Created by interior designer of note; Mr. Frank Sawkins in 1978, Czech & Speake originated from his desire for a range of grooming products that would look good in any bathroom.
Czech & Speake soon found itself as respected a store as any of the more established names in the area. Over 35 years year later Czech & Speake has become more famous than ever with their unique and innovative fragrances, leathers and grooming accessory designs. Their exclusivity remains subsumed beneath artistic considerations rather than marketing strategies.
Sawkins great ideas and an eye for opportunity created one of the first genuine English luxury brands and a rare success story of quality, style, vision and tradition. Frank is one of the very few British men involved in fine fragrance creation, and is frequently called upon to provide an expert opinion on the luxury industry, style developments and of course fine fragrance creation and design. Czech & Speake have now launched Spanish Cedar. The fragrance is inspired by founder Frank Sawkins’ memories of Spain.
“Memories of holidaying as a young man in Menorca on the back of a Bultaco bike, riding into deserted sandy coves surrounded by the sun scorched pine and cedar trees that would produce an unforgettable resinous smell. This fragrance to me is the memory of these days and the version I have created is an exotic blend of woods, resin, smoky notes balanced with citrus and piquant notes.” – Frank Sawkins