Originating from The Original. A compliment to time passed. Inspired by the Turkish baths of Jermyn Street Mayfair, which from which William Penhaligon first found inspiration: Hammam Bouquet, created in 1872.
When trimming, amongst others, the Shah of Persia’s beard in 1871, William Penhaligon esteemed barber was fond of using a splash of eau de toilette. Hammam Bouquet was his first creation. The beginning of a long and remarkable story in smell. Ever since it has taken pride of place in the House’s ever expanding library of scents – the first, and the most daring of orientals.
Indeed, wearing Hammam Bouquet, whilst clothed at best in a bath robe – one is sure to be underdressed! This is a bold concoction, luxurious, worn by men of distinction not shy of leaving an impression, or a fragrant wake. Like all fine things it should not be hurried. Linger over lavender and powdery orris. Inhale the deep rich rose, relax into the sandalwood and musks. Heady and sensual, it is always preferable (don’t you think?) to take one’s time.