When we arrive at our new place to stay, be it a boutique hotel, luxury resort or private house, one of our favourite things to check out is which toiletry brand is perfectly placed on the bathroom shelf. It’s a little touch but adds great richness to the overall experience and it’s a great way to discover new toiletries and cosmetics ranges. Whilst we cannot travel at the moment, we can still enjoy a luxurious spa experience at home and here are some of our favourites from our travels around the world.
Inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics, Meraki’s skin care products are created with love and deep respect for nature. Every product is designed and developed in Denmark and is made from nourishing ingredients offering a gentle and calming daily skincare routine. With natural fragrances, proven effects, and ingredients selected for their positive qualities Meraki nourishes the body and the soul.
Where To Try – La Fonda Heritage Hotel
Where To Buy – merakimoments.com
Founded in NYC, by two friends on a mission to disrupt the world of conventional perfumery, Le Labo creates soulful fragrances through the art of fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Since its inception, the brand has gone from strength to strength and now presents an impressive range of fragrances, grooming and toiletries. From Sandalwood sourced in Western Australia to hand-picked Rose Centfolio from France, Le Labo’s global presence is perfectly complimented with a humane and personal touch.
Where To Try – Madrid EDITION
Where To Buy – www.lelabofragrances.com
Founded in 1781, Asprey has a strong heritage of exclusive design and superb quality and is widely regarded as a top British luxury lifestyle brand with collections including jewellery, leather, silver, accessories and fragrances. The brand boasts a loyal client base with royalty, heads of state and celebrities from around the world all favouring this well-established British name.
Where To Try – The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
Where To Buy – www.asprey.com
Malin & Goetz
We’ve been a big fan of this range from the first day we sampled it. A New York based company that places great emphasis on natural ingredients. Despite using advanced technology to perfect its products, the luxury skincare range is uncomplicated and perfectly designed for the modern design-conscious individual.
Where To Buy – www.harveynichols.co.uk
A leading name in the fashion and fragrance world, Hermes products are prestigious by virtue of the workmanship that goes into each and every product. This has been nurtured over the years and the generations of artisans working with the brand has helped shape the French fashion house product ranges since 1837. Placing great emphasis on authenticity, respect for time and natural resources it is easy to see why this is a classic choice for many luxury accommodation providers.
Where To Try – The Wellesley Knightsbridge
Where To Buy – www.hermes.com/uk/en/
Elemis combines the advances of science with the power of nature to produce its award-winning skincare range. Its plant-based botanicals are responsibly sourced from all corners of the globe and are expertly hand blended to give glowing results that perfectly fit with modern-day lifestyle needs. A real treat for any hotel patron.
Where To Buy – www.harveynichols.co.uk
Community and well-being is at the heart of the Bamford philosophy so it is no surprise that products have been made with pure ingredients harvested from the earth to revitalise and designed to restore your body in harmony with its natural rhythms. From the packaging through to texture everything about this brand feels natural and real. You’ll feel good for many reasons after enjoying this bathroom delight.
Where To Try – The Upper House Hong Kong
Where To Buy – www.bamford.com
British family perfumers since 1730 and still run by family descendants today, Floris has firmly established itself as a leader in the art of creating distinguished fragrances. Attention to detail is key and it is highly evident that the finest quality fragrance oils and ingredients are used to craft these classic bath and body ranges. With Royals noted on their customer list, we can see why it’s chosen by prestigious hotel names too.
Where To Buy – www.florislondon.com
This Italian brand has been paving the way in exquisite creations that capture Italian decadence and glamour since 1884. A strong identity, pioneering vision and an ability to reinvent yet stay true to its roots has taken what started as a sole artisan jeweller to a leading luxury lifestyle powerhouse that is admired and sought after worldwide. Its sumptuous range of bath and shower amenities, fragrances and lotions make for a lavish bathing and body care experience. The perfect companion for any high-end hotel experience.
