Once described as “that marvellous perfume shop with the most terrifying bear”, James Atkinson and his ursine sidekick founded Atkinsons in Mayfair in 1799. He fast became society’s perfumer of choice, with clients that counted Queen Victoria, Napoleon and Beau Brummell.
Today, Atkinson’s remains the UK’s oldest perfume house and the Christopher Jenner-designed Burlington Arcade flagship pays homage to its dandy heritage with a traditional barber shop and hairdresser on the lower ground level and a by-appointment salon on the first floor.
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