British tale collection

Open Up The History Book

British Tales  

Stick your nose into Penhaligon’s library of British Tales and discover the story behind every scent. Take a trip to the Palace with The Favourite or allow Quercus to transport you to a babbling mountain stream, shaded beneath a gnarled English Oak. With over 150 chapters in the Penhaligon’s history book, there’s a myriad of timeless classics to rifle through and delight the senses.   
 

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HIGHGROVE BOUQUET EDP 100ML

HIGHGROVE BOUQUET

A floral hum of silver lime, mimosa and cedar. As radiant as the scent of earthly sunshine.

£155
BLENHEIM BOUQUET EDT 100ML VA

BLENHEIM BOUQUET

A cocktail of lemon, black pepper and pine, fresh and fragrant as British wit.

£120
ELISABETHAN ROSE EDP 100ML VA

ELISABETHAN ROSE

The Tudor rose: symbol of Elizabethan England, immortalised in this airy scent.

£155

Back to the Beginning​

A dab-handed barber to London’s elite with an eye (or rather, nose) for unique scent. William introduces his first fragrance, the Hammam Bouquet, and by Jove is it a hit! Fragrant with heady lavender, rose and sandalwood, a bygone era is bottled for all eternity. 

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A Family Affair

William’s son proves that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The young entrepreneur takes inspiration from the Royal Court with his first fragrant invention, the iconic Blenheim Bouquet. Created for the first Duke of Marlborough, this Eau de Toilette is as dry and fresh as the best gin – or the best of British humour. 
 

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JUNIPER SLING EDT 100ML VA

JUNIPER SLING

This eau de toilette is a gin lover’s delight. Better make it a double.

£155
SARTORIAL EDT RPK 2017 100ML VA

SARTORIAL

Savile Row’s classic scent: steam, lavender, vanilla. Strictly for dapper gents.

£120
ORANGE BLOSSOM EDT 100ML CORE RPCK VA

ORANGE BLOSSOM

A fragrant stroll through the honeyed haze of a sun-drenched orange grove.

£120

A Fragrant Treat or Two…

Discover British Tales’ Bath and Body delights. From refreshing deodorants, triple-milled soaps and the ever-so elegant Luna Hair Perfume, these fragrant wonders are certain to leave noses feeling thankful. 

BLENHEIM BODY & HAND WASH 300ML VA

BLENHEIM BODY & HAND WASH

A refreshing cocktail for hands and body, sparkling with lemon, pepper and pine.

£38
ELISABETHAN ROSE BODY HAND WASH 300ML VA

Elisabethan Rose Body & Hand Wash

A most regal hand and body wash, scented with airy rose and vetiver.

£38
LUNA BODY & HAND WASH 300ML VA

LUNA BODY & HAND WASH

An indulgent body and hand wash full of Luna’s gifts – orange, jasmine and rose.

£38

A Guide to Britishness

The weird and wonderful things that unite us.

British Tales
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Strollin’ Down Savile Row

Step into the workroom of Norton & Sons, bespoke tailors of Savile Row. Anniversaries certainly do come around like buses or, more appropriately, Rolls-Royces when one is stood on the corner of Savile Row, Mayfair.

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Further Reading

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An intoxicating smell as one enters. Unrivalled care and attention from fragrance experts. Every one of our boutiques has its hallmarks, but there is nothing more distinctly Penhaligon’s than our icon...

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Back in William’s day, any self-respecting London dandy could be found bouncing around between Jermyn Street and St. James's Street. Here, a gentleman’s every tailoring and grooming need could be tend...

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What a crying shame it would be to omit the telling of a tale such as this. A tale of the Prince of Perfumery. Call him William Penhaligon. He embarked on aplethora ofperegrinations. Some involved the...

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