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Explore the Elixir of Love In Its Many Forms
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than feasting your nostrils on a lovingly scented gift from the Portrait’s family? Penhaligon’s Portraits collection of fragrances is personified by a fictitious Aristocratic family, their clandestine paramours, and their dashing comrades.
This year, we welcomed our eponymous founder, The Inimitable William Penhaligon, a master of perfumery and trusted confidant to the Portraits family. So without further adieu, we’d like to introduce to you, the Portraits family, in the hope that you’ll uncover your own elixir of love or even a delightful, luscious gift for your beau.
Do come in and meet Penhaligon’s noble patriarch. Lord George is a gent rooted in tradition and certainly one for old fashioned romance. The stately stag of Scotland captures both traditional masculinity and sophistication. Enjoy his fougère scent, with head notes of lavender and warm rum, complemented with the Tonka bean and a base of vetiver and cedarwood.
A private audience with her grace has been requested. This leading lady is both sophisticated and sharp. Her fragrance is, of course, truly fitting for a woman of her status. Enjoy a floral blend of hyacinth, daffodil, orris, ginger flower, and angelica.
Meet the bright and sparkling socialite, the daughter of Lady Blache and Lord George. To escape the rigidity of her parents, she began a courtship with The Duke. Yet, all is not as it seems. Off he gallivants while she aches with desire. Picture a warm citrus scent blended with floral heart notes and rounded off with hints of vanilla, for a modern and fresh aroma, with a dose of old fashioned sophistication.
Needless to say, this handsome young Duke, is the husband of Duchess Rose. Though she may be the most coveted girl in London, this appears not of interest to him at all. His scent sets hearts aflutter, while his deeds
Reimagined within the Portraits World, William is the Perfumer to the Family. His newest scent’s focus is on Vetiver, a favourite of the perfumery master’s ingredients - woven inside an Oriental structure, with earthy warm notes of Cedarwood and Sandalwood.
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...
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...
It’s been a few years since the esteemed Portraits family took permanent residence in Penhaligon’s stores around the world. The ever-growing Portraits fragrance collection continues to offer something...