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Floris perfumes and colognes

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Country: United Kingdom
Main activity: Fragrances
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Floris is a London-based perfumery house that has been in operation since 1730 and continues to be run by descendants of the founders. Originally founded by Juan Famenius Floris and his wife, Elizabeth, Floris sold grooming and shaving products as well as perfumes from their 89 Jermyn Street location. They received a Royal Warrant in 1820 as "Smooth Pointed Comb Maker" to King George IV. Royalty, historical figures and celebrities have long been customers of Floris, whose famed clientele includes Florence Nightengale, Winston Churchill, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actress Marilyn Monroe.

In 1878, Mary Anne (Floris) Bodenham and husband James took over the business from Mary Anne' brother, Joseph Floris. Bodenham and Floris family descendants still operate the company today. Production and sales continued at the 89 Jermyn Street location until 1989, when a factory was opened in Devon. The Jermyn Street location continues to be the company's headquarters and flagship store.

Floris today offers fragrances in four collections: Men's fragrances, Women's fragrances, the Classic collection and the Private collection. Floris continues to offer fragrances that have been in its collection from its earliest days, such as Classic scents Limes (1832) and Stephanotis (1786), as well as newer scents that suit modern sensibilities, such as Sirena (2011). The company also offers bath and body care products to accompany its fragrances, as well as candles and home fragrances. Floris also creates bespoke perfumes, giving customers the opportunity to customize an existing Floris scent.

Floris celebrated its 280th anniversary in 2010, and commemorated the occasion with a limited edition perfume, 280.