No. 4711; the Magic Potion

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

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…

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….

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 Profile – Baxter of California

Brand Profile – Baxter of California

Known for reinvigorating male grooming products, Baxter of California has become one of the best-selling and top-rated lines in men’s skin care, centered around simplicity and quality. Brand History Unhappy with traditional grooming products on the market to resolve his dry skin, its founder, Baxter Finley, established the company in 1965 to fill what he believed was an industry void. Turns out, he was right. The company had immediate success and continues to prosper after more than 50 years in…

Comparing Adjustable Razors

Comparing Adjustable Razors

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Adjustable safety razors take your shave from mild to aggressive with just one turn of the dial. Whether you’re new to wet shaving or an experienced veteran, an adjustable safety razor allows you to customize and tailor your shave each time. Adjustable razors do not have a fixed head and allow the user to alter the blade gap and blade exposure by deciding the aggressiveness of the shave. Another bonus of adjustable razors is that they work with most skin…

Brand Spotlight: Moleskine

Brand Spotlight: Moleskine

Practical and functional, Moleskine’s wide stationary collection is among the world’s best. Making old, new again, the revived Moleskine brand has reinvented the joy of writing. Originally created as a passion project by a French family, it went out of business in the 1800s. Revamed centuries later, 1997 to be exact, the brand was reintroduced as Modo&Modo by an Italian publisher. Representing a time-honored tradition of journalists, writers, artists and adventurers, and the Moleskine notebook collection reflects that used by…

Introducing Floris London

Introducing Floris London

Elegant, charming, and chic, Floris London is one of the world’s finest perfumeries and curators of fine fragrances. Established in 1730 by Juan Famenias and Elizabeth Floris, Floris London is the only Appointed Perfumer to Her Majesty the Queen that also holds a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales. With a scent for every type of personality, prominent supporters of the brand included Winston Churchill, Eva Peron, and Marilyn Monroe. Using only the finest ingredients to meticulously craft…

Brand Spotlight: Focus Razors

Brand Spotlight: Focus Razors

Designed and made in Italy, its founder is passionate about wet-shaving and created the Focus razor line to offer a fresh take on shaving. With ergonomic handles, a patented opening system and bold colours, adding a Focus razor to your collection is a worthwhile investment. Slim Al Aluminum Replaceable Blades Straight Razor The signature Focus razor is their Slim Al Straight Razor. Distinct in every aspect of its deign, it has a fully aluminum body, making it lightweight and well-balanced. R21 Inox…

Step Up Your Shower Game with Dr. Squatch Soap Co.

Step Up Your Shower Game with Dr. Squatch Soap Co.

Dr. Squatch Soap Co. wants you to step up your shower game with their collection of Natural Soap Bars and Natural Scrub Bars. These cold pressed soap bars are made entirely from natural ingredients to nourish, cleanse, and condition skin. Goat’s milk, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, aloe vera, coconut oil, and more are some of their signature nourishing ingredients that are perfect for all skin types. Their rich lather, unique scents, and longevity make them a favourite for all men. Don’t…

Oh Canada!

Oh Canada!

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Here’s to you Canada! We’re getting ready to celebrate Canada Day by highlighting a few of our favourite Canadian Brands. These independent artisans are proudly representing the Great White North with their shaving and grooming collections that feature nourishing and wholesome ingredients, all proudly made in Canada. Be sure to include them on your next order – you won’t be disappointed! Rebels Refinery Location: Toronto, ON Known for their edgy and modern take on traditional grooming products, Rebels Refinery has…

Under the Sea; Sea Inspired Grooming Products

Under the Sea; Sea Inspired Grooming Products

Whether or not you’re planning to hit the beach this summer, you can still reap the benefits of the ocean’s healing powers with sea inspired products. Naturally Healing Properties The ocean is rich in natural healing nutrients that benefit skin and hair. Incorporated into everyday grooming products, these nutrients work to moisturize, cleanse, soften and much more. Algae, Kelp & Sea Weed Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins algae species have long been cultivated for their natural healing properties…

Brand Spotlight: Claus Porto

Brand Spotlight: Claus Porto

Hand-crafted and hand-packaged, the Claus Porto soap collection redefines excellence. With over 130 years of experience passed down through four generations, the impressive collection hails from Portugal and is defined by its simple elegance. Distinct packaging and scents hailing straight form the gardens of Portugal are among the brand’s signature features. Founded by Claus and Georges Schweder in 1887, the German nationals opened the first national soap factory while living in Porto, Portugal. After The beginning of WWI forced the…