We are pleased to now announce the date of the 3rd Annual Scottish Wet Shave Meet at The Gentleman's Groom will be Sunday 25th June 2017 from 12pm till 3pm.
BUDDHA WOOD .... we have been working with Wickham Soap Co. for the last 3 months on our very own exclusive scent of Wickham's 1912 shaving soap. The Buddha Wood scent is a lovely combination of oils chosen by us at The Gentleman's Groom Room that interweaves Buddha Wood, Rose Otto, Oud, Sandalwood, Amber and Ginger. This new 1912 scent will be found exclusively at The Gentleman's Groom Room of Dundee Scotland and will be launched to coincide with the 3rd Annual Scottish Wet Shave Meet at our store on Sunday 25th June from 12pm - 3pm. A matching Buddha Wood Aftershave Balm and indeed the full range of Wickhams 1912 shaving soaps will be stocked. The Buddha Wood 1912 scented soap and balm will also be available via our website on Mon 26th Jun.
We have also purchased a limited number of Stache Soapworks Liam Cruz shaving soaps which will be available for a donation on the day. These soaps were produced by Stache to help fellow traditional shaver Rodney McAlpin AKA Cap7597 care for his son Liam who was recently diagnosed with autism, with 100% of the proceeds going to this good cause. The proceeds of this years raffle on the day will also go to Liam's go fund me page.
Please contact Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room if you wish to attend so we can fully cater for numbers. Tel - 01382 801504
Many thanks and looking forward to seeing some old and new faces on the day.
Thiers-Issard of France handcraft some of the finest quality straight razors in the world, forged and ground using traditional methods that have changed very little since Pierre Thiers first established the company in 1884. From The Gentleman's Groom Room ordering these straight razors it takes around 4 months for the razors to arrive in store , a testament to the work and handcraftsmanship that goes into producing these quality pieces. A well-maintained Thiers- Issard straight will last a lifetime. The Gentleman's Groom Room constantly change the Thiers- Issard range and models... in this latest batch we have received a good stock of their 6/8 Blond Horn Feston Spartacus, 6/8 Black Horn Bucephale, 6/8 Historic Peacock with hand-painted scales and the 5/8 Black Plastic Le Dandy. All razors come complete with leather travel/storage cases.
In store now at our Dundee shaving shop are the new Muhle Hexagon DE razors with anodised aluminium handles in Forest, Graphite and Bronze. Muhle has collaborated with renowned award winning Berlin designer Mark Braun. The result? The finest shaving implements, expertly proportioned to combine contemporary design with tradition. Also available as a set with matching silvertip badger hair shaving brush.
Osage Rub Hair & Face Tonic , Jeris Musk Aftershave/Cologne, Alt-Innsbruck Eau de Cologne and Pre/Post Emulsion
Our latest additions, in stock now at our Dundee shaving shop -
Osage Rub Hair & Face Tonic - An invigorating menthol splash for hair and face.
Jeris Musk Aftershave/Cologne - A masculine scent for face, neck and body.
Alt-Innsbruck Eau de Cologne and Pre/Post Emulsion - A traditional Austrian men's scent derived from pure Virginia tobacco an original recipe from 1953.
Geo F Trumper home fragrance Whisky and Aged Rum candles -
Large 200g candles fragranced with the warm scent of a quality whisky or the spicy fragrance of aged rum. Packaged in a specially produced leather cuff and finished with one of Trumper's famous linen sacks and a box of luxury matches.
This item makes an excellent gift for the discerning gentleman.
Available now from our Dundee store!
'The Flat Top' Shavemac shaving brush has been made to our own spec. in Slivertip D01 2-Band badger hair , 24mm/50mm knot with a stunning jade colour handle. The flat top knot makes for a terrific face lathering brush.
'The Broc' Shavemac badger shaving brush has been made to our own spec. in Silvertip DO1 badger hair , 24mm/52mm bulb knot with vintage style black and white handle. 'The Broc' is emblazoned on the base of this brush, the Scots Gaelic name for badger.
The Shavemac 'Germania' is a Silvertip 2-band badger hair shaving brush with a 26mm/54mm bulb shape knot.
Just arrived at our Dundee store! A fine selection of Pittards leather goods. Military wet packs, Dopp kits, Wash kit bags and modern travel wallets. Pittards place at the leading edge of leather is driven by a history that dates back to 1826 in that time they have help outfit round the world yacht racers, famous footballers and provided leather for the gloves of Spitfire pilots.
The New fragrance collection from Floris London has arrived at our Dundee store complete with tester bottles of each fragrance. The new collection called The Fragrance Journals is a series of 3 unique Eau de Parfums capturing the heart and soul of London throughout the decades of the 1960's ,1970's and 1980's. 1962 fragrance captures South Carnaby St, Soho summer 1962, 1976 fragrance captures Kings Road, Chelsea spring 1976 and 1988 fragrance captures Berkeley Square, Mayfair summer 1988.
The vintage gift tins from Proraso have arrived at our Dundee shaving shop! The Famous Gino tin contains the Eucalyptus and Menthol pre shave cream 100ml, Shave cream tube 150ml and the aftershave balm 100ml, Primadopo contains Sandalwood pre shave cream 100ml, Shaving cream tube 150ml and Sandalwood aftershave splash 100ml. Toccasana contains Sensitive (white) pre shave cream 100ml, Shaving cream tube 150ml and aftershave balm 100ml. These tins are fantastic! In addition to being the prefect gift, I'm sure these vintage style tins will become collectable ...why not collect all 3.
We have taken stock of a few Dovo 5/8" extra hollow carbon steel straight razors with 40,000 year old mammoth tusk ivory scales. Simply stunning straight razors! The razors come in a wooden box with a guarantee of authenticity. Mammoth ivory resembles closely the biological structure of elephant ivory however the visible spectrum of colours can range from beige to a dark brown. OUR PRICE - £529 available now at our Dundee shaving shop, contact Ian at the store for further details.
Latest Arrivals -
3 fantastic fragrances from Deco London, Ernest, Lawrence and Quentin. These contemporary high quality Eau de Parfum's pay homage to the elegant and flamboyant 1920's London. Ernest is perfect for those who love clean fresh scents with woody undertones. Quentin is woody with leather and musk notes, Lawrence is a rich scent with notes of fruit, mint, floral, woods, vanilla and amber. Deco London's first Scottish stockist! Available now at our Dundee store.
The new fragrance from Truefitt & Hill ...Apsley. Named with one of Truefitt & Hill's past patrons in mind, the 1st Duke of Wellington, one of England's most esteemed sons. Apsley cologne has been named after the iconic London landmark and former residence of the Duke. Overtones of vetiver are lifted with essence of grapefruit accentuated by notes of pepper, while its heart of cedarwood and patchouli has been enriched by a base of musk .
Just found out this morning that we have been nominated as a finalist in the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016 for Best Wet Shave. A lovely surprise! We believe part of the process of being shortlisted to final 5 was by members of the public voting, a vote we were unaware had taken place, so a huge thank you to all who voted for us!
Just arrived at our Dundee shaving shop are the brand new products from Myrsol and Cella.
The new Myrsol shaving cream is scented with the fragrance of the Don Miguel aftershave. The Myrsol shaving cream is enriched with lanolin and especially created for use with a shaving brush. “Don Miguel 1919” has a light jasmine aroma that is very refreshing. The original 1960's formula has been taken from the master recipe book and recreated to pay homage to the brand's founder, Don Miguel Ricou.
Cella Milano Aftershave Balm 100ml. Cella has formulated a new aftershave balm to pair with the fantastic shaving soap they have offered since 1899. It has been created using traditional methods blending the best raw materials on the market. The aftershave balm is enriched with shea butter, Cella balm hydrates the skin and has excellent calming properties.
Cella Milano After Shave Lotion 100ml. A new fresh and revitalising lotion for after shaving. It contains allantoin, a natural healer that accelerates the process of removing dead skin cells and replacing them with healthy ones and promotes the healing process. It incorporates panthenol that is a natural form of Vitamin B that has hydrating and emollient properties. A studied combination that allows for skin repair and balance after shaving. It's fresh, clean aroma and alcohol content offers a toning and pleasant after shave experience.
Just arrived from Molinard France is their brand new take on the ever popular and best selling Habanita....La Cologne Habanita! Top notes of lemon , bergamot and spicy nutmeg. Heart notes of rose, violet, ylang-ylang and rosewood. Base notes of vetiver, oakmoss, cedar and amber. Tester and sample vial's are available for our customers from our Dundee store, allowing you to try before making a purchase.
Schmiere hair pomades have just arrived at our Dundee store. Available in light, medium, heavy and super heavy weights. These fantastic oil based pomades in the big can with the great cartoon label are already a cult hit in Germany.
Geo F Trumper's new San Remo Beard Oil has arrived at our Dundee store!
San Remo - City of flowers, known for riviera glamour, with sub tropical vegetation and surroundings. The fragrant air is a mixture of Palm Trees, Cactuses, Carnations, Begonias an Roses.
Trumpers San Remo blend is a reminder of the winds that blow from the Alps over a coastal outline, soft, subtle and intoxicating.
San Remo Beard Oil is for those who do not want a thick oily finish to their beautifully groomed beard; but instead a gentle taming thereof.
This special Trumper formula is a tried and tested salon favourite.
Haslinger Soap Company was founded in Vienna shortly after the Second World War in 1949, when the chemist Georg Haslinger took over an Austrian soap factory that had been in existence since 1890. Haslinger manufactures first class shaving soaps with high quality skin friendly ingredients. The full range of the wonderful Haslinger Austrian shaving soaps are now available from our Dundee shaving shaving shop. Including - Aloe Vera, Calendula, Coconut, Honey, Sheepsmilk & Lanolin, Sage, Seaweed, Sandalwood and SPA Sandalwood.
