When you hear the word Tombstone (Arizona), like a trigger, it immediately conjures up images of Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan Earp, and that rascal Doc Holliday on that fateful day, rugged, ready and cool as cucumbers. Maybe a quote from one of the movies automatically leaves your lips...but what about the scent?
To say I didn't do my research on this cologne/aftershave would be to call me a liar, and that never ended well in the Wild West! Not only did I do my homework on old time perfuming for this but I also made some innovations adding Alum, Menthol and Glycerin to balance it all out in the realm of sensation upon freshly shaven skin. I even went as far as visiting the bustling little mining town of yore to take it all in. What my nose picked up on was the heavy scent of horse saddle and holster leather, gun powder from spent shotguns and pistols of the reenactment, sweet & intoxicating whiffs of opium seeping from the canvas flaps of makeshift dens, tobacco scents escaping the mouths of the doomed Clanton boys, and the beat up spittoons precariously rocking on the floorboards of the rowdy saloons. Then there are the sweet floral scents of the overly painted faced ladies of the night to consider...and last but not least, the complex, sophisticated aroma of Earl Grey steeping in a tea cup below the hung-over mug of Doc Holliday in his chair at the card table.
Much like a gunfight, each note in the scent profile, like each gunslinger, takes its turn and has its way with you. The added menthol feels like cold steel pressed up against your neck and the alum leaves your skin feeling fresh and toned, while the glycerin adds a new kind of moisture one doesn't often get from traditional alcohol based aftershaves. So put some swagger in your shave today with a blast from the past. Tombstone, you ain't no daisy!
Alum: a classic post-shave healer and antiseptic that is made from naturally occurring potassium alum mineral salts. It's antiseptic properties calm razor burn and soothe irritation, help to stop bleeding in the event of a minor nick or cut, and close skin pores leaving the skin smooth and tight.
Note: The addition of glycerin not only provides great post shave protection and moisturizing properties but also holds the scent longer. The recipe used is based on a 75 year old barbershop blend. Due to the nature of glycerin it will feel slightly different in comparison to modern alcohol based aftershaves.
Ingredients: Alcohol, Glycerin, Menthol, Alum, Essential & Fragrance Oils
3.5 Fl. Oz
Glass Amber Apothecary Bottle
Easy Pour Top
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