In the olden days, products incorporating vices from cocaine to morphine were marketed as miracle cures for everything from headaches, to fevers, to the mysterious shaking that afflicted those who had recently been cured of headaches and fevers. Now offering vice-addled restoratives for your ill grooming, Portland General Store, just arrived in the UK.
From an NYC ad exec who fled the rat race to Portland, Maine, PGS is a home-brewed line of all-natural grooming products inspired by century-old soap-recipe books that often conscripted wonderfully dubious ingredients like tobacco and whiskey into their formulas; to further the authenticity, the products are packaged in vintage-style pharmaceutical bottles, whose old-timey labels are reminiscent of an era before barcodes, or science. The two key booze-or-'baccy flavoured lines include wet-shave soap/jelly, bath scrub/body creme, a solid lotion bar, and "Skin Quench" aftershave balm; in an "Eau de Night on the Tiles" move, both whiskey and tobacco are also available in cologne form, because the real key to kicking those habits is smelling like you haven't, and thereby avoiding people ridiculing you as a coward. The colognes also extend into less addictive varieties like moss, cardamom, palo santo, and wood; further stock ranges from Turkish fig soap to an antibacterial scrub made with a mineral-rich clay used by ancient Roman/Egyptian nobility, and dubbed the "Face Bomb" (also a site that allows terrorists to connect with their martyrs, and their martyrs' martyrs, and so on...).
For travelers, there's a sample pack containing 'fun size' sample bottles of aftershave splash/balm, shave jelly, jarred soap, body creme, and two colognes, all packaged in a cigar box -- just be forthright about your bottles with airport security, or there'll be no mystery as to why they're subjecting you to such a violent shaking.