Lo Haiku Aftershave/Cologne (mentholated) - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements
  • Lo Haiku Aftershave/Cologne (mentholated) - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

Lo Haiku Aftershave/Cologne (mentholated)

$24.95 USD

[Note- Limit one per customer: Also, Does Not Ship to International, Military, Alaska, or Hawaii addresses .]

The scent of Lo Haiku is the stuff that legends are made of, an homage to Hai Karate! Hai Karate I would put in the same family as Old Spice and English Leather, all classics in their own right...but HK was different. Like the goofy younger brother of Old Spice that got the job done but never took itself too seriously. 
  • Top notes: lavender, bergamot, lemon, rosemary, anise
  • Middle notes: geranium, fern, carnation, cinnamon, cedar, heliotrope
  • Base notes: oakmoss, vanilla, tonka bean, amber, musk
Typically we as wet shavers collect the classic scents that our dads and grandpas wore, but this is probably more like a classic that your older brother wore...a classic none the less and a scent one should have, if not just for the simple sake of historical reference, in their den! 

Not only does this bottle contain the legendary scent of a certain aftershave of a bygone era, but it is also packed w/ some potent modern sensibility too!

What's Inside Lo Haiku?

The combination of Rose Water, Lavender Hydrosol, Hedione, Liquid Silk, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerin, Alum and Menthol seems to have become a trademark of PAA & CK, when it comes to AS and Colognes...some, may even call it an Advanced Aftershave/Cologne. lol...

In short, we make top shelf, traditionally crafted Aftershave/Colognes that not only get the job done in the splash department; toning, tightening, cleaning and cooling...but also deliver a potent, high quality cocktail of the most excellent healing and moisturizing ingredients possibly ever! 

I might also point out that no two of our aftershaves are formulated the same. Though they all contain some form of skin nourishing ingredients these too carry their own scent so they are taken into consideration when blending. Do they add to or compliment the scent as a whole or do they throw it out of balance? Perfuming is a delicate balance and an art of "pushing and pulling". It's never one size fits all in our lab.

My AS/Colognes tend to bring mindfulness to the act of slapping on a splash after a shave. The aim is to engage as many senses as possible for a full on sensual experience.

The crisp, immediate tingle and cooling action of the menthol, to the heat of the moment. Then comes the dry down...you will also notice the effects of the alum while the aloe, liquid silk, glycerin, Lavender Hydrosol and rose water bring a calmness to the skin. 

A Classic Scent w/ a Modern "Kick"...how fitting!

Pair with our matching Lo Haiku Artisan Shave Soap HERE!

Now, let's breakdown what/why what's inside is inside:


Liquid Silk

Silk amino acids, also known as silk protein or sericin, are the jelly like proteins that bind the tiny fibers in silk. They are used to help prevent dehydration of the skin. They come from the silk worm, which aren’t actually worms but caterpillars despite their name.

Some study’s have shown that these SAAs have antioxidant effects and have been shown to combat wrinkles. Is a naturally hydroscopic material. (Adj. of a substance; tending to absorb moisture from the air.) it provides excellent moisturizing and conditioning qualities.

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.

Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender Hydrosol has a regenerative effects on damaged or fragile skin. Reduces all types of skin irritation and inflammation. A very cooling, light, natural astringent.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is derived from plant seed oils like palm, coconut, or soy. Being a Humectant it's easily absorbed into the skin, making active ingredients in our aftershaves easier for the skin to absorb as well. Vegetable glycerin isn't an additive that has no value (like some other sugars); it actually helps your body attract moisture and sop up healthy ingredients. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians!  Called by them the “plant of immortality.” - The Aloe Vera 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 moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. Aloe vera is used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can effectively treat small cuts caused by shaving.


Alum cools, tightens and tones. Also used historically to inhibit bacteria growth and as a cooling astringent. Seals and protects micro cuts on skin.


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.

Watch The Vid Below To Cue You In On What Classic Scent We Are Going For!


3.5 Oz

Easy Pour Guard 

Antique Style Flask Bottle


Ingredients: Alcohol, Rose Water, Lavender Hydrosol, EssentiallFragrance Oil, Hedione, Liquid Silk, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Alum and Menthol


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 Hai Karate. 

5 out of 5, based on 5 reviews
Tripod from Texas on Jan 14, 2016
Holy roundhouse, Batman, what a classic, throwback scent!!! I was lucky enough to score the LE soap recently in a trade and immediately placed an order for the AS. Used them both yesterday and all I can say is WOW! Amazing quality and scent strength (like all PAA ASs) along with an awesomely nostalgic, masculine stink. Rounded everything out with a spritz of Azzaro pour Homme Edt (perfect pairing) and the rest of my day was a whirlwind of punches, blocks, kicks, and other assorted karate moves all in a vain effort to keep the ladies at bay. ;)
Zach demon barbar of Slant Street from Chicago, Illinois on Apr 09, 2015
Kee Yaw!!!! This aromatherapy; high octane AS brings ones senses into overdrive. I would venture to say lovingly, this is one of the most powerful AS I've ever owned and yes I love every bit of it. The perfect mixture of floral and manly musk that just makes you feel you could take on anything.
Mark from Miami on Feb 10, 2015
If you are old enough to remember, I am, you'll love it. Spot-on.
Timothy Bueschel from United States on Jan 22, 2015
This needs to have a whole line of products and be a permanent fixture. I did not pick up the soap but this aftershave/cologne last a really long time and smells great. Plus, if you like the sting of a good aftershave, you are going to love this stuff. I was too young for High Karate so I do not have a comparison. Kind of reminds me a bit of Old Spice but better.
Christopher from Michigan on Oct 18, 2014
This scent is awesome and long lasting. I had know idea what to expect when I ordered the Lo Haiku aftershave and matching shaving soap. It's so difficult to describe the scent, but it's subtle and pleasant. The big surprise was how long that it lasts. I used it at 7 AM yesterday morning and it was still easily detectable at midnight. Too bad it was limited to one per customer since I most likely would have picked up a spare.

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