Love and Other Drugs:
When you and your significant other are alone, sometimes some strawberries and champagne is all you need to get the night started. This blend of strawberries, champagne, floral notes and a touch of sandalwood are added to our soap base to give you a cushioned lather and a great post shave feel. When love is in the air, so is this scent.
Picture this. Chicago. 1920's. The streets are empty, but listen closely and you might hear an upbeat rhythm that permeates the cold streets. A breath of livelihood, seeps from the cracks of the historic buildings. In it, an essence of tobacco. The soothing sweet notes of vanilla and cherry combine together, creating a mature musk. Men wearing suits sit around a table. The table is filled with expensive jewelry, contrasted by the stacks of money intertwined with red and black suits of high risk stakes. The guards at the door carry their Tommy Guns, on the prowl for anyone who shouldn't be there. Outlining the border of the room are large, dense brown barrels responsible for all of this.
In the next room over, the loud upbeat music is muffled through the concrete bricks. The outside world will never hear the cheers of laughter, the flirty environment with flappers tapping their feet and the cubes of ice clinging inside the diamond glasses. The bar keep finishes cleaning out a glass, pours a few ounces of liquor and slides it down to the man, guarded on all sides. He then offers this delicacy to another and with a handshake they clink glasses and enjoy cheers. Through all the smoke and dim lighting, the weak illumination reflects against the metal clipped to the man's chest. It reads Chief. This is the Speakeasy.
The sun is shining and the temperature begins to rise. The long winter has passed. School is coming to a close and another year passes by. Although you might be one year wiser and one year older, you know one thing will never change: Summertime.
You're excited to pull your bike out of the garage. You're excited to call your friends, politely asking their parents if they can come play outside. You rendezvous with your group and off to the park you go. However, halfway through the intrepid journey you pass by the local candy store. Putting Willy Wonka to shame, the myriad of sweets and sours draws you in. Its Saturday, so you've already completed your chores and as such your mother has rewarded you with the negotiated $5 for your services.
As you place your hand on the door and slowly apply pressure, a bell jangles miles above your head. As the seal of the door is removed, your nostrils are overloaded with the scent of sweet sugary happiness. It seems to become stronger as you enter. As your eyes adjust from the bright glare of the sun, your gaze focuses on the aisles and aisles of colorful knick knacks. You're overwhelmed by the delicacies that lie before you.
But you know why you are here. You rush toward your favorite section of the store. You press your little face and hands up the plexiglass case and with your eyes as wide as saucers, take in the sight before you. The voice of the store owner greeting you by your first name fades into the back of your head. An overwhelming deafness comes over you, because in front of you is the grandest treat of them all: the sleek and slender seduction of sour.
Soap Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Beef Tallow, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Distilled Water, Glycerin, Fragrance Oil, Kaolin Clay, Mica Clay, Agave Nectar
Aftershave Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Rose Water, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Fragrance Oil, Polysorbate-20. Apply to freshly shaven skin.
For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs
Apex Alchemy lives up to its mission of providing quality shave soaps with unique scents. I've thoroughly enjoyed trying each scent (5 total) with 3 matching aftershaves. A lovely company I have enjoyed speaking with on the reddit page and plan on giving more business to.