Our Zebrano Razor was selected as a winner in the shaving category at Gentleman’s Journal Grooming Awards 2020.
British model Sam Harwood defined it as one of the most attractive available to any discerning shaver. “I’ve recently converted back to wet shaving — for no real reason other than I find it mildly therapeutic. This timber-handled razor from Czech & Speake helps add to the authenticity of the experience. I have a lot of respect for the brand, it’s very elegant.”
In Mr Porter’s printed weekly periodical, our Oxford & Cambridge Cologne Spray 100ml was featured in their piece titled ‘Scents of Adventure’ which explores ‘How the explorative power of fragrance can take you to another plane of consciousness’. They said: “A light cologne with a sporty edge, this takes inspiration from the smell of a traditional English garden and the sporting excellence of our top universities, hence the two blues on the packaging. Cool and fresh with a hint of mint, it epitomises a very British kind of excellence”.
We are delighted to be included in “The 50 best British brands” list by Gentleman’s Journal.
“From Zebrano wood razors and 24k gold-plated manicure sets to some of our favourite fragrances, Czech & Speake are steeped in heritage — and have an unwavering focus on the holistic bathroom experience…”
Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine featured Czech & Speake’s No.88 Shaving Set & Stand in their style guide titled ‘The Men’s Edit’, selecting fashion, electronics and beauty products in the palette of sophisticated black.
Online fashion and culture magazine Wylde has featured our No.88 Cologne Spray in their “New Year Sparkle” Guide: “New Year brings with it a chance for reinvention, and these glittering, moody delights will dare you to cast off the old and ring in the new…”
Lavender is often used as an ingredient for relaxation which is why Czech & Speake have decided to use this as their main ingredient in the Oxford & Cambridge Body Wash. Individually priced at £45 for 300ml, this body wash is a premium product. The sophisticated ingredients soothe and revive, they are formulated to moisturise and improve the hydration in you skin…”
To help with the tricky task of shopping for your male recipient, the Gentleman’s Journal created a gift guide titled ‘The best Christmas gifts for me (that you’ll also want)’. The list was categorised by different types of men, and our Air-Safe Manicure Set in Blue & White came under the category ‘For the well-groomed gent’
Gentleman’s Journal complied a list of the most classic and long-lasting fragrances. Our iconic No.88 was selected along with these kind words:
“Small, London-based brand Czech & Speake has caused ripples around the world with its grooming products. No.88 is one of their latest additions but has been labelled an instant classic, with its notes of sandalwood and geranium proving a big hit globally.”
In the Gentleman’s Journal’s piece titled ‘The best Christmas gifts for women (that she’ll actually like)’ our Dark Rose EdP Spray made a feature. They said:
‘For a more sensual rose-based fragrance, Czech & Speake’s Dark Rose celebrates the intriguing Arabic and Indian perfumery traditions, blending Rose of Taif and unique Cambodian Oud with a spicy middle note of saffron and delicate lily.’
Czech & Speake have recently had the opportunity to be stocked in Olfattorio, a unique fragrance bar brand in Italy. The Italian magazine, Qui Brescia, recorded the opening of a sixteenth boutique, referencing stocked brands including our own Czech & Speake.
Our No.88 Travel Shaving Set was selected as ‘The Pick’ by Gentleman’s Journal:
“The award-winning British brand is famed for its luxurious grooming travel solutions – in particular the ingeniously designed air-safe manicure set – and when it comes to shaving, it won’t let you down.”
The Italian fashion and lifestyle oriented online publication ICON included Czech & Speake’s Oxford & Cambridge fragrance in their guide to six dandy fragrances: “between novelties and great classics, elegant and timeless…”
GQ UK put together a piece on titled ‘Failsafe grooming essentials for the big day’, listing 5 key products. Our Manicure Set in Blue & White was selected, stating:
‘Your hands will never be photographed more than on your wedding day. Take the chore out of manicure maintenance with this luxury, leather-bound set from Czech & Speake. Simply clip your nails, push back your cuticles and smooth on hand moisturiser.’
Italian online publication Nove da Firenze did a feature on the expansive perfumery exhibition ‘Pitti Fragranze’ in which Czech & Speake had a stand. The exhibition hosted 170 brands within the stunning interior of Stazione Leopolda, an ex railway station.
Online men’s lifestyle publication BOND OFFICIAL has selected some of their favourite Czech & Speake fragrances and grooming products:
“Among the majestic leaders in the world of grooming, British brand, Czech & Speake exquisitely designs and maintains a plethora of products for the modern man. From fragrances, to candles and leather goods, the family owned brand driven by the Sawkins household offers grooming enthusiasts an unparalleled volume of esteemed necessities designed for essential grooming.
For the sake of continuous variety discovery, and perhaps, a grooming refresher, we’ve curated a luxurious selection of some of our favorite Czech & Speake fragrances and key grooming products:
When notes like wildflower, and citrus become too evident for an end of summer scent, lapse into Villa Ausonia, a soft fragrance that blends Vanilla, Calone, and Musk for an oceanic reference. Inspired by the Atlantic breeze in South West France and the distinctive smell of pine forests, it also features notes of Basil, and Ho Wood to further the scent design.
Oxford & Cambridge
Our favorite thing about Oxford & Cambridge outside of its sensational english, and french lavender note is its lasting power. When it comes to purchasing scents, nothing feels more victorious than finding a selection that lasts for a long time no matter how active your day is. Case in point, this quality is good enough to have us sold any day, any time. It also helps that its combination of Bergamot, Rosemary, and warm oak moss solidifies the natural English savor that is as recognizable as it is timeless, and sophisticated.
This high demand fragrance is the scent strand Czech & Speake is most notable for. Favorited by some of the biggest celebrities and well respected fragrance enthusiasts worldwide, it’s easy to see why. The notes blended include some of the most sought after ingredients in the men’s fragrance industry making for the ideal masculine scent. The Bergamot/Geranium notes are direct and stimulating, the Rose Otto/Cassie/Frangipani notes contribute a certain level of ultra fine richness, and the Vetiver/Sandalwood notes close out the compound nature of the scent that deems it enticing. A must have classic scent to say the least, and while you’re at it…”
The Gentleman’s Journal discuss the benefits of sleep and advise how to obtain the best amount of shut-eye. Our Oxford & Cambridge Cologne was featured as a recommended product, suggesting that the scent of lavender provides a higher chance of falling into a deep sleep.