February 10, 2015

NUVO Magazine

A big thank you to NUVO Magazine, out of Canada, for the in-depth piece they wrote about our process and products. Find the full piece in print in their Winter 2014 issue, or online here.
January 07, 2015

from a maine fan

The other day I received an email with the subject line "Happy New Year from a MAINE fan." A friend of a friend, Sarah Krasley told me about the very important role our MAINE candle plays in her New Year's ritual. 

Every New Year's Day, amidst the pieces of confetti on the floor that came home with me from the festivities of the night before, I buy a bunch of the whitest tulips I can find, play that song from Graceland that goes "Somebody say 'hello, hello, hello'" and pull out a pristine white paper canister that holds MAINE. The clary sage in the fragrance mix clears out any lingering juju from the year before and overall it is just a perfect, clean scent for a fresh start. The scent has a teeny sharpness to it, like the cold air piercing the winter sky all wrapped up in flowery kindness, the well-needed reminder of what will come in a few months...Spring.

December 03, 2014

annual holiday party + sale

Please join us this Saturday for our annual Dobbin Mews holiday party. We will have sips + bites while you shop for gifts from the many talented designers we share a space with.

November 26, 2014

Free Shipping + a Special Gift

Starting today, we are offering free domestic shipping and a complimentary MCMC x BAGGU tote on orders $75 or more (through December 18th). Check out our selection of limited edition Holiday Gift Sets on offer this year.
November 24, 2014

essential homme

We are thrilled to be featured in the October/November issue of Essential Homme magazine! Once again, our Dude No.1 Beard Oil is called out as your beard moisturizing go-to.
November 11, 2014

"what do you do all day?"

Recently David Plotz from Slate came by to interview me for another installation of his series "What do you do all day?". I was nervous to listen at first (isn't it nerve-wracking to hear your own voice?) but I have to say, I'm proud! I kept my cool. Thanks Slate for coming in and asking such interesting questions about small-batch perfume making. Give a listen below:

 

November 06, 2014

diy drawer sachets

Our friends at Lou & Grey recently posted a brilliant DIY using our HUNTER perfume oil. Click over to see how they made Fall sachets, perfect for gifting your friends this season!
November 06, 2014

how to grow a beard for the first time

GQ recently published an article called How to Grow a Beard for the First Time featuring yours truly, our Dude No. 1 Beard Oil. The article has proven to be been wildly popular, and lived on their homepage for several weeks as one of the Top 5 reads and we have been seeing tons of traffic to our site because of it. So, I thought I'd share their tips + tricks here for those of you in need of some beard growing, grooming, and styling tips.

1. Have Patience

It'll take most guys about a month to grow out a full beard. Resist overshaping it in those early days till you can see what's really going on. Though, do use a trimmer to give the hair an even look.

2. Accept the Itch

New beard hairs can feel like a cactus poking your skin (sorry fellas!). The prickly sensation goes away after about a week so stay strong.

3. Wash That

It's hair, so you need to clean it or dirt can get trapped underneath. You can just wash it with shampoo about twice a week, when you're showering.

4. Soften It Up

Here's the important step: use Dude No.1 Beard Oil! Hair that's supple will lay flat and won't itch your girlfriend. Plus the subtle herbs and wood scent is sure to woo her. 

5. Avoid Hard Lines

Your beard look is really customizable, but a natural look is in right now. AKA, a beard shouldn't end at your chin. Let the hair grow naturally up to about an inch or two above your Adam's apple, then allow it to fade using a few different settings on your trimmer.

6. Shape Your Face

Christian Olvera, from LA's Baxter Finley barber shop says," Everyone should aim to trim in tighter on the cheeks and leave hair a littler longer where a goatee would be."

Article edited and condensed from GQ's How to Grow a Beard for the First Time / Photo by Nathaniel Goldberg for GQ

October 29, 2014

new fall candles

To celebrate the coziness of the upcoming Fall/Winter months, we are introducing two new candles into our lineup: NOBLE and GARDEN. These candles are hand-poured in Brooklyn, using a blend of soy, vegetable and beeswax, with a 100% cotton wick. The burn time is approximately 50 hours. Candles make a wonderful gift item!

 

Alpha Smoot / photography

Lisa Przystup / floral design

October 02, 2014

lisa przystup on into the gloss

Beautiful Lisa shouts out our rose-with-notes-of-grass MAINE eau de parfum on Into the Gloss today as part of her After Dark interview.

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