Ciderhouse 5 Aftershave & Cologne | A Phoenix Seasonal Classic!
That Mysterious & Spooky Festive Fall Classic is Back, Ciderhouse 5!
...and would you believe this is our 11th year doing it? It's amazing how time flies when you're...um, running a haunted amusement park...oh dear, I mean...a small artisan soap company!
For those who don't recall, Ciderhouse 5 was our take on a traditional, New England Cider Mill...that had some interdimensional um, complications. A real crowd pleaser and customer favorite for sure, and general ominous stuff.
Scent Profile: Pipe Smoke, Mulled Cider, Oakwood, Dried Leaves, Linseed...seems innocent enough, right?
5 essential notes make up this blend of our classic Autumn shave soap. 5 notes, like 5 colors on a painters palette, mingling in a mid-afternoon, mid-autumn day on a canvas in an apple orchard. A few feet away is the cider house come to life in a bustle of festive activity and mirth.
Someone is smoking a pipe, mulled seasonings catch flight on the warm autumn wind, *oak barrels rock in the rhythmic ripples of the cider press, leaves crackle beneath the artist's feet....linseed oil lingers, and an apple possibly plucked by Eve herself is offered to bite. The artist drinks it all in...So it grows.
The winds begin to pick up in all directions, leaves whirling & spiraling up the invisible columns of a banshees temple, clouds roll in...but those are not clouds?
People run out from the orchard and the neighboring pumpkin patch, terrified screams of children escape from the corn maze across the street.
Then a flash of white light crosses the sky, life in wholesome Technicolor resumes and the memory of what just was...is wiped. The artist finds himself under the overhang of the cider mill, tubes of paints capped and uncapped spilling from his pockets, easel under arm, nonplussed and damp. So it grows...
You have just witnessed what has become a regular irregular event in these parts, dare I say Paranormal? You have just witnessed Ciderhouse 5.
Historically, our Ciderhouse 5 Aftershave/Cologne is one year aged and this years batch is no different. Not only is the scent rich with aromatics but in color too! The Toasted American Oak Cubes the splash is steeped in has a lot to do with this richness and man is there something special happening here!
Traditionally Bourbon is fermented in Oak Barrel casks and over the years brewers have found more economical ways to create that same effect by using toasted oakwood chips or cubes...and we choose to also borrow from the brewmasters!
Face Saving Goodness
I also chose to add some soothing *Chamomile Hydrosol as a "grace note", filling in space and adding body. Aside from adding lightly to the scent profile, Chamomile Hydrosol also makes a great gentle astringent and toner! But the skin food awesomeness doesn't just end there!
You will also find a healthy addition of a few other dermis nourishing superstars: Carrot Seed Extract, Aloe Vera, Liquid Silk
(non-animal source), Vegetable Glycerin and Seaweed Extract! The silky soft, moisturized post splash feel is like none other!
Though this is a seasonal scent, being a year old batch, it is limited by nature. That said, I believe I made enough to get us through...you never know. You have been warned!
Denatured Alcohol Chamomile Hydrosol Essential/Fragrance Oil, Glycerin, Carrot Extract, Liquid Silk (non-animal source), Aloe Vera Seaweed Extract
Handmade In Arizona, USA