Just arrived from Italy, Nesti Dante bath soaps. Made with love and care in Florence Italy since 1947. At The Gentleman's Groom Room we are now stocking the fragrances of Mint & Quince Pear, Olive Oil & Tangerine, Citron & Bergamot, Lavender, Cypress Tree, Sweet Violet and IL Purissimo a gentle colour and fragrance free soap.
Our second annual Traditional Wet Shave Meet is taking place on Sunday 8th of May 2016 starting at 12.00pm and finishing at 3.00pm at The Gentleman's Groom Room in Dundee, Scotland.
As last year 10% discount will be offered on the day, free beer, wine and snacks, raffle on the day for charity with shaving goodies as prizes and an opportunity to talk all things traditional shaving,
Pass on's and trades welcome so please feel free to bring any shaving related items along, a good chance to offload the half a dozen Darwin razors you happen to have just lying around :-)
There has been great interest in this event throughout Scotland and we are again restricting numbers to around fifty. Customers that are interested in attending please contact Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room - Tel - 01382 801504
The Gentleman's Groom Room
42 Whitehall Crescent
The Dirty Bird's are in flight from the USA and are expected to land at The Gentleman's Groom Room Scotland sometime next week. After months in the making the Dirty Bird pottery shaving scuttles and brush scuttles are now due to arrive at our Dundee store. Each Dirty Bird Pottery shaving scuttle and brush scuttle has been handmade by Julie Moore on a potter's wheel at her small studio in rural King George, VA USA. Both the shaving scuttles and brush scuttles will be available in three colours Blue Rim on Spice, Randy's Rim on Black and Spice Gold on Red. The shaving scuttles are the large 1.5 (Outside 6" wide x 3.75" high bowl opening 4.5" wide x 2" deep ) with web like design inside.
To use the shaving scuttle for a wet shave, hot water is poured into the spout of the shaving scuttle, which will allow you to build and keep your lather warm, perfect when doing multiple passes. The web like design on the inside base and walls of the Dirty Bird shaving scuttles provide good purchase on your shaving brush, allowing you to whip up a perfect thick creamy lather in no time. To use the two piece Brush Scuttle, fill the top cup to the appropriate level with hot water, the dimensions 3" tapering to 1" and 3.25" deep are perfect and will allow you to soak your shaving brush without any water getting to the handle of your brush. These brush scuttles are designed for face-latherers so once your brush has soaked simply discard the water from the top cup and fill the brush scuttle (bottom part) with hot water and replace the empty top cup, you can then rest your loaded brush into the brush scuttle between passes ensuring a warm lather every time you lather your face. To view Julie at work making a Dirty Bird shaving scuttle check out the video section at the footer of our home page.
UPDATE - THE DIRTY BIRDS HAVE LANDED
Latest arrivals from Spain to our Dundee shaving shop, Floid aftershaves 150ml bottles , Vigoroso, Suave and Black. Since 1932, Floid splashes have been esteemed and renowned worldwide. Suave aftershave has a sweet, fruity fragrance reminiscent of a vintage Spanish barbershop, gradually turning to a Menthol kick that cools the skin. Suave is the mild variant, containing less Menthol than the stronger Vigoroso. 'Black' is Floid’s latest aftershave and has been developed for those seeking a modern, masculine fragrance, whilst toning the skin and providing a clean fresh feeling.
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 Pure Badger hair. The 'Imperial Stag' - Scottish stag antler filled with Finest Badger hair, The 'Monarch Stag' - Scottish stag antler filled with Silvertip 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. Our logo is expertly carved on to the base of the brush, knot size 20mm x 50mm Bulb. Avalible in store and on line now.
The Muhle limited edition 70th anniversary Silvertip Fiber, Silvertip Badger shaving brushes and DE razor are now available from our Dundee shaving shop, each beautifully housed in a special 70th anniversary wooden presentation box. The perfect Christmas gift!
The highly popular Captain Fawcett's beard oil's Private Stock and Ricki Hall Booze & Baccy are now available in a new handy travel size 10ml bottle. Private Stock Beard Oil is a delectable blend of fragrant essential oils fused with Sweet Almond, Jojoba & Vitamin E base oils. Used daily this elegantly scented balance of Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli & Palmarosa essential oils will soothe, moisturise and invigorate both skin & facial hair. With the Booze & Baccy Captain Fawcett's have collaborated with the World renowned Dandy & Gentleman about town Mr Ricki Hall in concocting this simply delectable bespoke Beard Oil. A rich and complex blend of essential oils which combine the luxurious base notes of honeyed fresh tobacco leaves, dusty aromatic frankincense, maple-like benzoin, woody oak moss and warm exotic vanilla bean, layered with mid notes of fresh hops and sweet bog myrtle finished with the top notes of spice from the bay rum tree and zesty orange... Ideal for the hirsute man about town.
The new Kent beard brush has arrived at our Dundee store. Handmade in the UK the Kent beard brush has a fantastically tactile wooden handle with specially cut and shaped boar bristles to improve brushing performance. Each brush comes with a beautiful hand-stitched cotton bag printed on both sides. One side features the Kent Brushes company logo from the 1700's whilst the reverse side is emblazoned with their exquisite beard logo designed by artist Andre Visage. Not only a handy bag to store your brush in but for those who use beard oil it will protect your clothes from any excess oil held in the brush head from leaching into unwanted places e.g your suit pocket or the lining of your favourite man bag. This very special little brush is a must have for the hirsute man.
Now in stock at The Gentleman's Groom Room is the latest addition to our Floris range. Floris Jermyn Street Eau de Parfum was inspired by what has been the backbone of the Floris family business for nearly 300 years in the unique area of London that is St James’s and their home at 89 Jermyn Street, this fragrance, like its inspiration has the feel of refined elegance, understated class and style. Drawing on notes of gin with a splash of lemon, an initial burst of citrus and green notes have been blended with the theme of vetiver. The vetiver runs through the fragrance from its introduction to the base and is supported in the heart, accompanied by juniper with a contemporary twist of coriander, a subtle complement in gin creation. The fragrance also draws inspiration from the London plane trees which proudly still stand in front of the shop today, and the fresh scent of fine crisp cotton found within the renowned shirtmakers residing in the iconic location named after Henry Jermyn in 1664.
The latest fragrances by D.R Harris are now available from our Dundee shaving shop. Twenty Nine Eau de Toilette was produced to mark the return of D.R Harris to their newly expanded and refurbished shop at 29 St. James's Street which officially opened on 4th November 2015. Twenty Nine EDT is a blend of rose geranium, cinnamon and clove and has the same scent as their almond oil soap. D.R Harris Sandalwood cologne has the same fragrance as their ever popular Sandalwood aftershave splash, but with the cologne having a higher essential oil content the fragrance will provide a greater longevity than the aftershave. These two new fragrances are fantastic additions to our D.R Harris range.
Established in 1904 in Milan, Antica Barbieria Colla is one of the oldest and most prestigious barbershops in Italy. Antica Barbieria Colla's products were originally used in their salon and made exclusively for La Barberia. These products have been recently made available to be purchased and are now stocked at The Gentleman's Groom Room , Dundee. The products are produced and prepared according to the traditional recipes of the early 1900's and we now carry their complete range of shaving products, which include a shaving soap, shaving cream , aftershave milks and lotion.
Last month we ran a competition to mark the launch of our new Facebook page, up for grabs was a Traffic Light Digress razor, only the second one ever made and not a razor we have ever made available to purchase. We had lot's of entries, so many thanks to all who entered and so sorry I could not answer everyone back personally, as we had some really nice e-mails from you all. Congratulations to Phil Greenberry of Grantham Lincs. Who's e-mail address and entry was drawn as the winner of the Traffic Light Digress razor. Again many thanks to all who entered.
Taylor of Old Bond Street's new Cedarwood shaving cream has arrived!
Taylor's luxurious and understated masculine Cedarwood is a rich, harmonious woody fragrance lifted by grapefruit and crisp pepper supported by a heart of precious woods including cedarwood and patchouli enriched by sensual musk, amber and vetiver. A great new addition to the Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream range.
In-store now, Layrite's new hi-hold matte hair clay. incredible all day hold with a clean matt finish. Grips and binds individual hairs together to thicken and shape, creating dry, messy textured looks or high elevation styles. Water soluble, holds like a wax washes out like a gel. This new product is a great addition to the Layrite line-up sold at our Dundee store which also includes their original, superhold and super shine pomades, grooming spray and Layrite's fantastic No.9 Bay Rum aftershave.
To mark the launch of our new Facebook page we are giving you the chance to win one of our most sought after double edge razors. Our Digress razors in Brass, Stainless Steel and Aluminium have been hugely popular with customers worldwide, but the Digress (a modified Merkur Progress) we have up for grabs in this competition is the very special 'Traffic Light Digress' where the number ring has been replaced with hand painted coloured dots. The 'Traffic Light' version of the Digress razors cannot be purchased and this razor is only the second one ever made, the first being an HDB Traffic Light Digress (short handled Brass) which was given away in a raffle at the first annual Scottish Wet Shave Meet that took place at our store back in February this year.
This Traffic Light Digress is the XL HD version (long handled Stainless Steel) To be in with a chance to win this fantastic and unique safety razor, just answer the following question - In which year was The Gentleman's Groom Room of Dundee established?
Please send your answer (which can be found on our website) to email@example.com
This competition will run till the end of August 2015, with the winner being selected at random. The winner will be announced both on our website and our Facebook page.
Be lucky and as they say, you've got to be in it to win it!
Redefining tradition for the modern gentleman , No.33 Eau de Cologne was created to mark 145 years of Penhaligon's heritage.
