Mûir(e) Wood Aftershave Balm
John Muir, for whom the famed national park "Muir Woods" is named, was a driven man. He loved nature so much that he crusaded for decades to preserve it, founding the Sierra Club and establishing national parks at Yosemite and the Sequoia National Forest, which inspired the conservation of other natural wonders all over the United States. He was so outspoken and persuasive that no less than Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest nature photographer of the 20th Century, regarded him as a direct influence and inspiration for his work.
In keeping with Muir's love of the forests, we've attempted to capture the crepuscular gloom of the woods at dusk, all purples and greens and blues. Blackberry seemed a perfect choice to blend with the jammy resin of balsam fir, while oakmoss and vetiver lace the undergrowth, imparting earthy mossiness and wood. The scent of damp air, so common in the Pacific Northwest where Muir made his home, wends its way through the fragrance, leaving a hauntingly gossamer shimmer in its wake. Not so much as photorealistic fragrance as an inspired color impression, suffused with the indigo of the dusky woods, Mûir(e) Wood is a tribute to one of our great forefathers in a strikingly unconventional manner, a memorial to a man who went to live in Nature and only came back to tell us of the wonders he had seen. La mûre may be French for blackberry, but the man himself is the inspiration. His contemplative approach to the world, so reminiscent of our own wet shaving rituals, is best expressed in words to others:
Net wt. 3.75 fl oz, Made in the USA
"To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness." - John Muir
Our upgraded and improved alcohol-free aftershave balm is a glorious treat for the skin. Enriched with super-moisturizing kokum and cupaçu butters, hydrolyzed oat protein, and nourishing daikon seed oil, this soothing, moisturizing emulsion will calm irritation and redness and leave your skin feeling moisturized for hours on end.
IngredientsAqua, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Squalane (Olive), Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Aveena sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Maltodextrin, Polysorbate 80, Saccharide Isomerate, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Propanediol, Water, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Ocinum Sanctum Leaf Extract
- redwood region
- forest scent
Great Woodsy Scent!
I love the scent of the shaving soaps but they don't last all day so I decided to try the aftershave balm to lengthen the aromatic experience. Wow, was I right! Not only do they smell great and last all day, they make my face feel like silk. The Muir(e) Wood scent is a wonderful earthy fragrance with just the right hint of blackberry to offset the mossy undertones. It makes me want to get out in nature all day long!
Smells like mold candy
Not a fan of this scent. Maybe it’s the oak moss but it smells mostly like mold—as if mold and sucrose teamed up to be a flavor. It does do a good job balding my face.
Barrister and Mann
Hi John! Oh no. :( I'm sorry to hear that neither of your purchases was for you. I've refunded your order in full. Please let us know if you need anything and have a great day!
My new favorite
Love the scent and quality of the product. Highly recommend!
I find this balm has a pleasing and mild scent. I did order Leviathan at the same time and that is a very strong scent so my nose is probably muted when I try and smell Muire. Regardless it will most likely be on my reorder list.
Excellent product that pairs perfectly with the shave soap. Calming, earthy scent.