Portraits. Every family has its secrets. But some have more than others‚Ä¶ Curious, Complex, Aristocratic Our French friend‚Äôs lingering gaze says he‚Äôll take it from here. His opulent Penhaligon's Portraits Monsieur Beauregard Eau de Parfum, is a m√©nage √† trois of orris, sandalwood and cinnamon. Ooh la la! One look is all it took. THE MAN WHO SET A THOUSAND NOSES TWITCHING Penhaligon‚Äôs story starts with our founder, William Penhaligon. A humble Cornish barber who rose to the Royal Court, and trimmed the Shah of Persia‚Äôs beard. William‚Äôs first perfume was Hammam Bouquet, inspired by the Turkish Baths where he was resident barber, trimming the tresses of Mayfair‚Äôs bright young things. The fragrance was exotic. It was exciting. It caused quite a stir. The bright young things clamoured for more. William, of course, obliged. Luckily, he was no one-hit wonder. A slew of fabulous fragrances followed, catapulting this barber-businessman to the heights of British Society. But William‚Äôs most remarkable concoction was something else: a company that would build on his legacy. Today, Penhaligon‚Äôs is perhaps the world‚Äôs most esteemed fragrance house. We hold two Royal Warrants, and offer a dizzying array of unusual and electrifying scents to those with discerning noses, be they royalty or not. Penhaligon‚Äôs think William would be rather pleased with how things have turned out.