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Crab­tree & Eve­lyn’s end­less fas­ci­na­tion with English gar­dens, as seen in the an­nual Christ­mas col­lec­tion, stems from its founder’s love for botan­ics. Cyrus Har­vey was in­flu­enced by John Eve­lyn, a 17th-Cen­tury botanist known as one of the first nat­u­ral­ists and con­ser­va­tion­ists of his time. In fact, Eve­lyn’s very own great es­tate, Sayes Court, with its elm trees and mag­nif­i­cent grounds, in­spired Har­vey to cre­ate a brand that fully em­braced na­ture. Tak­ing his cue from Eve­lyn’s “keep the best” motto, Har­vey pur­sued the idea of us­ing na­ture’s best gifts – fresh flow­ers and fruits – to cre­ate soap bars of in­tox­i­cat­ing fra­grances. To­day, the in­ter­na­tional brand is renowned for its lush body care, fine foods, and beau­ti­fully pack­aged gifts. wa­ters and sooth­ing essences for the skin while nat­u­ral fruit pre­serves were used as ex­quis­ite ingredients. With its Se­cret Gar­den 2013 Christ­mas Gift Col­lec­tion, Crab­tree & Eve­lyn’s Still Room – one with hid­den flower beds as well as win­ter fruits and spices – comes alive. Think evoca­tive scents that im­me­di­ately call to mind an English Christ­mas. Chest­nut and nut­meg spice things up while cran­berry and cit­rus add fizzy spark to the warmth.

So what if we’re celebrating Christ­mas in trop­i­cal heat? All you need are just the right scents to get the mood down pat. Crab­tree & Eve­lyn has great ideas on how to cre­ate the per­fect English Christ­mas at home.

Se­cret Gar­den 2013 Christ­mas Gift Col­lec­tion, Crab­tree & Eve­lyn

Cyrus Har­vey

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