Rua da Misericórdia, 1351200-284 Lisboa
The brand Claus Porto began in the late nineteenth century, when two German businessmen, Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder, founded the first national factory of soaps and fragrances in Porto.
Occupying the ground floor of a tiled Chiado historic building, this is the first flagship store of this century-old house whose products are sold in over 60 countries. Visiting it provides a unique opportunity to learn the craft philosophy behind its colognes and soaps, produced with the use of age-old techniques, and individually hand-wrapped.
The store, which for decades ran a pharmacy, also has a special place for the new line of candles created by the renowned perfumer Lyn Harris, with their evocative aromas of the Portuguese spring. But the lower floor - with direct links to Bairro Alto, the center of Lisbon's nightlife - is dedicated to the male beauty-care line Musgo Real, with a specialized consulting space, a barber shop and grooming services.