Product Reviews

Merkur Futur Review

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Merkur Futur Review

The Merkur Futur is a very polarizing safety razor. It seems that people either love it, or hate it. You may be asking yourself why that is. In this review I aim to take a look at the positives and negatives of this German made DE. Before we get into the Futur, let’s take a look at a brief history of the company.

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Castle Forbes: Lime Review

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Castle Forbes: Lime Review
Castle Forbes weas created from the world’s smallest perfumery, located in the picturesque surroundings of Castle Forbes on the banks of the River Don in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle and 6,000 acre estate is the ancestral home of the Chief of the Forbes Clan. The perfumery was originally based in a small dairy building within the grounds and initially only made bespoke fragrances for private clients. Our mission was to create a selection of unique scents that captured the essence of the castle and the surrounding landscapes and, after much painstaking development work, our carefully crafted range of products bear the Forbes Family emblem.

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Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: Awesome Sauce Review

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Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: Awesome Sauce Review
The scent profile from the site lists “eucalyptus, menthol, citrus, lavender, talc, oakmoss. A classic Italian Barbershop Fougere scent. Woody, aromatic, camphor, minty green, clean, fresh, and masculine.” When I smell it off the tub, I get only the eucalyptus and menthol, and that remains the main notes once lathered. If you have ever smelled Proraso Green splash, this is a dead ringer (to my nose at least). The scent strength is medium, to medium strong. I would put it at about a six off the puck and about a five once lathered.

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