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D.R. Harris since 1790


The story begins just before 1790 at No. 11 St. James's Street where Harris's Apothecary set up shop. Over the next fifty years the family established a reputation selling Lavender Water, Classic Cologne and English Flower perfumes to this fashionable quarter of London.

One of the proprietors, Henry Harris, was a surgeon, while Daniel Rotely (D. R.) was an early Pharmaceutical Chemist.

For over two centuries this family business in the centre of men's Clubland has served the gentry and the court of St. James's and in 1938 was awarded the warrant as chemists to her Majesty The Queen, later the Queen Mother which was held until her death in 2002. In 2002 they were also appointed as Chemists to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, an honor that was added to in 2012 when they had the Royal Warrant for Her Majesty the Queen bestowed upon them.


D.R. Harris is London’s oldest pharmacy, specializing in shaving products, aftershaves and colognes, and a wide range of unique skin care items.

The Arlington range (Citrus, Fougere, Rose and Musk) is one of their oldest lines. Cucumber and Roses – Over 100-year-old product is a light moisturizer, primarily for women.  Very famous as well is their Pink Aftershave – quite a unique product as it is bright pink in color, alcohol free and only very very lightly scented. Ideal for cuts and nicks, as it is antiseptic.

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