-a-man/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alex http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-scent-of-a-man/ The fougère family is the backbone of masculine fragrance. Fougère is French for fern, and the name traces directly back to Fougère Royale. The fougère family is the backbone of masculine fragrance. Fougère is French for fern, and the name traces directly back to Fougère Royale.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_92.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A scent created by Paul Parquet for Houbigant in 1882, the original granddaddy of masculine fragrances, the first to use a synthetic note, a natural compound, in this case a synthesised coumarin molecule.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The key notes needed to define a classic foug&egrave;re are oakmoss, tonka bean (<em>coumarouna odorata</em>) and lavender. A variety of notes can be woven around this basic structure to create a vast array of different variations &ndash; woody, floral, spicy, oceanic etc.&nbsp; These often include bergamot, geranium and vetiver.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> They have warmth and dryness, sweet bitter woods, soft floral touches. Like their female equivalent, the chypr&eacute;, foug&egrave;res are ruthlessly tailored and wonderfully rigid in their top to toe drydown.&nbsp; They feel wearable, like a bespoke suit, fitted just to the wearer. A one off garment. Evolving over time, improving with age.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Coumarin (benzopyrene) is of synthetic origin. It can however be found in some natural sources like tonka bean and some grasses. It is a natural isolate that adds an intense new-mown hay odour to fragrances. But can also have a sweeter more gourmand side, with hints of sweet almond or touches of hay and undertones of tobacco.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Penhaligon&rsquo;s have two foug&egrave;res in the collection. <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/english-fern-eau-de-toilette/">English Fern</a></u></b> was created in 1910 with notes of clover, lavender, sandalwood &amp; oakmoss and is a very green and earthy medicinal take on the foug&egrave;re style. <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-eau-de-toilette/">Sartorial</a></u></b> from 2010 is a deep, waxen spicy interpretation, with leather, patchouli, beexwax and honey.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> When you wear a foug&egrave;re you are connecting to a tradition of olfactory greatness. They smell resolutely masculine and correct, good to be around, secure and sexy. Guys, in a crisis, you&rsquo;d want to be a foug&egrave;re kinda guy. And ladies, you&rsquo;d want a foug&egrave;re shoulder to cry on.</span><br type="_moz" /> 0 William's London: Lock & Co http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-lock-co/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-lock-co/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/williams-london-lock-co/ London's oldest hatters, founded in 1676, is a nearby neighbour of our original store at No. 33 St. James Street. London's oldest hatters, founded in 1676, is a nearby neighbour of our original store at No. 33 St. James Street.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_294.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Originally a hatter for the gentry, James Lock took over the premises at No. 6 St James&#39;s Street in 1765 - today, it is the oldest hat shop in the world - and soon became hatter to the Lords and Leaders of the country. Lock &amp; Co. are also responsible for creating the most iconic British hat style of all time - the &quot;Coke&quot; (more commonly known as the Bowler).</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <center> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="/images/blogs/churchillsledger.jpg" /><br /> <em>Customers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin, to Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.</em></span><br /> &nbsp;</center> <br /> <br /> <center> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><em><img src="/images/blogs/conformateur.jpg" /><br /> <em>The Conformateur - a device invented in Paris for measuring heads.</em></em></em></span></center> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">In William&#39;s time, Charles Whitbourn, nephew of John Lock III who had retired in 1871 at the age of 70, was running the business of Lock &amp; Co., it is undoubtable that William would have purchased his hats from his illustrious neighbour.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <center> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><em><img src="/images/blogs/lockandroll.jpg" /><br /> <em>Lock &amp; Co. are still producing their iconic and historic hats, as well as the more contemporary Lock &amp; Roll collection.</em></em></em></span></center> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Penhaligon&#39;s and Lock &amp; Co., aside from originally being neighbours, share our royal seals of approval - as fellow Royal Warrant Holders for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, also granted in 1956, and HRH the Prince of Wales, granted in 1993 - showing their commitment to the best designs, the best fabrics, and the best service. The 7th generation of the family still run the business from the No. 6 St. James&#39;s Street store, upholding the principles of high quality held by their founder James Lock.