The Official Big Shave S'west Aftershave & Cologne - A High Energy Musk
Ahh 2019, the year of Musk! It's true folks, if you were to ask me for my 2019 prediction on New Years Day, that would be my answer. I have been observing subtle scent trends over the last few months and I truly believe we will see a return to classic musk scents. Sooooo, with that in mind I set to work on the Official Big Shave S'west scent and man, what a daisy of a classic, masculine, Sage Forward, Southwestern Musk!
If you don't know, White Sage is huge out here and the most aromatic of all the sage. On a hot Arizona night you can smell it in the air, spicy and slightly camphorous. It is also used in many a Native American Ceremony. Clean, Fresh and Earthy and what some define as the Soul of The Desert.
And then there is the Rosewood, a sweet, woody, fruity, floral aromatic. Comparable to sandalwood in some regard...I'll say Sandalwoods shy cousin but just as deep, if not more.
White Musk is floral, woody and musky with a hint of animalic muskiness. When combined with the Rosewood & Sage something truly magical transpires!
Tobacco Absolute has a somewhat smoky and warm herbaceous aroma. Very rich & tenacious.
Working with resins is one of my favorite parts of perfuming I must admit, they add so much depth and character.
I chose Labdanum to boost up the animalic undercurrent with its woody, leathery warmness that hints of pepper, tar, coffee and tobacco. Then Elemi, an ancient resin dating back to the time of the Pharaohs, spicy & peppery but also some very pronounced woody-grassy facets...Pure Alchemy!
Lastly, I lovingly distilled some White Sage and Deer's Tongue Hydrosol!
Now don't freak out, it's not actually Bambi's Tongue but a leaf high in naturally occurring coumarin which gives off a warm, sweet scent similar to Vanilla. Deer's Tongue (Trilisaodoratissima) is also, like Sage, considered very sacred by many Native American tribes.
There is a real energy to be experienced in this blend and I could not be happier or prouder with the results!
Aftershave/Cologne Ingredients: Alcohol, Deer Tongue & White Sage Hydrosol, Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, Elemi & Labdanum Resin, Glycerin, Seaweed Extract, Aloe, Tobacco Absolute
Aftershave & Cologne: 100Ml Glass Flask
External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs
Handmade In Arizona, USA