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41 Wellington Street
- +44 20 7836 2150
I'm a bit of an itinerant academic, so I don't own a lot of things. I tend to spend my salary on travel, events, and food, rather than physical objects... and most of the things I do own have to be highly functional, beautiful, or both. Penhaligon's stock falls into the beautiful category. It is very, very expensive, and absolutely worth it. Their Quercus Bath & Shower gel will last you a good...more
I created a Yelp and rewrote this review just to get it posted, if that tells you anything about how displeased I am about my experience here. I went in to the Covent Garden shop to ask about a fragrance profiling appointment for my mother, because there wasn't much information online and she's coming to London in a few weeks. The manager was appallingly cool and didn't treat me like I was...more
I'm a simple woman.
When the lovely clerk asked me if I needed assistance, I looked around the tasteful parfumerie scanning a million mysterious bottles of fragrance and was completely honest with her: 'Yes. I need help.'
'What do you like?' she asked me.
'I don't know. I normally just smell like sweatsocks or the gym, so anything that you have that does not smell like that might be nice.'...more
Apparently, William Penhaligon was a bit of a devil in the 19th Century and his first ever bottled aroma was based on the scent of the hot, steamy, decadence occurring in London's Turkish baths. This man sounds like my kinda guy. Oh, the Queen also thinks he's A-OK too... Penhaligon's has been appointed as the royal perfumery since Queen Victoria's rein.
The shop in Covent Garden oozes with...more