<br /> <br /> Be sure to visit <u><a href="http://www.lockhatters.co.uk/">Lock &amp; Co</a></u> to experience this historic hatters, who are the unrivalled global expert hat brand. </span><em><em> </em></em><br /> 0 6 Steps to the Perfect Shave http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/6-steps-to-the-perfect-shave/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/6-steps-to-the-perfect-shave/#comments Thurs, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest - Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/6-steps-to-the-perfect-shave/ GUEST BLOG: Many Gentlemen find that shaving leads to irritation and small nicks. Follow our steps to get the perfect shave! GUEST BLOG: Many Gentlemen find that shaving leads to irritation and small nicks. Follow our steps to get the perfect shave!<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_225.jpg"<br/><br/><h2> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Scruff the hairs</span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Manually raising the hairs on the skin stops them from laying flat, and makes it easier for your razor to cut the bristles. Pre-shaving, an exfoliator or scrub will soften the bristles as well as help lift the hairs.</span><br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Lather up</span></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Use a rich <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-shaving-cream-tube/">shaving cream</a></u></b> or <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-shaving-soap-in-wooden-bowl/">soap</a></u></b>, and a <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/nickel-shaving-brush/">badger hair shaving brush</a></u></b> for ultimate lather - the richer the cream, the more generous the foam. Shaving brushes also help lift hairs off the skin and provide an additional level of gentle exfoliation.</span><br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">1, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1...</span></b></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Apply shaving cream to the neck first, the area around the chin and upper lip second, and thirdly to the sides of the face. Shave in the opposite order to the order of application, as the hairs on the neck and around the mouth are tougher than those on the cheeks, they need longer to be softened by the shaving cream.</span><br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">Keep it cool</span></b></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Fill the basin with cold water to remove excess foam and hair from your razor. Whilst marginally less comfortable than warm water, the cold water will help tighten the skin as you shave, making the blade pass more smoothly across the surface of the skin.</span><br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">Press, don&#39;t push</span></b></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Razors are made for cutting the hairs, not for taking layers of skin with them. Use as little pressure as possible on the razor when passing it across the skin, and you&#39;ll find that you get fewer cuts and bumps.</span><br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">First aid</span></b></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">After shaving, apply a soothing <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet-aftershave-balm-tube/">balm</a></b></u> or moisturiser to the skin. This will immediately help it replenish and repair itself - shaving is traumatic for the skin, and it will need help to get it back to tip top condition. If you do manage to cut yourself, invest in an alum stick to apply to nicks in the skin - alum helps stop bleeding and is infinitely more stylish than leaving the house covered in small pieces of paper.<br /> <br /> Let us know in the comments if our tips help you perfect your shaving techniques, or if you have any tips for shaving.</span><br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> Written by Nick Cox<br /> Editor of <u><a href="http:/thegroomingguide.com/">The Grooming Guide</a></u>&lt;<br type="_moz" /> 0 World Gin Day http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/world-gin-day/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/world-gin-day/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest - Olivia http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/world-gin-day/ GUEST BLOG: We have been drinking gin for hundreds of years and that love affair is as strong as ever today ... GUEST BLOG: We have been drinking gin for hundreds of years and that love affair is as strong as ever today ...<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_293.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">In celebration of World Gin Day, we are taking a foray into the botanical Juniper as it is an essential component of both gin, and Penhaligon&rsquo;s zingy <b><u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/juniper-sling/">Juniper Sling</a></u> </b>scent. Nothing says summer more than a G&amp;T, so it&#39;s only right that World Gin Day should fall in sunny June, and it&#39;s the juniper that makes it quite so refreshing. We have been drinking gin for hundreds of years and that love affair is as strong as ever today with so many new distilleries and gins springing up every year. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Where does it come from?