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Marks & Spencer has released images of a Downton Abbey-themed 10-piece gift collection that includes soaps, a scented candle, lipstick, crème bath, and nail varnishes. Ravenous Downton fans can get their hands on the goods, packaged in ornate Edwardian era colors, in October, when the fourth season debuts, and finally—finally—be able to smell like The Dowager Countess of Grantham.
This is the first look at one range of items expected to roll out this year (whether they will all be licensed to M&S is unlikely). At the end of April, the show's executive producer Gareth Neame told CNBC, "We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From fashion, apparel, and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products, and stationary."
The Daily Mail reports that the collection will land in stores in October, but no word yet if it will be available online as well (M&S delivers to the US so here's hoping). Stay tuned.
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