Leadership And The Art Of Shaving
The Gentleman's Groom Room recently inspired one of our customers to write a great piece on traditional wet shaving, which we are sure you will enjoy. Below is Tony's testimonial to us, with a link to Leadership And The Art Of Shaving -
Great to have a reliable supplier with good international response to customer queries! Inspired me to write Leadership and the Art of Shaving
Tony Latimer, MCC
Scottish Stag Antler Shaving Brushes
The Gentleman's Groom Room's latest collection of luxury shaving brushes have handles expertly hand crafted from Scottish stag antler which is collected following the rutting season. Traditional and unique due to the natural raw materials used, no two of our Scottish stag antler shaving brushes are identical. There are three new shaving brushes in our collection.
The 'Royal Stag' - Scottish stag antler handle filled with Boar hair.
The 'Imperial Stag' - Scottish stag antler filled with Pure Badger hair,
The 'Monarch Stag' - Scottish stag antler filled with Super Badger hair.
The names given to these wonderful hand crafted luxury shaving brushes refer to the number of points on the antlers of a Red Deer Stag.
In addition to our brushes we are also offering two stunning sets of cufflinks. Understated and elegant, these refined Rhodium cufflinks make the perfect present. As a member of the Platinum group, Rhodium is particularly suitable for jewellery as it creates a surface that is resistant to scratches and tarnish. Carved pieces of stag antler are then chosen for their unique texture, they are highly polished by hand before being inlaid into the round or square shaped case. The stag antler for these cufflinks is sourced only from Scotland and the very best antler is used. The swivel barrel design should be threaded through the button holes then turned to create a T-shape to secure the cufflink to the cuff.
Fragrances with a certain je ne sais quoi
Molinard was founded in 1849 in Grasse, Provence, in the south of France, cradle of the world's fragrance industry and it has remained an entirely family-run business to this day. At that time, Molinard produced floral waters and Eaux de Cologne, among their first customers were wealthy foreigners from England and Russia and In 1891, Queen Victoria stayed at Grasse, and bought Molinard Eaux de Cologne there.
In 1921 Molinard launched the famous Habanita originally marketed not as a personal fragrance but to perfume cigarettes, it was available in scented sachets to slide into a pack of cigarettes or in liquid form, to be drawn along a lit cigarette which perfumed the smoke with the fantastic lasting aroma of Habanita. By 1924 Molinard turned their fabulous scent into a perfume to be worn. Molinard hired famous master glass-maker René Lalique, who created and signed for Molinard some stunningly beautiful bottles. Today's Habanita bottle is a modern interpretation of an original creation by René Lalique. Molinard's Habanita is loved by women but has a huge following among men due to the masculine notes including Vetiver, Cedar, Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss and Musk.
World War II was as challenging a time for Molinard as for all of France so Molinard invented "The Prisoner's Parcel" to provide a touch of comfort to French soldiers. The company endured and Molinard celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1949. The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to bring such a historic brand to our Dundee shop.
Scottish Perma-Sharp Razor Blade
We have acquired a good stock of Perma-Sharp super stainless double edge blades made in East Kilbride, Scotland, using Sheffield Steel. These DE blades came from the East Kilbride factory in the 1960's and are now no longer in production. Bag yourself some of these fantastic DE blades and a piece of Scottish history while stocks last, as once they are gone they are gone forever. Having tested these blades we highly recommend them - A smooth blade that keeps it's first day sharpness very well.
They Just Don't Make Them Like This Anymore!
Latest News 10/4/13
As many of our customers know we regularly trade in vintage Gillette Fatboy and Slim safety razors- Just arrived in-store are a selection of very special vintage Gillette safety razors offered by The Gentleman's Groom Room as always fully restored, cleaned,sterilised,before being re-surfaced and re-plated with a custom durable plating.
1. Gillette 'New' in Rhodium. From the 1930's this open comb razor is offered with an extra alternative solid-guard Gillette Tech head, offering you a choice of head for the shave. Produced from the 1930's 'New' refers to the way the blade was secured on the head by a bar rather than two 'barbers poles'. As you'd expect the Rhodium plating is beautiful. Priced at £155
2. Gillette 'New' in Rose Gold with Yellow Gold head. Originally in the 30's the Gillette 'New' was plated in a thin gold wash which wore away easily revealing the brass/copper handle.This classic Gillette safety razor has been plated in Rose Gold to give it a finish very close to the original, but more robust. The head is plated in Yellow Gold giving the razor a very distinctive look. Priced at £135
3. Gillette 'Bostonian' re-plated in the original silver. Produced in 1922 this elegant razor has been plated as it was originally returning it to its former glory and is offered with a blade case. A beautiful razor. Priced at £150
4. Gillette 'Super Speed' 1950's. 'Look Forward To The Past'. One of the original twist to open Gillette's. Finished in Black Chrome to give this forerunner of the Fatboy a unique ultra- modern look. £99
5. Gillette 'Pocket Edition' Case c. 1914 with a Silver plated ball-end safety razor from the same era and blade case The 'Pocket Edition' Case has been prepared so the new owner can have their name engraved and has been relined with new purple velvet. The open-comb safety razor has been re-plated in silver as has the blade case. £150
Some Things Never Go Out Of Style....
Latest News 18/2/13
Murray's Pomade and Lucky- 13 Barber Supplies.
Anyone who has ever set foot in a US drugstore has probably seen a can of Murray's pomade. It's that bright orange tin can displaying a man and woman, both with finely groomed Afros, on its lid. While the Murray's can may appear to be some carefully orchestrated, retro marketing concept, its really just part of a quality product that has remained virtually unchanged since 1925. Murray's makes not only its original 1925 formula pomade, but a variety of other products as well, such as Nu Nile a fantastic hair slick great for creating the 'wet look' providing the perfect shine and control and the Lucky-13 Barber Shop Supplies, which are now all stocked at our Dundee shop. Fashion magazines in which high-profile hair stylists sing the praises of Murray's pomade include Vogue, GQ and InStyle and a number of celebs have unofficially endorsed Murray's - George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Tyra Banks and Leonardo DiCaprio to name but a few.
Lucky-13 Barber supplies
Ignited by a passion for fast bikes, fast cars and rock & roll the Lucky-13 apparel brand have teamed up with Murray's to create the finest quality hair products to fit their lifestyle. Call it an old school approach to modern living! Over 4 years in development, Lucky-13 Barber Supplies have arrived. Developed exclusively by Murray's for Lucky-13, this new line of products is guaranteed to perform on and off the track, with the full range of Lucky-13 Barber Supplies products now available from The Gentleman's Groom Room.
