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Smells like Christmas

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We've been hard at work sniffing out all the most gorgeous scents and soaps worthy of giving this Christmas. Here they are in no particular order?

1. All the way from Melbourne and exclusive to The Hambledon, there's no need to wrap possibly the prettiest soap out there, the Murphy & Daughter Bon Bon.

2. C.O. Bigelow, the oldest apothecary in America, lathers up rather lovely and looks a treat in the bathroom.

3. Alvarez Gomez from Spain - lemon, geranium, eucalyptus, Spanish lavender, rosemary, thyme, English lavender and bergamot in a bottle. Heavenly.

4. Finally, D R Harris - good enough for The Prince of Wales, good enough for us. So good in fact that we've expanded our range into new frangrances and skincare.

So here's wishing you a lovely, fragrant Christmas. May there be gorgeous aromas wafting from under your tree?

Smells like Christmas

Provenance: D. R. Harris

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We're suckers for a bit of tradition so when we walked into D.R Harris's original apothecary on St. James Street we were seduced by this super old-school British brand. As one of London's oldest pharmacies it's been there since 1790 and has reams of impressive history serving the city gentry and Court of St. James.

Hanging on the wall is the 1938 Royal Warrant appointing D.R. Harris as Chemists to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Today they are appointed Chemists to H.R.H the Prince of Wales.

Renowned for the quality of their products, this family-owned company has remained eternally faithful to its roots. The majority of their products are still produced by traditional methods, being hand-made and packed on the premises.

We couldn't resist bringing the classic gentlemen's Arlington range to our bath and beauty department. We have the cologne, shaving cream, shower gel, deodorant and our favourite - the oh so practical soap-on-a-rope.

D R Harris