Lavender has been an essential component of numerous Penhaligon's scents since 1870. Both William and Walter Penhaligon used the ingredient when creating such fragrances as Hammam Bouquet, English Fern and Blenheim Bouquet. Lavender plays a key role in several Penhaligon's creations to this day including Endymion and Satorial, No.33 continues this tradition. The packaging of No.33 is unique. The first new fragrance to be housed in the hipflask inspired bottle - Maintaining the iconic silhouette of the Penhaligon's bottle. The screen-printed label is inspired by the original wording on the door at No.33 St James's Street, Penhaligon's first boutique, from which this fragrance takes it's name.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Armoise, Coriander, Clary Sage, Cypress
Heart Notes: Lavender, Violet, Black Pepper, Ginger, Jasmine, Rose, Muguet, Geranium, Saffron, and Cardamom
Base Notes: Amber, Vetiver, Musk, Moss, Tobacco, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cedarwood.
Floris has newly created ‘The Gentleman Floris’ a range of high quality skincare and grooming products to cater to the tradition of the daily routine with the impeccable results of a British perfumery institution. Floris are composers who respect the dedication required for their craft. Floris of London's approach is a blend of science and understanding, where their rich history of craftsmanship is met with modern practices.
The new Floris products, The Gentleman Floris have been curated to cater for every aspect of a man's morning routine from face scrub to post shave moisturising , all of which have been infused with the much loved No.89 fragrance, an icon among the Floris collection for over 60 years. Introduced in 1951, No.89 takes its name from the number of the Floris shop in Jermyn Street. Devoted followers have included Ian Fleming. Warmed with a touch of spicy nutmeg, the floral heart is underscored by the dominant woody accord of sandalwood, cedarwood and vetiver.
Scotsman Alexander Simpson started making shaving brushes in the East End of London in 1919. He soon built up the business and in 1924, moved to Clapham where he established an award-winning reputation for his shaving brushes. In 1941, following the loss of his factory in the blitz, Mr Simpson moved his business to the West Country.
In 2008 Progress Vulfix purchased the company and continues the tradition of making the world's finest brushes entirely by hand, using the same techniques which have not changed since Simpsons was founded.
Little & Large!
A fantastic selection of Simpsons Shaving Brushes are available both in-store at our Dundee shop and through our online store. The Images below show the largest Simpsons shaving brush "The Samson" (our window display brush), next to the smallest the "Wee Scot".
There are 2 very old ivory Simpson brushes in existence which are larger than the Samson. One is still in the possession of the Simpson family the other is kept on a top shelf display in D.R. Harris, St. James, London.
Our new luxury barber chair will arrive on Wednesday this week at our Jermyn Grooming & Lifestyle Suite (lower level) where we are proud to offer a traditional wet shaving and gent's grooming service. Wet shaving represents an important part of the male grooming tradition and our menu of 60min shaves are based on the ethos that shaving can be transformed from a daily chore into a therapeutic ritual. For many of our clients our shaves are a relaxing way to de-stress and chill out or booked as part of preparation for that special event. With the introduction of a new plush 80cm wide black leather seat, we are sure you will kick back in ultimate comfort.
A note to let our customers know, that due to the very high demand for these razors at this time, there is presently a two to three week wait on all Digress razors ordered. We will update this post once our shop stock levels have caught up with the demand and they can be dispatched immediately again.
The modified Merkur Progress adjustable safety razor dubbed the 'Digress' by members of the UK wet shaving forum The Shaving Room is designed, manufactured and retrofitted in Scotland with the choice of a custom made stainless steel (HD) , aluminium (LD) or brass (HDB) dial and calibrated for improved adjustment and dial accuracy (both the Progress 500 and the Progress 510 are retrofitted with the Digress part, the 510's being the Digress XL versions). Gone is the plastic setting dial of the original Progress, replaced with a high quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass finish which improves the all-over look of this classic Merkur razor. The Digress can be found exclusively at The Gentleman's Groom Room Dundee, Scotland. We also provide the option of a retrofit for existing Merkur Progress owners. For more information on the Digress razor contact Ian at the shop. Tel -01382 801504
Thiers-Issard of France handcraft some of the finest quality straight razors in the world, forged and ground using traditional methods that have changed very little since Pierre Thiers first established the company in 1884. From The Gentleman's Groom Room ordering these straight razors it takes around 4 months for the razors to arrive in store , a testament to the work and handcraftsmanship that goes into producing these quality pieces. A well-maintained Thiers- Issard straight will last a lifetime. The Gentleman's Groom Room constantly change the Thiers- Issard range and models... in this latest batch we have received a good stock of their 6/8 Blond Horn Feston Spartacus, 6/8 Black Horn Bucephale and the 5/8 Black Plastic Le Dandy. All razors come complete with leather travel/storage cases.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to announce that we are now an Official Authorised stockist of Castle Forbes. In 1996 a former dairy building behind Castle Forbes in Aberdeenshire Scotland was converted into the world’s smallest perfumery. In collaboration with professional fragrance creator, Andrew French, and using only the finest natural oils in the classical manner of “Haute Parfumerie”, the Castle Forbes Collection was born and has evolved into a range of top-quality fragrances. The Castle Forbes perfumery are particularly noted for its range of high quality shaving products including a water soluble pre-shave, shaving creams and after-shave balms.
We would be delighted to spend some time in assisting you in your choice of Castle Forbes products. A full range of testers are available at our Dundee store for you to try before deciding to make your purchase.
Founded in 1873 Morgan's is one of the oldest independent manufacturers of hair care products in the UK and is the epitome of old fashioned values combined with the latest technologies, with an emphasis on good quality and natural ingredients. A family-run company, Morgan's business ethics remain true to the principles of excellence, integrity and value that made the Original Hair Darkening Pomade so successful. Six generations later, Morgan's has diversified from the hair darkening range that made it so famous and now produces a fine range of new men’s grooming and hair care products. Morgan's Original Pomade has been one of our best selling pomades here at The Gentleman's Groom Room for almost a decade and we are now very pleased to offer our customers a specially selected range of Morgan's latest offerings a beard & moustache wax in an original vintage style jar, beard shampoo, moustache & beard cream, hair putty and their Rock Hard Hair Gel in a fantastically eye catching iconic retro black glass jar with juke box design.
The fantastic Myrsol aftershaves and pre-shave preparations have arrived from Spain! Myrsol was founded in the 1940's in Barcelona, by Mr. Miquel Solé Ricou. Whilst working as a barber he began studying chemistry to learn how to make lotions using high quality ingredients. He created some wonderful aftershaves and pre-shaves that still remain popular today, with the Emulsion being Myrsol's flagship product, a product which can be used both pre and post shave. The famous art-deco glass bottle with finger grips at either side was personal design of Miquel's from the early years.
Baume.be shaving products from Belgium have arrived! Baume.be shaving cream in a lovely weighty ceramic jar, aftershave balm, shaving soap in a black ceramic shaving bowl and the shaving soap re-fill are now available at The Gentleman's Groom Room. The shaving cream in particular has been very well received by traditional wet shavers worldwide since its launch. This fantastic performing shaving cream from Belgium uses natural ingredients that will stimulate and rejuvenate the skin leaving your face feeling great post shave. This shave cream is specifically designed for those with sensitive skin. According to the founder of BAUME.BE, he could not find a shaving cream to use for his hypersensitive skin and decided to create BAUME.BE shaving cream to solve his own skin care issues. We have also received a good supply of sample pots of both the shaving cream and the aftershave balm, if your in the area, why not pop in at our Dundee shaving shop and pick up a free sample while stocks last.
The new Reuzel Grease Pomade in the pink tin has arrived! This latest offering from Schorem barbers in Holland a wax and oil based formula provides a heavy/strong hold with medium shine. This heavy hold pomade will control even the thickest and unruly hair, keeping it in place all day long. Schorem describe this scent as a traditional pomme fragrance with a hint of salsa.
As a stockist of Murray's Pomade for many years The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to add Murray's newest products to our line-up, D-Luxe Grooming Creme, La-Em Straight Gel Pomade, Grandpa Harry's Total Control Hair Paste and CD's Cleans Deep Daily Shampoo.
The lightweight formula of D-LUXE GROOMING CREME gently holds to a smooth finish and natural shine while enhancing texture.
LA-EM STRAIGHT GEL POMADE delivers firm hold for sleek, straight styles, and maximum hold.
GRANDPA HARRY'S is a water-based formula that sculpts, shapes and controls modern styles.
CD'S SHAMPOO gently cleans and clarifies hair, while safely removing most product residue.
We are pleased to offer our customers Shavemac's simply stunning Americana shaving brush, this handmade shaving brush designed by Geoff Anderson in Ivory and Tortoise colour is densely packed with Shavemac D01 Silvertip badger hair featuring a bulb shape knot. The Shavemac company based Germany has an exceptional reputation for craftsmanship and attention to detail for every product produced in their factory and the Americana shaving brush is no exception.
This Americana has a Knot size of 24 mm diameter and a loft of 52 mm.
Since the beginning of the Boker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors for shaving were produced in Solingen, Germany. At that time, Boker were already focused on the usage of nothing less than the best in materials, and it was of the utmost importance to maintain the highest production standards available. With that background, the success came quickly, and this gave Boker straight razors an impeccable international reputation. After World War II, the manufacturing of straight razors gradually came to a stop. Today, an original Boker catalogue from 1906 is the oldest document in their archives about the razor blade product line of that time. More than 100 years later, a new lineup is being manufactured in Solingen, reviving the old tradition. Through up to 170 individual production steps, the new and exclusive Boker straight razors are created. A guarantor for the highest quality is the successful "finger nail test". Only the edge of a perfectly ground blade can be visibly bent on your thumbnail and returns immediately to its original shape when released. Cheap blades are too thick to do this, and for that reason they are refered to as "axes" by the experts. The Gentleman's Groom Room bring you three of Boker's best straight razors the King Cutter, Elite and the Arbolito.
