Douglas (Fir) Aftershave / Cologne ( Contains Carrot Extract, Aloe, Alum & Hedione - Lite Menthol)
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!
*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
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.
The scent is great, just don't expect a simple "pine tree in a bottle" aftershave.