Douglas (Fir) Aftershave / Cologne ( Contains Carrot Extract, Aloe, Alum & Hedione - Lite Menthol)

Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

$24.95 USD 

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This is the true scent of the Winter forest, Douglas Fir and possibly the secret of Pan's power over women! :)

A deep, rich woodsy awesomeness, like an early morning, nature trail for your nose to hike down or a slide down a chimney of Christmas past. Notes of Fir, Musk, Beeswax Absolute, Rose and the uber sensual/mysterious Hedione with a kiss of menthol! No Mistletoe needed....Cheers!

Pair With Matching Douglas (Fir) Seasonal Shave Soap! Available Thru The Holidays!

Hedione?

*Although it has long been debated whether humans can actually communicate via pheromones - the chemical signals secreted by animals to help find a mate - Researchers have found that scent of Hedione generates ‘sex-specific activation patterns’ in the nasal tissue which links to the brain. It is the first time that a scent has been known to activate the pheromone receptor VN1R in humans.

“These results constitute compelling evidence that a pheromone effect different from normal olfactory perception indeed exists in humans,” says scent researcher Prof Hanns Hatt fro, Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.

Hedione (chemical name methyl dihydro-jasmonate) – derived from the Greek word “hedone”, for fun, pleasure, lust – has a pleasant fresh jasmine-magnolia scent and is used in many perfumes.

It is synthesised from the organic compound methyl jasmonate which was discovered in 1957 and which is important in plants for seed germination, root growth, flowering, fruit ripening, and senescence.

As with all PAA's unique Aftershave/Colognes you will find nothing but the best ingredients inside every bottle of Douglas (Fir): Rose Water*, Carrot Extract* (packed with vitamins and nutrients, anti-inflammatory), Alum (tones, refreshes skin and antimicrobial), Aloe Vera (healing, moisturizer,anti fungal & antibacterial) and my favorite humectant, Glycerin (moisturizer and smoother).

*More on our Choice Ingredients:

Carrot Extract: Carrot Extract is high in vitamins A and E and beta carotene. It is an anti-inflammatory, soothing chapped and uncomfortable skin. It is believed to bring balance and moisture to the skin.

Rose Water:Rose water can be beneficial to all skin types, it can help sooth and cool sensitive and irritated skin, balance and cleanse oily skin, rejuvenate, soften and tone mature skin, revitalize and add glow to the normal skin. Rose water is filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins, therefore, it can help prevent the signs of ageing and nourish the skin.
Rose water also has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.” Since then, its uses have become more targeted and medicinal. Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries. Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel that when broken off from the rest of the plant that can be applied topically to heal wounds and soothe skin.

3.5 oz - Glass Flask Style Bottle w/ easy pour top

Matured 6 weeks

Ingredients: Alcohol, Rose Water, Essential/Fragrance Oils, Hedione, Carrot Extract, Aloe, Alum, Glycerin, Menthol, Beeswax Absolute

*excerpt:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11524908/Revealed-the-aftershave-that-turns-women-on.html

Reviews
4.3 out of 5, based on 7 reviews
(5/5)
Herman from Bastrop Tx on Mar 01, 2016
To my own nose this AS is very fresh I won't go thru scent description due to the power of suggestion and everyone smells different things but I'll say it's bright, extremely fresh and clean. I pair this one with all my aqua and woodsy soaps. This AS won't become a seasonal choice in my den I'm running this one all year long !!!!! A+++
(3/5)
George Strait from Ca. on Jan 09, 2016
The oils in this particular after shave are excellent and leave the skin feeling refreshed and soothed. The smell however is only average. It's just a little too heavy on the lemon oil, and not nearly strong enough with the pine oil. I would say take some of the lemon out and replace it with more of the pine.
Response from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements
Jan 09, 2016
Cheers George! Just a heads up however, there is zero Lemon Oil in this aftershave! :)
(3/5)
Dave from Kenosha, WI on Dec 26, 2015
I hope this review actually gets posted because it's less than 4 stars. I've tried about 12 of PAA's aftershaves and, based on feel, they are all good to great (Al Fin is outstanding! - but that's another review). The reason for 3 stars here is the scent.

Douglas has a knack for producing intriguing and enjoyable scents. Normally with PAA, even the scents I wouldn't choose to wear are quite pleasant to sniff (and I'd probably wear any of them if someone bought me a bottle). This one is the lone exception. To me, it smells like lemony furniture polish. I'd give the scent 1 or 2 stars, but I know that's a personal thing.

(4/5)
Chris from Seattle on Dec 05, 2015
I bought this aftershave expecting a sweet, woody douglas fir scent, reminiscent of the wind that blows over the trees on the trail. What I got was a complex blend of citrus, floral, musky notes and a hint of evergreen in the middle. And I'm okay with it! The scent continues to grow on me, and it does a great job of adding some variety to my shaves with my many different "outdoorsie" soaps.
The scent is great, just don't expect a simple "pine tree in a bottle" aftershave.
(5/5)
Andrew from Indiana on Jun 02, 2015
I was very reluctant to buy this AS due to assuming it would be too green or piny. Wow was I wrong! PAA sent me a sample and I put it on this morning and I've had nothing but compliments all morning. It is now almost noon and it's still going strong and people are asking me what cologne I have on! Don't hesitate to buy, it's a must have! Thanks Douglas and Fran!
(5/5)
Josh from Los Angeles on May 12, 2015
This is a truly unique scent. What starts out as a fresh, bright, woodsy, pine scent, turns into a very subtle musky fern scent. Very refined and makes a great daytime spring scent. Like all of PAA's AS, the addition of glycerin and aloe make this an all in one AS without a need for a balm. My face felt smooth and protected all day and getting a few compliments on the scent didn't hurt either. Not sure of the hedione will make me more attractive to the bevy of females I work with, but that's not what I bought it for. Hopefully, there will be some in stock soon as I would definitely re-order this.
(5/5)
Cody Spence from Denton, Tx on May 09, 2015
Love this aftershave! Bright clean floral top notes with a sweet base. Reminds me of sunrise when out camping.