With an unparalleled affection for fragrant gardens and country fields, those from the land of the English rose have a nose for quality scents. It’s practically tradition for Brits in the know to stock up at Penhaligon’s. The niche brand was founded by William Penhaligon in 1870 when he began mixing fragrances for discerning gentlemen. Today, with its flagship location on London’s prestigious Regent Street, Penhaligon’s has earned two royal warrants and expanded its made-in-England stock to include shaving creams, perfumes, and bath and body products in myriad signature fragrances. The fine Peoneve lingers with fresh-cut peonies and roses, and the Juniper Sling sniffs of a gin cocktail, but their bestseller remains the woody Blenheim Bouquet for men—the second fragrance they ever made, originally created for Winston Churchill’s uncle, the Duke of Marlborough.
November 8, 2013