Declaration Grooming Cuir et Epices shaving soap
"Cuir et Épices" is the first scent exclusive to our new premium soap base. It is a blend of leather, tobacco flower, cedar, anise, oakmoss, and patchouli. This scent is unique unto itself and somewhat difficult to describe. The beta feedback was all over the place, but we think the closest to capturing the scent was:
"This is what I imagine John Wayne's kitchen smelling like - soft leather, vaguely appley, with a twist of some kind of baking spice."
However, this is absolutely not a gourmand scent, so don't let the "appley" or "baking spice" fool you. We would rate this scent as neutral tending toward masculine.
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
This is a leather forward smell, but DG has kept it nice and fresh. It’s a stellar base and the lather is slick and wonderful. Not my most favorite scent, but the quality is superb