Trade Routes Scarves

A Scarf of Many Hats

Ah, versatility. Isn’t it a marvellous trait? Everyone enjoys a social chameleon, a plain white t-shirt, a scent one can wear whatever the occasion. And, not only do protean pieces reduce fuss and unnecessary clutter, they also tend to be saved from the dismal landfill. And Penhaligon’s holds a certain distaste for waste. Which is why, we have concocted eleven uses for the dashing scarves designed by Fee Greening. Call them the Swiss Army Knife of accessories, if you will. ​


For the Body

Wrap it around your neck and secure it with a double knot and, there you have it, a charming neckerchief. ​

Care for a hand bag that packs an extra dose of panache? Simply wrap your scarf around one of the handles to add a personal touch that makes your outfit sing. ​

Chic festival-goers and cosmopolitan queens, roll your scarf from corner to corner to employ it as a headband or hair tie that will have jaws a-dropping. ​

The Curly Girl Method is a phrase often murmured by the frizzy-haired fanatics of Tik Tok or YouTube. The trick lies in, not only leaving some conditioner in the hair to maintain the hair’s moisture, but also in allowing the curls to form with the use of a snood. Queue, Penhaligon’s silk scarf. Use it as an overnight hair wrap, or after washing, to wake up to Ring of Saturn-like ringlets that hang better than the Gardens of Babylon. No need to thank us, darling. ​

Lend an air of mystery to the situations in which one must conceal their nose and mouth. Use the scarf to do just that. Not everything need look so surgical, dear.  


For the Beloved

We are well aware of where mystery can lead. The road to seduction was paved with hidden intention, you know. Flirt with desire. Choreograph a dance routine using the scarf as a prop. In earnestness or in jest. It matters not. ​

We would be remiss were we to forgo mentioning the purpose for which this scarf was created; to wrap a glorious gift. Not too sure how to go about it? Allow Penhaligon’s to educate you. (link to scarf wrapping page) ​

Lead your beloved in any direction you please – to the boudoir, the laundry cupboard, and even the kitchen sink – by spritzing your scarf with a few drops of your signature scent. Penhaligon’s patron of old, Opera Singer Maria Callas used this nifty trick as her sight began to fail her. She was known to douse handkerchiefs in Hammam Bouquet to assist her in her stage exit. ​

Cooee! Wag your scarf high in the air to attract the attention of a dear friend, or a tall and handsome stranger. ​

“Whenever people dropped in to visit us at the cottage I'd always put my red bandana over the little wall lamp and put out the ceiling light to make a nice cool red dim scene to sit and drink wine and talk in.” Jack Kerouac certainly had the right idea. Follow in the writer’s footsteps and cover a lamp with your scarf to create some ambience. Mood lighting always did lighten the mood. Do be sure not to let the scarf hover too close to the hot light though, dear. ​

For the Belongings

Fill your scarf with some dried lavender, roses or other flowers and fasten it with a knot for a useful sleep aid, Potpourri holder or tool to freshen your sock drawer and wardrobe. Though, we really would recommend that your scarf be displayed in the light of day and not banished to the dark confines of the cupboard. 

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