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Wood Hand Cream -- Adventures in Cooking Gift Guide, 11/16/2014

"... this best-selling Whiskey scent comes with an ultra musky, masculine fragrance they say will "bring out that inner Brando." -- Well and Good, November 16, 2014

"Portland General Store's Beard Oils are hand-batched in Maine and made using organic hemp seed oil, organic jojoba oil, marula oil, wild crafted absolutes and essential oils, plus their signature natural preservative blend." -- Stupid Dope, November 13, 3014

"This range of organic body products from the Portland General Store were introduced as its first ever line for women, following a successful line of skincare for men. What makes the preservative-free products so special is that they're extremely versatile... suitable for use on everything from hair to nails and the face as well." -- Trendhunter, November 11, 2014

"Portland General Store, a heritage, natural skincare brand for the well made man, has the only beard oils you will need to keep your scruff looking glorious for the month of November and beyond." -- VOUCHMAG, November 7, 2014

"Portland General Store makes a whole suite of bath and body products, but I wanted to get a whiff of their wild-sourced fragrances. I was pretty intrigued by the names--Whiskey, Bootlegger, and Farmers’--and I was lucky enough to get my mitts on them." -- XOVain, November 6, 2014

"Inspired by the rugged land and rocky coast of Maine, her scents have a rustic yet refined appeal." -- Men's Journal, October 28, 2014

"The other thing that’s interesting is if you look left field you’re probably aware that this whole maker movement is really popular, even in tech with 3D printing. To me I see a parallel. Portland General Store is serving the interests people have about what goes on their skin. I would say part of the interest and success of Portland General Store is people are interested that we are human beings, it’s a family-owned business and we really make stuff." -- The Noble Barbarian, October 22, 2014

"The best part though is the way it exfoliates using ground walnut shells. This helps brighten up your complexion and clean out your pores without damaging them. We’ve heard of several high-end barbershops including this product in their facial services to men coming in for more than a cut." -- The Manual, October 17, 2014

"The old fashioned shaving experience gets an all-natural edge with this cedar wood scented soap." -- Men's Journal, June 29, 2014

"For the bristly chap" -- LA Times, May 10, 2014

"Bottling up that beachy aroma into a fragrance of refreshing sea notes... the vegan and organic scent provides the scent of a day spent at the beach without dragging home a whole bunch of excess sand." -- Nylon Guys, April 28, 2014

"This Portland General Store cleanser is rich in natural ingredients like rhassoul mud, an anti-bacterial natural clay, and finely milled walnut shells to gently scrub away dead skin cells." -- Men's Health, April 2, 2014

Need to Know: Bootlegger Cologne by Portland General Store -- Examiner, March 31, 2014

"… this all-natural scent contains all the manly musks those feminine colognes don’t have, but still with a pleasant welcoming aroma that will point ladies' noses your way." -- Complex, March 24, 2014

"Barbershops all over the country use Portland General Store’s THICK ($25) on their clients for that reason. Try it. You’ll feel the difference." -- Southern Living, March 19, 2014

"Portland General Store’s thoughtful, distinctive men’s skincare products have been longtime CH favorites, and many have been hoping for a sister line that would bring the same organic approach and handcrafted quality to the women’s market." -- Cool Hunting, February 27, 2014

"For $110 a bottle, farmers ranchers and cowboys can smell their best during work and play." -- Channel 8/ABC News, February 12, 2014

10 Winter Colognes -- Esquire, December 2013

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide -- Beauty Bets, December 16, 2013

"Beards can be a tangly, wiry, rough forest; this oil will moisturize, tame, and leave you smelling and feeling refreshed." -- 31 Days of, December 10, 2013

“… the hinterland between imperceptible and orgasmic." -- Examiner, November 24, 2013

"It’s for the guy in Brooklyn who wants to move back to the land, to become a homesteader … but who still likes going out at night.” -- Modern Farmer, November 4, 2013

"We like that it's crafted using all-natural ingredients, and that 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association." -- Men's Journal, October 30, 2013

