No. 4711; the Magic Potion

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

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More than a fragrance, Maurer & Wirtz takes us back in time over 220 years when a unique formulation was given as a wedding gift. A prominent citizen of Cologne, Wilhelm Muelhens, received a recipe from a Roman Catholic monk on the eve of his marriage, and the rest is history. Gifted in 1792, the secret formula, with its enchanting aroma, was an “aqua mirabilis” or miracle water, purported to have surprising curative properties. Originally taken internally, Muelhens embraced the…

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

“Understated, simple, and classic.” These are the three defining features of the Silvine Original Notebook collection. Reviving an original British treasure, the Silvine Originals brings elegance and simplicity back to writing.  Photo taken from Silvine Originals.  HISTORY & STYLE In operation for over 175 years, Silvine Originals and has been producing stationary for over six generations. With a rich history, the Silvine notebook was historically used by tradesmen, such as carpenters and builders, designers, butchers, shopkeepers and more for sketching…

The Slant Razor

The Slant Razor

Sleek and effective, the slant safety razor is known for its precision. Less popular than open comb or closed comb safety razors, slant models are gaining popularity among new and experienced wet-shavers! What is a Slant Safety Razor? A slant razor safety razor has all the features of a traditional safety razor with the exception of its head design. Instead of a straight blade guard, slant safety razors have angled blade guards. With open comb razor, the blade guard has…

Brand Spotlight: The Bridge

Brand Spotlight: The Bridge

Mixing modern style with a bohemian resolve, The Bridge’s collection is elegant and timeless. Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1969, the collection serves to reflect the Tuscan way of life. Crafting men’s, women’s, and home pieces, The Bridge offers distinct leather accessories for every occasion. The Bridge uses vegetable tanned cowhide leather, with eco-friendly processing, to achieve rich colour and patinas that are enhanced with use, giving each piece their own signature look. Each unique item is handcrafted by local…

Artisan Made Shaving & Grooming Accessories

Artisan Made Shaving & Grooming Accessories

Artisan goods are defined by their quality, precision, and individuality. At Fendrihan, we’re proud to offer exceptional artisan made shaving and grooming tools and accessories. Expertly crafted by skilled craftsmen, artisanal goods bring simplicity and refined elegance back to wet-shaving. Shaving Brushes Marfin Made in Italy by Marco Finardi, each Marfin brush is hand-crafted with premium briarwood to form exclusive handle styles. Topped with high-grade silvertip badger hair, each brush takes approximately three weeks to complete and is marked with…

Myrsol Lookbook

Myrsol Lookbook

Miquel Solé Ricou founded Myrsol in the 1940’s in Barcelona, an independent entrepreneur working out of his home. Once a barber, he wanted to create his own products for the salon, so he began to study chemistry to learn how to produce his own lotions. Self-taught, and buying quality ingredients, he created formulations to cater to each skin type. The brand “Myrsol” is an acronym of his name, although he chose to spell it with a Y instead of I….

Gift Sets for the Holidays

Gift Sets for the Holidays

We want to help you avoid the long lineups at the mall, save on express shipping, and actually enjoy the holiday season. We have listed some of our most popular gift sets that will make holiday shopping simple and stress-free. FRAGRANCE Floris London Fragrance Collection Renowned perfumer, Floris London, carries a number of gift sets that contain some of its best-selling fragrances. Original scents, made with the finest ingredients, and tested by a team of perfumers, fill the Floris collection….

How to Refill a Fountain Pen in Only 3 Steps

How to Refill a Fountain Pen in Only 3 Steps

You’re mid-sentence when your favourite fountain pen runs out of ink. What do you do next? If you think pen replacement is the only option, then think again! You can easily get your fountain pen back in operation yourself by following only three steps. The Basics of a Fountain Pen A fountain pen is comprised of four different parts: a cap, a nib, a barrel and an ink reservoir. Depending on the type of ink reservoir your fountain pen has,…

How to Choose the Best Towel for Your Needs

How to Choose the Best Towel for Your Needs

Who knew that shopping for towels could be such a confusing process?! From thread counts to material sources and textures, there’s a lot to consider when selecting the best towel for your needs. But worry no more! We’ve done the homework for you to make shopping for your next towel easy. Here are the differences between the softest, most absorbent towels currently on the market. Zero Twist Towels Zero twist towels provide a feeling of luxury during each and every…

Brand Spotlight: J. Herbin

Brand Spotlight: J. Herbin

Bringing opulence and grandeur to the world of writing, J. Herbin is the original master of script and handwriting. Its success spans centuries and is the oldest in the world, known for its performance, longevity, and rich signature hues. Established in 1670, J. Herbin’s premium ink collection has endured the test of time, serving everyone from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel to Parisian school children. Originally a sailor, Jacques Herbin, began his company selling wax seals. After returning from voyages…

Badger Brush Basics – Cleaning Your Brush

Badger Brush Basics – Cleaning Your Brush

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Whether you’ve had your badger shaving brush for a few weeks or a few years, it’s essential that it be regularly, and properly, maintained. Keeping your badger brush clean and well-maintained ensures you’ll get the most out of your brush for years to come. It also keeps if free of residue and unwanted bacteria. Shampoo and Conditioner As a natural fiber, badger hair and human hair can be treated in a similar way. Regular hair shampoo and conditioner is suitable for use…