Henri et Victoria
The Henri and Victoria adventure began in 2014 when Claude and Jean-Mathieu had a shared passion for traditional shaving.
As the old saying goes, with every problem lies a solution. Henri et Victoria came into the spotlight because it solves a genuine problem that almost every man will have come across before. In fact, as the originating Company Founder, I had experienced this problem first-hand, and I knew I had to do something about it.
The shaving products I tried were either low quality, but smelt great; or, they were good quality, but required to mix and match the different scent to them whatsoever. This meant a mix of products was needed to get any kind of happy medium. Artisan products were not mainstream or widespread, and there weren’t too many that had a distinctive or even pleasant smell.
So, I embarked on a mission to create a solution. I wanted it all, and I knew other men out there wanted the same too. My goal was to create a high-quality product that performed its intended job and smelt distinctively good, without being overbearing or ugly.
I am wholly biased and exceptionally proud of our products. The Vegan Shaving Soap was lovingly created with a supreme formula, followed closely after by the Tallow Base Shaving Soap that had an even newer formulation.
What’s traditional shaving?
Traditional shaving is an alternative to safety or electric shaving. His practice is based more on ritual and self-respect. This technique reduces the irritation of the skin, is more economical and ecological. By the same token, the use of products manufactured by Henri and Victoria are hypoallergenic and composed of healthy ingredients for the skin and beard.
Men’s skin products
Our approach does not use existing products formed in biochemistry. Claude’s goal is to create perfumes that are perfect for men and produce exceptional products for skin care. Your skin is the largest body organ and commercial creams are not always the best for you.
Henri et Victoria is engaged in the social causes
We do not rely only on the elegance. Henri delivers an amount each year to a cause in order to support the research. This year we have chosen to support the “Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario” and Movember.
Who is Behind the Brand?
My name is Claude Pilon; I am the originating founder of Henri et Victoria. My background is in Biochemistry, and this gives me a comprehensive understanding of both skin and soap chemistry, along with lab safety and elite manufacturing practices.
You could say that I have spent my entire life’s works preparing for this, and I would have to agree. Everything I have learned over the years has allowed me to harness that knowledge and apply it to this business. Every single ingredient in all of Henri et Victoria’s products have a specific function and are beneficial to the person who uses it. I am exceptionally proud of how the product was created, and how it has evolved into a collection of high-performing shaving products that solve a genuine issue; with a touch of class and an air of grace like no other shaving product brand has.
So, with the product development complete. It was time to grow and go-to-market.
Jean-Mathieu Leblanc joined as Co-Owner of the business in 2016. With a Master’s in Administration, he was a born manager and an instinctive problem solver. Providing essential structure, organization, and optimization; the business was now ready to go international.
Retaining full control over the entire manufacturing process ensures the quality of the products is upheld. We know we have a winning recipe, so we aren’t going to change it.
This has deepened our love of wet shaving, and we hope that you too can fall in love with your new grooming regimes, and enjoy a quintessential wet-shave once again.