D.R Harris Latest Arrivals
Latest News 8/1/13
In-Store now are the latest product releases from D.R Harris. Gorgeous wash bags lovingly hand-made using the finest bespoke Harris Tweed. This iconic and historic Scottish cloth has been weaved especially for D.R Harris by Callum MacLean on the Isle of Lewis in accordance with the Harris Tweed Authority's regulations. Carrying the famous orb label the D.R Harris wash bags are available in two sizes and styles 'Country' and 'Town' .The 'Town' option is lighter in colour and a more modern version of classic Harris Tweed, with the 'Country' being darker in colour and emblematic of classic Harris Tweed.
Along with our best selling selection of the Italian Marvis toothpastes we are now pleased to offer the new D.R Harris spearmint toothpaste. A classic creamy spearmint toothpaste enhanced with Aloe Vera, brushing with D.R Harris toothpaste will help leave the mouth and gums feeling clean and refreshed. At The Gentleman's Groom Room we have a good supply of free 5ml sample tubes, just pop into our Dundee shop and pick one up.
D.R Harris's newest addition to the popular Windsor fragrance range is a 100ml pump dispenser of Windsor aftershave milk. To celebrate and showcase this wonderful latest product The Gentleman's Groom Room have introduced 'The Windsor Shave'. Running till the end of February clients booking a traditional hot towel shave can ask that we use the D.R Harris Windsor range of products for their shave, finished off with a dash of Windsor Eau de Toilette before leaving the shop. What better way to introduce yourself to the Windsor range by D.R Harris.
Tobacco Road & The Flat Cigar
Latest News 2/11/12
Just arrived and in time for Christmas, are the new Geo F Trumper wet packs. For the gentleman wishing to travel in style, the Geo F Trumper wet packs are made from the finest choice of soft hides. Soft and luxurious to the touch, Trumper wet packs boast practical compartments and waterproof linings. Vintage leather wetpacks in dark "Cigar" brown and light "Tobacco" brown both embossed with the Geo. F. Trumper logo - The perfect Christmas gift.
Why Is Everything Always Just A Bit Better With A Single Malt?
Our Limited Edition Essence Of Scotland Malt N Myrtle Traditional Shaving Soap is now available again both on line and in-store. A variation of our best selling Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap, Malt N Myrtle follows the same recipe, only Rosemary replaces the Cedarwood of the Sweet Gale soap. The uplifting notes of Rosemary blend in perfectly with Bog Myrtle, Natural Honey and Single Malt Scotch Whisky. When it came to adding a 'nip' of whisky to our shaving soap it was essential it be a malt. Malt whisky is a different cratur from the blended scotch. Worthy of appreciation, malt is not to be rushed, it rewards consideration. We believe the same is true of the shaving experience. Malt N Myrtle is a winter limited edition shaving soap which is only in production for the duration of November, once all stock is gone this shaving soap is not made again till November next year. Order now while stocks last.
It's Moustache Season!
This Movember sport a moustache and help raise awareness and funds for men's health issues. Our top moustache grooming essentials will allow you to craft your tache with pride. Moustache comb's - Kent Brushes are once again supporting Movember with a limited edition handmade moustache comb. Available from our shop the GB Kent combs are specially designed to support the moustache-growing charity throughout November, for each of the £4.50 combs sold £2.00 will go to the men's health charity. Dr Dittmar real horn handmade moustache and beard comb £7.00.
Moustache Wax - Dr Dittmar Made from an original Hungarian secret recipe, this wax will groom and condition the moustache or beard with marvellous aplomb. Reputed to be the moustache wax favoured by Salvador Dali £12.00 . Taylor of Old Bond Street moustache wax tube 15ml £6.95 or Taylor moustache wax 30ml tin £15. The professionals choice for the discerning gentleman the Taylor of Old Bond Street Moustache wax will moisturise and hold for an elegant finish. For a thicker texture and firmer hold to superb effect, choose Taylor's wax in the tin.
Moustache and Beard Grooming Set - Taylor of Old Bond Street Moustache and Beard Grooming Set £50 Genuine leather case , Moustache and beard scissors and Faux Tortoise shell combination moustache and beard brush.
The Gentleman's Groom Room will donate 10% of sales on the above moustache grooming products sold throughout November to Movember, go on treat your tache!
The World's Sharpest Double Edge Blade?
The Gentleman's Groom Room offer our customers a fantastic selection of double edge razor blades from around the world. Croma Diamant, Merkur, Timor and Wilkinson Sword from Germany. From the Gillette factory in St Petersburg Russia come Astra, Nacet's, Silver Blue and a range of Gillette 7 O' Clock's. From China the Gillette Super Thin and not forgetting the Turkish Derby Extra.
We are now pleased to introduce to our store the revered FEATHER Hi-Stainless DE blade from Japan, renowned by traditional wet shavers as the sharpest blade available.
If you are new to shaving with a safety razor we always recommend you try out a selection of razor blades to find which blade works best for you. Depending on your safety razor, your skin and hair type, blades do perform differently from person to person. Trying out different brands in search of your own personal favourite we feel is part of the 'fun' of our 'hobby'.
Bison Strops Handmade In The United States Of America
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to be the first to bring these high quality straight razor strops to the UK. At Bison Made manufacturing is by hand with every strop examined and inspected before it receives the Bison stamp of approval. Bison won’t compromise their principles, so you won’t have to compromise your expectations. The Maroon Latigo cowhide strop offers proper draw and flatness for sharpening a straight edge and The Natural Horsehide strop is a traditional medium amongst those who prefer an old-school shave. These leather strops should last a lifetime and with proper care and pasting will only get better with age.
The Latest Additions To Our Own Range.
'Claymore' Safety Razor - A classic safety razor head with a contemporary black resin handle. Perfectly balanced this 3 piece double edged safety razor provides consistently comfortable shaves, housed in a high quality presentation case.
'No 42' Safety Razor - The Gentleman's Groom Room slim line 3 piece safety razor finished in aluminium anodised black. A very stylish double edge razor the 'No 42' razor is fit to grace any bathroom shelf. Housed in a high quality presentation case.
'No 42' Safety Razor Stand - The Gentleman's Groom Room high quality nickel plated safety razor stand, compatible with both our 'No 42' and 'Claymore' double edge razors.
Our latest traditional shaving requisites perfectly compliment our very popular Essence of Scotland traditional shaving soaps and our 'Broc' silvertip badger hair shaving brush.