</span></span></b></h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Part of the conifer family, juniper does grow in Britain and in particular it flourishes on the mountains and heaths of the Lake District, North Wales and Scotland. However, no commercial distillers use homegrown berries. They do not grow large and fleshy here, so they are imported from Umbria in Italy or Macedonia, where they become rich and oily in the sunshine. After two years of growth, the berries ripen in early autumn, turning from green to a very dark blue, and that is when they are ready to be gathered. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">How does it smell? </span></b></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">The essential oil smells fresh and herbal, with juniper&#39;s fragrant berries giving off a bittersweet scent that is reminiscent of pine. </span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2> <b><span style="font-size: 16px;">Why is it used in a perfume?</span></b></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">For a fragrance, Juniper brings a clean, green and unusual note. As with gin botanicals, in the perfume it blends well with cardamom, cinnamon, Angelica and orris. These days we treat botanicals as mere flavourings or scents but juniper, and other ingredients that make modern gin, had serious medical purposes before the eighteenth century gin craze.<br /> <br /> London herbalist and physician Nicholas Culpeper argued in his most popular work, The English Physitian in 1652, that there was &lsquo;scarce a better remedy for wind in any part of the body, or the cholic, than the chymical oil drawn from the [juniper] berries&rsquo;. Culpeper also recommended juniper for improving sight, and for a whole range of other ailments. To him, the berries were an all-purpose wonder drug. They were &lsquo;admirably good for a cough, shortness of breath, and consumption, pains the belly, ruptures, cramps and convulsions. They give safe and speedy delivery to women with child, they strengthen the brain exceedingly, help the memory, and fortify the sight by strengthening the optic nerves; are excellently good in all sorts of agues; help the gout and sciatica, and strengthen the limbs of the body.&rsquo; It seemed there was little Culpeper thought juniper could not do.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Written by Olivia Williams<br /> Author of <u><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gin-Glorious-Mothers-Became-Spirit/dp/1472215338 /">Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother&#39;s Ruin Became the Spirit of London</a></u><br /> 0 The Grooming Guide: Fragrant Free For All http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-fragrant-free-for-all/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-fragrant-free-for-all/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest - Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/the-grooming-guide-fragrant-free-for-all/ GUEST BLOG: Once men doused themselves in scent to mark their territory, and the boundaries were clear: we smelt bold and gutsy whilst women wore feminine florals. GUEST BLOG: Once men doused themselves in scent to mark their territory, and the boundaries were clear: we smelt bold and gutsy whilst women wore feminine florals.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_291.jpg"<br/><br/><div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Lately there&rsquo;s been a shake up in the scent stakes that&rsquo;s set to spark a fragrance free-for-all, whether we&rsquo;re splashing on colognes or dabbing on perfume!</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">If a woman can wear her boyfriends jacket, then when it comes to scent, it&rsquo;s also all there for the taking. I know several business women who currently feel at their sharpest with a spritz of <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial/">Sartorial</a> </b></u>and other ladies for whom the only sparkling citrus scent to spritz is <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/blenheim-bouquet/">Blenheim Bouquet</a></b></u> and who can blame them? Fragrant men are also wearing gourmand scents &nbsp;and if there&rsquo;s one that currently resonates for me then it&rsquo;s <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/juniper-sling/">Juniper Sling</a></b></u> with its brown sugar, black cherry and amber base, it&rsquo;s a thoroughly modern take on sensuality in scent.</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Now that Penhaligon&#39;s has also launched non gender specific fragrances in their <u><b> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/trade-routes/">Trade Routes Collection</a> </b></u>both men and women can take a fragrant journey of exploration, including discovering the pleasures of the woody chypre <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/as-sawira-eau-de-parfum/">As Sawira</a></b></u> as well as the floral woody musk notes of <u><b><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/levantium-eau-de-toilette/">Levantium</a> </b></u>which are suited to powerful personalities from both sexes. So if perfumers aren&rsquo;t dictating who should wear their creations, then why should we?</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">So it&rsquo;s time to ditch our signature scents and invest in some new olfactory accessories instead. I&rsquo;ll wear mine according to my mood, or like the finishing touches to my outfit. Why not join me? Just remember the only rules are that there are no rules. Wear what you like, when you like, and prepare yourself for a fragrance free for all!