Perfumery at Castle Forbes – Heritage with style
For almost six hundred years, Castle Forbes in the Vale of Alford, Aberdeenshire, has been the seat of Scotland’s premier lord, the Chief of Clan Forbes.
Occupying an impressive site at the heart of the 6,000-acre Forbes Estate with magnificent views across the river Don, the present castle was built in 1815 by the 17th Lord Forbes and is currently occupied by his great-great-great grandson Malcolm, the Master of Forbes, and his wife Jinny.
It is here in the converted former dairy beside Castle Forbes that we find the world’s smallest perfumery. The Castle Forbes Collection under the creative, skilled supervision of perfumer Andrew French, and using only the finest natural oils in the classical manner of Haute Parfumerie, has evolved into an exclusive range of top quality products for Canadian Gentlemen looking for an element of distinction and elegance.
The history of Proraso products dates back a long way. In 1908, Ludovico Martelli from Florence, Italy founded a cosmetics company under his own name. Then in 1948, his son Piero joined the company and helped launch the Proraso “crema miracolosa” to the Italian public. This eucalyptus oil based “miracle cream” could be used both before shaving to soften and prepare the beard, or after shaving to heal and calm irritation. Millions of “vasi” (glass jars) have been sold to three generations of satisfied Italian men and although many people know Proraso for their wonderful Shaving creams, Aftershave lotions and balms, it was the Pre & Post Cream that catapulted the company to the immense success they enjoy today. The Proraso Pre & Post formula will offer your skin a wonderful cooling sensation but more importantly it will make your shave more enjoyable by providing lubrication and cushion that prevents cuts and helps to achieve that “baby butt” smooth shave. Highly recommended!