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- On July 25, 2013
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- FLORIS, London
I-MAGAZINE has gone into partnership with FLORIS London to give away five bottles of FLORIS Honey Oud, which retails for £160 a bottle.
I-MAGAZINE will soon post a competition question as well as other editorial on how to enter next week online at imagazine.gb.com
FLORIS is the oldest English retailer of fragrance and toiletries and is still family owned and run today by the 8th and 9th generation of the family.
Floris was founded in 1730 by Juan Famenias Floris, who arrived in England from his native island of Menorca to seek his fortune. Shortly after his arrival, in 1730, he secured premises in Jermyn Street, in the elegant quarter of London’s St. James’s. Juan Famenias Floris initially set up business as a barber and comb-maker, however, he soon missed the aromas and sensations of his Mediterranean youth.
The first Royal Warrant granted to J. Floris Ltd was in 1820 as ‘Smooth Pointed Comb-makers’ to the then King George IV soon after his accession. Today this first Royal warrant is still on display at 89 Jermyn Street together with no less than 19 others. Floris holds two today: Perfumers to HM The Queen Elizabeth II and Manufacturers of Toilet Preparations to HRH The Prince of Wales.
The London store is in Jermyn Street, London, in the same building Juan Floris created the business in the 18th century. The mahogany counter still used in the store was purchased directly from the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park in 1851.
Floris founder Juan Famenias Floris and his wife Elizabeth began selling perfume, combs and shaving products in the elegant quarter of London’s St James. The Floris shop they opened at 89 Jermyn Street remains the heart of the business and is still run by their descendants today.
FLORIS London in partnership with I-MAGAZINE