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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ELISABETHAN ROSE EDP 100ML

Elisabethan Rose

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

$215
BLENHEIM BOUQUET EDT 100ML VA

BLENHEIM BOUQUET

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

$165
JUNIPER SLING EDT 100ML VA

JUNIPER SLING

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

$215

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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OPUS EDT RPK 2017 100ML VA

OPUS 1870

A masterpiece of yuzu and incense. A classic scent – never de rigueur.

$165
SARTORIAL EDT RPK 2017 100ML VA

SARTORIAL

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

$165
ENDYMION EDC 100ML REPACK VA

ENDYMION

Bergamot dances off suede and geranium. An eau de cologne for the ages.

$165

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. 

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A Guide to Britishness

The weird and wonderful things that unite us.

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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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ARTEMISIA BODY & HAND WASH 300ML

Artemisia Body & Hand Wash

Luxurious hand and body wash scented with spice and vanilla. Divine.

$55
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.

$55
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.

$55

Further Reading

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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...

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Many a work of art is greater than the sum of its parts. A painting, with its carefully composed shades, hues and textures. A piece of music, with floaty highs, sinewy middles and deep basses, coming ...

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