We are pleased to announce that production has started on our limited edition 'Seillean' shaving brush. The 'Seillean' badger hair shaving brushes are handmade using the 'finest' grade hair. The quality of this 'finest' badger hair is on par in terms of softness with much of the Silvertip badger hair available, with the build of the 23mm diameter x 50mm loft (Bulb) knots from this high quality soft hair taking real manufacturing expertise. The superior quality resin Butterscotch Beehive handles in terms of shape and colour are among the most iconic, traditional and sought after in the wet shaving community. This limited edition shaving brush of only 50 pieces, handmade exclusively for The Gentleman's Groom Room of Dundee Scotland by a top European brush maker are engraved on the base with the word 'Seillean' Scot's Gaelic for Bee and each individual brush is serial numbered from 1 to 50 prefixed by GR (Groom Room). We anticipate a high demand for the 'Seillean' brush so if you want to be the proud owner of one of these very special shaving brushes order soon to avoid disappointment. The 'Seillean' shaving brushes are due to arrive in-store in around 2 weeks but we have added them to our website so they can be pre-ordered now and dispatched on arrival to the store. Alternatively the brushes can also be pre-ordered in-store or by contacting Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room Tel - 01382 801504
UPDATE 30/04/15 : Our Limited Edition Seillean Beehive Shaving Brushes Have Arrived In-Store!
The two newest gentlemen's Eau de Toilette's from Parfums Weil, Wild and Wise, remain among our top sellers here at The Gentleman's Groom Room. Parfums Weil have a tremendous history and an unusual entry into the perfume business. Weil was established in Paris in 1912 originally as a furrier, by three brothers Alfred, Marcel and Jacques Weil, with the Weil brothers launching their first fragrances in the 1920's due to customer requests, as scents to be worn directly on the furs. Parfums Weil remained a family business in Paris until 1969, today the name and the quality of the of the brothers fragrances continues. Weil Wild Essence for men and Weil Wise Essence for men were added in 2012. Wild Essence contains Top notes of apple. lemon, cardamom and peppermint - Heart notes of lavender, cinnamon, sandalwood, nutmeg and black pepper with Base notes of light tobacco, tonka bean, ambergris, cacao bean and patchouli. Weil Wise Essence for men contains Top notes of lemon, verbena, bergamot and cardamom - Heart notes of pepper, laurel, elemi and coriander with Base notes of cedar, musk and patchouli.
We have acquired a good stock of English made Wilkinson Sword double edge blades in tucks of 5 blades. These English blades are no longer in production and were made in the 1970's. Many traditional wet shavers rate these blades on par with the vintage Scottish Perma-Sharp blades that The Gentleman's Groom Room managed to bring you a couple of years ago. Bag yourself some of these fantastic double edge blades while stocks last, as once they are gone we may be unable to source any more. Having tested these blades we highly recommend them - A smooth blade that keeps it's first day sharpness very well.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to bring you Portugal's finest traditional grooming range for gentlemen. Musgo Real from Portugal can trace its history back to 1887 when the original Claus & Schweder company began making fine gentlemen’s soaps for the aristocracy. In the 1920’s the name changed to Musgo Real but the tradition of excellence remained the same and it has continued to this day. Musgo Real with it's retro feel and masculine and rejuvenating fragrances appeal as much to the young man about town as they do to the more mature gentleman.
Designed and crafted in collaboration with renowned artisan of custom straight razors, Max Sprecher. Bison Made have created this masterpiece straight razor to be a special heirloom for your consideration. This signature razor features a full-sized 8/8" 1/4 hollow ground blade intended to last several lifetimes. The blade is forged from 01 carbon steel which has a Rockwell hardness of 63. This gives the blade a hardness that is favourable for honing a sharp and long-lasting cutting edge. The scales (handle) of the razor are constructed of ultra high density carbon fibre uni plate. They will never rot or warp over time. Uni plate is an uncommon form of carbon fibre and has a lustrous appearance reminiscent of wood grain. To compliment this design, the wedge of the razor is made out of a banded faux Ivory recon stone. The razor has a mass of 75 grams and the density of the carbon fibre scales provides a suitable counter-balance to the full-sized blade. While quite hefty, the razor is well balanced and comfortable to hold in various shaving grips. Included with the razor is a sleeve made with Horween® Chromexcel® leather. The sleeve is made in Jet Top Stitch style to compliment the contrasting solid brass pins on the razor. Precision machined and Handcrafted in the USA.
Capitan Fawcett's Ricki Hall Signature Series Booze & Baccy Beard Oil & Moustache Wax Arrives At The Gentleman's Groom Room
Having been a stockist of Captain Fawcett's fine grooming products for many years The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to now carry the Captain's newest range. Captain Fawcett's are delighted to have collaborated with the world renowned Dandy & Gentleman about town Mr Ricki Hall in concocting a simply delectable bespoke Beard Oil and Moustache Wax.
Booze & Baccy is a rich and complex blend of essential oils which combine the luxurious base notes of honeyed fresh tobacco leaves, dusty aromatic frankincense, maple-like benzoin, woody oak moss and warm exotic vanilla bean, layered with mid notes of fresh hops and sweet bog myrtle finished with the top notes of spice from the bay rum tree and zesty orange.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to announce we are now and official authorised stockist of Penhaligon's London.
The spirit of William Penhaligon, their founder, touches everything Penhaligon's do. An Englishman living in an age of excess and flamboyance, William was witty, wildly creative and always inspired by the unusual. Hammam Bouquet, Penhaligon's first scent, was dreamt up by William in 1872 after inhaling the steam and sulphurous aromas of his neighbouring Turkish baths. These were wild ideas for wild times, and it is still the way they work today. Inspiration comes at the strangest moments and places: a magical moment, a stolen view, an idea crystallised. Over 140 years since the doors of the Penhaligon's barber shop first opened on Jermyn Street, William's hugely precious archives continue to inspire and inform everything Penhaligon's do. By the end of Queen Victoria's reign, William Penhaligon had been appointed Barber and Perfumer to the Royal Court and in 1903 the business was granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Alexandra. Now, Penhaligon's hold two long-standing Royal Warrants from HRH The Prince of Wales (granted in 1988) and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (granted in 1956.) Penhaligon's scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients - from hand squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold. The signature Penhaligon's fragrance bottle is to William's original design: clear glass with a distinctive ribbon-wrapped stopper.
The Gentleman's Groom Room of Dundee are pleased to announce that we are now an official stockist of Pall Mall Barbers fine gentlemen's products. Pall Mall Barbers are one of the oldest and most respected barbershops in London having delivered the finest in male grooming since 1896. Now you can to take the Pall Mall experience home with you with a superb selection of hair and shaving products scented in their luxury classic signature of Sandalwood & Clove as developed by the Pall Mall Barbers themselves.
The niche Italian perfume line Bois 1920 although a modern establishment dates back to 1920 and the small company founded by Guido Galardi, a passionate entrepreneur who followed his nose into the creative perfumery business. Soon he opened the Bottega Italiana Spigo in Florence, which was popular with perfume lovers from all over the region. Unfortunately however his vision came to an end, skipping a generation, when his son, Renato, chose to follow a different business path. But his grandson, Enzo Galardi, drawn by the world of essences began to study perfume structure, entering the industry in 1985 and finally founding Bois 1920 in 2005 as homage to his grandfather’s masterful creations, reinterpreted for modern audiences using only the finest raw materials, for a chic line of distinctive, stylish fragrances. Bois 1920's understated exclusivity has been maintained by a strictly limited distribution.
Established in 1805 Truefitt & Hill are the oldest barbershop in the world and are currently the barbers and Royal Warrant holders to H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. At Truefitt & Hill's premises in St James's London glancing at their appointment books from the past is like reading a who's who of distinguished society and arts and entertainment. The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beau Brummell, Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra are among those who enjoyed Truefitt & Hill. With over 200 years of research and intimate customer relationships, Truefitt & Hill products provide today's man with an offering that is both sophisticated and practical. As an official authorised stockist of Truefitt & Hill ,The Gentleman's Groom Room carry a fantastic range of Truefitt's gentlemen's grooming products at our 'Bricks and Mortar' shaving shop in Dundee Scotland, including the complete range of their ever popular 1805.
'At Mr Truefitt's the excellent hairdresser's they are learning French to beguile the time' The Uncommercial Traveller (1861) Charles Dickens.
A Traditional Wet Shave Meet is taking place on Sunday 22nd of February 2015 starting at 12.00pm and finishing at 3.00pm at The Gentleman's Groom Room in Dundee, Scotland.
Several years ago we did a few client evenings at the shop, free beer, wine and snacks, raffle on the night for charity with shaving goodies as prizes, a 10% discount on anything in the shop and an opportunity to talk all things traditional shaving, which were very successful! As a number of our customers have requested a return of these events, it was decided to have a Scottish Wet Shave Meet and host on a Sunday this time around.
Pass on's and trades welcome so please feel free to bring any shaving related items along, a good chance to offload the half a dozen Darwin razors you happen to have just lying around :-)
There has been great interest in this event throughout Scotland and we are restricting numbers to around fifty. Customers that are interested in attending please just ask when in-store to be added to our list so we can fully cater for numbers in attendance. Or contact Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room - Tel - 01382 801504
We are pleased to announce we are now stocking both the Ikon DLC Slant and Ikon Shave Craft 101 safety razors. Precision made in the USA the Ikon DLC (diamond like carbon) coated slant head with the Bulldog mirror chrome finish handle gives a guillotine like cutting action to handle even the toughest of beards. This three piece model has a handle length of 85mm and weighs in at 116g . The Ikon Shave Craft 101 is a satin finish safety razor with Ikon's unique Shave Craft 101 head, one side open comb the other side closed comb. A solid aluminium head with the Bulldog II stainless steel handle, this razor has a handle length of 85mm and weighs in at 108g.
