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41 Wellington Street
- +44 20 7836 2150
I visited twice as my husband has been a fan for decades. The women I spoke with on both occasions were extremely knowledgable about their products, the fragrance and ingredient profiles and assisted me find what I thought I wanted (pure rose), but when they also showed me a rose and citrus blend called Luna, I knew that was The One. I wore it around all afternoon before making my decision the...more
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'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