Our story began a century ago when John Pickthall first experimented with enhancing the toiletries of his time. His son Jack, an innovative chemist and world-renowned perfumer, carried on where John left off and went on to shape the emerging perfume industry. It was Jack’s sons, Michael and Terry, who founded Contemporary Perfumers Limited (CPL) in 1971 and their children continue the family success story into the present day.


While CPL remains a family-run business, we’re now a major international fragrance house serving customers in over 100 countries, ranking in the top ten of the sector’s major players, and gathering awards as we go.


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International locations