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Our story starts with our founder, William Penhaligon. A humble Cornish barber who rose to the Royal Court, and trimmed the Shah of Persia’s beard. The year is 1870.​

William’s first perfume was Hammam Bouquet, inspired by the Turkish Baths where he was resident barber. The fragrance was exotic. It was exciting. It caused quite a stir. Mayfair’s bright young things clamoured for more, and more they received. A slew of fabulous fragrances followed.​

Today, Penhaligon’s is perhaps the world’s most esteemed fragrance house. We hold two Royal Warrants and continue to entertain the world’s nostrils with a dose of Britishness, and some rather dazzling scents