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Porthos Artisan Shave Soap & Aftershave Bundle Deal ~ A Salute to the Classic, Aramis! - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements
  • Porthos Artisan Shave Soap & Aftershave Bundle Deal ~ A Salute to the Classic, Aramis! - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

Porthos Artisan Shave Soap & Aftershave Bundle Deal ~ A Salute to the Classic, Aramis!

$39.90 USD $35.90 USD
"An incredibly refined and distinctive fragrance”~Roja Dove

Scent Profile: Dry Woods/Leathery/Classical/Masculine. A Chypre masterpiece. 

Top notes: of Artemisia (wormwood), Aldehydes, Bergamot, Gardenia, Green Note, Cinnamon, Cumin. Middle notes: of Clary Sage, Patchouli, Orris, Vetiver, Sandal. Base notes: of Leather, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Amber, Musk.

Porthos is an homage to one of the most classic masculine scents of all time. Born out of the 1960's but timeless in depth and shape. I remember the first time I caught a whiff of this stuff. (do you?)

It was the mid 1980's and my family and I were staying in my uncle's cabin for a fall weekend. He met us up there to give us the key. Before he took off however, he had my brother and I help him bring some logs inside and stack the rest on the porch. Working next to him is when I "caught it", Aramis. It's unmistakable, infectious, mysterious and Iconic. I truly believe everyone remembers exactly where they where when they smelled this mystery for the first time!  The whole experience burned the fragrance forever on to my brain. The scent notes seem to work or reinforce a "smell track" for that weekend; Crisp Fall Air, Fresh Cut Wood, Leather...Rugged and Classy all at the same time.

As a collector of vintage aftershaves I happened to stumble upon an old bottle of Clint by Avon, opened it up and BOOM, whipped back to the cabin with my uncle and brother...what the heck? I'm certain my uncle wore Aramis but this bottle of Clint, straight out of the 70's had me questioning my memory. This was before I knew that Avon had built an aftershave empire out of Duping other popular scents of the time! 

Sure enough, Clint is almost a dead-ringer for Aramis! Now that my scent palate has matured and become more colorful and dare I say more sophisticated, I recognize just subtle differences in the two. Clint possess just a hint more leather but at the end of the day is much closer than even the modern version of Aramis! [So if you ever find a bottle of Clint in an antique shop, GRAB IT!]

Not sure when, my guess is early 2000's, they changed the formula. The new stuff just doesn't smell the same nor compare. There can be a number of reasons for this, and this seems to be "business as usual" for a lot of "classic frags"... I have learned to accept it, it's just a pity, the kids will never know what we've lost!

That said, I made it my personal mission to reboot the original scent. I'm taking us all back to the cabin in style, Buckle up!

As for the label, it represents the process of perfuming, which is truly a time machine of some sort or another. You need only to put together a lot of odds an ends when blending. Notes that your mind tells you never to combine, but the nose trumps the mind in this matter, a leap of faith! Once the "building" of this strange machine is complete, you should have a vehicle that will take you back to that time and place with just a quick sniff and you're there. [Note: This entire sales page was written under the influence of Porthos.]

About The Splash

As with all of PAA's aftershave/colognes our Porthos Aftershave/Cologne is made of the finest skin food ingredients: Vetiver Hydrosol, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Liquid Silk, and Alum. Great skin feel and all day projection. Not to mention, this juice has the staying power of Barry White!

3.5 Classic Flask w/ Easy Pour Reducer Top

Not Vegan, Contains Silk

Ingredients: Denatured Alcohol - Vetiver Hydrosol - Essential / Fragrance Oil - Aloe - Liquid Silk - Glycerin - Tobacco Absolute - Alum

About The Soap

Many Have Sworn There Is Tallow In Our CK Formula!

Our CK high butter formula is loaded with high quality ingredients giving you the closest shave and leaving your post shave skin feeling smooth and soft. Aside from the Kokum, Shea and Cocoa butters you will also find avocado oil...the ultimate cocktail of skin food! AND though it may seem as such, there is ZERO Tallow or Lanolin in this formula!

 4oz Jar - VEGAN

Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]

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 Aramis (Estee Lauder Companies).

Reviews
5 out of 5, based on 3 reviews
(5/5)
Dave from Dothan on Jan 05, 2018
Being a Crown King soap and aftershave, I already know it's the stuff of legend, but when I received Porthos today, I was completely unprepared for the scent. Being an artisan-made product, no two batches will smell exactly the same. Everything from time of year to temperature, humidity, and God knows what else can affect how it turns out. That said, it takes a true master's skill to turn this natural variance into something otherworldly. As a writer, I have a very vivid imagination, and thanks to Douglas and Fran's(possibly mad) genius, PAA and Crown King scents have been inspiring my story writing for months. When I received the sample of Porthos, I think back in October of 2017, it was a potent, musky homage to Steampunk if I ever smelled it. THIS batch however, be it due to the cold temperatures during shipping or the alignment of the stars, while clearly almost identical, has the more potent notes somehow muted so some musky, slightly floral, almost powdery alien scent creeps in. Can't put a finger on it except I get images of smoke stacks billowing smoke while a steam-powered airship comes by so close, you can see pushrods and crank shafts moving and almost smell machine oil mixed with flowers and trees on the hills overlooking a neo-Victorian city. It fits quite well with the book I'm writing since it takes place on a planet where the culture is distinctly Victorian, as is some of the technology. All I have to say is if you're on the fence about Porthos, be it becuase you're new to Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements or because you're not steampunk and the label art throws you off, just find the nearest friend or relative, get some sense slapped into you, and order it. Believe me, your nose will love you, your face will be happy, and even if the new addiction has you living off Ramen noodles, you'll be the best looking(and smelling) hobo in town.
(5/5)
Paul from Ridgecrest, CA on Jan 05, 2018
Classy, manly, clean and sophisticated all rolled into one. If you were a fan of the Aramis line of fragrances, you will love this scent. Both of these are ones I pair together and reach for on a regular basis. Thank you Douglas and Fran!
(5/5)
Marcos J Mendez from San Diego Ca on Sep 16, 2017
I have a a bottle of aramis colonge. I have always loved the scent even back in the day. I have always had some that's how much I love it. I use it like twice a week. When I apply it I have always said, I wish PAACrown King would come out with this scent in their soap and after shave. Just a couple of days ago, I went online at Paa crown king and saw a new soap and after shave label as I clicked on it i was reading Douglas discription of the scent and I couldn't believe homage to the "Aramis" scent. I bought it right away cause I had to have it. Now am excited and can't wait to use it cause I know it will be Awesome just like all the PaaCrown King soaps and after shaves that's I own now. Douglas and Fran a big thank you from my heart for making this Scent come to life. I love your products and will always be back for more very happy customer satisfaction always guaranteed. YOU TWO ARE AMAZING AT WHAT YOU DO. :) THANK YOU AGAIN :)

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