We are pleased to announce we are now an official UK stockist of the wonderful Tabula Rasa artisan shaving products. Hailing from Berlin Germany the Tabula Rasa shaving soap has a consistency somewhere between a putty-like soap and a traditional shaving cream which provides for a top notch performance. Tabula Rasa cream/soaps come in a fantastic range of scents including Dark Lavender, Olibanum (Frankincense), Patchouli, Herbs, Vetiver & Tangerine, Cardamom, and Steampunk their latest scent, the fragrance Steampunk honours its name: it is both nostalgic and hypermodern. Cedarwood blends with a velvety violet to create an intense “Amour Fou”, complemented by glowing Hesperides softly bedded on a gentle, skin-close and warm base of elemi and cashmere. If you have yet to try the Tabula Rasa shaving cream/soap give it a go, these products are truly first class! For the best shaving result Tabula Rasa have the following suggestions to lather-up the soap.
1. Moisten shaving brush and shake out well.
2. Spread a Hazelnut-sized portion of Tabula Rasa over the palm of your hand and use the shaving brush as if it were a paintbrush.
3. When the hand appears evenly covered with soap, squeeze the lather with your fingers from the brush and hold it in your palm.
4. Adding a little water to the tips of your shaving brush if required continue to palm lather, whipping the soap into a thick foam until it holds its shape.
5. Once you get the lather to your liking, apply to the face as you normally would with your shaving brush and proceed with your shave.
The full range of Tabula Rasa shaving cream/soaps and aftershave gels are now available in the UK for the first time exclusively at The Gentleman's Groom Room Dundee, Scotland.
The D.R Harris story begins just before 1790 at No. 11 St. James's Street where Harris's Apothecary set up shop. Over the next fifty years the family established a reputation selling Lavender Water, Classic Cologne and English Flower perfumes to this fashionable quarter of London.
One of the proprietors, Henry Harris, was a surgeon, while Daniel Rotely (D. R.) was an early Pharmaceutical Chemist.
For over two centuries this family business in the centre of men's Clubland has served the gentry and the court of St. James's and in 1938 was awarded the warrant as chemists to her Majesty The Queen, later the Queen Mother which was held until her death in 2002. In 2002 D.R Harris were also appointed as Chemists to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, an honour that was added to in 2012 when they had the Royal Warrant for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon them. To celebrate this latest bestowal and in recognition of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the same year D.R Harris released their Windsor range which includes an Eau de Toilette, Aftershave, Shaving Cream in both tube and bowl, a Head to Toe Wash, an alcohol-free Deodorant Stick, a Traditional Shaving Soap, Bath Soap and Aftershave Milk. D.R Harris Windsor scent 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 with a fresh contemporary vibrancy, which quickly became one of our best selling ranges at The Gentleman's Groom Room.
Today D.R Harris continue to offer outstanding levels of service at the traditional Chemists' shop in St. James's which includes much of the original furniture. D.R Harris continue to adapt with the times, however, and their fine selection of shaving creams and soaps, aftershaves and colognes, skincare products and much more, continue to appeal to all those who appreciate quality and distinction the world over. As an official authorised stockist of this historic company The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to offer our customers a fantastic selection of D.R Harris products both on-line and at our 'bricks & mortar' shaving shop in Dundee City Centre, Scotland.
G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain and The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to have been an official authorised stockist for almost a decade.
Kent Brushes (as they are now more commonly known) was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its production which has been recognised by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns.
The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent's long history, and since that time the company has been under the creative and dynamic direction of the Cosby family.
Today, Mr Alan H.L Cosby, grandson to Eric Cosby is the Managing Director and Chairman, with his wife, son and one of his three daughters working for the business. The company headquarters moved from London to their existing factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire on the 6th February 1984, and remains there to this day.
The company continues to retain the craftsmanship and unprecedented quality that is Kent's reputation. Even in today's fast moving, mass-produced assembly, Kent are proud to still be manufacturing many of their original brushes by hand.
Floris Spencer Hart Palm Springs Eau de Parfum is now available at The Gentleman's Groom Room. Created for fashion tailoring house Spencer Hart to capture the essence of Hollywood’s desert playground, Palm Springs, at the time of The Rat Pack, this bespoke blend is a reconstruction of a classic Floris fragrance from the 1950s. An intriguing blend of clean citrus accords set against smoky jazz club notes and hints of bourbon and spice. The heart of carnation, lavender and ylang ylang is underscored by glowing sensual ambers, musk, sandalwood and vanilla. Designed to express the originality and passion of Spencer Hart.
Molinard one of the most respected perfumeries in the world were 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. Since then Molinard of France have been producing some of the world’s most distinctive fragrances. World War II was a particularly challenging time for Molinard as for all of France so Molinard invented "The Prisoner's Parcel" to provide a touch of comfort to French soldiers and their families. The company endured and Molinard celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1949.
The Gentleman's Groom Room as part of our specially selected range of Molinard products are proud to offer our customers two of Molinard's most famous. In 1921 Molinard launched 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 the original creation by René Lalique. Molinard's Original 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.
We also carry Molinard's famous Rasoline brushless non-lathering shaving cream the only shaving product produced by Molinard, formulated with almond oil and glycerin to make it lubricating as well as very moisturising on the skin. Ideal for occasions when time is short and enjoying a traditional wet shave with a brush and lather is just not possible. Rasoline shaving cream dates back to the 1930's, when first introduced by the French fragrance house it was ground breaking as it was the first shaving product which did not have to be applied with a brush. Up until then all shaving products would have been lathered up in a shaving mug or bowl with water and a shaving brush. It was an instant hit with customers and to this day Rasoline is still the first choice shaving cream of many discerning gentlemen throughout Europe.
At 9 Curzon street in the heart of London's Mayfair is situated the flagship store of the world's most celebrated gentleman's hairdresser and perfumer Geo. F. Trumper. The business traces its beginnings to the middle of the 19th century when Geo. F. Trumper established his barbers shop in Curzon Street. From the very beginning he manufactured his perfumes, toilet waters, pomades and other preparations in the vaults beneath his shop, these became exceedingly popular with the royal court, indeed a number of fragrances including Wellington and Marlborough were specially created for them. The manufacturing tradition is still continued today, just as always everything is still made by hand, often using the original methods and special skills which have been handed down. Only the finest and often the rarest ingredients are used to maintain the quality and exclusiveness that has consistently been Trumper's hall-mark. New products from Trumper's are only introduced rarely and even then only when they have been tried and tested to perfection because, in the case of Trumper's comparisons will be made with other products from the Trumper range which have been popular for half a century and frequently longer. The current range still include many Trumper all time favourites, including Wellington, Marlborough, Curzon, West Indian Limes, Trumper's own special cologne and fine matured soaps together with more recent introductions, such as Tumper's signature GFT fragrance created to mark both the 125th anniversary of Geo. F. Trumper and the new millennium and Trumper's Sandalwood cologne launched in 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee, all created with the same skill and care and all guaranteed to give satisfaction and uphold the Trumper Tradition.
As an official authorised stockist of Geo. F. Trumper for almost a decade The Gentleman's Groom Room carry a huge range of Tumper's gentlemen's grooming products at our 'Bricks and Mortar' shaving shop in Dundee Scotland, including shaving creams and soaps, aftershaves, skin foods and moisturisers, bath soaps and shower gels, razors, shaving brushes and bathroom requisites, if you are unable to find the Trumper item you are looking for on-line, please just give us a call at the shop 01382 801504 we may well have it in-store.
Trumper has been honoured with the Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria and five subsequent monarchs.
The founder of Floris, Juan Famenias Floris, arrived in England from his native island of Menorca to seek his fortune. Shortly after his arrival, in 1730, he secured premises in Jermyn Street in the elegant quarter of London's St. James. Juan Famenias Floris initially set up business as a barber and comb-maker, however he soon missed the aromas and sensations of his Mediterranean youth.
In an attempt to put form to these memories he began blending oils, essences and fixatives, transported from Europe, into the first Floris fragrances. He used the skills he had acquired during his stay in Montpellier, which at the time vied with Grasse as the capital of French perfumery. These fragrances were blended for customers on an individual basis, their formula carefully recorded so further supplies could be made. Fragrance quickly became Juan Floris's true vocation and has led to Floris as it thrives today.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, where the Court shopped, the gentry followed and the Floris ledgers of this period detail accounts held by an incredible array of public figures, including practically every European Royal. Beau Brummell, the dandy of his day in the early 19th century, would often discuss his current fragrances at length with Mr Floris.
Floris is even a fictional character's choice! Floris No.89 was famously writer Ian Fleming's favourite fragrance and No.89 is renowned as James Bond's scent, while Al Pacino's character in Scent of a Woman famously declared he knew the woman in his 'sights' (sic) was wearing Floris fragrance.
Floris is so steeped in history that staff continue to use many unique practices without a second thought. One of the most endearing of these stems back to the late 19th century when Floris began to accept cash payments as well as account customers. It was considered extremely ill-form to give customers dirty or crumpled change, so all coins were taken downstairs and scrubbed clean and notes were pressed flat. The customer's change would then be produced clean and sparkling on a velvet covered mahogany change-pad - thus ensuring that neither staff nor customer would suffer the embarrassment of their hands touching or that ladies dirty their gloves. Today, the velvet mahogany change-pads remain and customers are still handed their change in this manner although rather necessarily the practice of `laundering` money has disappeared!
Floris customers are those with an individual nature who have a desire for quality and luxury and The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to have been an official authorised stockist of these fine fragrance, shaving and grooming products for almost a decade.
In todays fragrance industry, increasingly dominated by heavily advertised brands it is refreshing to know there are still companies such as Floris, the oldest family owned perfumery in the world, dedicated to the creation of original fragrances of the highest quality.
Floris have been granted no fewer than seventeen Royal Warrants.
