Elizabeth Taylor and Penhaligon’s

Here’s a question to add a little decadance to your Friday;

“What’s the link between the uber glamorous screen icon Elizabeth Taylor and the exclusive perfumers Penhaligon’s?”

Answer: The exclusive perfumers Penhaligon’s was founded in the late 1860s by a cornish barber called William Penhaligon. He eventually became Queen Victoria’s Perfumer. Their original shop was in Jermyn Street but was bombed during the war. In 1975 the fashion designer Sheila Pickles teamed up with the Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli who directed The Taming of the Shrew starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

British designer Christopher Jennner has designed a stunning new shop for Penhaligon’s Perfumers on Regent Street. It really is like stepping back in time into the bygone colonnial days of Britain at the peak of her success. It has infused the scent of the old fahsioned with a vibrant kick of modernity. Christopher Jenner has been very clever as he has conjured up conotaions of quality and service associated with the past. It feels like you could spend hours in that shop. The interior is like their scent bottle, beautiful vials surrounded by plush fabric plumpness. Sultry like Liz?

Are you getting that Friday feeling yet?

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Penhaligon’s Regent Street, Christoper Jenner

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Regal colours in a plush interior

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(photos copyright of Jenner Studio)