Once upon a time in Cornwall
This is the story of a cornish barber William Penhaligon who travelled to London and opened up shop next to London’s finest tailors. Who received the royal warrant and trimmed the Shah of Persia’s beard. At a time when one’s toilette was of primordial concern and to be a gentleman was an affair of great application.
Victoria was Queen, antiseptic was making its first appearance — and ankles were considered titillating stuff.
It is 1870. Heritage, Empire and Portraiture establish the order of the day. (Most of the time.)
Since that time Penhaligon’s became the world’s most esteemed fragrance house, with a rich heritage interlaced with British history, aristocracy and culture. Awarded with Royal Warrant, Penhaligon’s is entertaining the world’s nostrils with a dose of Britishness.