FrontRunners: Smell of Success

<< Back to Robb Report, December 2004
  • Laurie Kahle

The Art of Shaving (800.493.2212, www.theartofshaving.com) has spent eight years introducing men to the pleasures of old-fashioned barbershop shaves at its “barber spas” in New York, Miami, and Las Vegas. Building on the success of its spas—and its line of shaving products—the company recently launched its first fragrance: Sandalwood Eau de Toilette.
 
Sandalwood is made from 100 percent essential oils, with no synthetics, alcohol, or dyes. Based on an oil derived from sandalwood trees in India, the fragrance also includes base notes of myrrh, vanilla, and patchouli, which, when combined with notes of jasmine, fir needle, and eucalyptus, create a spicy, lightly herbal scent with woody undertones.
 
The fragrance is the first step in the Art of Shaving’s expansion plans, which include the opening of satellite stores across the country. Next spring, the company will debut a line of aromatherapy body-care products based on novel ingredients such as tangerine and vetiver oils, volcanic clay, and soy granules.

From Around the Web...
From demure to daring, the bomber jacket is here to stay. These are our favorite styles for spring…
Give your spring wardrobe a bold injection with one of these playful sweaters…
The new Hampton collection from leading leather maker Frank Clegg
If you are heading out for a winter weekend getaway, we can help you get packed….
Before you scoff at Vicuña’s hefty price tag, learn why it is an investment-worthy piece…
The storied Parisian leather house opens first-ever Beverly Hills pop-up shop…
The classic and ever-popular shoe style gets an update with these four thoroughly modern designs…
Tailoring is the strong suit of these young, must-know Manhattan shops…
From a classic navy suit to the perfect pair of khakis, these five pieces will never go out of...
Your next pair of handmade shoes is sure to be from one of these England-based brands…
Refresh your tired winter wardrobe by picking up one of these stylish and practical totes…