Suavecito Pomade is the latest addition to the fantastic choice of top quality pomades and hair dressings offered by The Gentleman's Groom Room. Classics such as Murray's Original Superior, Murray's Nu Nile, Black & White Genuine Pluko and Black & White Lite, Yardley's Original English Lavender Brilliantine and the full range of Geo F Trumper's hair dressings which include the famous Eucris hairdressing forever linked with the character James Bond after a mention in one of Ian Fleming's books, their Extract of West Indian Limes Hair Cream and Blue Pomade all great favourites with our customers. Morgan's hair darkening pomade the classic solution for grey and ageing hair tried and tested since 1873 has been stocked at our store for almost a decade and is still one of our best selling pomades. We also carry some of the best modern classic pomades available, the complete range of Layrite Pomades, Reuzel Pomades, Uppercut Pomades and the Lucky 13 Barber Supplies are all stocked at our 'Bricks and Mortar' Dundee store. We are now pleased to add Suavecito Pomade to that line-up! Suavecito prides itself in making a uniquely scented water-soluble hair pomade that holds like a wax but washes out like a gel.
Whatever your hairstyle and requirement from a pomade or dressing The Gentleman's Groom Room has the solution!
The TAYLOR Tradition has always been to manufacture products with as pure and natural ingredients as practical. Taylor of Old Bond Street London has always been a family business and have never compromised their quality under any circumstance.
The TAYLOR Tradition was founded on September 1st, 1854 by Jeremiah Taylor, the great grandfather of today's Chairman. He opened his Hairdressing and Hair Treatment Salon in Bond Street (in the heart of London's fashionable West End) and gained a reputation in British Society for his botanical extract for hair and scalp treatment. His son, Ivan, using his training as a chemist, succeeded his father, developing many fine herbal treatments.
The TAYLOR Tradition continued through the next generation with Sidney, who became Chairman of the Company in the 1930, and was responsible for opening another branch in Jermyn Street. In 1955 Leonard, the current Chairman joined his father and still carries out the work of formulating and manufacturing hair and skin products to the same high standards. Leonards brother in law Stanley Morris joined the company in 1960 and to continue the progression of the family involvement Barry Klein the son-in-law of Leonard joined the company in 1996. Over the years the Taylor of Old Bond Street product range has evolved through research & The Taylor Tradition, enabling them to provide all a gentleman could wish for in personal care - TAYLOR CARE.
The Gentleman's Groom Room were the first to bring the Taylor of Old Bond Street products north of the border to Scotland and have been retailing their fantastic range for almost a decade, we carry a huge selection of Taylor of Old Bond Street items both on-line and at our 'Bricks and Mortar' Dundee store. We are proud to have forged a strong link with Taylor of Old Bond Street over the years and we are also the authorised wholesale distributor / agent of Taylor of Old Bond Street products for Scotland.
Taylor of Old Bond Street located in Jermyn Street London are known throughout the world for their luxury men's grooming products, including quality shaving brushes, shaving creams, shaving soaps, aftershaves and colognes. Taylor's product lines range from the luxurious to the unusual, so if you are unable to find exactly what you are looking for on-line, please just give us a call at the shop 01382 801504 we may well have it in-store.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce we are now stocking Apothecary 87/ Milly's Beard and Moustache products. Milly's Vanilla & MANgo conditioning beard oil for the manliest of man beards is by Ayrshire born Scot, Chris John Millington, the man who sports one of the finest beards in the UK. We carry two sizes of Milly's beard oil, a handy pocket travel size10ml bottle and the larger Milly's 50ml bottle. We also stock Apothecary 87's Original Rather Alluring beard oil in 10ml, all the manliest man ingredients have been used in Rather Alluring beard oil which makes for a fabulous scent, whilst helping to look after your skin and hair, Apothecary 87 have even added an ingredient known as an aphrodisiac! The Gentleman's Groom Room have a great selection of moustache waxes including Dr Dittmar, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Captain Fawcett's and have now added Apothecary 87's Powerful Moustache Wax to our line-up. The Apothecary 87's powerful firm hold moustache wax has been developed to have a super strong hold, perfect for keeping a 'stiff upper lip'.
The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to now offer our customers Holland's finest pomade, Reuzel.
Schorem is an old school men-only barbershop in the heart of the working class city of Rotterdam, with more than fifty years of barbering and grooming experience these Rotterdam Barbers have now formulated pomades worthy of their exacting standards. As old school barbers they dug deep into the history of pomades to formulate what they believe are the worlds finest, Reuzel.
Reuzel is the Dutch word for lard and is a wink to a past when pomades were made from animal fats and fragranced with apples. The word pomade actually comes from the french word pomme, meaning apple.
Reuzel grease in the green can is a beeswax based, medium hold pomade. It's as sticky as honey and will pomp up or slick down every classic or signature barbershop haircut. The traditional pomme fragrance has been spiced up with a little peppermint in Reuzel traditional grease.
Reuzel pomade in the red can is a water based, high shine pomade with a subtle scent of cola. Reuzel pomade rinses out easily but holds hair like super glue and shines like a fresh coat of paint on your favorite vintage car.
Inspired by the timeless style of the 1950’s barbershop and its spiritual founder, Willy “Uppercut” O’Shea, Uppercut Deluxe is a modern, yet traditional approach to men’s grooming. An Australian born brand proudly made with only the finest ingredients, the Uppercut Pomades - Monster Hold, Featherweight, Deluxe and Matt Clay are all now stocked at The Gentleman's Groom Room.
With the release of the latest Essence of Scotland traditional shaving soap fragrance Highland Bothy and as a way of introduction or re-introduction for that matter, here we profile the complete Essence of Scotland range.
Several years ago we decided we wanted to offer an exclusive range of traditional shaving soaps to represent our 'bricks and mortar' store and brand. It was important to us that that the product was produced from start to finish by hand in Scotland, one company stood out to us as they are part of Cope Ltd which is a Social Enterprise providing work placements for adults with disabilities in their local community. Our owner Ian Thomson carefully selected ingredients (some of which had never been used before in shaving products) to create the unique Scottish scents he wanted to achieve and specially commissioned them to manufacture the Essence of Scotland range of glycerin shaving soaps for The Gentleman's Groom Room. In 2010 we launched the first two fragrances in our Essence of Scotland shaving soap range, Sweet Gale and Scottish Heather. In 2011 due to the popularity of the range among traditional wet shavers we added Mountain Yew and Malt N Myrtle and now in 2014 the latest fragrance Highland Bothy has arrived. The new fragrance captures the scent of a welcoming Highland Bothy's peat open fire. Earthy, Smoky, Woody with a faint aroma of Single Malt Scotch Whisky perfectly describes this latest Essence of Scotland fragrance. Enriched and enhanced with Vetiver, Cedarwood, Mixed Spices, Natural Honey, Beeswax and Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky, a totally unique shaving soap scent! The distinct scent of a roaring peat open fire has been loved by many a Scot over the years.
"What tongue does your auld bookie speak?"
He'll spier; an' I, his mou to steik:
"No bein' fit to write in Greek,
I write in Lallan,
Dear to my heart as the peat reek,
Auld as Tantallon.
—Robert Louis Stevenson in "The Maker to Posterity"
The Essence of Scotland range has won many plaudits from respected traditional wet shavers within our community including Michael Ham AKA LeisureGuy author of the fantastic traditional shaving book, Guide to 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." And most recently reviewed by John Hallock AKA The Mad Scientist, blogger (vintagerazorcollection.com) and a resident philosopher of traditional wet shaving on The Big Shave Facebook group and YouTube.
We have chosen to keep the range exclusive within the UK to The Gentleman's Groom Room, however these fabulous shaving soaps are also available from a number of respected vendors overseas.
Scottish Heather - Enriched and fragranced with Heather, Natural Honey, Mixed Spices, Sweet Orange, Beeswax and Patchouli.
Sweet Gale - Enriched and fragranced with Bog Myrtle, Natural Honey, Mixed spices, Cedarwood, Beeswax and Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Mountain Yew - Enriched and fragranced with Juniper, Cajeput, Mixed Spices, Natural Honey, Beeswax, Cypress and Fir.
Malt N Myrtle - Enriched and fragranced with Rosemary, Bog Myrtle, Natural Honey, Beeswax, Mixed Spices and Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Highland Bothy - Enriched and fragranced with Vetiver, Cedarwood, Mixed Spices, Natural Honey, Beeswax and Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
It was announced by Geo F Trumper that they will no longer be producing their herbal shampoo range which consists of Lavender, Valerian, Nettle, Melissa, Camomile and Thyme. The Gentleman's Groom Room will continue to offer these fantastic shampoos while we can still obtain stock from Trumpers. If you're a fan of Geo F Trumper's herbal shampoo range buy now whilst stocks last!
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to announce we are now a stockist of Ineke fragrances San Francisco and the first to bring the products of this excellent fragrance house to Scotland. As one of a small number of classically-trained perfumers in the world, Ineke uses a time honored approach to developing new scents. In her independent perfumery studio Ineke Ruhland produces some stunning and quite unique fragrances. We have introduced Ineke's line up of gent's and unisex fragrances and will continue to add selected fragrances that will appeal to our discerning clientele from her alphabet collection as they are launched. Ineke blends her skills and passions for perfumery, design, literature and the arts though lyrical titles, beautiful bottles and some simply fabulous scents.
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, Spanish Cedar Eau de Parfum. Czech & Speake's Spanish Cedar fragrance conjures up memories of Menorca, of sandy coves surrounded by sun bleached pine and cedar trees that produce an unforgettable resinous smell. An exotic blend of woods, resin, smoky notes balanced with citrus and piquant notes. Top note of Bergamot, middle notes of plum , blackberry, clove and galbanum with a base of cedarwood, sandalwood, guaiacwood oil and tar. Simply stunning!
We are now stocking the Gillette 7 O'Clock super platinum 'Black' double edge razor blades AKA The Black Ninja's. These DE blades are highly sought after by traditional wet shavers the world over and the blades are renowned for their sharpness, performance and longevity. These blades are imported from India and manufactured in Gillette's state of the art factory in Bhiwadi. If you have yet to try The Black Ninja's then pick up a pack these fantastic DE blades today! packed in 5's plus two free blades.
