"We received a call from the Rolls-Royce Club, telling us we had been selected as “Partners of Choice”. We thought it was a prank."
It wasn't long before we realized that the call we received was legitimate, but also that Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics had been honoured by being the first cypriot company awarded by the official Rolls-Royce Club as a “Partner of Choice”.
The R.R.E.C., one of the world’s most prestigious car clubs, was founded 61 years ago. On the 23rd of March 2018 it launched its new publication entitled “The Pursuit of Excellence” which was presented at a formal ceremony at Goodwood House in Chichester, the birthplace of Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom. The beautifully designed hardback, produced by the established St James’s House publisher, meant to spotlight Rolls-Royce motor cars past and present, and to delve into the stories and personalities that make the marque “the best car in the world”. The publication is distributed to over 22 thousand club members and luxury car owners and to additional prestigious five-star hotels and resorts. Richard Freed, CEO of St James’s House, expressed during his launching speech: “What better way to launch this wonderful book than with a celebration of the finer things in life?”
The highlight of the evening for the team from Cyprus was the moment they were presented with the luxurious book featuring Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics’ entry. The R.R.E.C. committee shared their excitement that a cypriot company was recognized for its level quality and included alongside some of the finest brands in the world.
The Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics team, represented by Philio Hermann - Creative Director and Xenia Georgiou - Art Director, had been officially invited to attend the launching of "The Pursuit of Excellence" at Goodwood House, the private residence of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond. In keeping with the launch’s refined setting, an array of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars were on display, welcoming visitors and preparing us for a magical evening of new experiences. Inside the manor we beheld priceless art pieces, we admired paintings, antiques and rare porcelain and we progressed further we arrived at “The World of Luxury” exhibition, where a carefully curated selection of high-end brands had been brought together to immerse visitors in a special world.
The next morning the Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics team enjoyed a heart-warming breakfast at the Goodwood Estates' historic Hotel, a former 18th century coaching inn. The R.R.E.C. members had a special surprise waiting for their guests; the team was invited to take a private tour of the vast Goodwood estate in Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars!
We were first introduced to the Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Saloon (1937). Enveloping leather seats, carefully designed wooden details, engine power and resilience, the car inspired a sensation of true craftsmanship.
Next, a Bentley S3 Cabriolet (1964) beckoned to take us on a journey of a different kind of style. Comfort, modern touches, polished details, textile and inviting, with a distinct air of luxury.
Philio Hermann started our adventure in her kitchen in Nicosia in 2014. Her dream of spreading cypriot beauty to all corners of the world is now our common dream and it keeps going and growing stronger. Today, four years later we have become an enthusiastic team of top experts, operating a small factory located in Ergates industrial zone.