Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
In a city overtaken by characterless chain pharmacies, DR Harris has remained unfazed – it’s hung on tight to its identity since 1790 and even boasts a royal warrant. A visit is much like stepping back through a door into times past. Polished wooden cabinets are filled with bottles and jars with old-fashioned shaving brushes and manicure kits.
Its own elegantly packaged products have appealing names; there’s Almond Oil Skinfood (£12.95/50ml), Bay Rum Aftershave (£20.95) and Old English Lavender Cologne (£28.50/100ml). Keep your eyes peeled too for Marvis toothpaste and Roger & Gallet soaps. Traditional it may be, but DR Harris appeals to modern sensibilities – none of the products are tested on animals and beauty editors continue to clamour over cult favourites such as the bright blue Crystal Eye Gel.
DR Harris 29 St James's Street