03-16-2013, 03:18 AM
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Mr Miquel Ricou Sole founded Myrsol labs in the '40s, in Barcelona, Spain. He began working at home.
The brand Myrsol is an acronym of his name, but using the Y instead of I. My-R-Sol.
The famous art deco bottle of aftershave is a personal design from the early years.
Mr Miquel worked as a barber also. In search of good products in those difficult years in Spain, he began to study chemistry to learn how to produce lotions. Self-taught, and buying quality components, he was creating the lotions that still remain, and its flagship product, the famous Emulsion.

Currently Mr Miquel is 93 years old and goes every day to the labs. The family business is carried now by his grandson Carles, but Mr Miquel enjoys a enviable joviality. He shaves without soap, only with his famous Emulsion. Maybe this is his secret to a youthful and vibrant appearance? He still goes to dance! He is a true Gentleman. With a great sense of humor!

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If you want to prepare a dozen questions, I could arrange an interview with him, maybe he will explain us the history of their products, and future plans. Maybe it will be posible I take some pictures of him and the labs. Just help me to prepare the questions, and then a little help with the English translation, and I will do so, if Mr Miquel agrees, of course.

Note: These pics are not mine. They are kindly provided by some friends of the Spanish forum afeitadoclasico.

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 03-16-2013, 03:29 AM
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  • ben74
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Wonderful Juan!

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 03-16-2013, 05:38 AM
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  • Agravic
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Excellent, Juan!

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 03-16-2013, 05:43 AM
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  • jfmii
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Excellent Juan! I got to try that Emulsion!

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 03-16-2013, 06:16 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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thanks for sharing, would love to hear more

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 03-16-2013, 06:32 AM
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Jaun, excellent article re: Company & family background history, great product's. reminds me of the adage if it ain't broke don't fix it.

This company & it's products speak for themselves and may it long continue to do so.

Charles U.K

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 03-16-2013, 06:33 AM
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  • celestino
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  • Vancouver, BC
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Great photos, Juan! Gracias, amigo-mio!

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 03-16-2013, 06:57 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Thank you for sharing! It is great to get a little insight in to the man behind Myrsol. I love the photos!

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 03-16-2013, 07:33 AM
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thanks a bunch Juan Clap i have noticed his products for 10 years via the german manufactum catalog but never pulled the trigger. now i must Smile

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 03-16-2013, 07:33 AM
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This is a great little introduction to him and his company, about which I knew nothing. Thanks!

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 03-16-2013, 07:37 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Juan, excellent start. You can tell by the pictures that he is a man you would like to set down with and have a talk. Just think of all he has experienced in his lifetime.

I have some of the Myrsol Emulsion and maybe I would try to shave with it. Who knows what kind of shave it will provide. At least I could try it as a pre-shave before I lather up.

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 03-16-2013, 08:09 AM
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  • beartrap
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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 03-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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  • freddy
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Juan, thank you for this introduction. The photos are great and I love the smile and the twinkle in Sr. Sole's eye. I would really enjoy learning more if he would be willing to be interviewed.

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 03-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Wonderful, read, Juan! I love learning about the faces behind our favorite products and his story warms the heart. What a gentleman!

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 03-16-2013, 09:36 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Very well done Juan, thank you for a great article.

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 03-16-2013, 11:13 AM
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Amazing photos, thank you for sharing!

At 93, his face is proof that great products help you to age gracefully!

Juan, for a question... I would love to know what razor he uses to shave?

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 03-16-2013, 11:18 AM
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  • Hanzo
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Great old fashion shop and products , nice to see that. Smile

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 03-16-2013, 11:32 AM
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Very nice...I only this week have used Myrsol for the first time. I will be getting a bottle or two for sure.

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 03-16-2013, 02:07 PM
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I would love to read an interview with him. I really like the Myrsol products and he seems very interesting.

As a question I would like to know which aftershave splashes he favors.

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 03-16-2013, 10:17 PM
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I would also like to hear his story

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