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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Penhaligon's: A Closer Look

Last week, I headed over to Penhaligon's again. This time I was armed with the Canon 7D. That was the first time I was using the camera on manual mode, so apologies if the pictures look a bit 'out of place' - I am still learning! I have to say, photography is not easy, at least when starting off, it can be quite tricky.

I blogged about Penhaligon before here. They're absolutely amazing and their scents are one of a kind. The last time I took pictures of the store, it was closed, so I could not venture in. So this time I took the opportunity to snap away with permission. The staff were lovely and welcoming and the place smells divine.

Some candles in fragrances which are available as an Eau de Toilette.

This has to be one of my favourite display/decor in the store.

I smelt almost every one of these again. Gardenia remains my favourite. Ellenisia was another scent which surprised me. One of Penhaligon's staff described it as peachy and less floral compared to Gardenia, which I agree with. Surprisingly though, as much as I'm not a fan of florals on most occasions, Gardenia still manages to have that twist which keeps me captivated. Ellenisia is more simple and light.

I have been told that one of the services Penhaligon's offer in testing scents involves blindfoling the customer and allowing them to smell each perfume. I'm assuming this is one of the traditional ways of doing it. What an awesome way to trial every perfume!

The store's wall is decorated with the names of their perfumes over the years.

Walking inside really does feel like being in a different era. I feel like I'm at an apothecary.

To the left is Gardenia.

A few months ago, I also noticed a distinctive taxi bearing all the perfume names of Penhaligon's. After looking up on it, I found out that a few of these taxis still exist (apparently! Although there are very few of them so I rarely notice one). The taxi driver would know all about Penhaligon and their fragrances and would be more than happy to talk scents on the journey. The taxi would be scented in one of their perfumes. And upon paying for the fare, you get a discount on your next Penhaligon's purchase. Cool or what?! ^.^


bosnishmuslima said...

Amazing post! Thanks for sharing. I would so love to visit one of their shops.
Beautifull pictures, I love this vintage nostalgic inerior and design.


♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

I love the 1st picture.Rest of them are also very good.

' Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sσrℓisค ... , said...

Thank you for your comments =)!

I do hope Penhaligon's open more shops worldwide, even if it's only one store per city so that we can all trial out their products!

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