Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for October 2004

The Hammam Bouquet
Toiletries inspired by The Hammam, Jermyn Street

Hammam Bouquet

William Henry Penhaligon In the late 1860s, William Henry Penhaligon left his native Penzance on the picturesque south west coast of England, and came to London to establish himself as a barber, soon taking over the hairdressing salon at the London Hammam in Jermyn Street in 1874. William quickly developed the salon into a thriving business, supplying perfumes, toilet waters and pomades to the aristocracy. The first of his fragrances was named The Hammam Bouquet in honour of the famous Turkish Baths where he worked, and it remained his personal favourite. It is still in Penhaligon's range.

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