If purchasing from our range as a gift why not pop them in one of our Dundee natural jute draw string bags - The perfect gift from Bonnie Scotland for the traditional wet shaver.
Simpsons The Latest Arrivals
Along with the arrival of the eagerly anticipated Simpsons luxury shaving cream to our store, The Gentleman's Groom Room have also added to our fantastic choice of Simpsons quality badger hair shaving brushes. The new Simpsons shaving brushes to our shop include the Simpsons 55 Fifty Series Best Badger Hair Shaving Brush, Simpsons Duke 2 Pure Badger Hair Shaving Brush, the low cost , high quality Simpsons Special Pure Badger Hair Shaving Brush and the simply wonderful Simpsons Chubby 2 Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush.
Proraso Green,White & Red
The latest Proraso shaving products are now available in store at The Gentleman's Groom Room.
The GREEN, classic range for all kinds of beards formulated with eucalyptus oil and menthol, it gives the skin that traditional feeling of freshness and firmness.
The WHITE range contains the natural emollient and the antioxidant power of green tea to provide special care for sensitive skin.
The RED range tames even the toughest beards while its natural ingredients calm the skin and boost its elasticity protecting against razor burn. Contains shea butter and sandalwood oil.
SHOP PRORASO - A story that is already the stuff of legends.
The Italian Fatip Safety Razor Now Available!
Today we received shipment of the Italian Fatip Open Comb Safety Razor. These safety razors are not yet widely available here in the UK, but are very popular elsewhere in Europe and the USA. The Open Comb razor head on this 3 piece Fatip Chrome Plated Safety Razor manufactured Italy allows for an exceptional performance, against even the toughest of beards.
D.R Harris Windsor - A Truly British Fragrance
We are delighted to announce the arrival of the new fragrance, Windsor by D.R Harris. D.R Harris Windsor celebrates the bestowal of a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen, and is in recognition of the significance of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The specially commissioned label design distinguishes Windsor from other D.R Harris favourites, Arlington and Marlborough. Products in the Windsor range include an Eau de Toilette; Aftershave; Shaving Cream in both tube and bowl; a Head to Toe Wash; and an alcohol-free Deodorant Stick, with a Shaving Soap, Bath Soap and Aftershave Milk coming soon.
D.R Harris Windsor is a fresh, complex fragrance, starting with citrus overtones and maturing into a warm, leathery scent with notes of black pepper and vetiver. Windsor is the perfect mix of traditional, understated luxury and fresh, contemporary vibrancy.
Say It With Flowers!
This Fathers Day Sunday 17th June Say it with flowers! Geo F Trumper Milk of Flowers cologne, Ajaccio Violets cologne, Trumpers fantastic Rose and Violets shaving soaps or creams all make the perfect gift for discerning dad's.
Latest Arrivals To The Shop
As an official stockist of D.R Harris The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to have extended our range of Harris products to include D.R Harris Mayfair cologne, Traditional cologne, Classic cologne and Albany cologne, We have also included a few high quality bathroom accessories including the D.R Harris soap dish which was produced to mark the company's 220th year of trading.
Our Top 10 Tips For That New Summer Fragrance
Today officially marks the beginning of British Summer Time and there is no better time to add a new fresh and lighter cologne to your collection. Take a closer look at The Gentleman's Groom Room Top 10 tips for a fantastic Summer fragrance.
10) 4711 Eau de Cologne - The Wonder Water
4711 Original Eau de Cologne arguably the earliest true ' Cologne ' is a clean fresh citrus scent that instantly revives the wearer, for more than 200 years this unique fragrance has refreshed the mind, body and soul. The secret formula for 4711 Original Eau de Cologne is still appreciated throughout the world today, making this ‘aqua mirabilis’ an unparalleled classic.
9) Agua de Colonia Concentrada - Alvarez Gomez
Founded in 1899, the house Álvarez Gómez is the oldest perfumer in Spain. It's Agua de Colonia Concentrada containing lavender, rosemary and lemon oils is the great classic of the perfumery in Madrid. This wonderfully uplifting, classic citrus scent is a perfect Summer fragrance.
8) Arlington Cologne - D.R Harris
Established in 1790 D.R Harris has been in St James’s Street London for over 200 years, Arlington is the D.R Harris classic best selling fragrance. Arlington's light citrus notes are mixed with hints of fern in a more concentrated version than the aftershave to give a lively but subtle scent. The lighter tones of this cologne make it an ideal Summer choice.
7) Skye Cologne - Geo F Trumper
Geo F Trumper Skye Cologne, Strong, fresh tones of Rosemary are enchanted by the leafy-rose aroma of geranium bourbon. Bewitching top notes of floral-jasmine Ylang Ylang arch and fall amidst the sensual notes of musk. A distinctive Trumpers bouquet made with a stunning blend of eleven essences in all.
6) Eau de Portugal Cologne - Geo F Trumper
Geo F Trumper's Eau de Portugal is a light, refreshing scent that is ideal for daily use and particulary popular with our customers in the Spring/Summer months. Introduced by Geo F Trumper in 1938. Sparkling, bright notes of lemon and neroli essential oils are gently caressed by the intensely tantalising tones of Bitter Orange and an alluring base of Musk. This Trumper fragrance is Inspiring, invigorating and truly arousing.
5) Cefiro Eau de Toilette - Floris
The word Cefiro is the Spanish word for zephyr, meaning a gentle breeze. The fragrance was launched into the Floris range in 2002 and was inspired by the scent of a warm, gentle breeze while sitting in a mediterranean courtyard. Cefiro is a fragrance perfectly suited for men and women. Lemon and lime punctuated with bergamot and mandarin are warmed by spicy notes of cardamom and nutmeg on a fresh floral jasmine heart that leads to a clean, musky woody base
4) Eton College Cologne - Taylor of Old Bond Street
Inspired by the tradition of Eton, England's premier college of royalty and the aristocracy, and especially formulated for its Gentlemen, this cologne possesses a fresh invigorating fragrance combining sparkling citrus oils with rich woody undertones to enchant the senses of the young and the young at heart. A beautiful masculine fragrance with dominant citrus lemon notes combined with fruity citrus notes of orange and mandarin. All this is blended with gentle floral notes that rest on a base of warm patchouli. Contains Lemon oil and Patchouli oil.
