Fun Fragrance Facts

Choosing a Fragrance

Choosing the right fragrance will make you feel beautiful

Creating the perfect scent for a particular occasion is important. Just as you choose different styles of clothing for different occasions, you should have a wardrobe of fragrances to match! When you choose your fragrances from LONDONS Bathecary, you can rest assured that you’ll have the perfect solution for every event in your life.

Deciding which perfume to wear has a lot to do with your personal preference and mood. We’ve talked to a lot of fragrance-fanatics, and we have a few tried-and-true methods that you’ll surely find useful for selecting the right fragrance for any occasion.

Fragrance Tips

  • What do you wear to the office? We suggest a light and fresh floral scent or something with citrus notes. A light and sophisticated perfume will be ideal for everyday and office wear. Try to avoid heavy and seductive perfumes—they just don’t seem as professional.
  • If you’re going to an evening party, you can be a little more daring! Experiment with perfumes that have heavier scents like musk and spice.
  • When you’re feeling a little romantic, you can express your sensual side with a woody perfume.
  • For a wedding or other special function, choose a sophisticated and romantic floral scent.

What are your favorite LONDONS Bathecary fragrances for different occasions? We’d love to hear your feedback.

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Woods of Windsor from LONDONS Bathecary

Enjoy this classic men's fragrance

Here at LONDONS Bathecary, we have wonderful Woods of Windsor grooming products for both men and women. Our men’s collection is based on their signature cologne—it’s inspired by Spanish orange groves and spices. You’ll also notice citrus notes of lemon, orange, and bergamot… with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove. The warm base notes of oakmoss and patchouli finish the fragrance. Woods of Windsor is a wonderful English company with a rich history.

The name “Woods of Windsor” comes from a small apothecary that was located in the shadow of Windsor Castle. The local apothecary served the townsfolk of Windsor as well as the Royal family and its visitors. Time had all but forgotten the apothecary until renovations were being done on the building in the 1970s. They found a stockpile of old texts, prescription books, and other artifacts. Among these artifacts was a collection of historic fragrance recipes from the original Woods of Windsor. Upon that discovery, the company was revived.

Woods of Windsor launched its first gentlemen’s collection in 1981. We’re proud to have that wonderful gentlemen’s collection as well as the classic feminine fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary.

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British Culture from LONDONS Bathecary

Appreciate the finer things of British culture

We’re glad you enjoy our fine British fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary. We suggest you take the full experience and immerse yourself in British culture! It’s quite interesting and (who knows?) you might end up taking a wonderful trip to England at some point. Here’s a quick look at some British customs that you can incorporate into your own life.

The British have been known for many different food customs—from tea time to English breakfast. Some of these customs are connected with different ethnic groups, religious influences, and other regional or family traditions. With every new group of people that the British encountered, foods and customs were added and altered.

Pie!

Pies are a large part of the traditional British menu. They can be filled with many different things. Pies tend to be classified into categories: savory (meats) or sweet (fruits or nuts).

Tea time

Tea time is actually the last meal of the day. The British have a morning meal called breakfast, a mid-day meal called lunch or dinner, and tea. Tea time usually consists of tea and lighter foods like cakes, sandwiches, toast, cheese, savories, and biscuits.

How do you incorporate British food culture into your life? We enjoy relaxing with a spot of tea in the evenings. It’s just one of the many perks to a life enhanced by LONDONS Bathecary!

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Delicious Yorkshire Pudding

Enjoy this British recipe with the whole family

We have the finest in British perfume and luxury bath products here at LONDONS Bathecary. We thought it would only be appropriate to share with you a traditional British recipe. After all, food and fragrance are so closely connected! You’ll really be able to enjoy the British experience with our fantastic Yorkshire Pudding recipe. Please, enjoy!

Yorkshire Pudding from LONDONS Bathecary

If you will be using a glass pie plate, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. If you are using any other type of pie plate, heat it to 450 degrees F.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of bacon dripping
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 well-beaten egg
  • ½ cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Combine the well-beaten egg and the milk. Beat this until it is light. Then gradually beat in the sifted flour and salt. Beat this with a dover beater until it is smooth. Let this stand for thirty minutes.

Put the bacon dripping into an 8”x8” pan. Heat it in the oven. Make sure you watch the pan—you don’t want it to begin to smoke! Pour the batter into the hot pan and bake in the oven until it is done. Check on it in about 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy this fine British food!

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Crabtree & Evelyn at LONDONS Bathecary

Enjoy this fine company

So many of our customers love the luxurious fragrance and feel of Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. These wonderful products capture the elegance of English style. You’ve asked us to tell you a little bit more about the company that creates some of your favorite bath and body products. And when you ask, we oblige! Here’s some information about the wonderful Crabtree & Evelyn products here at LONDONS Bathecary.

All about Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn creates bath and body products that can transform the ordinary rituals of your morning routine into extraordinary and luxurious experiences. They started in 1972 as a small, family-run business that specialized in fine soaps from around the world. They’re now an international company that is well known for its original fragrances and luxurious toiletries.

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded by Cyrus Harvey—but they were inspired by John Evelyn, a 17th Century Englishman. Evelyn travelled Europe to experience different cultures and share them with British society. Evelyn’s motto was: “Explore everything. Keep the best.” There’s no better way to start a company!

The Crab Apple Tree is prized for its usefulness in the home apothecary… and that makes it the ideal emblem for this wonderful company.

Enjoy your Crabtree & Evelyn products from LONDONS Bathecary!

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Wearing the Right Amount of Perfume

Is your perfume giving them a headache?

How much perfume is too much? We believe that perfume should be used as a small accent in an effort to compliment your look—but there are many women out there that tend to overdo it by spraying too much perfume. Knowing when “enough is enough” is key to wearing any of our fragrances gracefully.

