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Makers of fine soaps, perfumes & cosmetics.

The company traces its roots back to 1677 and is the oldest cosmetics manufacturer in Britain. Over the first one hundred and fifty years the company changed its name a number of times from John Price through to Price & Gosnell to John Gosnell.

During the reign of Queen Victoria the company expanded globally with its Cherry Blossom, Famora and Society ranges becoming major household names. The Company was particularly innovative in advertising; for example flying perfume bottle shaped hot air balloons over Paris and London and lotteries in China.

Taken over by the present family in the 1930’s, the company moved to Lewes in East Sussex and was re-invigorated. Today John Gosnell stands as one of the worlds finest examples of an independent cosmetic house. 2015 will see John Gosnell moving into their new facilities nestled in the Sussex Downs. It is an exciting step for the future of this long standing company.


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