3) Citrus Paradisi Cologne - Czech & Speake
Czech & Speake's Citrus Paradisi Cologne is a strikingly fresh and infinitely wearable fine fragrance with a distinctive grapefruit oil base. An immediate invigorating burst of Californian grapefruit is followed by subtle hints of spicy coriander and pepper. The citrus character of this youthful and vibrant scent is balanced by adding the exotic richness of patchouli and oak moss. This light scent is perfect for both men and women creating an instantly recognisable signature for the wearer
2) Extract of Limes Cologne - Geo F Trumper
Geo F Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes Cologne is Trumpers best selling scent. This is a scent bursting with the tangy sharpness of tropical Limes.Trumpers Limes Cologne is a scent that is ideal for daily wear, and can also be pleasant when added to a bath, very popular particularly in the Spring/Summer months. Lanched by Geo F Trumper in 1880. Bright green bursts of life-force charge from the tangy sharpness of tropical Limes, while vibrant citrus flashes allow a gentleman's mind to surge with the majesty of life. And as every pore is infused with the zing and zest of freshly squeezed West Indian Limes, so an exhilarating thrill is marvellously bestowed.
The Story Behind Trumpers Famous Pink Label
It has been asked so often, "why does Trumpers Extract of Limes have a pink label?" During the Great War (1914-1918) supplies of the correct paper dried up and the only alternative available to Trumpers was pink, so pink it became and it has remained so ever since. The story does help to explain the Trumper Tradition, where a product such as Extract of Limes can be of such excellent quality that it has remained virtually unchanged since the famous pink label was first introduced. A Trumper original. Zesty, refreshing and always a best seller at The Gentleman's Groom Room.
1) Limes Eau de Toilette - Floris
Part of The Floris Classics range which maps the perfumed pathways of English perfumery as explored by generations of the Floris family since the company's inception in 1730. Each fragrance within the classics range was created before 1900 and the scents are held up as exemplary within the Floris repertoire for truly standing the test of time. Limes the original Floris classic was created by Juan Floris in the late 18th century to combat the oppressive heat of the City in summer. A vibrant burst of the zest of lemon accompanied by petitgrain introduces the refreshing heart of lime blossom, neroli and lily of the valley sustained by a musky base.
Floris Limes was highly commended by GQ Magazine at their recent Mens Gooming Awards and was shortlisted for Classic Fragrance of the Year in the 2009 UK Beauty Awards.
We carry a fantastic range of over sixty quality fragrances at The Gentleman's Groom Room and we would be delighted to spend some time in assisting you in your choice of cologne. A full range of testers are available in store for you to try before deciding to make your purchase. Click here to view our fragrance range.
Gillette Fatboy And Gillette Slim
The Iconic Gillette Fatboy adjustable safety razor was only made by the Gillette company for four years from 1958 to 1961 and preceded the Gillette Slim adjustable which was made from 1961 until 1968. Both the Gillette Fatboy and the Slim have a setting range from 1 to 9 , 1 being the most mild shave 9 the most aggressive. These two highly sought after vintage razors are brought to you on a regular basis by The Gentleman's Groom Room. Purchase from us safe in the knowledge that you are receiving a genuine vintage Fatboy or Slim and that every vintage razor we sell has been fully restored, cleaned, sterilised, before being resurfaced and re-plated with a custom durable plating of Gold, Rhodium or Silver POA.
In store now are two lovely examples, a Gillette Fatboy from the first quarter of 1959 beautifully finished in Rhodium priced at £150 and a quite stunning Gillette Slim from the forth quarter of 1964 finished in 24k Gold, priced at £130. For more information or to purchase these very special classic razors please contact Mr Ian Thomson at the store 01382 801504
Independent Retailer Of The Year Award
Owner Mr Ian Thomson would like to thank our customers that nominated The Gentleman's Groom Room for the Independent Retailer of the Year Award for the third year in succession. Organised by City Centre Management on behalf of DD1 the Dundee City Centre Retail Awards are held in recognition of the developments made by the retail, leisure and business sectors in Dundee city centre. Tayfm invited the public to nominate their favourite city centre business for this category. We were delighted to receive a letter informing us of our nomination and that our valued customers took the time to vote for us, many thanks again for your continued support of our shop.
Geo F Trumper Launch Eucris Soft Shaving Cream
Following the success of the launch of their Spanish Leather soft shaving cream Geo F Trumper have added to the popular Eucris range with the introduction of a 75g tube of soft shaving cream scented with the warm sensual fragrance of Trumper's Eucris Eau de Toilette. First introduced in 1912 the Trumper's Eucris fragrance is a well renowned classic.
"Please send cigarettes, chocolates, golden syrup, cocoa, tinned meat and fish (all kinds), hard biscuits (ships), cheese, toffee, condensed milk, camel sleeping bag. Air cushion, gloves, Trumper's Eucris. Woolly slippers."
Evelyn Waugh's Officers and Gentlemen published by Chapman & Hall
ASR Reviews Essence of Scotland Sweet Gale Shaving Soap
After receiving a pot of Essence of Scotland Sweet Gale shaving soap from stockist Razor Emporium, USA straight razor expert and top honemeister Lee from A Sharper Razor has reviewed our Sweet Gale traditional shaving soap with a view to how it performs during a straight razor shave. Read Lee's full review here, we hope you enjoy!
Czech And Speake Vetiver Vert Cologne
As an official stockist of Czech & Speake The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce the arrival of the brand new addition to this fine fragrance range, Vetiver Vert cologne. A modern interpretation of a classic masculine fragrance Czech & Speake's Vetiver Vert opens with rich and sophisticated citrus top notes of bergamot and mandarin. Focused by green and balsamic middle notes, laurel and galbanum cause the scent to be long lasting, completed by sweet and woody base notes of vetiver and sandalwood.
The Gentleman's Groom Room An Offical Stockist Of D.R Harris Royal Warrant Holders to HRH The Prince Of Wales.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to have become an official stockist of D.R Harris & CO. LTD one of London’s oldest pharmacies, established in 1790 D.R Harris has been in St James’s Street for over 200 years. This family-owned business holds the warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales, most of D.R Harris products still produced by traditional methods, being hand-made and packed in their own premises in London.
Now Available Limited Edition Essence Of Scotland Malt N Myrtle Traditional Shaving Soap
Malt N Myrtle, an Essence of Scotland Winter Limited Edition shaving soap which is only in production for the duration of November is now available, once all stock is gone this shaving soap will not be made again till November next year.
A variation of our hero product Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap, Malt N Myrtle Traditional Shaving Soap follows the same recipe, only Rosemary replaces the Cedarwood of the Sweet Gale soap. The uplifting fragrant notes of Rosemary blend well with Bog Myrtle, Natural Honey and Single Malt Scotch Whisky for the perfect pick me up shave on a cold, dark winters morning. This limited edition shaving soap also makes a great New Year first footing gift.
