Declaration Grooming Cerberus Fougere shaving soap
An escaped Cerberus roams the undergrowth, covered in moss, flowers, and spices, still smelling of the resinous underworld.
Corner him at your own risk.
Cerberus Fougere opens with a delicious apricot note, supported with spicy-sweet woody star anise.
The balsamic fruity opening emphasizes the fruity aspect of Egyptian geranium. A barely discernible touch of clove dances in the heart of the fragrance. Orris keeps it earthy, while herbaceous woody lavender and sweet nutmeg balance the rounder fruity notes.
The drydown is expansive- rich, balsamic, resinous, and mossy. Nothing here is sharp, bitter, or leafy, but rather dark and languid. There’s a sense of extreme power at rest, the way the thick sap of an 800 year old black hemlock flows, its movement imperceptible.
Labdanum, opoponax, and styrax mingle with balsam fir and black hemlock in a celebration of resin. Earthy patchouli, vetiver, and cardamom provide spicy/woody notes of forest floor along with a beautiful dark green moss accord. A bit of coumarin and a powdery woody musk anchor the fragrance with a bit of softness and warmth.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Egg Whites, Coconut Milk, Goat's Milk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Arctium lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Silk Amino Acids
The soap smell has got a lot going on forming a strong blend, that's why I cannot tell apart most of the notes listed. I am only getting the geranium with a dark blend of spices paired with just a tiny bit of spicy sweetness at first. I just happen to love this sharp green leafy geranium smell, which I find rather strong here. The resinous blend unfolds slowly and it is not until well into the high quality fougere dry-down where the green moss accord with a powdery and soft musk begin to shine.