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.