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Floris Lime Bath Essence

Floris Limes Bath Essence in the Floris store on 89 Jermyn Street, London (April 2013)
Floris Limes Bath Essence in the Floris store on 89 Jermyn Street, London (April 2013)
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Floris Limes Bath Essence 50 ml
photo © Floris

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Ian Fleming mentions Floris Limes Bath Essence in Dr. No.
photo © Sotheby's

In the novel Dr. No, James Bond and Honeychile Rider use Floris Lime bath essence and Guerlain bathcubes to improve their bathing experience. They find the bath essences in their luxurious prison room in Doctor No's lair.

Bond creator Ian Fleming was a fan of Floris, using the No.89 fragrance himself. In several Bond novels, the brand is mentioned, for example in Moonraker: "Floris provides the soaps and lotions in the lavatories and bedrooms". In Diamonds Are Forever Floris bath essence is mentioned: "He would have to send a cable to May to get things fixed. Let’s see - flowers, bath essence from Floris, air the sheets...". 

In Dr. No, a specific type of Floris bath essence is named, when the bathroom that Bond and Honey are able to freshen up after being captured by Doctor No is described: "There was everything in the bathroom - Floris Lime bath essence for men and Guerlain bathcubes for women.". Bond crushes a bathcube in the water for Honey's bath. later he takes a bath himself so we can assume that Bond uses the Floris Lime bath essence.

Floris Lime bath essence is a highly concentrated perfume for the bath with skin softening properties to leave skin smooth and lightly scented. You need to add only a few drops to warm running water for a beautifully scented bath. Floris describes the scent as "a vibrant burst of the zest of lemon accompanied by petitgrain introduces the refreshing heart of lime blossom, neroli and lily of the valley sustained by a musky base".

Floris Lime or "Limes" as it is currently called, is still available at Floris London. For the best experience, visit the Floris flagship store on Jermyn Street in London, nr. 89. This original store is the home of Floris since 1730. Find contact info and other stockists on the Floris London website.

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