The company traces its roots back to 1677. 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. In 1760 the company decided to fully devote itself to cosmetics, soap and perfume manufacture.
Particularly 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 at the forefront of innovative advertising; for example flying perfume bottle shaped hot air balloons over Paris and London.
Taken over by the Warner family in the 1930’s, the company moved to Lewes in East Sussex, and was re-invigorated and today remains one of the finest examples of an independent cosmetic house.
The future is bright with the company moving into a new custom built facility in 2015.