Geo. F. Trumper Eucris

Geo. F. Trumper Eucris in the black glass bottle with crown top
Geo. F. Trumper Eucris in the black glass bottle with crown top
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Other products in Trumper's Eucris range include a shaving bowl (as seen in SkyFall), bottle of hairdressing and shower gel.
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Trumper's Curzon Street premises, circa 1950's, the same time that Ian Fleming frequented the barbershop
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Geo. F. Trumper Eucris Shaving Soap in Black Wooden Bowl
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Geo. F. Trumper badger hair shaving brush from the SKyFall movie (left) and a similar but more recent Geo. F. Trumper shaving brush (right)

In the James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Ian Fleming mentions Eucris, a fragrance by Geo. F. Trumper, the gentleman's barbers and perfumers of London, and it recently was discovered that in the movie SkyFall, James Bond is probably using Geo. F. Trumper Eucris shaving soap and shaving brush.

Eucris Fragrance
In the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Trumper is mentioned when Bond visits Marc-Ange Draco in Marseille and finds Eucris in his bathroom.

"Bond thought it time to make some show of independence. He said firmly, 'Un moment, je vous en prie,' and went into the bathroom and cleaned himself up - amused to notice that the soap was that most English of soaps, Pears Transparent, and that there was a bottle of Mr Trumper's 'Eucris' beside the very masculine brush and comb by Kent. Marc-Ange was indeed making his English guest feel at home!"
- Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963

Fleming was very familiar with Trumper’s. It is said that Ian Fleming himself was one of many British security intelligence agents that frequented the Curzon Street barbershop, since the British secret service was located on the same street.

Eucris is one of Trumper’s own fragrances. The Eucris Eau de Toilette for men in unique black bottle with crown top is still produced today, virtually unchanged. Available in a 100ml bottle at one of the Trumper shops in London, or at the Geo. F. Trumper website, or on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Also available is a plastic bottle of Eucris Hairdressing in 100ml, 200ml and 500ml sizes, a bath and shower gel, deodorant stick and shaving soap in wooden bowl, all in the same Eucris fragrance. All products are available online at the Trumper website, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Pears Soap
One of the other products mentioned in the same paragraph as Eucris, is Pears Transparent Soap, a brand founded in 1806. Pears soap was quite a unique soap, produced by Andrew Pears in a factory just off Oxford Street, London. The Pears Transparent Soap was the first mass-market transparent (translucent) soap and is still produced today although since 2009, the way it is made has completely changed. So if you want to wash like Bond, you would need to find a 'New Old Stock' to get the 'real' Pears soap as mentioned by Fleming.

Kent Brush and Comb
Kent is another British heritage brand, a family business, producing handmade brushes since 1777. The company is still around today, with brushes and combs available on their website and in stores around the UK.

Eucris Shaving Soap in Black Wooden Bowl and shaving brush
In the movie SkyFall (2012), James Bond (Daniel Craig) is using a brush to put soap on his face before shaving with a Dovo straight razor. The wooden bowl is black, just like the other Eucris collection bottles and packaging.
Available at Geo. F. Trumper
Available at Amazon.com
Available at Amazon.co.uk
Available at Amazon.de

It is assumed that Bond uses a Geo. F. Trumper badger hair black shaving brush with the soap. In the prop display, the black brush had a Geo F Trumper text on the side, but the text and font are not like any of the current brushes offered by Geo F Trumper. The current, most similar version of the brush is only available in Geo. F. Trumper store, and similar badger hair brushes with black handle can be found on the Trumpers website.

Find out more about how the bowl and brush were identified in this article.

Geo. F. Trumper
Geo. F. Trumper is a barbershop that also sells its own brand of shaving equipment, aftershaves and colognes as well as a small range of cufflinks and ties, umbrellas, canes and leather goods.

Trumper was founded in the late 19th century on 9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, a shop that still exists today. In the 1940s, a second location was added on the famous Jermyn Street, St James’s. That store recently moved to Duke of York Street, just off Jermyn Street.

It is said that Ian Fleming himself was one of many British security intelligence agents that frequented the Curzon Street barbershop, since the British secret service was located on the same street.

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Comments

Yes, but the Eoucris Fleming referred to was Eucris hairdressing, a long established product scented with violets. Trumper's Eucris Eau de Toilette is something else entirely, with a completely different scent. It was introduced comparatively recently - perhaps in the 1980s or '90s, long after Fleming's time. Best wishes, David Salter.

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