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GQ UK

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.’

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BOND OFFICIAL

BOND OFFICIAL Recommends: Czech & Speake

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:

 

Villa Ausonia

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.

 

No. 88

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…”

 

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Gentleman’s Journal

“We pick our favourite suitcases, accessories and travel must-haves to ensure you fly high in high style.”

Gentleman’s Journal included a Czech & Speake Manicure Set in Black & Red as favourite travel must-have.

“This Air-Safe Manicure Set is perhaps the pinnacle of its efforts; the cutting edge of abrasive accessorising. Beautifully presented in a blue long grain leather case, with contrasting white inner, the Design Award-winning set contains four instruments purpose-made in Germany by expert toolmakers.”

 

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Gentleman’s Journal

Czech & Speake’s No.88 Shaving Set & Stand was included in the Gentleman’s Journal’s editor’s pick list this week, in line with their theme of black.

“This sleek shaving set from Czech & Speake is how we ensure every day gets off to a smooth start. Crafted from matte black anodised aluminium, the stand and razor combine classical elegance with a minimalist, contemporary edge — perfect for bringing some swagger to your morning routine.”

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Sharp Canada

Czech & Speake’s Zebrano Shaving Set made a feature in Sharp Canada: “the best way to get your day started on the right path: estabish a morning ritual reflecting the luxury that results from hard work. Carved from zebra-striped Zebrano wood by Czech & Speake, this suave set is a great reminder to always put your best face forward.”

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Ventvenir Blog

A review of Cuba and Villa Ausonia

Discover the latest review of Villa Ausonia Eau de Parfum and Cuba Cologne by Mariia Petrenko, owner of blog Ventvenir:

Villa Ausonia by Czech&Speake is the perfume that fills the air with the scent of calmness and contemplation. This is the perfect perfume for enjoying the view and the sound of the ocean, for feeling a deep connection with nature and everything around us.”

If it were a place, it would be a villa by the ocean. If it were a color, it would be light grey with pale blue. If it were one word, it would be the serenity.

Cuba perfume is warm as the smoke of a cigar, heady as the taste of rum and memorable as the most fascinating adventure in Cuba, the island of freedom. This perfume is for enjoying the beauty and simplicity of the moment, for dancing to the rhythms of life and not for being in a hurry.”

If it were a place, it would be a small Cubano bar. If it were a color, it would be dark brown with red. If it were one word, it would be heady.

 

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Gentleman’s Journal

Our Air-Safe Manicure Set in blue & white was featured in the Gentleman’s Journal’s latest article “The Pick: Czech & Speake Air-Safe Manicure Set.”

“With ingenious crystal-edge instruments encased in blue long grain leather, this award-winning travel manicure set will ensure you always have a smooth landing. Czech & Speake’s approach to daily grooming rituals borders on the spiritual. Its shaves are closer, its soaps softer and its aftershaves more aromatic. And yet, the award-winning British brand are never satisfied. From its Belgravia-based showroom, Czech & Speake is continuously inventing and innovating — determined to improve your grooming experience beyond the bathroom…”

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Gentleman’s Journal

We are delighted to be featured in “Your guide to the best grooming travel sets” by Gentleman’s Journal as best for a business handshake Air Safe Manicure Kit.

“For a little in-flight grooming, this air-safe manicure set by Czech & Speake is perfect. Each one of the miniature instruments have rounded edges to conform to international restrictions on hand luggage for air travel.”

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Mr Porter

Our Neroli Moisturising Bath & Body Oil 50ml was featured in Mr Porter’s list of “How to Manscape in 2019”

“Aftercare is as important in these situations as preparation, capable of soothing inflammation, microcuts or potential ingrown hairs. Run a bath and pour in an oil, such as Czech & Speake Neroli Moisturising Bath And Body Oil. The bath will help hydrate skin that’s been stripped during the process and soften the remaining hair.”

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SFGate

Travel writer, Chris McGinnis, recalls a memorable trip to London with iconic, flamboyant music artist, Elton John. He describes accompanying Elton on a shopping trip to his favourite stores, and Czech & Speake was amongst the list:

“The next day we (Elton included this time) limo-ed into town for more shopping, then another nice salad lunch at the Queensdale house. For the rest of the afternoon, we rushed around the city in the Bentley chauffeured by Derrick, stopping at Elton’s favorite Mayfair shops for soaps and potions like Czech & Speake, and his favorite T-shirts store, where we walked in and within minutes he’d purchased hundreds of pounds worth. He gave me three.”

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House & Garden

In House & Garden’s July edit of Kitchen and Bathroom Living, industry experts were asked advice for putting together a bathroom scheme. Our founder Frank Sawkins provided his wise words:

“Think about the function of your bathroom when deciding on a style. Is it somewhere to get ready with minimal time or a place for relaxation? Bear in mind existing plumbing, as this will often dictate the placement of key pieces, such as the loo, basin and shower or bath.” Frank Sawkins. 

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Mr Porter

Our Manicure set was featured in Mr Porter’s list of ‘The Best Gifts to Give your Dad this Father’s Day’.

“Czech & Speake’s handsomely appointed, leather-bound manicure kit has everything he could ever need for keeping his nails neat and tidy. And, let’s be honest, quite a lot more. With two pairs of scissors (safety and nail), slanted tweezers, two pairs of nail clippers, a cuticle nipper and a double-ended cuticle pusher, this is without a doubt the most complete nail-care set he’ll ever receive.”

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Grey Fox Blog

Fashion influencer, David Evans of Fox Blog, produced a guide in choosing a personal scent.

 

“Go for established names and try those first. You cannot go wrong with well known brands like Acqua di Parma, Creed, Czech & Speake, Guerlain, Jo Malone and Tom Ford to name just a few of the many reputable makes available.”

 

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The World of Interiors

The World of Interiors featured Czech & Speake in two pieces of their May issue. Our Edwardian toothbrush holder appeared in home decor inspiration article ‘Criss-Cross’ and our FS sink with Pedestal was trimmed with gingham for a style guide on traditional basins, titled ‘Frills and Spills’.

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Gentleman’s Journal

Gentleman’s Journal announced their favourite grooming products on the market for the ‘Gentleman’s Journal Grooming Awards’. Our No.88 Shaving Soap was selected for ‘Best in shaving’.

In the shaving department, heritage brand Czech & Speake was the undisputed favourite thanks to their No.88 Aluminium Shaving Dish & Soap, with Jack enjoying a return to a more traditional piece of grooming gear. “We all grew up seeing our dad or granddad using a soapdish,” he says, “this one creates a proper lather, which is much more satisfying than a gel.”

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Gentleman’s Journal

In light of their recent e-commerce site launch, Gentleman’s Journal picked their favourites products from their shop. Our Oxford & Cambridge cologne was chosen as a fragrance for spring.

“The cologne itself is rich in concentrate, and will last the entire season. Top notes of bergamot, peppermint and rosemary will see you into summer, and the lavender middle makes way for a heady base of oakmoss. We can’t get enough of the way it smells — or the satin finish blue bottle in which its presented.”

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Gentleman’s Journal

Gentleman’s Journal put together a list of products that their team swear by.

“These are the grooming products that we actually use, day-in day-out, and swear by all year around.”

Our Neroli Cologne was selected as “Jonny’s personal favourite” describing it as “Elegant, rich and refined, this is a light breezy scent that suits the winter months, as well as summer.”

 

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