Executive Man Curation
Executive Man: Whether you’re going in for a job interview, business meeting with the higher ups, or need an authoritative pick-me-up, we thought we’d make a nice selection of products we thought would go well for an environment suited for the finely-dressed gentleman.
Stirling Shaving Soap, Executive Man (soap/splash):
Now this one is a given, and not just because of the name. Stirling’s Executive Man scent is a takeoff of the infamous Creed Aventus, an Eau de Parfum falling within the “Chypre” family scent. A chypre is a combination of oak moss, labdanum/patchouli, and bergamot. With notes of apple, pineapple, and blackcurrant in the mix, this chypre is often described as a “smoky pineapple”. Paired with the incredible quality and value so many wet shavers have come to expect from Stirling, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge (soap/splash/cologne):
One of Czech & Speake’s pillar fragrances, Oxford & Cambridge has top notes of bergamot, peppermint and rosemary, middle notes of English and French lavenders, and a base note of oakmoss. Though not overtly complex, this is a man’s lavender: a green, peppery, mossy lavender that shows its dominance inside the workplace or out. The shaving soap uses the impressively slick Valobra soap base to produce a slippery cushion to whisk away facial hair with ease.
Musgo Real, Oak Moss:
Since the 1920’s, the base of this shaving cream has featured lanolin, jojoba oil, glycerin, and coconut oil to condition and comfort the skin during each shave. This scent features notes of clary sage, clove, oak moss, balsam, and incense for an equal parts classic yet modern accord. Use their body soap to freshen up in the shower and help soften the hairs before your shave.
Soap Commander Shaving Soap, Courage:
Soap Commander began back in 2014 with married couple Darren and Carrie desiring to provide sustainable, skin-nourishing products to those who may suffer from various skin sensitivities. Courage has a complex accord of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine notes, peppermint, patchouli, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense. Though lengthy, the scent profile comes together to create one of the cleanest fragrances I’ve had the pleasure of smelling. Their soap base is very slick and nourishing after the shave, and their post shave balm is a great value. Hardly a pea-sized amount is needed to cover the face with a comforting blend of extracts and a touch of menthol.
Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre (soap/splash):
Barrister and Mann is widely regarded as having one of the slickest, most comfortable shaving soap bases in the wet shaving world. Le Grand Chypre, French for “The large cyprus”, is a combination of bergamot, lime, labdanum, oakmoss, patchouli, rose, peach, frankincense, cedar and cinnamon. This is an incredibly complex, yet well-balanced scent. Paired with one heck of an impressive soap base, and you can have a shave worthy for a king every day.
Kent 113mm Pocket Comb, Coarse/Fine:
Don’t be fooled by the small size of this comb. Kent has been one of the most highly-regarded men’s grooming businesses since the late 1700’s. Each comb is hand-sawed to extensively round the end of each tooth to make it comfortable on the scalp while styling your ‘do. And what’s best, is it’s compact size means you can carry around a great value brush with you if you need to restyle on the go!
Chatillon Lux, Gratiot League Square:
An artisan based out of Missouri, Shawn crafts some of (what I’d consider) the most elaborate and complex scent profiles that tell a story of each their own. Inspired by Charles Gratiot’s fur trade, Gratiot League Square features notes of leather, rose, clove, nutmeg, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, musk, bergamot, and amber. The complex sum of these notes evokes a very spicy, smoky, authoritative aura that is fitting for those looking to make a statement.