On Monday, October 24, 2016 - L&L Grooming is releasing their fall seasonal scent called Darkfall in a #soap and #aftershave! The notes are agarwood, amber, treemoss, benzoin, birch tar, cinnamon and clove. The soap will be in their celebrated bison tallow base.
Darkfall is a spicy oriental designed to capture the spirit of fall in the rural south. Agarwood, amber, and benzoin provide a deep, warm base for the cinnamon and clove top notes. Birch tar adds a slight smokiness that represents the ever-present smell of burning leaves that heralds the arrival of fall in Georgia.
L&L Grooming has been on a tear lately, releasing small batch collaboration soaps with Chatillon Lux in their Champs de Lavande (notes of lavender, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, rosemary, bergamot and black pepper) scent, which naturally sold out quickly. And more recently, another limited release soap for the closed Facebook group The Shave Market in a scent called TSM Fourgére (notes of oakmoss, incense, lavender, vetiver, neroli, tonka bean, petitgrain, nagarmotha, clary sage, cedarwood, grass, musk, bergamot, grapefruit, Spanish moss, violet, geranium, violet leaf and anise) which also sold out rather quickly. Both #landlgrooming and #chatillonlux will continue to carry the latter as a regular offering, however.
The bison tallow base has received very good reviews, and considering the $18 price for a 4oz. tub has some choice ingredients:
Stearic acid, water, potassium hydroxide, avocado oil, vegetable glycerin, bison tallow, mango seed butter, castor oil, fragrance, sodium hydroxide, lanolin, bentonite clay, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit extract, salix alba l. (white willow) bark extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol and sorbic acid
The aftershave doesn't look too shabby either and comes in at $15 for 100ml:
Hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, aloe barbadensis leaf gel, vegetable glycerine, fragrance, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit extract, salix alba l. (white willow) bark extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid
Received my soap and aftershave combo today, woohoo! Full review coming Monday. As of today, it is also sold out on the L&L Grooming site... It will be restocked within the next week or so, and thankfully produced until the end of December!