• Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Aftershave - Cider House Five

  • $25.95

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  • Description by Douglas Smythe:

    Scent Profile: Pipe Smoke, Mulled Cider, Oakwood, Dried Leaves, Linseed

    5 essential notes make up this blend of our classic Autumn shave soap. 5 notes, like 5 colors on a painters palette, mingling in a mid-afternoon, mid-autumn day on a canvas in an orchard. A few feet away is the cider house come to life in a bustle of festive activity and mirth.

    Someone is smoking a pipe, mulled seasonings catch flight on the warm wind, *oak barrels rock in the rhythmic ripples of the cider press, leaves crackle beneath the artists feet....linseed oil lingers, and an apple possibly plucked by Eve herself is offered to bite. The artist drinks it all in...This is Ciderhouse 5.

    *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....Ciderhouse 5 is Back and Better Than EVER! Hats off to Brewmaster Aaron! 

    Our Ciderhouse 5 Aftershave/Cologne starts where the soap left of with a few additional ingredients, thus making it the perfect pair. I chose *Chamomile Hydrosol as a "grace note", filling in space and adding body. Aside from adding scent wise, Chamomile Hydrosol also makes a great gentle astringent and toner.

    As for the other natural, "face saving" ingredients you will find: Glycerin, Carrot Extract, Seaweed Extract, Liquid Silk, Aloe Vera and Alum!

    3.5 Fl Oz

    Not Vegan

     Antique Style Glass Flask

    Handmade In Arizona, USA

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements