In Paris, the revolutionaries, having overthrown the old order, had been launching a brave new world of liberté, égalité, fraternité. In London, two cousins, Henry Harris, a surgeon, and Daniel Rotely Harris, a pharmacist, arrange store on the corner of St James’s Street and King Street. They allotted medicines and blended rest room waters, English flower extracts and colognes for the gentry of St James’s, products whose matchless scents far outlived the rhetoric, hearth and brimstone of the French Revolution. D.R. Harris might have been on St James’s Street in London for over 225 years however it is always trying to the broader world and the longer term for inspiration.

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