The year was 1730. Juan Famenias Floris and his wife Elizabeth began selling perfume, combs and shaving products in the elegant quarter of London's St. James.
Private Collection by FLORIS LondonFloris' Private Collection issues the family's most prestigious range of perfumes. Inspired by people and events, past and present, each of the unique fragrances combines exquisite ingredients sourced from around the world. These oils and essences have been specially selected before being meticulously developed by Floris' in-house perfumer to express a story behind each creation. Some have been created as private commissions for customers before being offered for general release to the public while others have been commissioned by the Floris family themselves to mark a celebration.View: the full range of FLORIS fragrances
The Floris customer through the yearsSince 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,
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