La Tierra Mojada Aftershave/Cologne - After The Rain Scent (Petrichor)

Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

$24.95 USD 


 [Notice: Contains Alcohol, Only Shipped Within The USA (lower 48), no International or Military Addresses]

La Tierra Mojada: The Wet Earth

Ahhhh the trance inducing scent after the rain, how soothing and engulfing to the senses it is. It is believed by some scientist that the reasons humans enjoy this scent so much, dates back to earlier times in history when we relied on a good storm to maintain the crops and to sustain our survival.

I have been getting requests to recreate this for years now and it's taken me years to finally capture the scent. Living in the desert definitely heightened the experience and aided in my attempt! This aftershave is loosely based on a traditional Mitti Attar with a modern, PAA style twist. 

Try pairing with La Tierra Mojada Shave Soap or Dirt Shave Soap for the ultimate experience!

Top Notes: Bamboo, Cactus, Desert Sage, Seaweed and White Sage

Heart Note: Neroli, Hydrangea, Juniper and Petitgrain

Base Note: Patchouli, Vetiver, Animalic Musk and Labdanum

Wikipedia states:

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning ‘stone’, + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.

The term was coined in 1964 by two researchers, Isabel Joy Bear (Australian) and Roderick G. Thomas (British), for an article in the journal Nature.[1][2] In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain Actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning.[3] In a follow-up paper, Bear and Thomas (1965) showed that the oil retards seed germination and early plant growth.[4] This would indicate that the plants exude the oil in order to safeguard the seeds from germination under duress.

Ingredients: Alcohol, Sage & Labdanum Hydrosols, Essential Oils Fragrance, Seaweed Extract, Glycerin, Alum, Aloe


3.5 oz Glass Flask

5 out of 5, based on 1 reviews
Gottlieb from Los Angeles, CA on May 16, 2016
I was wary based on the description and while it was not entirely what I expected, this is freaking awesome. A very clean and fresh scent that does remind one of after the rain freshness. I remember the smell of the desert around my grandparents home in Benson after a summer storm which was a bit dustier than this fragrance, but this still works. To use desert metaphors, this is not a bold scorpion scent, but a content happy lizard sunning himself once the rain clouds have passed. A new favorite of not only my PAA scents, but all my fragrances. Delighted!!!!