Crabtree & Evelyn
from the Crabtree & Evelyn website :
In the rich English apothecary tradition, we inspire fine living.
CrabtreeŽ is renowned around the world for beautiful gifts and everyday luxuries that capture the essence of English style. Distinctive and unique, the company has earned an outstanding reputation for its creative excellence and personal customer service.
The company was founded by Cyrus Harvey, who traveled the globe in search of the rarest soaps, beauty products and delicious local recipes. He found inspiration in the English "still rooms" of the 17th Century. Here, the lady of the house would distill fresh flowers, herbs and fruits to create fragrant waters for the bath, soothing essences for the skin and fruit preserves and sauces for the kitchen. To this day, Crabtree & Evelyn unique collections encompass bath and body care as well as home fragrance, accessories and gourmet foods.
Mr. Harvey also admired John Evelyn, a 17th century English conservationist whose passion for nature mirrored his own. In his famous diaries, Evelyn records the planting of magnificent trees on his estate at Sayes Court - considered a wonder of the age. A man of many talents, Evelyn also introduced the first olive oil salad dressing to England.
In bath and body care, Crabtree & Evelyn uses extracts, oils and essences of flowers, fruits and herbs not only for their fragrance but also for their time-tested natural benefits. For the home, candles, linen and room sprays, padded hangers and drawer liners are designed to lightly scent each room with a favorite fragrance. Decorative accessories accent any room with exclusive designs. Gourmet foods, made with the freshest ingredients, recreate the time-tested recipes from England and Europe. Above all, Crabtree & Evelyn is known for its extensive collection of gifts - beautifully wrapped in exquisite boxes with hand-tied ribbons and ready for giving.
CrabtreeŽ products are sold in over 40 countries and Crabtree & Evelyn has over 350 stores worldwide.