Our wonderfully fragrant Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap has been a real favourite with many traditional wet shavers including Michael Ham AKA LeisureGuy author of Gourmet Shaving - "The lather was the usual delight. I am definitely going to notate Sweet Gale as a favorite shaving soap—perhaps my most favorite." If you are one of the many who love our Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap then Malt N Myrtle is a must try shaving soap while stock lasts.
Vintage Fatboy/Slim Latest Arrivals
Latest News 17/11/11
Just in from the USA is our latest batch of fully restored vintage Gillette Fatboy and Gillette Silm adjustable safety razors. In store now are 3 beautifully restored first quarter 1959 Fatboy's finished in a custom re-plating of Rhodium, each razor is priced at £175.00 and a first quarter 1959 Fatboy finished in 24k Gold also priced at £175.00. We have also received delivery on two Gillette Slim's, the first is a third quarter 1962 Slim finished in a custom re-plating of Rhodium, the other is a stunning forth quarter 1964 Slim finished in 24k Gold, both Gillette Slim's are priced at £155.00.
For further details or to purchase these collectable and highly sought after classic vintage Gillette razors please contact Mr Ian Thomson at our store Tel 01382 801504
Remember Remember, The 1st of Movember
The Gentleman's Groom Room are gearing up for the 1st of Movember which is always a busy day when gent's from the area visit for a clean shave as they prepare to become Mo Bros for the month. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.
This year The Gentleman's Groom Room are giving away free Movember moustache combs, (while stock lasts) simply pop into our Dundee shop and let us know you are a Mo Bro or Mo Sista and you will receive a free limited edition GB Kent moustache comb.
Also any wet shaves booked on Movember 1st by participating Mo Bros we will offer you a return visit on the 1st of December for a free wet shave, even if you decide to keep your mo! Click here for Movember Mo Style Guide
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can register at www.movember.com and become citizens of Movember.
Since 2007 The Gentleman's Groom Room have also been a proud supporter of Orchid.
The Orchid cancer appeal was the first registered charity to concentrate on funding research into diagnosis, prevention and treatment of male cancer, testicular, prostate and penile. Male-specific cancers are increasing in incidence and have a huge effect on men, their families and friends, yet still too little is known about them. Awareness leaflets and check ribbon pin badges are available in our store.
Customers who add an Orchid check ribbon pin badge to their cart when placing an order, we will donate your delivery charge to the Orchid Checked Out Campaign. (Pin badge details can be found in the information section at the foot of our home page)
For more information or to make a donation please visit the Orchid website at http://www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/ or contact -
Floris Launch Mahon Leather Eau de Parfum
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new Floris fragrance to our store - Mahon Leather EDP. Inspired by Minorca the theme combines the scent of warm liqueur Calent, an infusion of wine and spices dating back to ancient times, paired with the exhilarating aroma of leather track worn by the Minorcan horse, symbolic of most cultural celebrations and fiestas on the island. Mahon Leather Eau de Parfum is a distillation of the tradition, soul and artistry of the birthplace of Juan Famenias Floris.
Along with the introduction of this new Floris fragrance The Gentleman's Groom Room have extended our Floris range to now include the COMPLETE product range of the ever popular Floris Elite fragrance. The mellow woody notes of Floris Elite are enlivened with a cool citrus twist of Bergamot, Lemon and Orange punctuated with the green resinous notes of Cedar Leaf and spicy Juniper Berry. Lavender and Fir Balsam with a touch of Bay are key to the character of the heart and are reinforced by the woody notes of Patchouli and Vetiver. Mossy notes then play a leading role as the Floris Elite fragrance evolves with Amber, Musks and a hint of Leather in the base.
Whats Your Favourite Number?
Recently we extended our range of Czech and Speake's wonderful No 88 fragrance to include not only the cologne but No 88 aftershave, bath soap, travel shaving soap in aluminium tin and refill shaving soaps. Here we spotlight the classic colognes from our store which are known worldwide simply by their number.
Taylor of Old Bond Street No 74 fragrances take their name from Taylor of Old Bond Street's shop number on Jermyn Street in London. The No 74 collection consists of two fragrances Taylor's No 74 Original Traditional Cologne which has a classic aroma that will leave you feeling refreshed. A floral cologne no 74 original traditional cologne has top notes of orange, bergamot and lemon with a background of lilac, jasmine, rose and sweet musk. The other fragrance in the collection is No 74 Victorian Lime, Taylor's classic refreshing and timeless citrus cologne, with notes of citrus, lime and fuchsia, resting on a woody base.
Czech & Speake's No 88 takes its name from the address of the first Czech & Speake showroom on Jermyn Street in London. A complex and sophisticated blend of spicy, floral and citrus notes set against a warm but dry base of vetiver and sandalwood. Eccentric, addictive and very long lasting No 88 is Czech & Speake's signature fragrance. A classic worn and loved by both men and women.
Introduced in 1951, Floris No 89 takes its name from the number of the Floris shop, 89 Jermyn Street. Orange and bergamot blended with lavender and neroli give No.89 its classical cologne aspect. Warmed with a touch of spicy nutmeg, the floral heart is underscored by the dominant woody accord of sandalwood, cedarwood and vetiver in this quintessentially English gentleman's fragrance. Devoted followers of this fragrance include Ian Fleming. At The Gentleman's Groom Room we stock the full range of Floris No 89
Originally created in 1890 for Russia's Grand Duke Orloff and named ‘Orloff Special', Special No 127 was introduced into the Floris range some years after his death having been renamed after the page in the ‘Specials' formula book in which the recipe was recorded. The fragrance has become a favourite with many over the years – both men and women. Devoted followers included Eva Peron. A refreshing citrus blend of bergamot and orange with petitgrain introduce the heart of neroli, lavender and geranium in this floral cologne. Patchouli and musk add depth and character. Refreshing, Original and Unpretentious
4711 Original Eau de Cologne was first formulated in 1792 and takes its name from the street number of the building in Glockengasse, Cologne, Germany where this historic fragrance was created, with the instantly recognisable 'Molanus' flacon created by Peter Heinrich Molanus in 1820. Arguably the earliest true ' Cologne ' 4711 is a clean fresh citrus cologne that instantly revives the wearer. What makes 4711 truly unique is it can be combined and actually compliments other fragrances. There have been many cultural references to 4711 over the years which include - Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel 'we' the name of S-4711 is a reference to the eau de cologne, Holly Golightly sprinkles her neck with this cologne in the novella Breakfast At Tiffany's and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show 4711 is tattooed on Frank's upper thigh. 4711 Original Eau de Cologne is a true time honoured classic cologne.