The question divides opinion among many men: clean shaven or bearded? Whatever your own personal choice, the beard and moustache is proudly sported by many of our customers. At The Gentleman's Groom Room, we noticed a marked increase in sales for beard and moustache products around five years ago, beard brushes and combs, moustache waxes, beard oil, specially formulated beard shampoos and that trend shows no signs of waning! The success and scale of Movember we feel has been a major contributor to the trend. Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health. Movember is now also followed perfectly by Decembeard, the hair-razing way to draw attention to bowel cancer throughout December, with many keeping their 'new look' beyond these two very special months in the male grooming calendar. The hirsute man will tell you that there can be a fair bit of commitment involved in keeping a well maintained piece of facial furniture, but here at The Gentleman's Groom Room we stock all the tools necessary to help you achieve your desired look.
The new Essence of Scotland traditional shaving soap Highland Bothy is in production and will be a available to buy both on-line and in-store from next month, with every shaving soap in the range being handmade in Scotland in small batches. The new fragrance captures the scent of a welcoming Highland Bothy's peat open fire. Earthy, Smoky, Woody with a faint aroma of Single Malt Scotch Whisky perfectly describes this latest Essence of Scotland fragrance. Enriched and enhanced with Vetiver, Cedarwood, Mixed Spices, Natural Honey, Beeswax and Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky, a totally unique shaving soap scent! Orders can be taken now in advance of our first batch, please contact Ian at the store for more details. The distinct scent of a roaring peat open fire has been loved by many a Scot over the years.
"What tongue does your auld bookie speak?"
He'll spier; an' I, his mou to steik:
"No bein' fit to write in Greek,
I write in Lallan,
Dear to my heart as the peat reek,
Auld as Tantallon.
—Robert Louis Stevenson in "The Maker to Posterity"
We were recently contacted by Iain Kane from the Village Barber Durham England recognising The Gentleman's Groom Room as " A prestigious retailer of high quality men's grooming products" and inviting us to become one of their mainline stockists and resellers. After sampling the products a natural shaving oil and aftershave balm, both paraben free, we were delighted to add these two fantastic products to our Dundee store. Iain who hails from Glasgow Scotland has plied his trade as a traditional barber for many years and is now based in Durham England at his Village Barber barbershop. The shaving oil provides a smooth and comfortable shave and leaves the skin irritation free, moisturised and nourished. For those who prefer the ritual of a traditional shave with a shaving brush and shaving cream or soap the Village Barber oil also makes for a lovely pre-shave preparation. The Village Barber aftershave balm will nourish, moisturise and protect your skin , leaving it fully rejuvenated.
The Gentleman's Groom Room's selection of horse hair shaving brushes are all manufactured by Vie-Long, a family business established in Spain in 1940 who specialise in shaving brushes and are world renowned for the use of horse hair in many of their top quality brushes. Horse Hair is a very special hair which is cost effective, we feel performs better than boar hair and can be less 'scratchy' than many Pure grade badger hair shaving brushes. Our Vie-Long range of shaving brushes all contain horse hair with two of the brushes containing 100% horse hair, a great choice for some who prefer not to use badger or boar hair as the material is collected as part of the natural grooming process and simply cut from the horse's mane and tail. We also stock a great low cost Vie-Long boar/horse hair mix shaving brush, ideal for beginners to the art of traditional wet shaving and a premium Vie-Long shaving brush containing a fantastic mix of both badger and horse hair, perfect for the shaving brush connoisseur. Horse hair shaving brushes are enjoying a big resurgence in popularity, so what better time to add a new horse hair shaving brush to your collection than in The Year Of The Horse!
Taylor of Old Bond Street's brand new safety razor is now available from The Gentleman's Groom Room. This three piece German engineered double edged razor the epitome of traditional shaving instruments comes complete with a stylish laser etched Taylor of Old Bond Street logo on the top plate of the razor.
The TAYLOR Tradition was founded on September 1st, 1854 by Jeremiah Taylor, the great grandfather of today's Chairman. He opened his Hairdressing and Hair Treatment Salon in Bond Street (in the heart of London's fashionable West End) and gained a reputation in British Society for his botanical extract for hair and scalp treatment. His son, Ivan, using his training as a chemist, succeeded his father, developing many fine herbal treatments.
The TAYLOR Tradition continued through the next generation with Sidney, who became Chairman of the Company in the 1930, and was responsible for opening another branch in Jermyn Street. In 1955 Leonard, the current Chairman, joined his father and still carries out the work of formulating and manufacturing hair and skin products to the same high standards. Leonards brother in law Stanley Morris joined the company in 1960 and to continue the progression of the family involvement Barry Klein the son-in-law of Leonard joined the company in 1996. Over the years the Taylor of Old Bond Street product range has evolved through research & The Taylor Tradition, enabling them to provide all a gentleman could wish for in personal care - TAYLOR CARE
In 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, Lucky Tiger was trademarked and a classic American brand was officially born. As Lucky Tiger’s popularity and product reputation spread, Barbers across America began using and selling Lucky Tiger products, soon Lucky Tiger became the most popular brand of men’s grooming and barbershop products in America. Despite some lean times and radical changes in men’s fashions and tastes throughout the years Lucky Tiger has maintained a fierce and loyal following in the barbershop industry.
In our latest order of Merkur razors we were included some of the now discontinued top of the line Merkur Vision 2000 adjustable safety razors, where the blade position preferred can be noted by using the V-I-S-I-O-N scale. These Merkur of Solingen safety razors use the butterfly opening design and are beautifully presented in a metal box along with a pack of Merkur blades. We believe these razors were among the last Vision 2000's produced by Merkur. As we received these razors in limited numbers we have only made them available to purchase direct from our Dundee store, please contact Ian at the shop for more details on 01382 801504
Due to customer requests we can now provide a bespoke length for our hugely popular Digress safety razors, both the Merkur Progress 500 (short handle) and Merkur Progress 510 (long handle)
Many traditional wet shavers have an optimum length in safety razors that suits them personally. To cater to our discerning clientele we are providing this bespoke service. The handle of the Merkur Progress remains the same with the extra length fashioned into the Digress adjustment dial. Please contact Ian at the shop if you are interested in this service P.O.A. Images below are of a recent customer request to extend the length of his Merkur Progress 510 with a bespoke Digress Brass adjustment dial to fit his criteria. Our customer's bespoke Digress is also pictured next to the standard Digress XL HD to show a comparison.
The Gentleman's Groom Room Shave Prep Plus - Pre Shave Preparation / Post Shave Salve , In Amber Glass Apothecary Jar 60ml
The Gentleman's Groom Room are pleased to introduce our new pre-shave product to our range of shaving requisites.
Our Shave Prep Plus pre-shave preparation adds good protection helping to eliminate nicks, cuts and irritation, softening the hair and skin whilst enhancing razor glide. This unique shaving product has a different consistency to most other pre-shave products and was developed out of our owners fondness for using natural shea butter as a pre and post shave treatment, so for best results - Rinse face with hot water so whiskers are softened and pores are opened, (ideally just after a shower). Apply a finger tip amount of our Shave Prep Plus on to the palm of your hands and rub palms together, then apply by massaging into the skin and stubble (against the grain of the hair helps lift and soften) to prepare the area of face to be shaved. Using a good quality shaving cream or shaving soap and a shaving brush, apply the lather over our Shave Prep Plus and shave with a nice clean sharp blade. After the shave rinse face again with warm/hot water to remove excess shave cream/soap and pre-shave. Pat skin dry with a towel then splash and rinse face with cold water, again pat dry with towel. This product may also be used as post shave salve simply apply a finger tip amount of our Shave Prep Plus to palm of hands, again rubbing hands together to dissolve the salve and thoroughly massage into the newly shaven skin . Essential oils of Frankincense, Bergamot and Lavender give our Shave Prep Plus it's fantastic fragrance, enough to enjoy without interfering with the scent of your chosen shaving cream/soap or aftershave/cologne.
The 3 T's in Dundee
We are pleased to welcome the arrival of products from the World's Oldest Barber Shop, Truefitt and Hill. The Gentleman's Groom Room are proud to now be an official stockist of the famous '3 T's' - Taylor's, Trumper's and Truefitt and Hill. Established in 1805 Truefitt & Hill are the barbers and Royal Warrant holders to H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. At Truefitt & Hill's premises in St James's London glancing at their appointment books from the past is like reading a who's who of distinguished society and arts and entertainment. The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beau Brummell, Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra are among those who enjoyed Truefitt & Hill. Todays product offering is a result of over 200 years of research and intimate customer relationships. Truefitt & Hill products provide today's man with an offering that is both sophisticated and practical.
'At Mr Truefitt's the excellent hairdresser's they are learning French to beguile the time' The Uncommercial Traveller (1861) Charles Dickens
Traditional Shaving Course Germany
The Gentleman's Groom Room have many valued customers from Germany one of whom Gerd Liebschner has started to run traditional shaving courses. Gerd decided he would like to incorporate shaving soaps and creams from different countries to his shaving courses and as a big fan of our very own Essence of Scotland range his choice to represent the UK was easy. The fantastic image shown is Gerd's promotional photograph for his shaving courses with Essence of Scotland Scottish Heather shaving soap taking pride of place in the shot. For more information on Gerd's shaving courses visit his blog at http://rasurseminar.blogspot.com
The Digress HD B (brass) Safety Razor Now Available!
The latest version of the Digress safety razor, the Digress HD B is now available. Exclusive to The Gentleman's Groom Room this customised Merkur Progress 500's contrasting brass fluted adjustment dial looks simply stunning on this razor. The beautifully crafted Digress razor is quickly becoming one of our best selling razors and this latest model we are sure will be one of the most popular in our Digress range among discerning traditional wet shavers. The Digress HD B handle height is 84mm with an overall weight of approx 113g. The Digress HD B is priced at £89.