Spray your key points

Many women feel the need to cover themselves in perfume—spraying their clothing as well as their skin. If you tend to spray perfume haphazardly, then the chances are that you are using too much. To avoid this, spray the key locations on your body. Key locations are behind the ears, on your neck, and on your wrists. Start off by spraying only one key point at a time. Spraying multiple key points can result in an overpowering scent.

The key points are ideal for perfume because they’re above major veins that pump blood through your body. The pumping action also pumps the perfume—so you don’t really need to spray anywhere else. The key is to create a delicate scent.

How do people react?

Many times, people are unaware that they’re using too much perfume. Try gauging people’s reactions. Usually when perfume smells too strong, people will lean back to try to avoid the aroma.

The fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary are beautiful when worn properly—in delicate moderation.

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The Fragrance of Fresh Flowers

Bring the fragance into your home

Here at LONDONS Bathecary, we spend a lot of time thinking about the best ways to keep you smelling beautiful and feeling great. Many of the fragrances here are inspired by the wonderfully gorgeous flowering plants that nature has to offer. Now that spring is here, you might want to start bringing flowers into your home. After all, when you smell great, you want your home to match! Look through the fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary, and we’re sure you’ll find some floral inspiration.

Lavender

Lavender is prized for its calming effect. A perennial that blooms blue or purple in summer, it can be dried to intensify its scent. It’s the perfect addition to your home.

Hyacinth

Nothing says “spring” like these gorgeous blooms. With a clustered design in blue, pink, or white, hyacinth smells similar to lavender.

Lilacs

These plants grow as bushes or trees, and they bloom in the spring. Their soft sweet smell will fill your home.  Be careful, though.  Lilacs don’t last long once they’re picked.  You’ll get three days out of them, on average.

Roses

Some of our favorite fragrances have notes of rose in them.  Fresh roses in your home have a sweet, musky smell.

Lily of the Valley

Don’t have time to garden? Lily of the valley require minimal care, and they’re perfect for shady areas of your garden.

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Choosing a Wedding Day Fragrance

Choose the right fragrance for your wedding day

If you’re getting married this spring, there are so many things you need to consider.  After all, you’ve likely spent months planning your special day.  You have to choose the dress, the flowers, your hairstyle—not to mention your fiancé!  Many women forget about the fragrance they’re going to wear on their big day.  Don’t wear your regular perfume on your wedding day.  Select something that captures the romance, excitement, and happiness of your wedding day.  There’s no better way to feel special than by adding some variety to your fragrance.

Tips for finding a wedding perfume

  • Make a list of all the perfumes that you currently wear, and how you feel when you wear each one.  Your list might include terms like “beautiful,” “flirty,” or “confident.”
  • Make another list.  This next list will illustrate how you want to feel on your wedding day.
  • Then take the time to compare the two lists.  Do some of the perfumes that you already wear make you feel the way you want to feel on your wedding day?  If so, make a short list of those perfumes.
  • It’s best to sit down with a friend and talk about wedding plans.  We have a variety of fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary that you can choose from.  Whether you’re looking for a rich scent or a light floral, you’re sure to find it here.  Have your friend help you narrow down the list.

Once you’ve found your perfect wedding perfume, you’ll love wearing it again on special occasions.  It will always bring back memories of that wonderful day!

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Upscale Fragrances at LONDONS Bathecary

Beauty is a click away at LONDONS Bathecary

Floris London is one of the finest lines we have here at LONDONS Bathecary.  We know you love it, and we’re proud to bring it to you here in the United States!  Floris has been well respected in the fragrance industry for generations, and you can experience that for yourself with any one of our selections here.  Creating beautiful fragrances is a form of art in and of itself, and we respect the people behind Floris London for their creativity.  Their sources of inspiration are many and varied—and that means that you’re sure to find a fragrance that’s perfect for you.  Experience inspiration from both nature and science that’s sure to please your senses, elevate your mood, evoke memories, and stir emotions.

One of our Facebook fans mentioned that her favorite Floris scent is Cefiro.  We must admit—we love it, too!  It’s a gorgeously subtle scent that is appropriate for day or night, work or play.  It’s suitable for both men and women, so you can all feel fresh and clean.  The top notes of lime, grapefruit, mandarin, and lemon are simply delightful.

To our Facebook fan Susan… Rest assured that you can find your Floris fragrances right here at LONDONS Bathecary.  It’s a brilliantly upscale line, and not too many people can get it.  Take pride in the fact that you have a source for so many exclusive fragrances!

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Floris Lily of the Valley: Great Flower Inspiration!

When you choose Floris Lily of the Valley perfume, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in its sweet scent.  But how much do you really know about this gorgeous little plant?

Indulge in this floral scent

Lily of the valley in Christian lore

Lily of the valley is mentioned a total of 15 times in the Bible—most often in the Song of Solomon.  In Christianity, it symbolizes the Second Coming of Christ because it blooms so early in the springtime.  It also represents Eve’s tears after she was banished from the Garden of Eden and the Virgin Mary’s tears.  Tears are believed to have turned into this pretty little fragrant flower.

Other folklore

Lily of the valley is thought to protect gardens from evil spirits.  It’s also been used as a charm against witches’ spells.  One of the cutest pieces of folklore is that it’s the flower of fairies—its tiny bells are used as cups for drinking.

Birthdays and weddings

Lily of the valley is the flower of May—and it’s perfect for celebrating May birthdays.  Floris Lily of the Valley perfume is the perfect birthday gift for someone with a May birthday.  Additionally, it’s the official flower of the zodiac sign Gemini.  It’s been a popular wedding flower since the Middle Ages because it represents chastity, purity, modesty, and happiness.

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