Persephone Shaving Soap - Milksteak - 4oz (Short Run)
I've always been fascinated by the story of Persephone and Hades. Before Persephone was kidnapped and became queen of Hades, the world was perpetual summer. Once taken, her mother Demeter was so distraught that her sadness and anger caused all plants to cease blooming and cast the world into winter. Eventually Zeus intervened and demanded that she be returned to her mother so that mortals would once again have food. Knowing that eating or drinking anything during her stay in Hades would prevent her from leaving, Persephone abstained...until it was time for her to return to the overworld. Hades offered her a single pomegranate, which she took, looked him in the eyes, and ate exactly six seeds. As a result it was decided that she would spend six month per year in the underworld, causing Demeter's sadness to bring winter to the world again, and six in the overworld, causing spring, summer, flowers, harvests, and life.
As fall/winter is rapidly descending on Michigan once again (and all of my planned scents for the next several months are reasonably dark), I wanted to do do a single release of a brighter scent to remember the warmer days.
This scent is special to me. It opens with a big pomegranate note that fades to a warmer ambery base accompanied by oakmoss, amyris, cardamom, and sandalwood. I know, based on these notes, this doesn't sound like a bright scent in any regard, but it's brighter than you'd think.
Much like Persephone's kidnapping, this release was unannounced. Enjoy :)
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