Pastes / Pearlies

Monday, March 30th, 2009

One of The Treasury’s newest readers, Portugal native Joao, recently left this comment on my Well Groomed post.

“How on earth did you find this toothpaste? It is a truly classic of Portuguese design at its best and quite difficult to find these days with the Colgate invasion, even here in Portugal.”


Well, my tube of Couto brand paste was picked up at the Mertz Apothecary in Chicago. The non-Mertz-ishly named Mertz website provides an on-line source for hundreds of handsomely packaged, hard-to-find toiletry treasures.


There’s at least three other brands of tasteful pastes off the site I’d like to try, but not until I unleash at last my inner Newland Archer and try myself some tooth powder. Tooth powder, hot damn. What a world this world once was!

The link specifically to Couto, Joao, is right here, sir. Brush in style, friend.