A Fantasy Mansion: Pure Escapism and What I Purchased in the Secret Sale

I’m working on a table setting for tomorrow’s Tablescape Thursday, but in the meantime, I wanted to share two awesome finds I’ve made over the last two days. As I’ve been exploring the Penhaligon’s website, I came across this fun, interactive Portraits Mansion/Museum.

Portrait's Museum, Penhaligon's


Penhaligon's Portrait's Museum


It’s a hoot with flying fish and other fantasies! If you need a bit of an escape from the worries of life today, check it out here: Portrait’s Mansion and Mr. Penhaligon’s Conservatory/Laboratory.

Penhaligon's Portrait's Mansion, Explore


Once you’ve finished exploring the drawing room, be sure to check out the conservatory/laboratory where you’ll find Mr. Penhaligon working on another amazing fragrance. 😉 I don’t know who thinks this kind of thing up for Penhaligon’s but I love it and I love them for doing it!


A Fantastic Discovery!

In my exploring around the site, I discovered that Penhaligon’s has a “Secret Sale” site where they make their fragrances that are “unboxed” available for around 1/2 price. Update: Sadly, the sale has ended.  I’m guessing these are perfumes where the box was damaged in shipping or something like that. When I first tripped over it yesterday, the fragrances I was interested in were all sold out or not on the site at all. Ummm. I was wondering if they periodically update it so I decided to wait and check it again later. Yesterday evening I checked again and two of the fragrances I was interested in were on the site! Yes! I purchased those immediately since I knew they wouldn’t last long–they are both pretty popular scents. I purchased Lilly of the Valley…

Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley


…and I purchased Orange Blossom. In the reviews, I’ve watched on YouTube, both of these fragrances sound like what I love in a perfume/scent. I don’t normally make blind buys but based on the reviews on YouTube and other sites, I decided to take a chance. I’ll share some photos in another post sometime how the “unboxed” fragrances look when they arrive, in case you’re curious. Penhaligon’s boxes are special and beautiful, but for that kind of savings, I don’t mind missing out on the box for a few of their fragrances.


Penhaligon's Orange Blossom


See you tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. franki Parde says

    Gaaa…this is sounding better ‘n better…awaiting your review!!! franki

    • Love the perfumes that came today, but I knew I would from trying them in the Discovery set. I’ll do a follow up post with some photos as soon as the other bottles I caught in the Secret Sale come on Friday.

  2. I just ordered 2 scents. I’ve never heard of this brand and just LOVE the bottles. Let’s hope I like how they smell too! What fun! Such a creative website. If you don’t mind, I would like to share your post on my Saturday Meanderings blog post.

    • Sure, I’d be honored to have you share it, thanks, Mary! I hope you love them. The ones I ordered a few days ago just arrived and I’m unboxing them now. 🙂

  3. Bon Dieu I fell down the rabbit hole too!!!! Yesterday, I ordered the Scent Library and 3 samples. I’m impatiently waiting their arrival!

    • They ship really fast, I was so surprised. The two perfumes I ordered yesterday are supposed to arrive on Friday. I noticed the ones I purchased during the weekend that arrived today were shipped from New Jersey, so they must have a warehouse here. Hope you enjoy them, Kristina!

  4. Anne-Marie says

    I can’t wait to read your review of the Orange Blossom. I have been looking for years for the perfect capture of that beautiful scent from orange groves.

  5. They really do have the best “Victorian style” graphics! Thanks for the fun link!

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