They stopped me in my foxy tracks. Originally Harrods and online exclusives I was hugely impressed and more than a little surprised by the duo; I had been a Malmaison lover but otherwise I had forgotten most of my experiences chez Floris. I was impressed by both the oud offerings but fell hard for the Honey Oud, obsessed as I am by all things apian, buzzed, waxen and honeyed. I reviewed both ouds for Cafleurebon and before I did, wondering if was worth doing so, I asked myself if Floris was just another house allowing itself to get caught up in the ever burgeoning oud mood. Houses and brands everywhere are creating oud-themed perfumes as seemingly now must-have additions to the heavier end of the oriental canon in order to entice and please the Middle Eastern and Russian clientele.
|Foxy's Honey Oud sample
|Foxy's Leather Oud sample
|Turnbull & Asser Head of Design
(apologies for darkening your background...)
|Shaun Gordon, Menswear Designer
Turnbull & Asser
|Floris at 89 Jermyn Street London
|Archival Floris bottles & ledgers
in the museum section of
89 Jermyn Street (image©Floris)
|Turnbull & Asser white shirts
|Foxy's Floris (Image©TSF)
|Foxy's Floris & tweed...
|Robert Clark, Head Cutter at Turnbull & Asser
Photographed in 1955 by Slim Aarons