Artisan

Artisan specific (as opposed to a company) - typically made in small batches by a limited number of people.

Meet the All-new Tallow + Steel Products

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Tallow + Steel 2017 Lineup

Tallow + Steel should sound familiar to my readers, as I've long sung praise for the brand - in fact, they made my Top & Bottom - Ten Artisans of 2016 list... And for good reason. Not long ago, it was announced that the entire lineup of #soap and #aftershave would be reformulated, as well as the scents. Coming on June 7, 2017 you can purchase all five. Here's an in-depth look at all that's new and coming...

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What is Ariana & Evans?

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Ariana & Evans

The brand Ariana & Evans recently came on the scene (launched in April 2017) and is billed as the retail arm of The Shaving Shop) (a.k.a. The Club) and also available at Pasteur Pharmacy in NYC, for now. But what is it, really? We take a look at the ingredients to find out if it's really a new luxury brand - or just marketing and promotion.

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It's Lavender Season

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Lavender...  Lots of it.

Apparently spring 2017 is lavender season in shavedom. There have been almost a dozen new lavender scents released so far (or very soon). It stands to reason, as it's a decidedly springtime scent. This fine fragrance note has been used for hundreds, even thousands of years in soaps and fragrances and is seeing quite the renaissance this year!

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