hi guys, there is a new grooming and skincare online shop! the WOODBERG central is located in the heart of germany, in my hometown DARMSTADT. that’s great, because so we german and european men have not to pay any f***ing customs to get f.ex. my beloved PORTLAND GENERAL STORE products from the usa  or the great TRIUMPH & DISASTER stuff from new zealand. but beside this you may think “why another online shop for cosmetics? …” nothing easier than this to explain: the guys from WOODBERG were not satisfied about the current options and so they went back to the roots and asked themselves, what would be be the ultimate online experience for men. here we go:
“ everything must be simple,  clearly structured and easy to understand | the website should deliver our modern and healthy lifestyle | men shouldn´t feel akward or uncomfortable while browsing the site | short informative category and product descriptions | optional in-depth descriptions for men who really want to know everything | the range of products had to be narrowed down to the – as we think – best ones available | natural and safe ingredients | effective products which get their job done,  especially designed for men | pre-selected sets/kits to get started,  for travel or for more experienced men | good and solid customer service” … this sounds good.

all products WOODBERG sells are especially designed for men’s needs, have the best ingredients mother nature has to offer and are engineered with the most advanced and modern techniques available. all products are tested by themselves before they´re available on WOODBERG just to make sure they are as effective as they claim. most of the products are vegan, all of them are cruelty free and ethically correct. at the moment they carry the up-and-coming New Zealand brand TRIUMPH & DISASTER,  PORT PRODUCTS and BUCKLER’S from L.A.,  handcrafted products from PORTLAND GENERAL STORE and HERBIVORE BOTANICALS, progress VULFIX and SIMPSONS shaving brushes, germany’s probably most traditionell brand SPEICK and razors from GIESEN FORSTHOFF – TIMOR. there are gonna be some more in the near future! AND soon there will be an english version of the site. check it out. great offer – good luck guys!!! i am sure you’re concept will work // woodberg on facebookpics | WOODBERG & Labels


as you know i am a great fan of PORTLAND GENERAL STORE’S WHISKEY fragrance. long before i discovered this one i took strong frankincense fragrances from COMME DE GARCONS INCENSE SERIES 3 and MONOCLE. there is another one i won’t explain – a kind of secret. but this week i discovered RUNDHOLZ PARFUMS – 03. APR. 1968 at great AUS LIEBE ZUM DUFT store. the “first in fragrance” in germany maybe in europe. just a short description for more check the AUS LIEBE ZUM DUFT SITE: “Incense, its scent is mystical considered as divine in Japan whole ceremonies are dedicated to it, in the Orient it started the art of perfumery and it was also the beginning of Lenka Rundholz’ vision, to create a unique fragrance …”  the fragrance composition: topnote – Lychee, heartnote – Heliotrope, basenote – Frankincense. the FRANKINCENSE note is so heavy that you have to be careful in use. sensational! i love this mystical heavy smell. pics | LTG


although i have a beard, at the moment a large one, a good day for me starts with a comfortable and accurate shave. of course classic: with a knife, a brush and a shaving soap. but i must admit that i am not so hardcore with my razor like others. i use a knife with changeable blades from TONDEO. and i must tell you even with this COMFORT CUT called blades i left some marks over the years. i am not brave enough to test a razor which i sharp myself with a strop. how do i know that it got blunt? when blood runs over my throat? hm, i would like to use, because you can get so awesome razor knives and the sharpen procedure is certainly something special. i think i must ask a specialist for details, maybe ALEX from because blog is an expert on razor shaving because he linked some very interesting sites on his blog site like RASURPUR.de . i will meet him the upcoming weekend in frankfurt. a great combo is the WHISKEY SHAVE SOAP from PORTLAND GENERAL STORE with the corresponding eau de toilette. smells like a pure smooth bourbon – so awesome in the morning. and one of my best buys this year is the BAXTER OF CALIFORMIA TRAVEL SHAVING BRUSH. genius idea. wow, when i used this piece for the first time it smelled so for badger and animal … boooaaah. but so i knew it was not a fake.  pics | LTG


wow, this morning i opened my PORTLAND GENERAL STORE WHISKEY  WET SHVAE JELLY the first time. unbelievalble: it smells like a soft smooth bourbon. great wet shaving! with the colognes it is the same. they smell so unique and distinctive. PGS say: “Portland General Store colognes are inspired by recipes we’ve found from the 1920s and ‘30s. Our all-natural ingredients are a blend of jojoba oil,  denatured alcohol,  CO2,  absolutes and essential oils—and each scent is blended by hand in small batches. We offer six primary scents,  and one or two limited edition colognes that change annually.” i got my PGS stuff 3 months ago and checking their website now i must see that they changed the designs of their bottles. it is very nice too, but the design of the ones i got is unbeatable: awesome. check their site: www.portlandgeneralstore.com AND hope to get this stuff soon in GERMANY!!! bad pics | LTG