Penhaligon’s, established in 1870, is a British perfume house with a passion to create original scents for the individuals. With two long standing Royal Warrants by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, the brand has been established to be one of best heritage perfumeries in the UK. Their high quality can be seen in the detailing of their products, from their aesthetic bottles to the rich fragrance.
A few weeks ago i had the opportunity to visit their Regent Street store in London and try out their collections. With an extensive perfume range, varying from families of citrus to floral to woody, picking up my favourite was a tough choice. After consideration I opted for Roaring Raddcliff (the packaging may have influence the decision, ha!) which is a perfume from their newest Portrait collection. The collection is inspired from British aristocracy with each perfume illustrating the character of a family member. Raddcliff, being more scandalous and rebellious, had a very distinctive smell that will get you noticed. Definitely more of an evening fragrance, it brings out tones of Rum, Tobacco and Gingerbread which all add up to a very woody and oriental inspiration. If you are the person that likes intense scents like me, then this is definitely the choice for you. If not, don’t stress it, Penhaligon’s offer a great selection for every type of person and their helpful staff are always there to guide you find the perfect scent for you.
You can check out Penhaligon’s site and products here