Claus Porto | Musgo Real For Men.

At the roots of Claus Porto are its German founders and a beautiful, historic Portuguese city. The marriage of these two European identities went on to create a venerable beauty and fragrance house, which marks its 130th anniversary in 2017.

The label built its name on hand-crafted soaps infused with fine fragrances, which draw on ingredients from Portugal’s lush countryside. These products are imbued with an artisan’s heart and soul, and are wrapped by hand in packaging illustrated with beautiful art work.

Every product shines with the influence of the house’s vintage graphic designs, which give a sense of being transported to the glamourous decadence of Belle Époque Europe. And Claus Porto’s factory is still installed in its home city of Porto, where the soaps are crafted using mechanical, old-world methods.

Claus Porto has preserved this heritage even in turbulent times. Over more than 100 years and 4 generations, Claus Porto has maintained its authenticity, developing its expertise in perfumes and cosmetics, along with a hand-crafted ethos. The house's archive also holds an incredible portfolio of hand-made colorful labels and patterns, each conveying a unique personality.

The main commercial space is on the ground floor, greeting visitors on a handmade cement-tile floor with a geometric pattern created especially for Claus Porto in tribute to the Art Deco designs that are such an integral part of the brand’s graphic identity.  In their distinctive, multicoloured packaging, the Claus Porto collections are displayed amid a fusion of old and new design. Antique display cabinets, archive photography and vintage factory machinery are integrated into a stripped down functional space framed by marble, brass, natural wood. “It’s a modern take on an historic store, with noble materials, playful forms,” explains Anne-Margreet Honing, Claus Porto’s Creative Director. The middle floor is our museum space, tracing the history of Claus Porto through a display of treasures from the brand's archives and storeroom: from French-language labels that were de rigueur for chic products in the 1880’s; to stern-faced portraits of our bewhiskered founders; and the visitors’ book signed in by King Manuel II in 1908, two years before revolution overthrew the monarchy. Award-winning designer, Eduardo Aires of Porto’s White Studio, has curated two special exhibitions tracing the evolution of the Claus Porto logo over the years and the story of Musgo Real’s masculine imagery.

The main commercial space is on the ground floor, greeting visitors on a handmade cement-tile floor with a geometric pattern created especially for Claus Porto in tribute to the Art Deco designs that are such an integral part of the brand’s graphic identity. 

In their distinctive, multicoloured packaging, the Claus Porto collections are displayed amid a fusion of old and new design. Antique display cabinets, archive photography and vintage factory machinery are integrated into a stripped down functional space framed by marble, brass, natural wood. “It’s a modern take on an historic store, with noble materials, playful forms,” explains Anne-Margreet Honing, Claus Porto’s Creative Director.

The middle floor is our museum space, tracing the history of Claus Porto through a display of treasures from the brand's archives and storeroom: from French-language labels that were de rigueur for chic products in the 1880’s; to stern-faced portraits of our bewhiskered founders; and the visitors’ book signed in by King Manuel II in 1908, two years before revolution overthrew the monarchy.

Award-winning designer, Eduardo Aires of Porto’s White Studio, has curated two special exhibitions tracing the evolution of the Claus Porto logo over the years and the story of Musgo Real’s masculine imagery.