Time to shine
The new season brings with it the promise of a new you – and what better way to overhaul your look than with some proper pampering. Just look to these much-loved brands, from cutting-edge cosmetics companies to heritage fragrance houses, all available across The Bicester Village Shopping Collection.
The prestigious British brand Penhaligon’s has been creating fragrances inspired by everything from the workrooms of Savile Row to London’s historic Docklands for 145 years. A long-standing relationship with royalty (the brand is a proud holder of Royal Warrants from both HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and HRH the Prince of Wales) is further testament to Penhaligon’s heritage credentials – find it in Bicester Village and Kildare Village.
Clarins began life as a Parisian beauty spa in 1954; from there Jacques Courtin-Clarins grew the brand from a small line of treatment oils to the premium beauty house it is today. Powered by plants, science and nature, the Clarins collection of skincare and make-up products are available in Bicester Village, as well as in Spain at Las Rozas Village, in La Vallée Village near Paris, and soon, in Belgium’s Maasmechelen Village.
Another world-renowned French brand, L’Occitane en Provence has a 30-year history of working from the small Provençal town of Manosque. With boutiques in all nine Villages in Europe, the brand’s signature products include everything from indulgent almond shower oil to shea butter foot cream made with lavender oil and arnica extract – and all are produced using high-quality, traceable, natural ingredients.
Synonymous with luxury, Molton Brown draws on fragrant essential oils and plant extracts to nourish the skin and stimulate the senses. The British brand, known for its luscious perfumes as well as home, bath and body products, has a boutique in Bicester Village, Kildare Village and Wertheim Village.
Meanwhile, Rituals, the first cosmetics brand to combine body care products with cosmetics for the home, was founded on a simple philosophy: to find happiness in the smallest things. Its collection of nature-based home, body and bath products is available at Bicester Village, Kildare Village, Ingolstadt Village in Germany, and in Spain at La Roca Village and Las Rozas Village.
Rituals was founded on a simple philosophy: to find happiness in the smallest things.