Hammerson is pleased to announce that luxury British perfume house, Penhaligon’s, is to open its first store in Leeds at Victoria this autumn.
The new 115sq m store will be located in Victoria Quarter, the Grade II listed arcades which form part of Hammerson’s Victoria Leeds estate. Adding to and strengthening the arcades’ high-end health and beauty offer, Penhaligon’s will showcase its full range of innovative fragrances for the first time in the city.
Established in the late 19th Century, Penhaligon’s fragrances are still based on the recipes of its founder William Penhaligon, who became Court Barber and Perfumer to Queen Victoria. True to its founding principles, the brand creates products of the highest quality, constructed from a blend of natural sources and the latest technologies in fragrance chemistry.
The signing marks the latest in a number of firsts for Leeds in the past 12 months, with the opening of Victoria Gate bringing a flagship John Lewis to the city, as well as Aspinal of London, Neom Organics and T2 amongst others.
Iain Mitchell, UK commercial director, commented: “Penhaligon’s is the perfect addition to Victoria Leeds, which is already home to a range of luxury brands. With its rich British heritage, the brand is highly complementary to the tenant mix and its debut is sure to be well received by the city and wider region.”