This time I am going to take you to an interesting spot in the sixth district called Saint Charles. It is a pharmacy that includes a boutique for organic, natural skincare, cosmetics and perfume – the Cosmothecary, a day spa called Hideaway and The Alimentary, a small organic restaurant where you can eat or take away delicious and healthy meals made from 100% organic sources. The approach of the founder Alexander Ehrmann seems to be to provide an all-approaches-covered feel-good service to his customers.
The Saint Charles Cosmothecary is a charming little shop all done in white that projects a clean and elegant aura. They offer organic and all-natural brands like Korres, Ren, Dr. Hauschka, The Organic Pharmacy, Weleda and Florame. They also carry their own phyto-therapy product range called Saint.
The Hideaway offers the very best in luxury, organic face and body treatments. From the U.K.’s Organic Pharmacy and Neom, to Dr. Hauschka and Saint Cosmetics, to Shiatsu. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a mini Hammam fitted with mood enhancing Chromatherapy lights, as well as a relaxation & reading room.
Another wonderful feature of the Hideaway is that it is available for “Bespoke Bookings”. Brides to-be, friends, mothers & daughters, or partners, can book simultaneous treatments, or the entire space, including therapists, for the day.
Complimentary refreshments from the Alimentary and a Saint Charles “Goodie-bag” complete the treatments; making the Hideaway, the urban retreat for organic devotees.
-from the website of Saint Charles
If I get the chance to go there I will report back of course.
I want to thank a dear friend and faithful Olfactoria’s Travels reader with good connections ( ) who was kind enough to procure generous samples of the Organic Glam line for me. He is a very talented jewellery designer, check out his work here.