Fatboy / Slim
The Gentleman's Groom Room are now offering our customers two of the most sought after vintage safety razors many consider to be the bench mark in traditional safety razors, the Gillette Fatboy and the Gillette Slim. We will specialise in only these two vintage adjustable safety razors and have a good supply for Fatboy's and Slim's from the 1960's. We offer these classic safety razors for sale fully restored, cleaned, sterilised and ready for use in a custom durable re-plating of 24k Gold , Rhodium or Silver. POA
Available in store now is a beautifully restored fourth quarter 1964 Gillette Slim finished in 24k gold priced at £155.00 and a fully restored first quarter 1961 Gillette Fatboy again finished in 24k gold priced at £175.00 . For more information or to purchase these very special classic razors please contact Mr Ian Thomson at the store 01382 801504
The Bearded Lady's Straight Razor Shave
The Gentleman's Groom Room were pleased to help out when we got a call from the production team working on the world premiere of the play Futureproof. In a scene from the play a bearded lady gets a straight razor shave. The actress who is to perform the shave in the scene recently visited the shop for some advice and tips, with owner Ian Thomson showing the actress how to wield an open razor in preparation for her latest role.
The once successful touring freak show Riley’s Odditorium is no longer pulling in the crowds. In a time when freak shows are out of favour in a society obsessed with beauty and normality, when the cheap novelty mermaid act is the only ‘turn’ making money, owner and caller Robert Riley must look for a new way to attract new audiences.
But what lengths will Riley go to save the failing show and protect his family of freaks from the harsh reality of life outside the freak show?
Futureproof is a world premiere and Dundee Rep's first co-production with the Traverse Theatre Company. It will play the entire season of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before playing at Dundee Rep.
Essence of Scotland Mountain Yew Traditional Shaving Soap
The latest edition to the Essence of Scotland range of superior glycerin shaving soaps is now available to buy both on-line and from our Dundee store. Our Juniper or 'Mountain Yew' (as it is also known as in Scotland) traditional shaving soap, is a fantastic blend of Juniper, Cajeput, Mixed Spices, Natural Honey, Cypress and Fir. 50p from every sale of our Mountain Yew Traditional Shaving Soap will go directly towards the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forrest in the Highlands of Scotland and the new label proudly displays the Scottish conservation charity's logo.
The Italian Job
In the summer of 2008 we added 'The Italian Job' to our existing menu of shaves, since then it has become a favourite shave with many of our customers particularly in the Summer months as this shave provides the client with such a cooling and refreshing sensation. For 'The Italian Job' shave we use the products of Italy's most venerable barber shop shaving brand, Proraso. Established in 1926 in Florence Italy, where the products are still made Proraso has loyally served generations of well-groomed men. Proraso has guarded it's secret formula based on menthol and eucalyptus oil in a way only a small family owned Italian business can, the recipe has been passed down from one generation to the next. Our 60min Italian Job shave is based on the ethos that shaving can be transformed from a daily chore into a therapeutic ritual and is priced at £25.
A hot towel is applied followed by Proraso pre shave/ post shave cream a quality pre shave cream which is massaged into the beard, the pre shave gives a bit of protection and allows the blade to glide over the skin more easily, containing eucalyptus oil, Proraso pre shave will refresh the face and soften the beard. A second hot towel is then used to further prep the skin and soften the beard ,then the world famous Italian Proraso shaving soap containing eucalyptus, menthol, coconut oils and glycerin is applied using the finest quality super/silvertip badger hair shaving brush. The shave is performed with an open razor, next another hot towel, and a re-application of Proraso shaving soap in preparation for the second pass with the open razor. This is followed by a cold compress to close the pores. To finish this shave the face is splashed with Proraso revitalising aftershave splash of the old school variety, containing cooling menthol, toning witch hazel and soothing allantoin or Proraso's non-greasy, alcohol-free formula liquid after shave cream with witch hazel and vitamin E to protect and moisturise. Proraso pre/post shave cream is then massaged thoroughly to the freshly shaved skin to conclude 'The Italian Job'. All the Proraso products used in our Italian Job shave are also available to purchase from our shop.
(A gentle exfoliate and cleanser that removes dirt and dead skin cells allowing the razor to get closer and a third pass against the grain may be used)
On His Way To The Gentleman's Groom Room?
Maybe Dan has heard we are now stocking The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Products. The Bluebeards Revenge formula contains an ingredient that has been proven to inhibit hair growth and decrease the density of stubble.
( Photo left - The Desperate Dan Statue In Dundee City Centre )
Also new to the shop this month is Laboratories Osma Shaving Soap. Handmade in France, Osma shaving soap contains alum and shea butter. Alum helps protect against nicks and cuts while the shea butter adds moisture to the skin, resulting in a close irritation free shave. - The Osma vintage style barber set, which contains the shaving soap, alum block, styptic pencil, and a pure badger hair shaving brush, makes the perfect gift for that 'Old School' shave. - Pashana American Bay Rum Hair And Scalp Tonic is a classic traditional barbershop scent. Pashana hair tonic has been used by discerning gentlemen for over 100 years to maintain healthy hair and stimulate and invigorate the scalp.
Shaving 101 Review - Essence of Scotland Scottish Heather Shaving Soap
US based Mike Sandoval of the excellent and informative Shaving 101 blog recently gave an in-depth review of our Essence of Scotland Scottish Heather Traditional Shaving Soap. Read Mike's Full Review Here. We hope you enjoy!
Essence Of Scotland Mountain Yew and Malt N Myrtle Traditional Shaving Soaps
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce that the latest addition to our hugely popular Essence of Scotland range of shaving soaps is now in production and will be available both on-line and in-store this month along side our best selling Sweet Gale and Scottish Heather shaving soaps.
The new shaving soap is Mountain Yew. In this shaving soap we capture the essence of the Caledonian Forrest. This fresh ,woody, masculine scent is enriched and fragranced with Juniper (Mountain Yew), Cajeput, Natural Honey, Mixed Spices, Cypress and Beeswax.
We are extremely proud to be a Scottish Business with firm Scottish roots and as such have teamed up with Trees For Life for the launch of our Mountain Yew Traditional Shaving Soap. Trees For Life are a Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forrest in the Highlands of Scotland. The Gentleman's Groom Room have started a corporate grove of trees in the Highlands of Scotland with 50p from every purchase of our Mountain Yew Shaving Soap going directly towards the addition of more trees to our grove. Customers can also make a donation to our grove and dedicate a tree to a friend or loved one, to make a donation and post a dedication visit The Gentleman's Groom Room Grove at http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/groves/gentlemens_groom_room.html
Due to the popularity of our Sweet Gale and Scottish Heather Shaving Soaps this new shaving soap has been eagerly anticipated and we have been inundated with enquiries about the new soap, since announcing we were to extend the Essence of Scotland range. We are pleased to now give our customers an update on the product and are proud to welcome another great new unique soap and fragrance to our Essence of Scotland Range.
