Geo F. Trumper Soft Shaving Cream


Geo F. Trumper is “The finest traditional gentlemen’s barber in London” Recently we have seen many of the Geo F, Trumper shaving creams leave the warehouse. It seems to be a trend this month. So, we spent a little time testing and trying the shaving creams out understanding which scent is best for your skin and what each shaving cream consists of. Take a read below to find out about the different shaving cream scents and see what our customers have to say about it.


Lime (Normal to oily skin) – Hints of tangy sharpness of tropical limes and vibrant citrus flashes.

Sandalwood (Normal skin) – Exotic aroma with a woody, yet peppery scent.

Rose (Sensitive to normal skin) – Warm and uplifting rose scent with natural therapeutic properties.

Violet (Sensitive skin) – Subtle tones of violet for a crisp, clean, and fresh scent.

Almond (Dry or normal skin) – Refreshingly nutty aroma which is soothing and softening.

GFT ( All skin types) – Woody scent of cypress and tarragon with mandarin, bergamot, and lemon.

Coconut Oil (Sensitive to normal skin) – Contains natural moisturizing properties extracted from fresh coconut pulp.

Customer Reviews:

Jason ( Georgia, GA)

“I have been wet shaving for just a few months now, but being new to this, I have tried several shaving creams already. I come back to my Trumper Coconut Cream every time. This is my favorite shaving cream of all. And I have somewhat sensitive skin, but since I started using the coconut on a regular basis I have almost no irritation. Love it! Trying a couple of the other scents I got in a sampler pack, but coconut is still my favorite.”

Chris (Richmond, Virginia)

“I have tried many different creams, foams, gels and everything under the sun for my face, but this product has me sold. I use the Violet shave cream in conjunction with Trumper’s Sandalwood skin food for post shave and have seen nothing but great results. For someone has extremely sensitive skin like mine, I would highly recommend using this product. A little goes along way and the scent is fresh without being overpowering. I would be interested to try the coconut scent next.”

Michael (Naples, FL)

“I’ve been wet shaving for about 2 years now and have tried a wide variety of creams and have to say that Geo F. Trumper’s is one of the best. So far I’ve used Lime and Coconut, you don’t need to use a lot, great lather, and subtle smell. On the high end price-wise but worth every penny!”

James (Huber Heights, OH)

“I have to shave almost everyday because of my job and its rough on my face. I used this shaving cream and I won’t buy anything else. I have used the lime, lavender, and sandalwood, all smell great but not over powering.”



How to hold a Straight Razor


We know many of you are curious about the straight razor. It is an extremely intimidating shaving tool. When using this tool you have to know how to use it, especially the way you hold it. Knowing how to hold a straight razor is vital because you need to have grip when shaving with the straight razor so it does not slip and cut your face.

Hold the straight razor with your dominant hand. The positioning of the fingers can vary slightly with each person. Find what is most comfortable for you. Keep the wrist flexible and don’t let the grip get too strong. Let the grip be enough for the razor to remain steady between the fingers during shaving. Please do not rush this shaving process. Take time when using a straight razor. Go slow and steady especially over the lip area and jaw line. If the razor feels unsteady use the other hand to support the hand holding the straight razor. When switching to shave the different sides of the face, switch the hands. Do not try and shave with the opposite hand to the opposite side of the face. This will cause a lot of problems. The best results to a close shave would be to learn the different grips for the different parts of the face.

There are many ways to holding a straight razor but we decided to choose the top 6 most comfortable and easy to grip ways to hold a straight razor. Try these out and let us know which best suits you and why.





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FULTON & ROARK Solid Cologne


Are you one that travels or is on the move constantly? Men, let’s get real. We put things in our pockets because that’s just where we keep things. Its easier – we carry nothing! Our belongings are right by our side and it’s easy to access them whenever we want. There’s one thing though… Those of you that love your cologne ( me being one of them!) where on earth are we supposed to put that big chunky bottle? in our pocket? no! so now what? Well, this is where FULTON & ROARK come along and make this a whole lot easier! We had the privilege to interview the guys behind FULTON & ROARK…check them out.

