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Gift Guide - Apothecary

Posted on November 28 2014

It’s that time again so welcome to the first of the Mercantile London Christmas gift guides.
We are hoping that if you are struggling for ideas, having a quick look through our edit below, or visiting us in store for some one-to-one guidance will help make it all a little easier.

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What? Ortigia – The luxurious range of soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions are formulated using natural products indigenous to Sicily and inspired by the aesthetics, colours and scents of Italy’s most historic and tropical region.

Why? We all know Italians do it better, and Ortigia performs on all levels, namely product, price and packaging. The perfumes are distilled by a master perfumer and all Ortigia products are made by small family companies who pride themselves on the quality.

Who? The luxe packaging draws on exotic Sicilian images and colours. For those that love a little bit of glamour,  and dream of heading off as soon as our Winter arrives, this is the one for you.
Ortigia shower gel gift box Ortigia Fico d'India scented room crystals
Ortigia Sandalo eau de parfum Ortigia Sicilian Jasmine Eau de Parfum

What? 19 Candles - Fragrances designed around a memory, a place or an emotion.  

Why? Totally unique candles, you won’t smell anything like these anywhere (in a good way…) Steam-distilled from wild crafted botanicals sourced from around the world.

Who? For your eco friends who insist on natural oils, pure non-GMO soy wax, FSC-certified recycled packaging, natural beeswax wicks and reusable ceramic containers.

19 Candles Oro Blanco 19 Candles Oro Blanco
19 Candles Roadhouse  

What? Barr-Co – Bath, body and home products created by a family run team who have over twenty years’ experience.

Why? Clean, fresh and simple with a focus on fantastic branding and packaging. The eau de parfum has been a winner since The Sartorialist took a liking to the packaging.

Who? For those design fans who love a good font.


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