Friday, February 22, 2013

Geo. F. Trumper (are good for winter blues)

Geo. F. Trumper are one of the big 3 names in English traditional shaving. Established as a gentleman’s barbers in 1875 by George Trumper, they rapidly gained a reputation for their perfumery as well as their luxurious and professional barbering services. One of their most iconic product lines is their Extract of Limes, available as fragrance, shaving soap, shaving cream and a bath and shower gel. Launched in the 1880’s, and packaged in a distinctive pink since wartime paper shortages made other colours unavailable; this intensely sharp and fresh lime fragrance is perfect for getting your day off to a good start, especially at this time of year when the days are still short and the weather harsh.
Probably the best way to enjoy the Extract of Limes range is to shower using the Extract of Limes shower gel, then shave using the soap or cream. 
The cologne has a very intense opening, but is somewhat short-lived, and is best used as an occasional pick-me-up rather than as part of a fragrance wardrobe.