"… Portland General Store is so young it still has peach fuzz. You wouldn't know it from the quality of its Whiskey soap, which is decidedly old-fashioned (again, in the best way possible)." -- Men's Journal, October 23, 2013

"The candles are hand-poured, consisting of 100% Maine beeswax, natural essential oils, and a cotton wick." -- Selectism, October 19, 2013

"it smells great — a bit outdoorsy and woodsy, but not too overpowering. It's comforting. And a little warming. Just like whiskey." -- Esquire, September 19, 2013

"But one hair care product we particularly like is the paraben and sulfate free shampoo, Thick — a vegan creation that leaves hair feeling clean and looking shiny." -- Nylon Guys, September 19, 2013

Travel Section, featuring PGS Stockist The Emporium in Montreal -- The New York Times, August 8, 2013

“Redolent of the grain and hay smells of the cow barn from my Vermont childhood … with an ever-so-slight medicinal note.” -- Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2013

"Both shavers agreed, this does the job better than advertised. The Racer name is perfect, as the slippery cream makes for fast and easy passes of the blade. " -- Valet, July 25, 2012

Seven Questions: Portland General Store -- Well Spent, July 25, 2013

"Homegrown grooming goodness, courtesy of the fine folks of Portland, Maine." -- Esquire, July 2013

"If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear Portland General Store founder Lisa Brodar was some kind of sorceress… The RACER Shave Cream… combines aloe vera, shea butter, cocoa butter and fruit extracts, for one of the closest, smoothest and soothing-est shaves I’ve ever had (real talk)." -- Well Spent, June 28, 2012

Five Scoop Q&A with Portland General Store -- Five Thot, June 4, 2013

Grooming Alert: Portland General Store (Interview) -- The Manual, March 8, 2013

"With names like Tobacco, Moss and Maine, you’d be forgiven for immediately turning your nose up at these colognes. You would be missing out though, so I politely suggest that you man up and prepare to smell like just that – a man." -- Previous Magazine, March 3, 2013

"This subtle fragrance is influenced by cologne recipes from the 1920s... " -- Valet, April 30, 2013

Creative Gifts for Men, featuring Professor Aftershave Balm - Real Simple, December 2012

Video of Portland General Store, Moosehead Journey, September 4, 2012

"The end result, my skin hasn’t felt this good post shave in a long time. It feels new and hydrated." -- Fragrant Moments, August 17, 2012

FPO Awards, May 2012

“All of the guys in my shop started using Portland General Store’s Face Bomb and loved it, so I wanted to include it in a quick way to get great skin,” says the Persons of Interest Barbershop owner Steve Marks" -- T Magazine, May 9, 2012

Portland General Store: Nice Package -- The Bedlam of Beefy, February 2012

"And that’s why it’s been my go-to for several months now. " -- Well Spent, January 11, 2012

Whiskey Aftershave Splash -- GQ UK, September 9, 2011

"… the soap is tailored to manhandle the grime and stench associated with life’s more intense pursuits." -- Gear Patrol, September 2, 2011

June beauty editor's picks -- Wallpaper, June 3, 2011

"This tobacco-scented bottle comes from Portland General Store, proud home of whiskey cologne and general nostalgia. There’s also a Eucalyptus version, if you prefer your aromatic therapies to be nicotine free." -- Kempt, June 1, 2011

The Die Line, May 24, 2011

The Moment's Holiday Gift Guide -- T Magazine, November 19, 2010

"And like a finely aged bottle of scotch, the goods are all produced with recipes dating back to the '20s and '30s (meaning they pack more of a kick than anything you could pick up at a department store)." -- Urban Daddy, July 6, 2009

"The type of gal who enjoys a nice cigar and an aged Bourbon, Brodar has a natural nose for men's fragrances." -- Valet, June 29, 2009

"Lisa Brodar makes a wide range of body care products ranging from skin creams to fragrances for men and women. She designed the labels herself, which is pretty impressive considering she can create the product and the look for it, too." -- The Die Line, June 16, 2009