Portland General Store was founded by Lisa and Troy in 2007. PGS products are made in America with vegan and organic ingredients. They use only essential oils in an organic base of cane sugar alcohol. Scents were inspired by old-fashioned recipes with no additives or chemicals in them.
Posted October 14, 2013
Posted June 28, 2013
Posted June 7, 2013
Wm. Neumann has expanded their shaving product line to include shaving creams as well as shaving soaps, and one of their first is “Old Fashioned Soda” Shaving Cream. To me the scent reminds me of a combination of cola and root beer, with maybe some cream soda thrown in. My wife gets more of a citrus cream soda scent. In any case it’s highly evocative to me and I can almost feel the carbonation tickling my nose. And the scent sticks with me throughout the shave.
Posted May 8, 2013
In general, I prefer shaving soap to shaving cream. The tap water where I live is relatively soft, so soaps are not hesitant to lather, and I enjoy creating a good, thick, creamy lather from a soap. I’ve now been wetshaving long enough so that loading the brush takes only about 15 seconds. (The secret is vigorous, firm brushing with a fully wet brush—over the sink, since water will spill away—until the bubbles that form on the soap as you brush it are microscopic.) Once the brush is fully loaded, I work up the lather on my beard: no bowl…
Posted March 8, 2013
While major shaving names like DR Harris, Art of Shaving and Trumper’s appear to have recently reformulated some of their shaving creams and soaps into what some say may be inferior products (compared to what they were), Caswell Massey’s recent reformulation and launch of their new Shave Essentials line seems to have gone in the opposite direction: products that are better than their predecessors.