Today, Penhaligon's scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients - from hand-squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold.
Penhaligon's understands the emotive power of scent. It can unlock memories and open doors; it can stop us in our tracks, lost somewhere for a moment in time. Recollections triggered by a dusting or iris, a whisper of clove, a burst of juicy nectarine, a trail of smoky incense, a creamy lick of vanilla.
Their fragrant adventure began in the Victorian era of decadence and carries us into the future as we strive to create original scents for the discerning eccentrics of today. True modern dandies and bold women who are proud to go their own way.
The spirit of William Penhaligon, the founder, touches everything they do. An Englishman living in an age of excess and flamboyance, William was witty, wildly creative and always inspired by the unusual.
Hammam Bouquet , his first scent, was dreamt up by William in 1872 after inhaling the steam and sulphurous aromas of his neighboring Turkish baths. These were wild ideas for wild times, and it is still the way we work today. Inspiration comes at the strangest moments and places: a magical moment, a stolen view, an idea crystallized.
Created in 1996, Quercus declares itself with a light burst of citrus and basil, supported by a heart accord of jasmine, cardamom and muguet that is sweet, spiced and supremely delicate. The greenness of the basil persists into the surprisingly resilient musk and sandalwood base notes. These are warmed through with moss and patchouli to create elegant, strong and uplifting cologne. Named after the Latin for the British Oak, Quercus is a modern and invigorating cologne enjoyed by both men and women.
Notes: Head: Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Bergamot Heart: Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Cardamom Base: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Galbanum, Musk, Amber
Penhaligon's - Endymion Cologne - 50 ml
Created in 2003, Endymion is a sensual fusion of citrus, spices and leather. It opens with a burst of sweetened mandarin wrapped gently in sage and lavender, then settles and smoothes gently into a dark coffee heart. As it warms up, mysterious resins rise up with hints of creamy nutmeg, cardamom and the softest leather. Spicy and fresh, it is a fragrance of contrasts, a seductive night time fragrance.
Endymion was a mortal who was so loved by the Goddess of the Moon that she put him to sleep forever so she alone could visit him every night.
Penhaligon's - Anthology Collection - Eau de Cologne - 100 ml
Originally created in 1927, Eau de Cologne is a classic citrus with subtle ripples of powdered orange and aromatic rosemary. Lithe and highly polished, Eau de Cologne resonates with nostalgia for the bygone jazz age and the glitter of patent dancing shoes.
Notes: Head: Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary Heart: Neroli Base: Eau de Cologne has no base notes
Penhaligon's - Travel Atomizer - 1 pc
An essential perfume accessory, this handy 4 ml travel atomizer makes it possible to take your favorite perfume with you, wherever you go. Simply fill directly from your fragrance bottle in seconds! Includes instructions for filling.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is empty and is designed to be filled from a 100 ml bottle of fragrance of your choice. Liquid fragrance cannot be poured directly into the atomizer as this item is designed to affix to the pump of a spray bottle.
With your $100 or more Penhaligon's purchase receive your choice of an Ellenisia Bath & Shower Gel or a Body Lotion! Ellenisia is an extravagant floral with armfuls of heady white blooms wrapped in swathes of sweet plum and vanilla. Elegant and utterly magical! Just let us know in the comments area upon checkout if you prefer the Gel or the Lotion!