Where To Try – Boutique St. Sophia
Where To Buy – www.bulgari.com/en-gb/
Award-winning skincare brand L’Occitane takes inspiration from its roots in the South of France to create its natural and organic beauty ranges. Since its inception in 1976 emphasis and traceability and sustainability has been at the core of the brand ethos which is demonstrated throughout the entire process developing trusted relations with long-term partners means that everything is of the highest quality; from the basic seeds, right through to the finished products. The result is pure natural indulgence loved by many all around the world.
Where To Buy – uk.loccitane.com
Founded by Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi in 2006, Le Labo has sought to disrupt the fragrance industry’s monotonous succession of soulless scents. The New York-based artisanal perfume house has now become iconic for its unconventional yet luxurious hand-blended olfactory offerings, which offer unique yet utterly beguiling sensorial experiences and memories. Its phenomenal success has resulted in the brand’s expansion into mesmeric botanical skincare, men’s grooming and lust-have bath, body and home fragrance.
Where To Buy – www.harveynichols.co.uk
Intuition, passion and connecting with people are the essence of this Spanish skincare brand. By adapting, evolving and listening to the voice of each and every skin type, they have refined their products and rituals to become a highly-regarded name in the world of luxury cosmetics and spa treatments. The expert formulas and exceptional textures make for a truly sumptuous experience.
Where To Try – El Lodge Sierra Nevada
Where To Buy – www.harrods.com
Anne Semonin has been developing luxurious, highly effective skincare and made-to-measure treatments since 1985 with the goal of visibly enhancing your skin’s radiance. Their comprehensive range helps restore that youthful ‘glow’ by harnessing the power of essential oils, minerals and marine active ingredients and by prescribing personalised regimes that detoxify your skin and help prevent or reverse signs of ageing.
Where To Try – Abadia Retuerta
Where To Buy – www.annesemonin.com
Rituals luxurious body care collections have been inspired by the ancient traditions and wisdom of Asian cultures. Their signature fragrances are masterfully crafted by some of the world’s finest perfumers and the combination of nature’s finest with advanced science results in luxurious high-performing products. All that’s left is for you to enjoy the Ritual experience and take great happiness in the simplest of moments.
Where To Buy – www.rituals.com
For more than a century, Alvarez Gómez has been synonymous with tradition, distinction, quality and style. The family-run business is now led by the fourth-generation team yet the core values of clean, fresh and pure remains as strong as ever. Combining this with their continued excellence and exceptional quality has granted this name the prestige and fame it is deserving of.
Where To Try – Hacienda San Rafael Sevilla
Where To Buy – alvarezgomez.com/en/
British perfume house, Penhaligon’s was founded in the 1860’s by William Henry Panhaligon who became Court Barber and Perfumer to Queen Victoria. Serving Royalty meant that this brand knew and worked to standards of the highest quality and this still rings true today. The timeless fragrances and classic scents masterfully crafted by this brand are the ultimate in luxury scent and adorn bathroom shelves of the highest quarters world-wide.
Where To Try – Belmond La Residencia
Where To Buy – www.penhaligons.com
The Lab Room
Designed for beauty connoisseurs, The Lab Room is a unisex range of sophisticated cosmetic products. The brand is based on Botanical and Aromatherapy synergetic formulas which aims to transform users on both the inside and outside, creating a true emotional harmony that works exceptionally well and is the reason many luxury hotels around the world like to introduce their guests to this beautiful bathroom amenity experience.
Where To Buy – Hotel Urso Madrid
Where To Try – www.thelabroom.com
Irene Forte Skincare
The Irene Forte Skincare range epitomises natural science, placing great emphasis on nourishing and organic ingredients combined with years of scientific experience. Each product is gentle on the skin, has proven effectiveness, has low allergenic potential, and presents users with an outstanding fragrance and feel. As the Wellness Consultant of Rocco Forte Hotels and an Advisory Board Member of the Global Wellness Summit, Irene Forte, is extremely well placed to help develop this beautiful range; the hotel amenity collection currently includes Prickly Pear Shampoo, Almond Conditioner, Apricot Shower Gel, and Citrus Body Cream.
Where to try – Browns Hotel
Where to buy – ireneforteskincare.co.uk