Porthos Natural Handmade Deodorant | Sport Strength | A Salute to the Classic, Aramis!
"An incredibly refined and distinctive fragrance”~Roja Dove, Perfumer
Scent Profile: Dry Woods/Leathery/Classical/Masculine. A Chypre masterpiece.
Top notes: of Artemisia (wormwood), Aldehydes, Bergamot, Gardenia, Green Note, Cinnamon, Cumin. Middle notes: of Clary Sage, Patchouli, Orris, Vetiver, Sandal. Base notes: of Leather, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Amber, Musk.
ABSOLUTELY ZERO PARABENS, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL OR TRICLOSAN CAN BE FOUND IN OUR CREATIONS!
Not To Be Confused For Aluminum:
To be clear, my deodorant does not contain the bad stuff; aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride, aluminum hydroxybromide or aluminum zirconium—all forms of aluminum commonly used in antiperspirants and deodorants. To stop the flow of sweat to your skin’s surface, the aluminum plugs sweat ducts in the top layer of your skin stopping the the natural flow of sweat to your skin’s surface.
This "bad" aluminum can also be absorbed into your body where it can then build up as part of your body burden. Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are two illnesses known to be associated with aluminum exposure.
The stuff in my Extra Sport Formula is very different, called alum. The most common form is potassium alum, also known as potassium aluminum sulfate.
Potassium alum is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin. They form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. In short, Alum is Nature's Deodorant!
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Arrowroot Powder, Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide, Organic Non GMO Corn Starch, Kaolin Clay, Organic Avocado Oil, Cape Aloe Powder, Potasium Alum, Essential Oils and/or Fragrance
HANDMADE IN ARIZONA, USA
NET WT. 2.5OZ.
Porthos is an homage to one of the most classic masculine scents of all time. Born out of the 1960's but timeless in depth and shape. I remember the first time I caught a whiff of this stuff. (do you?)
It was the mid 1980's and my family and I were staying in my uncle's cabin for a fall weekend. He met us up there to give us the key. Before he took off however, he had my brother and I help him bring some logs inside and stack the rest on the porch. Working next to him is when I "caught it", Aramis. It's unmistakable, infectious, mysterious and Iconic. I truly believe everyone remembers exactly where they where when they smelled this mystery for the first time! The whole experience burned the fragrance forever on to my brain. The scent notes seem to work or reinforce a "smell track" for that weekend; Crisp Fall Air, Fresh Cut Wood, Leather...Rugged and Classy all at the same time.
As a collector of vintage aftershaves I happened to stumble upon an old bottle of Clint by Avon, opened it up and BOOM, whipped back to the cabin with my uncle and brother...what the heck? I'm certain my uncle wore Aramis but this bottle of Clint, straight out of the 70's had me questioning my memory. This was before I knew that Avon had built an aftershave empire out of Duping other popular scents of the time!
Sure enough, Clint is almost a dead-ringer for Aramis! Now that my scent palate has matured and become more colorful and dare I say more sophisticated, I recognize just subtle differences in the two. Clint possess just a hint more leather but at the end of the day is much closer than even the modern version of Aramis! [So if you ever find a bottle of Clint in an antique shop, GRAB IT!]
Not sure when, my guess is early 2000's, they changed the formula. The new stuff just doesn't smell the same nor compare. There can be a number of reasons for this, and this seems to be "business as usual" for a lot of "classic frags"... I have learned to accept it, it's just a pity, the kids will never know what we've lost!
That said, I made it my personal mission to reboot the original scent. I'm taking us all back to the cabin in style, Buckle up!
As for the label, it represents the process of perfuming, which is truly a time machine of some sort or another. You need only to put together a lot of odds an ends when blending. Notes that your mind tells you never to combine, but the nose trumps the mind in this matter, a leap of faith! Once the "building" of this strange machine is complete, you should have a vehicle that will take you back to that time and place with just a quick sniff and you're there. [Note: This entire sales page was written under the influence of Porthos.]
Name trademarks and copyrights are properties of their respective manufacturers and/or designer. This version is NOT to be confused with the original and Phoenix Shaving LLC. has no affiliation with Aramis (Estee Lauder Companies).