Nordost Aftershave (Deltus Base)
Nordost is a seasonal scent for Winter and will be made until March 2020.
"Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives.” -Douglas Coupland
Of all the brilliant creations of Chinese antiquity, perhaps none is so humble or so enchanting as the orange. Sweet and juicy, warm and inviting, the fruit has been cultivated around the world for centuries, and was so prized by Louis XIV that he ordered the construction of an orangery at Versailles that remains one of the largest and grandest in the world, housing hundreds of plants since its completion in 1663. The French king was even known to have the trees potted in solid silver basins and placed throughout the state rooms of the palace in order to perfume the air. Unfortunately, transferring that wonderful scent to soap has proven to be difficult.
Orange oil is famously frustrating to work with, highly unstable and prone to oxidation, and extremely weak unless you use the stuff by the bucketful, which can disturb the chemistry of soap and presents skin allergen problems. We’ve searched for years for a safe way to produce an orange scent that properly reflects the rich warmth of the genuine article, and, at long last, we’ve finally found it. The product of this effort is our newest and grandest citrus creation: Nordost.
Rich and elegant, with undertones of dusky sweetness, Nordost is the smell of smoked oranges, their peels made leathery by the heat, their juice darkened and concentrated and wonderful. This is no weak, muddled orange scent, handicapped by the fruit’s natural oil, but instead an intense, distinctly authetic fragrance so deeply luscious that you’ll swear you’ve buried your face in a basket of the real thing. We consider Nordost to be one of our crowning achievements, a glorious, impassioned love letter to the warmest and friendliest citrus. Enjoy, and long live the orange.
Net wt. 3.5 fl oz., Made in the USA
I don't yet know what Deltus base is yet...
but this stuff works as well as I remember all the ones I've tried before. Nordost Orange is a very nice fragrance profile. I liked it in the soap and combined helps allow the smoke afterglow to come up gently while still presenting the lovely orange. You'll enjoy both.
Perfect for Any Time of Day
A perfect companion to Nordost shave soap. Rich and luxurious, and not at all overpowering. Great for night or day.
Love Love Love it. It's orange!!
Don't Sleep on This!!
I do not have enough good things to say about this product. I love the scent, and the way that my skin feels after I have applied this to it post shave. The scent is not overpwowering, and it smells exactly as described with a smokey, slightly sweet ripe orange smell. I know that this is a seasonal product, so I will most likely be picking up another set so that I can savor this all through the year without having to worry about running out. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a grown up citrus fragrance.
An incredibly robust orange scent with a subtle and welcoming smokey touch. A wonderful combination! Very pleased with this soap and aftershave.