PEARS1789 X WRIGHTS1860

February 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

Singular in fragrance, appearance and feel these two soaps have stood the test of time. They exemplify a timeless Britishness which is  seldom seen in modern products. As a child i remember the joy of coming across these two soaps, fascinated by they way they looked and smelt. They passed out of memory until last week when i saw them on a shop shelf. I hurriedly picked them up to smell them. They must be some of the most evocative scents i know of.

–Thomas Crapper toilets, enameled tiles, toilet chains, gold tap fittings, dark stained wood, rural middling houses.–

Pears      –   By Andrew Pears in 1789, just off Oxford Street.
Wrights   –  By William Valentine Wright in 1866,  Old Fish Street Hill.

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