You would know that I’ve had long term affair with fragrances. I love scents because they give you an aura nothing else can create and the scent of something always brings me back to a memory of a moment in time that was sad or happy, but nonetheless unforgettable. In fact, I always find myself crawling to the perfumery during exams to get a whiff and perhaps bring back a new purchase. So, when I was invited by Penhaligon’s to sample smell some of their new perfumes, I gladly accepted their invitation.
Last night, I was invited by Penhaligon’s to attend an intimate and exclusive gathering to have a sniff of some of their famous perfumes. If you haven’t heard of Penhaligon’s, Penhaligon’s has been around since the 1870s in London and was created by William Penhaligon, a man with a flair for scents, who didn’t believe in labs but the elements of his environment to create an aroma that spoke British above all else. Penhaligon’s has had clients like the Royal family and current celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Madonna and Kate Moss among others. Manola Blahnik is a fan as well. William Penhaligion created his first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, and didn’t sit down to mix fragrances together but arrived at his neighboring Turkish Baths to take in the steam and sulphrous aromas to create this scent. Penhaligon’s has always believed that “Inspiration comes at the strangest moments and places: a magical moment, a stolen view, an idea crystallised.” -----> Read More