Fun Fragrance Facts

The Benefits of Almond and Aloe for your Skin

Your free gift with $48 purchase!

When you spend $48 at LONDONS Bathecary, you can choose a free gift with your purchase.  One of the wonderful gift selections is the Caswell-Massey Almond & Aloe Hand Cream.  This rich hand cream will leave your hands feeling smooth and supple.  What more could you ask for?  We especially enjoy this hand cream because of the silk protein and almonds.  We were surprised to learn how wonderful almonds can be for your skin.  Here are just a few of the things that we found out:

  • Almonds have a very rich history.  From ancient Greeks to Shakespeare, people have enjoyed the benefits of almonds.
  • Good for all skin types, almonds ease itching, soreness, and dryness.  This is why it’s the ideal addition to the Caswell-Massey hand cream.
  • Any skin care product that contains almond is especially effective at treating dry and sensitive skin.  Your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients in the almonds to leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.

We shouldn’t forget the excellent aloe component to this lotion, either!

  • Aloe plants retain more than 95 percent of the water they take in.  It’s stored in the leaves of the plant.
  • Aloe plants can survive in very dry, hot climates—while most other plants can’t.  The moisture-retaining properties of the plant translate very well to skin moisturization!

Take advantage of this great free gift from LONDONS Bathecary.

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Madonna of the Almonds

Make Valentine's Day special

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we have a whole host of wonderful gifts here at LONDONS Bathecary.  One of our favorites is Madonna of the Almonds from Floris London.  This fragrance was exclusively created for the launch of Marina Fiorato’s novel The Madonna of the Almonds.

Madonna of the Almonds is a love story, but there is so much more to it.  It is set in 16th century Italy.  The novel is about a young widow, Simonetta di Saronno, struggling to save her home—and then she meets the artist Bernadino, a protégé of Leonardo da Vinci.  Fiorato skillfully wove descriptions of Bernadino Luini’s paintings into her story.  It might even inspire you to go to Saronna to see his actual paintings, as well as his frescos at the Monastery of San Maurizio.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, put a lovely gift set together for your sweetheart.  She’s sure to adore the fragrance of Floris London’s Madonna of the Almonds—the fresh and zesty citrus notes mingle perfectly with the almond blossom.  Set the mood perfectly by also picking up a copy of Marina Fiorato’s beautiful novel.  She’s sure to know how much she means to you!  You can get the exclusive eau de parfum right here at LONDONS Bathecary.

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Benefits of Hand Lotion

As 2010 draws to a close, we find ourselves in the throes of a chilly winter across much of the country.  This can mean dry and cracked hands.  After all, beautiful winter days with crisp air can take their toll on our hands.  Cracked or chapped skin, wrinkled or loose skin, splitting nails… the chill in the air can leave your hands feeling dry.  Regular application of hand cream, like Floris Cefiro Luxury Hand Lotion, can have enormous health benefits.  It can also sooth your skin and repair it.

Relax with this lotion

Skin Facts

  • The skin is the largest organ in the body—it’s a living, regenerating, and responsive organ.
  • Our bodies absorb around 60% of what we put on our skin through the process of bioaccumulation.
  • With fewer oil glands than other parts of the body, our hands can easily become dry and sore. Regular application of hand cream like Floris Cefiro Luxury Hand Lotion can help out with this.

How and When to Apply

  • Apply lotion every time you wash your hands.
  • Squeeze a small amount onto your palm and rotate your hands to circulate the lotion evenly.
  • Massage your thumb pads, finger pads, and palms.
  • Taking time to massage your hands will relax you.  It will turn a normal moment into a miniature relaxing getaway!

Here’s to a healthy winter from LONDONS Bathecary!

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Choosing Fragrances for Winter

When you are choosing a fragrance for the winter season, you should think about the kinds of fragrances that will best evoke the best seasonal thoughts.  Fragrances tend to be less intense when the weather is cold or when they are applied to cool skin.  In the winter, you should either wear more perfume (if you’re sticking to the fragrance you use in spring or summer) or use a heavier fragrance that is more appropriate for the season.

Choose the right winter fragrance

  • It is important to note that the fragrances you wear in the winter should be able to penetrate the covered up clothing.  You’ll be wearing heavier clothes during winter, and minimal skin will be exposed.  A good type of fragrance for the winter is something with a musk base note.  The Floris Snow Rose Eau de Toilette spray is an ideal choice.  It’s the perfect blend of floral femininity and rich oriental fragrance.
  • To help your fragrance overcome the clothing barrier, you can apply it to “warm spots.”  This is where blood vessels are most abundant near the skin, so your body is naturally warmer there.  These spots are behind the ear, the underarm, the wrist, the inner part of the elbow, and the collar-bone.
  • Try a few fragrances to see what works for you.  An identical scent will produce a different result on a different individual.

Have a wonderful and fragrant winter season from LONDONS Bathecary!

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Floris London: Classic

Right now we’re offering the Edwardian Bouquet Parfum from Floris London for a great introductory price of $49.  Before you buy this fabulous scent, take the time to learn a little bit about Floris London.  After all, they’re a lovely staple here at Londons Bathecary.

A classic fragrance

Floris London was founded by Juan Famenias Floris and his wife Elizabeth.  They began selling perfume, combs, and shaving products in London’s St. James quarter.  In fact, the shop that they opened in 1730 at 89 Jermyn Street is still in business today.

Floris received its first Royal Warrant as Smooth Pointed Comb Maker to His Majesty The King George IV in 1820.  These combs were a speciality of Floris, and they were valued extremely highly by the company’s clientele.

This brand was a favorite of celebrities from the very beginning.  Mary Shelley, famous author of Frankenstein, wrote to her friend Thomas Love Peacock in London and asked him to send her “two hairbrushes and a small toothbrush” from Floris!

Floris celebrated its 280th anniversary this year.  The company is now run by the eighth and ninth generations of the Floris family.  We see a future for this company just as rich as its past!

Try it out for yourself.  Experience the gorgeous Edwardian Bouquet Parfum (a $125 value) for just $49.

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Scent and Memory: How are they Connected?

We started this company because we know that certain scents can bring up memories. But how does that work? Scientists say that smell is the sense most closely related to memory. We’re going to explain how the beautiful fragrance at Londons Bathecary might stir up a few memories.

Smells have been known to bring back memories, influence people’s moods, and even affect their performance at work or school. The olfactory bulb, the part of the nose that actually “smells,” is part of the limbic system. The limbic system is closely associated with memory and feelings—so close, in fact, that it’s sometimes called the “emotional brain.” That’s why smells can bring up memories and powerful emotional responses almost instantly.

We encounter most new odors when we’re young, and that’s why smells often call up childhood memories. When you first smell a new scent, you automatically link it to an event, person, thing, or moment. In that instant, your brain forges a link between the smell and a memory. That’s why we associate the smell of chlorine with swimming pools, etc.

So if your grandmother wore D.R. Harris & Company cologne, you might remember her when you smell that fragrance. Shop through the fragrances here at ShopLondons.com and see what memories come up!

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