I had been invited to the Floris London Boutique on Jeremyn Street in London, to discuss their latest fragrance collaboration with Turnbull & Asser; 71/72. On reflection, it felt an absolute honour to have been asked and a day I will always remember!


Prior to the meeting, I felt excited and slightly surprised at my organisation skills. I'm usually quite bad at finding my way around London, however I found Jeremyn Street pretty quickly! I did end up at the wrong side of the street to begin with, but anyway... I had been introduced to the perfumer, Penny Ellis, and she took me into her office. I'll be honest, I was expecting a stark, clean-cut laboratory, yet it was quite the opposite! A warm office, with all of the different Floris London fragrances on display, various different fragrance notes, and a room which felt steeped in history.

The one thing I felt slightly nervous and apprehensive about was 'What if I forget all of the questions?' But this soon faded and the questions just flowed naturally. (I didn't even need to look at the questions in the end!) I asked Penny to start by telling me about the history of Floris London, and I felt in awe of all of the facts that she shared with me.

My personal favourites being that Winston Churchill wore a Floris London fragrance, which can I just say, I had the honour of smelling! (I KNOW RIGHT!!??!) Another favourite fact, was that Floris London is a family run perfumery, and to this date, it is still kept within the family. Floris London has a vast history with the Royals, and I was lucky enough to have been able to look inside a book of all of the different Kings and Queens who have made many purchases with the perfumery. 


Floris London collaborated with Turnbull & Asser for the fragrance 71/72. Turnbull & Asser came up with a brief, primarily sticking to creating a fragrance which they felt summed up the true essence of Jermyn Street. I asked Penny the inspiration behind 71/72, and she began by telling me that she found the inspiration by visiting the Turnbull & Asser boutique, and took in all of the scents. From the cotton shirts, to the woody interiors, to the sea aspect of it, due to Turnbull & Asser getting all of their cotton from a sea island. 

I smelt each individual note within 71/72 which are:

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Juniper.
  • Heart Notes: Lavender, Jasmine, Orris, Oud.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Boisamber, Frankincense.

The first initial spray is very fresh, making it perfect for a Spring/Summer fragrance! The dry-down feels heartier with the sandalwood remaining prominent. Before smelling each individual note, I had no idea that there was lavender within this! 71/72 is available to purchase and with there only being 200 bottles of this, you had better act fast! 

A truly wonderful afternoon, and I would just like to thank Floris London for inviting me, and Penny Ellis for taking the time out to answer my questions!

Have you smelt 71/72? Which is your favourite Floris London fragrance? Have you seen my review on Floris London; Bergamotto Di Positano? I would love to hear from you, so don't forget to leave me a comment down below!


Bergamotto Di Positano is truly decadent. Sweet, intoxicating, and rich.


I had been sent a 100ml bottle of this fragrance by Floris London, and I had felt incredibly lucky. I have known about Floris London for many years, predominantly because they have a Royal Warrant (!!!) and because of many reviews online on how divine their fragrances were. So upon receiving this, I knew I was in for a treat. 

Bergamotto Di Positano

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Marine, Mandarin.
  • Middle Notes: Green Tea, Orange Blossom, Ginger, Vanilla.
  • Base Notes: Amber, Spice, Ambrette, Woods, Vanilla.

A unisex fragrance, which evokes a real luxury feel to it! Whenever I smell this fragrance, I immediately imagine being abroad somewhere picturesque along the Italian Coastline. 

Upon the first initial spray, I can instantly smell the Bergamot making this feel sweet, which blends in perfectly with the Marine note, bringing an aquatic edge to this. As the day went on, I could start to pick out the Vanilla and the Spice notes, which gave this fragrance an interesting     dry-down. The sillage of Bergamotto Di Positano is powerful, which for me, is great. I love how strong this scent is for the Summer season, and I also love how it doesn't feel too overbearing to wear. The longevity of this fragrance lasted up to 8-9 hours on my skin! One of the very few scents that has long-lasting power. 

Overall, a stunning fragrance and one I shall continue to wear throughout the Summer season! You can purchase this fragrance here. I have also been extremely lucky to have been sent a sample of their yet to be released fragrance '71/72' which launches 25th May 2016. I will also be meeting up with the perfumer behind this fragrance, so come back shortly for more information on this! It smells divine!

Have you smelt Bergamotto Di Positano before? What are your thoughts? Which is your favourite Floris London fragrance? I'd love to hear some feedback, so drop a comment down below!