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Bergamotto di Positano by Floris London

Bergamotto di Positano - Private CollectionBergamotto di Positano by Floris London


Fresh bergamot entwined with mandarin and warm marine notes brings instant refreshment. The heart is a vivacious combination of orange blossom with a hint of vanilla which lends a smooth character and creaminess to complement the initial sparkle. Base notes of wood, amber, ambrette and ginger provide the fragrance with a mellow warmth, reminiscent of a Mediterranean evening.


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Fragrance Notes of Bergamotto di Positano by Floris London
Top notes: bergamot, marine, mandarin
Heart notes: green tea, orange blossom, ginger, vanilla
Base notes: amber, spice, ambrette, woods, vanilla


The faint sensation of forgotten summer hideaways that enflame forgotten memories, Bergamotto di Positano is a homage to Charles Joseph Pagliano, who in the early 19th century left the enclave of the small fishing village on the Amalfi coast to travel to England and marry his sweetheart Mary Floris. Mary was a key member of the Floris family who lived and worked for many years for the family business at 89 Jermyn Street.

The breath-taking spectacle of the Amalfi coast brings you close to the real, tangible and intense soul of the Mediterranean. It is this beauty that Charles left behind to make his fortune. Marrying into the Floris family, he and Mary took up ownership of the Sabloniere Hotel in Leicester Square and for over 3 decades in the early 1800ís held court in the heart of London as the first point of call and home for Italian visitors to these fair shores.

Charles never returned to Positano remaining in London, but his portrait along with Maryís still sits inside the mahogany cabinets of 89 Jermyn Street. We were captured as to what he thought of home, and if he ever yearned for the Mediterranean Sea. In the 1950ís, John Steinbeck wrote of Positano, Ď"Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isnít quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.Ē We think this may have been true for Charles.


FLORIS London - since 1730 The Floris customer through the years

Since opening in 1730, Floris has provided fragrance, fine toiletries and accessories to an incredibly loyal customer base. The Floris archives hold reams of treasured letters from customers detailing their preferences and their thanks,
examples include:

Florence Nightingale: 25th July 1863 - thanking Mr.Floris for his 'sweet-smelling nosegay' and giving news of the Army's sickness record in India.

Mary Shelley, who whilst abroad sent friends clear instructions on where to purchase her favorite combs: Floris.

Beau Brummell, the dandy of his day in the early 19th century, would discuss his current fragrances at length with Mr.Floris.

Floris is even a fictional character's choice! Ian Fleming's James Bond always wore Floris No.89. Also, Al Pacino's character in Scent of a Woman famously declared he knew the woman in his 'sights' (sic) was wearing a Floris fragrance.


Floris London - Purveyors of The Finest Perfumes & Toiletries to the Court of St James' Since the Year 1730