William Penhaligon, the founder, was inspired by the Scent of neighbouring Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street, creative his first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, in 1874. Showing his flair for business, William opened his own shop in 1874 selling perfumes and other fragranced delights.
From The Body Shop, to Bath and Body Works, to Victoria’s Secret, I’ve almost run the gamut of fragrances, trying to find the best blend of scents for me. I recently decided to risk another brand - Penhaligon’s Ellenisia - and this time I wasn’t disappointed.
Penhaligon’s perfumes tend to have a deep floral scent, as opposed to light, fruity, flowery mixes typical of the ones above. If you’re one for atypical fragrance tones with stronger accents, Penhaligon’s is the brand to try.