Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Penhaligon's perfumery

I've long been an admirer of Penhaligon's. The packaging and labels on their own are just so exquisite. My perfume is from Penhaligon's "Artemesia" and it is so good!
The brand was created by William Penhaligon, who concocted his first perfume Hammam Boutquet in 1872. Still available today, it was inspired by the heady, musky aromas emanating from the Turkish baths on Jermyn Street.
The seemingly sun-bleached wooden floors must have carried decades of trade; old cabinets hold soaps, lotions, talcs and candles in neatly spaced rows; Penhaligon’s 32 signature scents (most priced at around £110 for 100ml) are packaged in clear, ribbon-wrapped vials modelled after William Penhaligon’s original bottle design.

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