A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
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