Crown King (Phoenix) Blue Samhain Aftershave/Cologne
Description from Crown King:
Blue Samhain is a whimsical Fall blend of Sandalwood, Burnt Sugar, Bourbon and Pumpkin matured in an Oakwood Barrel...well kind of.
I took a tip from my Master Brewer friend Aaron and added some Toasted American Oakwood Cubes to the aftershave as it matured over the weeks and man what an aromatic splash did happen! Traditionally Bourbon is fermented in Oak Barrel casks and over the years brewers have found more economical ways to create that same effect by using toasted oakwood chips or cubes. Since traditional perfuming and brewing have some similarities Aaron thought he'd share this idea with me...brilliant!
I originally "matured" or steeped the oak in alcohol to see if there really was something to his theory and after a week I was a believer! A sweet, chocolate, vanilla, woody, tonka, almost grape type swirl of scent escaped the jar as I opened it. Essential oils, Hedione and fragrances were then added to this rich, colorful woody base to mature longer. Lastly the skin food was added; Carrot Seed Hydrosol, Glycerin, Aloe Vera and Alum. Needless to say I am very proud of this Aftershave/Cologne and am eternally grateful to my buddy for his advice, Big Props To Brewmaster Aaron!
Blue Samhain is a rich blend of Fall magic, and when you read Pumpkin, don't think Pumpkin Spice, for it's not. Just a pure fresh October carved Jack-o-Lantern note blended with moody sandalwood, burnt sugar and bourbon; Festive, sophisticated and refreshing!
As for the artwork, this was inspired by a couple careless glasses of Doc Herson's Green Absinthe and a couple sugar cubes! 'Tis the season, no? As usual, there is some clues and "easter eggs" to be found in the label...so have fun digging and researching the story being told for you seekers!
3.5 Glass Flask, w/ Orifice Reducer
Ingredients: Denatured Alcohol, Organic Carrot Seed Water, Essential /Fragrance Oil, Glycerin, Hedione, Aloe Vera, Alum, Oakwood Cube Steeped