- History: Established 1875 in Curzon Street, Mayfair, by Mr George Trumper, the business has served the needs of London gentlemen and members of the Royal Court for over 125 years, and has been honoured with the Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria and five subsequent monarchs. In the two shops Trumper continue the tradition of excellence established many years ago, meeting the grooming needs of gentlemen from all fields including leading figures in government, industry and the entertainment world.
- Bespoke Service: George Trumper (founder) was a gentlemen's perfumer who created bespoke fragrances to order that would remain exclusive to one gentleman until he stopped paying for the bespoke service and the "ownership rights". After a year or two "holding time" Trumper would bottle the fragrance for general sale in his Curzon Street salon, often giving it the name of their former patron, hence Astor, Marlborough, Silvester and others.
- Sample Service: Unlike some high-end firms Trumper's offers a formal, packaged kit of samples of their shave creams, skin foods, and colognes. Available through their website, these sample kits can include as many as six cream and six cologne samples, along with Skin Food samples in all three scents.
A noted Men's perfumer Trumper offers nearly a dozen distinct Men's fragrances. Some of these fragrances, like Limes and Sandalwood, are part of larger collections; while others, such as Marlborough, Wellington, Astor, and Skye are original scents. Notable among these original fragrances are Spanish Leather, a spicy--and surprisingly non-leather--scent, the wonderfully green Wild Fern, and Eucris, a rich blend of deep woods. A recent addition is the eponymous GFT, a sharp combination of sparkling lemon and tarragon. Trumper's scents are available in 50ml and 100 ml bottles. Smaller 30 ml bottles can occasionally be found but these seem to be discontinued. A small number of scents, including Ajaccio Violets, Bay Rum, and Skye, are available in 200 ml and 500 ml plastic travel bottles.
Trumper's offers large collections of complimentary grooming and bath products in the GFT, Sandalwood, Almond, and Extract of Limes scents. These collections include a number of traditional grooming items like shaving creams, post-shaves and deodorants.
Nothing if not traditional, Trumper's offers a collection of luxury shave creams in the traditional English fragrances of Rose, Almond, Sandalwood and West Indian Lime. More unique offerings include the festively purple-hued Violet, and the well-respected Coconut Oil. A recent addition to the shaving cream collection is the eponymous GFT, a compliment to the GFT cologne. Creams are available in both 75 ml metal tubes and 150 ml tubs.
Trumper's also makes soaps in the same scents as the creams, with the exception of the GFT. These soaps are 80g/2.8 oz and are available in wooden lidded bowls or in refill form.
Many of the famous Trumper's scents, including Astor, Curzon, Limes, Marlborough, Skye, Spanish Leather, and Wellington, are available as after-shaves. These after-shaves are alcohol-based and come in 100 ml splash-style glass bottles with the traditional Trumper's crown-shaped stoppers.
Perhaps Trumper's most famous and popular shaving requisites are their celebrated Skin Foods. Traditionally available in Rose and West Indian Lime, Trumper's recently introduced a third skin food in their unique Sandalwood fragrance. These thin liquids are rich in glycerin and are absorbed quickly into the kin. While they can be used as pre-shaves, it is generally agreed that it is as a post-shave that the product is most effective. These Skin Foods are available in three sizes, the 100 ml and 200 ml plastic bottles, which are easily obtainable in the US, and the massive 500 ml plastic bottle, which is sometimes difficult to find outside the UK.
Trumper's produces two ranges of shampoos--a traditional Men's selection of scents and an herbal range. Among the traditional scents are offerings in the Limes, Almond and Coconut Oil scents, as well as Lemon. The herbal range offers shamppos with Chamomile, Lavender, Nettle, Thyme, and Valerian. These shampoos are in the English style, meaning that they produce very little lather and only require a very small amount of shampoo for each use. Both ranges come in 100, 200, and 500 ml sizes.
Reflecting their long history as a barber Trumper's still offers a range of traditional hair creams and dressings. Offerings include Coronis, scented with the Skye fragrance, Eucris, and Green and Amber Floreka, both scented with a light floral musk. The Eucris and Skye are also available with oil. All of these products come in 100, 200, and 500 ml plastic travel-style bottles.
A full-service chemist Trumper's also produces a wide-range of other grooming products, including a large number of bath and shower gels, hand soaps, deodorants and talc.
Trumper's is also known for offering a full line of shaving accessories, including branded shaving brushes, handles for the popular Fusion and Mach 3 cartridge systems, and unique metal stands for both razors and brushes. Trumper's also offers a small range of leather strops for straight razor users.
The Mother Ship:
The Mayfair Shop
9 Curzon Street
London W1J 5HQ
+44 (0)20 7499 1850
Open 9am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri and 9am - 1pm Sat
The St. James's Shop
1 Duke of York St
London SW1Y 6JP
+44 ()20 7734 6553
Open 9am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri and 9am - 5pm Sat
- Geo. F. Trumper - Online Stockist