When you are invited to reacquaint with a beautiful apothecary skincare brand it’s not an invitation I have to think about twice. The Selfridge beauty department is a maze of shops in shops, yet the BULY1803 counter knows how to stand out from the crowd loud and proud, with its paneling in polished walnut, marble-topped counters, antique faucetry, and retorts of the Chemist, bottles, flasks, vials, and jars in ceramic or glass.
I was warmly welcomed to experience BULY1803 in all its assets. From a personalized lip balm, calligraphed with the French tradition with my initials embossed on the box, and made with natural ingredients that moisturize, repair, and protect the lips (€ 28,00), to the robinet cap (€ 7,00) that closes tubes properly to make them stand upright in your bathroom. Now that’s what I call forward-thinking.
Buly1803 is formulated in a French laboratory and guarantees a timeless experience. They promote an approach to beauty that is personal, intimate, and bespoke, as you can create your own Buly beauty rituals and develop your personal skillset. The products are functional with little personal touches and made from the highest quality ingredients. What I love is the eye for detail in every product Buly develops making you want to explore textures, all the products, and packaging. With my love for Japan, I could watch the origata technique, the Japanese art of wrapping for a long time…
Find a few of my favorite products below:
Pommade Concrete is enhanced with a rich shea-butter base and combines the properties of sesame oil (regenerative and restructuring) with those of beeswax, which is known to soothe and nourish the skin lastingly. It contains chamomile floral water and is suitable for all skin types, including the most fragile and sensitive ones. (75gr. | € 35,00)
The Savon Superfin Komi Forest is developed to preserve the balance and softness of the skin. The soap is pH-neutral and produces a delicate, milky, scented foam. The soap smells fresh, is genderneutral, and can even be engraved when gifting. Personalized gifts like these truly are the best. (150 gr. | € 29,00)
I fell head over heels with the Huile Antique Peruvian Heliotrope. Inspired by plant oils in ancient Greece this dry oil is perfect for nourishing the skin. It absorbs quite rapidly but there is still enough playing time to use as a massage oil, containing flowers, tonka bean, and violet. The more you use it, the more you’ll want to use it. An undeniable natural beauty secret.
(190 ML | € 40,00 ) Time to get inspired.
“Paris is where things are happening, where people come to look for the latest in culture and codes of behavior. Bully is among the most famous”. – Buly1803