“No.88 was the first fragrance from Czech & Speake and launched with great excitement in 1981. Driven by a unique holistic approach to perfumery design – with fragrance, packaging and bottle all designed by myself. My desire was to move away from the English scent tradition with a more sensuous, exotic fragrance presented in our own traditional reagent bottle, which I transformed by using black glass. No.88 was named after our first showroom on Jermyn Street and has developed a passionate following amongst men and women. It is our iconic global fragrance and has always been our best-seller with a particularly loyal clientele.
It is this clientele that drove the demand for a stronger more extreme (higher percent of perfume essence), EdP version of their favourite scent, also and importantly the 50ml bottle is more efficient for travel. 40 years on an appreciation of No.88 has opened many doors for me personally, I like to think of it as a fairly inclusive, exclusive club, enjoy!”
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We are confident you will adore our products as much as we do, however, if for any reason you would like to return or exchange any of your order, please contact us. For more information about returns, click here.
Exclusive Gift Wrapping
Czech & Speake gift wrapping is simply exquisite. Make your perfect gift even more special with our signature tissue paper and ribbon. Simply add this at the cart stage or ensure you include this in the order notes at checkout.
How to apply/how much?
Our fragrances come as a cologne spray, which enables a simple spritz application to the skin; whether that be to the wrists, neck, chest, inner elbow – the choice is yours. Equally the amount applied is personal choice, the higher the application the stronger the scent. The quality and high concentration of our colognes allow for less use to obtain the desired strength of scent.
In some cultures through history, particularly seen in the middle east, perfume is infused into clothing and hair through scented smoke. The concept of scenting clothing as well as the skin has travelled, and a more accessible approach is to simply spray a perfume directly onto your clothing.
Can it be worn by men and women?
Of course. Traditionally, perfume was not gender specific. The separation of fragrance for men and women was a marketing ploy crafted in America in the 1960’s, to encourage more men to buy into the idea of wearing fragrance, as societal attitudes at the time considered the wearing of perfume to be a feminine trait. In reality the notes in perfume should come down to personal taste, with no legitimate reason for this to be defined by gender, especially in the modern context where equality is key.
What is Difference Between Parfum, EdP, EdC and Aftershave?
Parfum is the strongest concentration of fragrance available. The formula generally contains 20 – 30% of scented perfume ingredient in combination with alcohol and/or water.
Eau de Parfum contains a mildly lower percentage of fragrance, averaging at 15 – 20%. Despite this, it still has significant strength in scent and staying power. A single application has the ability to last an entire working day.
Eau de Cologne contains a high grade of fragrance but at a lower percentage of up to 8%, making it a good option for everyday use.
Aftershave contains the lowest concentration of aromatic essence at around 1 – 3%, with a proportionally higher percentage of alcohol. This is because it serves a different function; aftershave is designed for use after shaving, to disinfect cuts and nicks with the alcohol content, leaving skin disinfected, refreshed and lightly fragranced.
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Free standard shipping on orders of £90 and over (3-5 working days)
Standard shipping – £5 (3-5 working days)
Express shipping – £10 (1-2 working days)
Standard shipping – Free (3-5 working days)
Europe (3-7 Working Days): £20
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Rest of the World
£50 (10 – 15 working days)
VAT will be automatically deducted on orders delivered to countries outside the EU. C&S is not responsible for any import duties payable.
Please note that all delivery time frames are estimations and that they may vary during busier trading periods.
We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes
We are sure you will love our products as much as we do, but if you are unhappy with your purchase and would like to return or exchange any of your order, please contact us using the contact details below and we will be happy to help.
Goods purchased online at www.czechandspeake.com can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase, provided that the items are un-opened and in their original film packaging.
Sale goods purchased online at www.czechandspeake.com can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of purchase, provided that the items are un-opened and in their original film packaging.
When returning your goods, please enclose your original dispatch note/receipt, or add a cover note with your contact details and order number.
All returns are made at customers own cost and risk. Czech & Speake will refund the postal cost of your returns only if the items are faulty or damaged. We recommend that customers send returns via Recorded Delivery, as Czech & Speake will not assume responsibility for items lost in transit. Czech & Speake reserves the right to deduct the cost of retrieving the goods if not returned by the customer (unless faulty/damaged). Provided goods are returned in their original condition, a full refund (including your original delivery charges at basic cost) will be made within 14 days from receipt of goods to Czech & Speake.