1. Where are you located?

Winston-Salem, NC

2. When did you start this business?

May 2012

3. When did you realize that this is what you wanted to pursue?

We recognized that there are a ton of great products out there, but we felt like none really focused on creating thoughtfully crafted products based on what men really want/need out of the products.  We thought that the product in greatest need of improvement in terms of functionality was cologne.  So, we created a solid (wax-based) cologne. The medium itself seemed to really make sense so we set about creating a product that was all about the fragrance, but with packaging that would fit well into a guy’s lifestyle (pocket-able/ shatterproof/ travel friendly).  We certainly weren’t the first to create such a product, but we think ours is the best out there.

4. Describe a few steps you took to make this happen.

We did a lot of testing.  Our friends got all kinds of samples and let us know their thoughts, until we finally landed on our three fragrances Hatteras, Tybee, and Shackleford.

5. How would you deal with a customer who didn’t know what they wanted?

We get e-mails all the time asking about the fragrances, and which one they might like.  Fortunately we created these to be distinct from each other, in the most simplistic terms; woodsy, clean, and green.  Generally when you boil it down and lose all the extravagant terminology, guys know what they want.

6. What are some of your accomplishments as a business?

#1 seeing retailers and direct customers come back and ask for more after running out!  Once this started happening early on we knew we had created something that people appreciate.

7. What do you believe makes a quality product?

For us quality is in the ingredients and functionality of your ingredients.  For example, with our solid cologne we wanted to create a product that highlighted the premium essential oils we work with so we developed a wax base using Ceresin Wax that is completely fragrance free then layered on other scent neutral carriers to ensure the fragrance lasted a long time. We also worked to ensure that there would be no shine upon application.  Since we use very high quality fragrance ingredients, we worked hard to ensure that the base performed really well for our customers, and allowed the fragrances to stand out.  We are currently working through the same process with our upcoming shaving products.

8. Where do you get your inspiration from?

We derive a lot of inspiration from the concepts behind Human Centered Design.  Which ultimately means when it came to creating our current line of solid colognes and our in the works shave products we talk to all kinds of guys and work with The Clubhouse Salon for Men here in town who can get of tons of feedback from all their customers.

9. What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”  -Henry David Thoreau

10. Where can readers find out more about you and your work?




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Proraso Shave Cream Products

“An impeccable line for every kind of beard”

Proraso has been around for 65 years and are always striving to do better. Their designs have changed but their content still remains the same. We want to distinguish the difference between the scents of the Proraso shaving creams and which scent would be best with your shave.

 Green –  Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus

This is the line that gave birth to Proraso. The new formulation is now paraben-free and contains eucalyptus oil, coconut oil and natural glycerin. The menthol adds a sensational tinging effect which allows the razor to pass cleanly through stubble. The shaving cream can be used with or without a shaving brush. Works great for all skin types.
HR_423-019-00_proraso-green-shaving-cream-menthol-eucalyptusRed – Proraso Nourishing Shave Cream in Tube

Proraso Shaving Cream is made by a hot soap-making process which enriches the ingredients and turns them into a creamy soft soap. The cream is vegetable based and contains natural ingredients that nourishes and regenerates dry skin and softens even rough and tough beards. This cream contains shea butter and sandalwood oil for their calming and anti-inflammatory effects. The nourishing shave cream contains no parabens, silicons, mineral oils or artificial colors. This is great for dry skin and coarse beards. 



Blue – Proraso Blue Shaving Cream, Aloe and Vitamin E

Proraso Blue Shaving Cream is the newest addition to the Proraso family of products. The shaving cream adds a slick cushion to the skin and allows the razor to glide comfortably, protecting the skin from shaving irritations. The formula contains added Aloe and Vitamin E to help regenerate damaged skin cells. It has more of a classic barbershop scent with a hint of licorice.



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