Now they can! Never before have members of the public been welcomed inside. Until now…
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Introducing The Prince of Perfumery, The Inimitable Mr. Penhaligon
Ah, here we are. The bygone days of Victoria. An age of industry, innovation and, above all, incredible scents. In the Turkish Baths of Jermyn Street, Lord George rubs shoulders with the gents who occupy the green leather benches of Westminster, while Lady Blanche’s heels click the cobbles of this epicentre of elegance. And there’s a new arrival in town that’s causing ladies, even, to flock to St. James to breathe the golden air (yes, equality for all lingers on the horizon). Why, a budding young perfumer, barber, charmer – naturally. And, in our humble opinion, there’s something awfully familiar about this fellow. We’d recognise that Cornish twang anywhere. I say, I don’t believe my eyes – but the nose seldom lies – if it isn’t Mr. Penhaligon himself! The Inimitable Mr. Penhaligon, that is. Adored by ladies and gents alike, the air around him positively hums with vetiver. The air isn’t alone. Lady Blanche hummed too, as she happened upon his cedarwood-clad boutique. A rather approving hum, might we add. Who ever knew they’d become such great friends?
Come one, come all, take a seat in the Barber’s chair and acquaint yourself with our eponymous founder, the only trusted perfumer to High Society’s ladies and gents. Beloved, indeed. Beyond distinguished, as one would expect. Best not let the vetiver go to his head, heart and base, though. Oh dear, we spoke too soon…
I SAY, MR PENHALIGON HIMSELF
He enters in a vetiver haze – warm, fresh and earthy. With a scent this good, there’s no wonder he’s the only trusted perfumer of High Society’s ladies and gents.
Bergamot & Jasmine
Vetiver, Incense & Cedarwood
Sandalwood & Ambroxan
SAMPLE YOUR WARES BEFORE TAKING THE PLUNGE
Care to acquaint yourself with the new arrival to the Portraits Mansion, our beloved perfumer, The Inimitable Mr. Penhaligon before you take the plunge? Simply order yourself a sample – what's more, you will only be charged for delivery.
SOMETHING TO SWAY YOUR DECISION?
Would you like to acquaint yourself before you become too attached?
Now, now, it’s not every day an offer like this is on the table, but Penhaligon’s is a big believer in its fragrance. We would like to propose the opportunity of sampling William Penhaligon’s marvellous fragrance before devoting oneself to the particular scent.
Your purchase will arrive with a complimentary sample along with its full-size version. This complimentary fragrance sample is for one to olfactively peruse.
We, of course, can only fathom how meaningful a fragrance is, and choosing correctly is crucial. And so, we must ask oneself, is this the one?
Alas, if the scent isn’t to your liking, all you must do is simply return your sealed fragrance and we’ll see to it that you receive a full refund.
ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH PENHALIGON'S PORTRAITS COLLECTION
Discover a fragrance family quite unlike any other, where nothing is quite as it seems. Portraits is a tribute to the good old English spirit: stiff upper lip, caustic humour, and a knack for provocation.
What lies behind good manners? Perhaps it’s time to find out.
THE TRAGEDY OF LORD GEORGE
Do come in, I’m sure we’ve met before... Noble patriarch of the Portraits Family, paragon of masculine elegance, Lord George welcomes with a scent of shaving soap and warming rum. But what secrets hide behind tradition?
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