Due to customer demand we are now offering the Merkur Progress 510 (long handle) Digress retrofit, both in the stainless steel HD or aluminium LD. The Digress XL HD has a handle height of 101mm and weighs approx. 116g with the Digress XL LD weighing in at approx. 90g with a handle height of 102mm. Both the Digress XL HD and the Digress XL LD are priced at £95. Existing Merkur Progress owners can now have their 500 or 510 models retrofitted with the Digress part at a cost of £55 + our standard £3.95 delivery, all customers razors are returned to them via Royal Mail First Class Recorded delivery service.
The Merkur Progress safety razor already dubbed the 'Digress' by members of the UK wet shaving forum The Shaving Room is retrofitted in the UK with the choice of a custom made stainless steel (HD) or aluminium (LD) dial and calibrated for improved adjustment and dial accuracy. Gone is the plastic setting dial of the original , replaced with a high quality stainless steel or aluminium finish which improves the all-over look of this classic Merkur razor, with both retrofitted razors providing the perfect balance. The 'Digress' part has been designed, manufactured and retrofitted in the UK and these fantastic razors are available now, exclusively from The Gentleman's Groom Room Dundee, Scotland. Both the 'Digress' HD (stainless) and the 'Digress' LD (aluminium) are priced at £89 with a third variation the 'Digress' HD B (brass) coming soon. We can also provide the option of a retrofit for existing Merkur Progress owners. Those who would like to have the UK 'Digress' retrofit done to their razor please contact Ian at the shop. Tel - 01382 801504. The 'Digress' HD stainless steel retrofit handle height is 84mm and an overall weight of approx 110g with the 'Digress' LD aluminium retrofit weighing in at just over 84g.
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Calani of Germany striking a deal to become the unique exclusive dealer and stockist of Calani products for the UK. Calani are a small artisan soap maker in Germany with a BIG reputation within the wet shaving community for producing top quality shaving products.
The Calani shaving soaps come in a stunning range of 16 different scents, four of which contain the skin care properties of lanolin, Ice Angel, Earl Grey, Oriental Plum and Tulach Ard. With their Bay Rum, Classic Havana and Dubai among our own personal favourites. These shaving soaps are must try's and can only be bought in the UK exclusively from The Gentleman's Groom Room, Dundee, Scotland.
The finest artisan shaving soaps available? you decide! ....Available now both on-line and in-store.
The long awaited Proraso (Blue) Aloe & Vitamin E shaving cream and aftershave balm has arrived and is now available both on-line and at our Dundee shop. For over 80 years Proraso has been the leading Italian barber shop shaving brand. The (Blue) Proraso shaving cream formula has been developed to create a protective lather suitable for a multi pass shave and has a very fresh, clean scent. The added Aloe Vera in the shaving cream helps to keep the skin moisturised while the Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that helps to repair and protect both during and after shaving. The alcohol-free protective aftershave balm "Balsamo Dopobarba" has been formulated to calm and revitalise the skin and also contains the healing ingredients of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to help moisturise the skin and repair shaving irritations.
This attractive little Coate’s branded shaving brush is modelled on a brush that first appeared during the 1930's and has a hand lathe-turned handle filled with pure badger hair. Simpsons produced this line of “Fitzwilliam” brushes under the Coate’s brand name. The Coate's brush company was founded in 1847 by the original owner James Coate in London. In about 1875 the company was relocated to two factories one in Axminster, Devon and the other in Chard, Somerset where they continued making hair brushes and toothbrushes. In 1941 the shaving brush company Simpsons lost their factory during the blitz and in the spirit of wartime cooperation Coate’s allowed them to continue production at their factory in Chard, the companies continued to work side by side till eventually Coate's joined with Simpsons around 1990.
These Coate's Fitzwilliam shaving brushes date from before the take over of the Simpsons brand in 2008 and were manufactured in Somerset about 10 years ago, but only became available to buy around three years ago. The graduated handle shape has original Simpsons lamp blacked detail to both sides, making the Coate's Fitzwilliam a highly collectible piece of shaving history. Due to the limited quantities left of these Coate's branded brushes, we are only making these shaving brushes available to buy in-store at our Dundee shop or by telephone order - 01382 801504 ask for Ian.
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
Master Executive Coach
Training Director , Asia Pacific Corporate Coach Institute
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Below is pictured an ad from 'back in the day' for Murray's pomade .... and what an endorsement !
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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'.
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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 one hundred 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.
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
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.
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 Trumper's Eucris 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
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!
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.
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.
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
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 -
St Bartholomew's Hospital,
Tel - 0203 465 5766
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.
Top Notes of Citrus, Jasmin. Heart Notes of Iris, Leather, Saffron, Vetiver. Base Notes of Amber, Labdanum, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.
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.
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
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 and Speake No 88
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.
Floris No 89
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
Floris Special No 127
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 and Winston Churchill. 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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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 - 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.
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!
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 Internationally and exclusively in the UK from The Gentleman's Groom Room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
ESSENCE OF SCOTLAND TRADITIONAL SHAVING SOAP GIFT BAG
1 x The Gentleman's Groom Room Sweet Gale traditional shaving soap 120g tub, 1 x The Gentleman's Groom Room Scottish Heather traditional shaving soap 120g tub. Our shaving soaps come in a natural jute draw string gift bag. Being a Dundee based business it was fitting that our gift bags were of natural jute, as Dundee was once world famous for jute production, with Cox Brothers, Lochee, Dundee once being the largest jute mill in the World.
Essence of Scotland Gift Bag
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S GROOM ROOM ESSENCE OF SCOTLAND RANGE.
Bog Myrtle, also called Sweet Gale has beautifully fragrant leaves. This native herb has anti-ageing properties, may help to control acne bacteria, has healing properties that can help with minor nicks and cuts and is suitable for sensitive skin. However the uses of Bog Myrtle are too often overlooked in men's shaving and grooming products.
Heather is one of Scotland's most prolific and abundant plants, with a delicate floral aromatic scent. Heather can be a beneficial anti-inflammatory on the skin and contains anti-ageing properties. It also blends well with another ingredient used in our SCOTTISH HEATHER shaving soap, Scottish Honey. Many Scots beekeepers will take their hives up to the moors when the Heather is in bloom.
People are rediscovering the benefits of this wonderful natural ingredient and you can find honey in a number of products sold at The Gentleman's Groom Room such as Taylor Of Old Bond Street's highly effective Herbal Skin Moisturiser and Taylor's Luxury Honey Handwash as honey offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties. Honey is also an anti-irritant and is suitable for sensitive skin and is a great asset in a shave soap. Also honey when used together with cinnamon spice, as it is in our range of shaving soaps is known to help with minor skin infections and spots.
The single malt chosen to give our SWEET GALE shaving soap an extra twist was Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the distillery is located on the edge of Perthshire, only a short drive from The Gentleman's Groom Room Dundee. Founded in 1896 Aberfeldy combines the fresh spring water of the Pitile Burn with the skill of generations of craftsmen to produce this outstanding single malt whisky. Aromas of peat, heather-honey, raisins, Seville oranges and wood spice are present in this 12 year old 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.
ESSENCE OF SCOTLAND RANGE
The Gentleman's Groom Room Sweet Gale & Scottish Heather traditional glycerine shaving soaps are totally unique fragrances and products and EXCLUSIVE TO THE GENTLEMAN'S GROOM ROOM, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND. Our Essence of Scotland Traditional hand made shaving soaps produce an excellent lather when used with a shaving brush, to perfectly prepare the skin for a close and comfortable shave. The products are enriched with conditioning and moisturising properties, which will ensure the perfect shave.
THE GENTLEMAN'S GROOM ROOM THE UK'S FLAGSHIP SITE AND RETAIL SHOP FOR MEN'S GROOMING, PRODUCTS, ADVICE & INFORMATION are pleased to announce our partnership with Men's Life Today.
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The Gentleman's Groom Room held our third client evening which again was a great success. 10% discount was given off products, wet shaves and treatments. Our client evenings have been well received by our customers, with a steady stream of clients attending the store between 7pm and 9pm to enjoy the discounts and refreshments provided. Ian would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for supporting these events and making them such a success. If you would like to join our client list for your invitation to our next evening, just pop in to the store and ask to be added to our client list or telephone Ian at The Gentleman's Groom Room on 01382 801504
2010 is the 10th anniversary year for the Dundee Rep Ensemble and The Gentleman's Groom Room were glad to help out when we got a call from the production team looking for some advice and tips for their forthcoming performance. With Ian Thomson the proprietor showing the actor how to wield an open razor in preparation for his latest role, as the world's most infamous barber Sweeney Todd! David who is to play Sweeney then returned to the store with a co star in the production and the director of the show, who was shaved with an open blade for the first time! With the actors taking notes on the procedure. The Award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble will present the musical Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond.
Presented by arrangedment with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.
Returning to the greedy streets of London after being wrongly exiled Benjamin Barker AKA Sweeney Todd is gripped by revenge, blinded by rage and desperate for the throat of Judge Turpin who ravaged his wife after unjustly sending him away. With the amorous pie-shop owner Mrs Lovett whispering in his ear, Sweeney embarks upon a murderous campaign to right the wrongs he has endured, re-opening his Fleet Street barber shop and slitting the throats of his customers before they are turned into London's tastiest pies. This large-scale musical is the latest and most ambitious yet served up by award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble. The power of Sondheim's music, played live by a nine-piece band, his glitteringly witty and unashamedly macabre lyrics and the murderous tale itself driven by love, retribution, obsession and lust means you can't afford to miss this show.
Mr Ian Thomson Proprietor would like to thank our customers that nominated The Gentleman's Groom Room for the Independent Retailer of the Year Award. Organised by DD One in recognition of the developments made by the retail, leisure and business sectors in Dundee city centre, the Evening Telegraph and Radio Tay 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 customers took the time to vote for us, so thanks again!