British family perfumers since 1730, Floris London has been providing uncompromising fragrances for stylish generations. The oldest independent family perfumer in the world and the only appointed Perfumer to Her Majesty the Queen, Floris is the original and authentic fragrance house. Discover a world of exquisitely crafted perfumes and own a piece of history that will stand the test of time.
By combining classic fragrances with a carefully developed range of new product innovations, Floris offers its customer craftsmanship, trust and expertise through products created with love for detail, inspired by respect and dedication.
The History of Floris
The founder Juan Famenias Floris 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. Close to the Royal Court of St. James, and at the heart of Gentleman’s ‘club-land’, it was also a fashionable location for wealthy gentlemen to keep their London address, and was once residence to the Duke of Marlborough, the poet Thomas Gray and Sir Thomas Lawrence among others.
Juan Floris initially set up business as a barber and comb-maker, however he soon missed the aromas and sensations of his Mediterranean youth. In an attempt to put form to these memories he began blending oils, essences and fixatives, transported from Europe, into the first Floris fragrances. He used the skills he had acquired during his stay in Montpellier, which at the time vied with Grasse as the capital of French perfumery. These fragrances were blended for customers on an individual basis, their formulae carefully recorded so further supplies could be made. Fragrance quickly became Juan Floris’ true vocation and has led to Floris as it thrives today.
As the Floris reputation soared, so too did its international status, yet overseas sales were initially confined to direct personal orders to Jermyn Street. However, by 1912 demand was such that regular shipments of Floris products to the USA, Europe and South America became necessary and today Floris is available in the best stores across the globe.