In addition to our Mountain Yew Traditional Shaving Soap, we will be launching a fourth shaving soap on 1/11/2011. Malt N Myrtle, a Winter Limited Edition shaving soap which will only be in production from the 1st of November to 1st of December, once all stock is gone this shaving soap will not be made again till 1st of November the following year.
A variation of our hero product Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap, Malt N Myrtle Traditional Shaving Soap follows the same recipe, only Rosemary replaces the Cedarwood of the Sweet Gale soap. The uplifting fragrant notes of Rosemary blend in perfectly with Bog Myrtle, Natural Honey and Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Our wonderfully fragrant Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap has been a real favourite with many traditional wet shavers including Michael Ham AKA LeisureGuy author of Gourmet Shaving - "The lather was the usual delight. I am definitely going to notate Sweet Gale as a favorite shaving soap—perhaps my most favorite." If you are one of the many who love our Sweet Gale Traditional Shaving Soap then Malt N Myrtle when launched will be a must try shaving soap.
Our Essence of Scotland range of traditional shaving soaps are available to buy from a number of high end retailers listed in our Essence of Scotland Stockists page.
Marvis Italian Toothpaste, The Latest Arrival To Our Shop
Marvis is a classic toothpaste from Italy created using traditional methods to guarantees a rich, creamy paste. What makes Marvis unique is the range of exotic flavours – enticing and addictive tastes that produce a whirlwind of sensations. Now available from The Gentleman's Groom Room is Marvis Classic Strong Mint, Marvis Whitening Mint, Marvis Aquatic Mint, Marvis Ginger Mint and Marvis Cinnamon Mint. Marvis search the world to bring you irresistible new and original flavours that turn the simple act of teeth brushing into a daily pleasure of discovery and taste. Marvis toothpaste is packaged in a luxuriously styled 75ml metal tube with an elegantly sculpted cap, fit to grace any bathroom shelf.
Independent Retailer Of The Year Award
Owner Mr Ian Thomson would like to thank our customers that nominated The Gentleman's Groom Room for the Independent Retailer of the Year Award for the second year in succession. Organised by City Centre management on behalf of DD1 the Dundee city centre retail awards are held in recognition of the developments made by the retail, leisure and business sectors in Dundee city centre. Tayfm invited the public to nominate their choice of city centre business for this category. We were delighted to receive a letter informing us of our nomination and that our valued customers took the time to vote for us, many thanks again for your continued support of our shop.
The New Range of Geo F Trumper badger hair shaving brushes are now available!
Handsome jaw lines eagerly await the rich, creamy lather built up by a badger hair shaving brush, which gives confidence to those who succumb to the pleasure of handling a Trumper Shaving Brush.
All our Trumper Brushes are made with Badger Hair. With gentle circular motions, the badger hair lifts the beard and stubble stands proud. The grades of shaving brushes are governed by the quality of hair (pure, super or best, and sometimes mixed) and also the density of hair in the brush. Trumper take scrupulous care to ensure their brushes contain hair sourced from countries where badgers are not an endangered or protected species. The hair is then sorted, dressed and sterilised in England. The Gentleman's Groom Room are delighted to offer you the complete new range of Geo F Trumper badger hair shaving brushes. We also have limited stock of the old style Trumper GT1 (£64) GT2 (£73) and Trumper's 'The Duke' 3 (£86) Best badger hair shaving brushes. These old style Trumper brushes are available at our Dundee store or can be purchased by telephone 01382 801504.
Introducing 'The Broc' Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to introduce our exclusive Silvertip badger hair shaving brush 'The Broc'. A contemporary black resin handle, filled to a high density with Super Silvertip badger hair. The contrasting silver lettering is printed to be read when the shaving brush is hung on a brush stand. With the brush name 'The Broc' a Gaelic name for Badger, emblazoned on the base. This very stylish, high quality, hand turned shaving brush, will give many years of great service.
Latest Arrivals To The Shop
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap - First produced in the early 1930's and a favourite with the traditional wet shaver, Mitchell's Wool Fat is a very gentle shaving soap and is particularly soothing to sensitive skins, sold in a decorative ceramic bowl that makes an ideal gift, re- fill soaps are also available.
Agua de Colonia - Agua de Colonia is the historic cologne from Alvarez Gomez, Madrid’s oldest and most prestigious fragrance house. This wonderfully uplifting, classic citrus scent combines extracts of Lemon, Spanish Lavender, Geranium and Eucalyptus with essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme, English Lavender and Bergamot. The result is a timeless, refreshing cologne worn and loved by men and women alike.
Dr Dittmars Moustache Wax - Dr Dittmars Marvellous Moustache Wax, made from an original Hungarian secret recipe.This wax will groom and condition the moustache or beard with marvellous aplomb. Reputed to be the moustache wax favoured by Salvador Dalí.
Giesen & Forsthoff Timor - Giesen & Forsthoff Timor butterfly safety razors are ideal for customers who are new to traditional shaving with a safety razor, as these razors are easy to use and non aggressive. The razor comes in three finishes brushed chrome, mirror chrome and gunmetal, and provide exceptional value for money.
Gillette 7 O'clock Razor Blades - The Gentleman's Groom Room stock a great selection of double edge razor blades including Derby, Apollo, Wilkinson Sword and Merkur and are pleased to introduce the Gillette 7 O'clock double edge stainless steel traditional razor blades. These super sharp DE blades are ideal for your favourite safety razor. Made in Russia and licenced by Gillette.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn St Collection Aftershave - Taylor of Old Bond Street's latest addition to the best selling Jermyn Street Collection, this unique alcohol free aftershave lotion has been specially formulated without Alcohol for Sensitive Skin. This modern fresh fougère fragranced aftershave is available in a 100ml atomiser bottle.
The Gentleman's Groom Room & Jermyn Street London8/12/10
The Gentleman's Groom Room returned to Jermyn street London in our ongoing search to bring only the very best quality products to our Dundee store. As an official stockist of Geo F Trumper, Floris and Taylor of Old Bond Street The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to announce the arrival of Czech & Speake also of Jermyn Street London to the store, further strengthening our ties with this famous London Street. Czech & Speake's aromatic range of stunning and modern colognes include Citrus Paradisi, Frankincense & Myrrh, Neroli, Cuba and Czech & Speake's signature cologne No 88 , all of Czech & Speake's colognes are popular with both Men and Women.