</span></div> <div> <br /> &nbsp;</div> Written by Nick Cox<br /> Editor of <u><a href="http:/thegroomingguide.com/">The Grooming Guide</a></u><br type="_moz" /> 0 JamJar Flowers http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blog-jamjar-flowers/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blog-jamjar-flowers/#comments Thurs, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guest - JamJar http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/blog-jamjar-flowers/ GUEST BLOG: The bespoke London florists, talk about what they know best...Flowers! GUEST BLOG: The bespoke London florists, talk about what they know best...Flowers!<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_292.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">It&#39;s May/June : in our opinion the most romantic time of the year for a country wedding. The landscape is at its most beautiful, fresh and green,hedgerows are frothy with cow parsley like lace.<br /> <br /> Our favourite flower for a May/June wedding is the exquisitely scented and ravishing lily of the valley.<br /> <br /> It appears in English Gardens at this time of year. When we order it from our growers it arrives with the roots still on and wrapped in moist tissue paper to keep it really fresh. As you unwrap the parcel the delicate flower heads and the exquisite scent are revealed.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="Lily of the Valley" src="/images/categories/LOV.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We made this exquisite tiny bouquet using lily of the valley, blanchette rose, with love in a mist, green bell and penstemon.</span><br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/PEN_jamjar_bouquet.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The French name for lily of the valley is &quot;mignonette&quot; meaning sweet little thing. We think that&#39;s the perfect description for this most exquisite flower.<br /> <br /> To see more of our beautiful, bespoke flowers visit us at <u><a href="http://www.jamjarflowers.co.uk/">jamjarflowers.co.uk</a></u></span><br /> <br /> <br /> 0 Bouquets and Buttonholes. http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bouquets-and-buttonholes/ http://www.penhaligons.comhttp://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bouquets-and-buttonholes/#comments Weds, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nick http://www.penhaligons.com/blog/bouquets-and-buttonholes/ Picking the perfect scent for your wedding need not be a daunting task. Picking the perfect scent for your wedding need not be a daunting task.<br/><br/><img alt="" src="/images/blogs/blog_large_284.jpg"<br/><br/><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The wedding season means beautiful dresses, well dressed gents, battles between guests on who has the best millinery, and most importantly: bouquets and buttonholes! </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 18px;">Bouquets</span></h2> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Empressa</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A sophisticated and elegant silky scent, <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/empressa/">Empressa</a></u> shimmers with pink pepper, blood orange and peach, plush rose and woody patchouli. </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/empressa-eau-de-toilette/"> <img alt="Empressa" src="/images/categories/EMPRESSAEAUDETOILETTE_BOX_blog.jpg" /></a></div> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Ellenisia</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">A beautiful bouquet of white flowers, <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/ellenisia/">Ellenisia</a></u> is sumptuous with gardenia, tuberose and jasmine, drizzled in sweet plum. </span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" http:// http://www.penhaligons.com/ellenisia-eau-de-parfum/"> <img alt="Ellenisia" src="/images/categories/ELLENISIAEAUDEPARFUM_blog.jpg" /></a></div> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 18px;">Soliflores</span></h2> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Lily of the Valley</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">No scent reflects the purity of a white gown like <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/lily-of-the-valley/">Lily of the Valley</a></u>: a pure portrait of the beautiful bridal bloom. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Gardenia</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Nature&#39;s most sensual bloom, the tropical scent of <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/gardenia-eau-de-toilette/">Gardenia</a></u> is surrounded by lush foliage and an air of translucent beauty. </span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/gardenia-eau-de-toilette//"> <img alt="Gardenia" src="/images/categories/GARDENIAEAUDETOILETTE_blog.jpg" /></a></div> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 18px;">For Him</span></h2> <h2> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Peoneve</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The more adventurous gentleman looking to wear a rose scented buttonhole should try <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/peoneve/">Peoneve</a></u> - a woody vetiver with a bright and peppery rose, makes for surprisingly easy wearing on male skins. </span><br /> <br /> <h2> <span style="font-size: 18px;">Sartorial</span></h2> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">No scent says &#39;well dressed&#39; like <u><a href="http://www.penhaligons.com/sartorial-eau-de-toilette/">Sartorial</a></u> - redolent of the aromas found in Savile Row Tailor&#39;s workrooms, this handsome ambery fougere is the perfect accessory to a well dressed gent. </span><br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> 0