Who is behind The English Scent?

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The changing world of English fragrances

The English Scent looks back on a history rich in tradition since its foundation in 1994. Founded by Lothar Ruff, who had already discovered his passion for royal fragrances decades earlier, he passed the business on to his daughter Julia Ruff in 2020. The tradition changed and the shop in Goethestraße finally closed its doors at the end of 2021. Since then, things have continued online, in keeping with the spirit of the times.

Our online shop The English Scent still offers you the whole world of English fragrances. Discover brands such as Anglia Perfumery, Bronnley, D. R. Harris, Geo. F. Trumper, Floris, Truefitt & Hill, Yardley London. We also offer a wide range of grooming products and matching accessories for beard, shaving. For body care or hair care, we also have a large selection of shower gels or shampoos. We are also pleased to offer you high-quality fragrances in many variations.

From classic to niche perfume - strong English brands

The fragrance creations available from us all come from well-known and lesser-known English brands and manufacturers. These include companies that are still ennobled by the title "purveyors to the court". Some of the suppliers' foundations date back centuries. Yardley London in 1770, Truefitt & Hill in 1805, Penhaligon's in 1870, Taylor of Old Bond Street in 1854 or Floris London in 1730. Other manufacturers such as Castle Forbes look back on aristocratic family histories, some of which can be traced back to the 12th century.

In addition to numerous fragrances, we also offer body and skin care products. These include soaps from the English Soap Company, Imperial Leather or Pears. Here you can expect scents of lavender, sandalwood, bergamot, leather, cinnamon and orange. Manufacturers like D. R. Harris or Yardley London produce the famous British talcum powders with different scents. You will also find dental care products like Euthymol - the "hottest" toothpaste in England - or Eucryl tooth powder in our wide range. But if you are mainly interested in the scents of the United Kingdom, we have the right product for every taste.

Classics, for example, are the creations from Anglia Perfumery. They enjoy great popularity, as do the exclusive fragrances from Czech & Speake. Today, the large and small traditional companies produce modern fragrances with a classic accent without neglecting their own history. So you will find products like the Eau de Parfums by Floris London, which play with maritime, woody or fruity notes. Other big brands like Beaufort London, Jorum Studios or Murdock London also charm with their modern creations.

Even small niche brands like those of perfumer Freddie Albrighton or Askett & English find a place in our range.

High quality accessories for daily care

A fine comb, decorative soap dishes and perfumed cupboard paper. There is a lot to discover at The English Scent. Products that turn daily care into a little luxurious time out. Store cotton wool, brushes or chopsticks in the high-quality designs from the Burleigh Pottery. Care for your clothes or hair with brushes and combs from Kent Brushes or Mason Pearson. Keep your furry friend smelling wonderfully British too with Dog Wash by Geo. F. Trumper. Brands such as Woods of Windsor even provide fragrances in their wardrobes. For silky smooth skin, get razors, holders and shaving brushes from Edwin Jagger or Simpsons. You can pamper every part of your body from head to toe with quintessentially English scents. Find exceptional care products for him and her or gifts for friends and fans of the kingdom at The English Scent.

Order English scents online

Even though our shop at Goethestraße 15 in Berlin-Charlottenburg will close at the end of 2021, you can still enjoy the art of British perfumery. We are here for you online around the clock, providing you with a wide selection of fragrances from all parts of the UK. Our product descriptions tell you what top, heart and base notes the different perfumes contain and how they are put together. You can also order fragrance samples from us before making your final purchase. This way you can test certain fragrances in advance and see if they suit you. If you have any questions, please contact us. You can reach us by phone or by e-mail. Your well-being and satisfaction are still close to our hearts. We remain your address for English fragrances and care products with that certain something extra.