Castle Forbes - The World's Smallest Perfumery

Castle Forbes - The World's Smallest Perfumery

Castle Forbes is the world’s smallest perfumery, located in the picturesque surroundings of Castle Forbes on the banks of the River Don in Aberdeenshire. The castle and 6,000 acre estate is the ancestral home of the Chief of the Forbes Clan. The perfumery is based in the converted dairy building behind the castle. Their range of fragrances and shaving products are famed worldwide for their quality and performance. Their shaving products contain no parabens, no added colours, no artificial fragrances, and no animal products; they are also not tested on animals.

Castle Forbes Shaving Creams

Regularly voted as the best shaving creams in the world across numerous shaving forums and websites, the range of Castle Forbes shaving creams contains three different fragrances:
Cedarwood and Sandalwood

All three are presented in large 200ml screw top jars and the cream is incredibly rich and thick. Only a tiny amount is required to create a generous, lubricating lather. Expect between five to six months, daily use from one tub. This compares to the eight to twelve weeks you'll get from cheaper shaving creams of the same size.

The Lime shaving cream possesses an incredibly zesty and fruity fragrance of limes. It adds a burst of citrus zing to your daily shave.

The Lavender cream is packed with the signature floral fragrance of lavender. It is especially good for those who suffer from sensitive skin, as lavender is a well known for its soothing powers.

Finally, the Cedarwood& Sandalwood shaving cream possesses the truly authentic smoky, woody, earthy fragrance of real sandalwood and cedarwood essential oils. This cream does not possess the sickly sweet aroma associated with cheaper sandalwood shaving creams most of which contain synthetic perfumes. This is the real deal; it smells of the genuine article.

Only a small drop of shaving cream is required to create a luxurious, thick, rich, cushioning lather, that protects, soothes and moisturises while you shave.

Castle Forbes Water Soluble Pre Shave Balm

The perfect pre shave treatment, this balm softens and swells the beard stubble prior to shaving, it also leaves a very thin layer of ‘slip’ which aids razor glide, allowing your razor to shave smoother and closer. It is recommended for those who suffer from razor burn and ingrown hairs. As it is water soluble, unlike pre shave oils, it will not leave any sticky residue on your razor, brush or in the sink.

As with the Castle Forbes shaving creams this product contains no parabens, no colourants, no animal products, is not tested on animals and is fragrance free.

You can check out this pre shave balm here.

Castle Forbes Aftershave Balms

After shaving it is essential that you rehydrate your skin with a good balm. Castle Forbes aftershave balms are the very best available on the marketplace today. Thier balms contains natural witch hazel which tones the skin after shaving, moisturises the skin and replenishes it without leaving any sticky residue. Castle Forbes after shave balm is available in the same three fragrances as the shaving creams:
Cedarwood and Sandalwood
This means you can match up your favourite shaving cream together with a matching balm for the ultimate shaving experience. For sensitive skin sufferers the lavender shaving cream and the lavender aftershave balm will deliver irritation free shaving.

Castle Forbes Eau de Parfum

The real reason the perfumery was created was to create a selection of unique scents that captured the essence of the castle and the surrounding landscapes. After much painstaking development work a carefully crafted range of eau de parfum was created to bear the Castle Forbes emblem.

This selection of eau de parfum contains the following:

Forbes of Forbes – this is a scent for men of all ages; it is a blend of exotic woods and accords of green herbal and pine notes supported on a soft amber base.

1445 – a superb 'green' fragrance that can be worn day or night, is a light, fresh accord of ferns and grasses supported on a base of lavender, tarragon, lemon and bitter orange.

Keig – named after the bridge that crosses the River Don, close to the castle, this is a zesty blend of lemon, lime and bergamot essential oils on a heart of sandalwood and cedarwood.  

Gentlemen’s Cologne –this unique fragrance is a blend of citruses, oakmoss, lavender and pine with a green heart of ferns on a base of precious woods.

The two Special Reserve fragrances are, as the name suggests, the very pinnacle of the perfumery’s output.

Special Reserve Vetiver – historically known as the oil of tranquility, Vetiver Oil has an earthy grass note with a clean woody, slightly smoky endurance, it has gained a reputation for easing tension and stress.

Special Reserve Neroli - this scent harnesses three precious treasures from the Bitter Orange Tree, exquisite Neroli Oil from the delicate blossoms, Petitgrain Oil Bigarde from the young shoots and twigs and Bitter Orange Oil expressed from the peel of the fruit.

All eau de parfums by Castle Forbes possess great staying power and will last all day long, so you only need to use a few sprays in the morning. 

From such small beginnings Castle Forbes has developed the ultimate range of male grooming products, all of which are very high quality and incredibly good value. Unlike many cheaper alternatives, the Castle Forbes shaving products are long lasting and kind to your skin.

Browse the entire selection of Castle Forbes products stocked by Executive Shaving here.

More Posts