'LeisureGuy' On Our Essence Of Scotland Traditional Shaving Soaps8/12/10
After trying our Essence of Scotland Sweet Gale And Scottish Heather Traditional Shaving Soaps that he had received from stockist Razor Emporium. Legendary US Wet Shaving Blogger and the author of Gourmet Shaving 'LeisureGuy' posted the following comments.
"I used the Essence of Scotland Scottish Heather shaving soap that Razor Emporium sells, and with the Rooney 2 it made a nice and fragrant lather."
"The Rooney 3/1 worked up a good lather from the Sweet Gale shaving soap, and I have to say that I like the fragrance."
" I’m liking the Scottish shaving soap, so today another go at it, this time with the TOBS artificial badger brush, which did a fine job."
"Scottish Heather today—and I find that I prefer Sweet Gale, though both soaps provide excellent lather, today worked up with an Omega artificial badger brush."
"I’m really liking the fragrance (and lather) of Sweet Gale: a lovely shaving soap."
"As you can tell, I’m really liking Sweet Gale shaving soap, and I think I’ve figured out why: its fragrance includes things (bog myrtle, honey, single-malt Scotch whisky) that one normally doesn’t come across in shaving fragrances, along with some that are more common (mixed spices, cedarwood). In particular, the fragrance of honey and single-malt Scotch have pleasant associations for me. And, since it’s a rainy morning, it seemed a good excuse to have at the Sweet Gale once more."
The Gentleman's Groom Room were delighted that 'LeisureGuy' liked our shaving soaps and with Ian working on developing a new soap to add to the range which will be available at the beginning of next year, we will be sure to send a pot to 'LeisureGuy' so he's among the first to try it!
The ITALIAN LEGEND OF LUXURY Acca Kappa arrives at The Gentleman's Groom Room21/11/2010
ACCA KAPPA established in 1869 near Venice Italy becomes the latest historic brand to be sold at The Gentleman's Groom Room. Acca Kappa is positioned in the upper segment of the market and is synonymous with a product that is trustworthy, consistent, and valued both for its material and for its aesthetic qualities. The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to announce the arrival of Acca Kappa White Moss Cologne, Cedar Cologne and Acca Kappa's classic 1869 Cologne to our store.
Dundee Mo Bros And Mo Sistas1/11/10
The Gentleman's Groom Room were delighted to help when staff members at Dundee College who are coordinating a team to be involved in Movember 2010 got in touch. Their colleague Stewart Hutt agreed to have his moustache, which he has sported for 20 years shaved off to be re grown throughout Movember. The team asked shaving specialist Ian Thomson to give his upper lip the professional treatment, with national newspaper The Sun and the local press attending The Gentleman's Groom Room for the 'shave off.' Ian would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Dundee College Mo Bros and Mo Sistas the very best in their fund raising for Movember.
Photos courtesy and © D.C.Thomson&Co.,Ltd
Movember In The Sun28/10/2010
The Gentleman's Groom Room got a call from national newspaper The Sun who were looking for a few moustache grooming tips and information on the styles of moustache that could be grown over MOVEMBER, for a Movember article. A copy of the article that appeared in The Sun is pictured.
The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
Essence of Scotland Across The Pond18/10/10
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce to our US and Canadian customers that our hugely popular Essence Of Scotland range of traditional shaving soaps, Sweet Gale and Scottish Heather are now on sale in the USA, available both in-store and on-line at Razor Emporium, Phoenix, Arizona. Razor Emporium also stock a great range of men's vintage shaving requisites. At Razor Emporium they also provide a first class service in restoring cut throat razors and safety razors.
The Gentleman's Groom Room & The Movies12/9/10
After they saw the fantastic range of products on sale at The Gentleman's Groom Room we got a call from the production team at Ealing Studios London who are working on a British feature film called 'One Day'. Based on the book by David Nicholls and directed by Oscar nominated director Lone Scherfig (An Education), It stars Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) and Jim Sturgess (21).
The Production team asked us if we could supply some classic luxury male grooming products for one of the main characters, Dexter, played by Jim Sturgess. We see into Dexter's bathroom at various times and Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room after getting an insight to the character selected the products which were sent to grace Dexter's bathroom on set. When the film is released you may spot some of the following quality men's grooming products in the movie as supplied by The Gentleman's Groom Room.
Merkur nickel safety razor, Geo F Trumper Eucris hairdressing, GB Kent natural bristle satinwood & beechwood hairbrush, Taylor Of Old Bond Street Mr Taylor shaving cream, Taylor Of Old Bond Street Lavender shaving soap in wooden bowl, Geo F Trumper Super badger shaving brush and stand, Geo F Trumper Coral Skin Food, Taylor Of Old Bond Street Avocado & Lavender Hand Soaps.
And which fragrances were chosen to send to the studio as Dexter's choice in cologne? ....Two. Geo F Trumper Skye and Floris Special 127.
THE GENTLEMAN'S GROOM ROOM OWN RANGE
THE GENTLEMAN'S GROOM ROOM Launch The First Products In our ESSENCE OF SCOTLAND, OWN RANGE.4/08/10
SWEET GALE & SCOTTISH HEATHER Traditional Shaving Soaps.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce the launch of the first products in our OWN range, the specially formulated SWEET GALE Traditional glycerine Shaving Soap and SCOTTISH HEATHER Traditional glycerine Shaving Soap.
Being a Scottish based business we wanted to capture the essence of Scotland in our product range and believe we have achieved that in both our SWEET GALE traditional shaving soap, and our SCOTTISH HEATHER traditional shaving soap, which contain Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale), Heather, Scottish Honey and of course Whisky.
The Gentleman's Groom Room's ESSENCE OF SCOTLAND range of fantastic glycerine shaving soaps have been specially formulated and custom blended with the main ingredients being carefully selected by shaving and male grooming specialist Ian Thomson at The Gentleman's Groom Room. Our Traditional Shaving Soaps are totally unique fragrances and products. These luxury shaving soaps are in production and will be available from our Dundee shop and our on-line store in August. The Gentleman's Groom Room Traditional Scottish shaving soaps produce an excellent lather when used with a shaving brush, to perfectly prepare the skin for a close and comfortable shave.
Priced at £10.50 for a 120g tub these 100% SCOTTISH HAND MADE products provide exceptional value.