A paradise in miniature

Duck Island’s inspiration comes from an island of the same name, long since
disappeared. It formed part of one of England’s oldest Royal Parks, located in
the heart of London, one of the world’s most fashionable cities. During the
seventeenth century, London’s royalty and nobility developed a passion for
prestigious and luxurious gifts from around the world.

In 1664, the King of England, Charles II, received a magnificent gift of pelicans
from the Russian Ambassador, and chose Duck Island as their home. The
pelicans were regarded as one of the most exclusive and fabulously
expensive presents then imaginable. And after all, what do you give a king
who has everything?

King Charles the Second

In 1734, at the height of its
international fame and sophistication,
Duck Island was described as “one of
the most enchanting summer retreats
imaginable… a paradise in miniature.”

It is because in their time pelicans were the ultimate, sophisticated and
prestigious gift, that we were inspired to use the pelican as our motif. So
all Duck Island products proudly and boldly display the pelican.

In the same way that King Charles II was the recipient of the very
luxurious, your guests can now appreciate the delights of Duck Island
toiletries and enter a paradise in miniature™