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Scents & Stories: Penhaligon Unveils Portraits Mansion Discovery Collection

Have a nose around eight alluring Penhaligon fragrances, bottled with intoxicating scents and intriguing stories.

Apr 27, 2022 | By Cleo Yong
penhaligon Portraits Mansion Discovery Collection
Image: Penhaligon

Penhaligon has unveiled its Portraits Mansion Discovery Collection, boasting eight of Portraits’ scandalous scents in 10ml — surely not to be missed.

The British perfume house invites us all to “step into a world steeped in scent” with glorious concoctions alongside a stirring story of an esteemed family. The Portraits collection is “a tribute to the good old English spirit” of a stiff upper lip, caustic humour and a knack for provocation.

With a range of sweet-scented florals to leather and woody aromas, the beloved perfume house offers the chance to explore coveted, head-turning scents for cognoscenti. And all the while, a short yet gripping narrative of each fragrance unfolds — breaking rules, hiding secrets, making love, ensnaring unsuspecting hearts and seemingly harmless flirting.

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Penhaligon’s Portraits collection in 75ml. Image: Penhaligon

Beckoning us to peer into the closed doors of the majestic Mansion, the collection features Portraits’ best selling fragrances: The Tragedy Of Lord Geoge, The Revenge Of Lady Blanche, The Blazing Mister Sam, The Coveted Duchess Rose, Changing Constance, Terrible Teddy, Much Ado About The Duke and The Ingenue Cousin Flora.

As the house says, “have a nose around Penhaligon’s Portraits Mansion”. Visit Penhaligon’s virtual mansion here. Discover and purchase eight of the most loved Portraits’ fragrances in 10ml on

penhaligon Portraits Mansion Discovery Collection
Image: Penhaligon
penhaligon Portraits Mansion Discovery Collection
Image: Penhaligon

Penhaligon was founded in the late 1860s by William Henry Penhaligon. In the bigger picture, the brand captures the story of a Cornish barber who moved to London and became Court Barber and Perfumer to Queen Victoria.

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