Handcrafted and made to order using only six vegan ingredients. Our Cooling Rustic Aftershave has menthol added to help cool, tighten, moisturize, & soothe your skin. It also pulls double duty as a cologne strength aftershave! Pairs perfectly with our matching shaving soap!
- Smell Better, Feel Better, & Shave Better with our Rustic Aftershaves
- Cools, Soothes, Moisturizes, and helps heal skin after shaving.
- Cooling menthol soothes the skin and feels great on a hot day!
- Handmade in America with alcohol, witch hazel, glycerin, fragrance, menthol, allantoin.
- No parabens; No silicons; No mineral oils; No artificial colors.
- 100 ml bottle is made to order.
- If you aren’t 100% happy, we don’t want your money. Don’t like it? We’ll send you something you do like; and if we can’t, we’ll refund your entire purchase price. And if you are truly unhappy and want us to send you a prepaid return label, send us an email and we will.
How to Use It
After drying your face, dispense a splash or two into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together. Apply to shaved areas, including your neck. If using it as a toner, apply to whole face & neck. Use more if you desire a stronger scent throw. Apply any facial moisturizer afterwards.
The Story Behind It
Any great shaving soap needs a great aftershave to pair perfectly with it. I crafted my traditional aftershave with the following qualities in mind. Most important to me was that in addition to cleaning & toning, it should soothe your skin and provide some relief for the occasional nick. And of course, you needed to smell great and feel refreshed!
I started my journey by researching the traditional aftershave formulas consisting of basically alcohol, water, and fragrance. Then I looked into the best contemporary aftershaves, and found that nothing at all has changed! And while this has been a winning formula for over a century, I needed to do better.
To make a better aftershave, I knew I had to ditch the water, which did nothing. So, I replaced it with soothing botanicals such as witch hazel & comfrey plant extract (allantoin) to help you feel refreshed. Then I needed to tackle the biggest complaint about aftershave: it’s drying. So the next step was to add some emollients to help your face retain moisture. Finally, I added fragrance so you can smell great all day.
Barbershop- Our inspiration was an Italian barbershop. We’ve blended all the signature scents of a barbershop into this intriguing fragrance. Pairs perfectly with the matching shaving soap & aftershave. We started with a base of powdery musk, added some bergamot, orange zest, oakmoss, patchouli, and finished it with a hint of geranium.
Bay Rum - A true classic. We based our bay rum off of a two century old recipe we found. Combining all the true classic bay rum scents, we went truly old school with this blend. Using only essential oils, this is what bay rum is supposed to smell like. Notes of: West Indies bay leaf, rum, lime, cinnamon, & allspice.
Black Amber Vanille - Vanilla is combined with a rustic amber and rounded out with black Myrrh and a splash of Egyptian Musk.
Blackbeard - Bringing you back to the Golden Age of Piracy and the Pirate's code Blackbeard epitomized. Now, while we certainly don't condone piracy, smelling like a pirate has never smelled this good! To create Blackbeard, we started with tobacco, then added some cherry, vanilla, patchouli, cloves, and other spices.
Black Orchid - This is a dark and fantastic unisex scent. Made with wood and fruit accords, the notes include: Black Truffle, Black Orchid, Black Plum, Noir Gourmand Accord, Patchouli. Inspired by Tom Ford Black Orchid.
Boston Leather - Leather making was one of America's first industries. We set out to recreate the smell of leather Americana. Named after the Boston Leather District, we created a deep and classic leather scent. Top notes of suede dries down to tannin, cumin, & wood notes.
Citrus Blast - Just like it's name suggests, lemon, lime, & orange blasts your nose, followed by middle notes of strawberry, black currant, & jasmine, with a sandalwood base.
Fougere Noir - Based off of Drakkar Noir, this is an aromatic fougere with top notes of bergamot, rosemary, lavender, middle notes of cardamom & geranium, and a dry down of vetiver, cedar, and fir balsam.
Gaelic Tweed - A true classic. Gaelic Tweed has an invigorating freshness and pure masculinity. This is our interpretation of Creed's Green Irish Tweed. Pairs perfectly with our matching shaving soap!
Lavenderwood - A masterful blend of lavender and cedar. I started with essential oils of lavender and cedar wood. Then, I added some rosemary. For the dry down, I finished it off with patchouli essential oil & musk.
Mahogany - It's a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of sexy. Sensual, woody, and spicy is how one customer's wife described it. "It reminds me of walking through a forest." is how another customer put it. "A perfect blend of sweet, spicy, & woody". I started with a base note of mahogany and then accented it with bergamot, vanilla, cedar and allspice notes. Then I threw in some cedar, vanilla, & patchouli to round it out.
Matterhorn - This fragrance was designed to take you to the Swiss Alps and the sparkling streams of water of the spring snow melt. Crisp and fresh, this is a fantastic fragrance. Inspired by Creed Silver Mountain Water.
Ol' Kentucky - We started the blend with top notes of bourbon and base notes of oak, sandalwood, & a hint of patchouli.
Royal Leather - A rich & dense blend of citrus top notes on a leather & wood base.
Sandalwood - A much truer sandalwood fragrance. Instead of offering you a floral sandalwood, we kept true to the woody and sensual smell of sandalwood.
Starbucks - Coffee makes morning better. Whether you're a morning person or not, this espresso scent will help you get going!
Tobacco - We started with notes of cured tobacco for the base, and added top notes of bay leaf, and fir to create an intoxicating blend of tobacco and bay leaf.
True Lavender - While this is a solitary note, it is the king of lavender. Pure Bulgarian lavender essential oil gives it a complexity you won't find with the blended 40/42 commonly used when referring to lavender essential oil. Of course, that means it costs twice as much, but it is definitely worth it. The best lavender scent you can buy.
Vetiver - A fresh take on vetiver. Our version is clean and refreshing, like fresh cut grass and a cool lemonade. Lemon, florals, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, and vetiver are blended to create this refreshing interpretation.
Seasonal (Spring Rain) - While it doesn't smell like rain, that's for the best. What else ushers in spring better than a fresh lemon? Crisp, clean, fresh and oh so lemon-y. Combining a fresh lemon scent with fresh verbena leaves, a little lime, a little peach, toss in some rose, and finished with more amazing lemon verbena. Guaranteed to brighten your day and usher in spring! And summer....
Winds of Winter - Menthol, menthol, and more menthol. Want to add some kick to your shave, then look no further. Winds of Winter is sure to bring a chill to the dog days of summer and to make sure you're still alive in the dead of winter.
Spruce Up - Inspired by the great pine forests of Oregon, Washington, & Canada, Spruce Up evokes the freedom and masculinity of the northern wilds. Pine, patchouli, & balsam wood to bring the Pacific Northwest closer to home.
Summer Breeze - It's back! Our homage to Cool Water brings to mind a fresh summer breeze. Walking along the beach, the coast, or taking a ride on the waves. Clean and refreshing, celebrate the summer with a blend of lavender, menthe, sandalwood, iris and musk.