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Nordost Aftershave Balm (Seasonal) - Barrister and Mann LLC
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Nordost Aftershave Balm (Seasonal)

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Nordost is a seasonal scent for Winter and will be made through February 2022.

"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 fragility of the fruit’s natural oil, but instead an intense, distinctly authentic 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. 3.75 fl oz. Made in USA

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.

Aqua, 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

The Scent

Nordost is a seasonal scent for Winter and will be made through February 2022.

"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 fragility of the fruit’s natural oil, but instead an intense, distinctly authentic 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. 3.75 fl oz. Made in USA

The Balm

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.

Ingredients

Aqua, 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

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EP
02/28/2022
Erik P.
United States United States

Definitely intense

So, I’m going to admit up front that I had qualms about buying an orange scent online without first having smelled it. I’m new to shaving soaps, so I’ve been trying out a bunch of different scents because it’s hard to really dial in what appeals to me without the benefit of prior inspection. I read the description of this product — “intense” was definitely a word that was used — and I went with it anyway. So, I don’t want to be too harsh. However, this scent was really overpowering. I got this late in the afternoon, along with the Nordost shaving soap I ordered, and I decided to try a little of the aftershave to check out the scent. The orange here reminded me of the intense orange cleaners I have used, combined with a really overpowering orange dreamsicle smell. It’s a smell that I couldn’t get away from, and it doesn’t really calm down or dissipate for a long time. In fact, this scent was so overpowering that I have decided not to even try the shaving soap because I can’t imagine wanting to surround myself with it. I have tried and love other Barrister and Mann soaps and aftershaves (Seville and Cologne Russe). And I realize that orange is a very different smell that can be very intense. I think B&M created exactly what they describe with this scent, and I’m sure it does appeal to some. But I think it’s worth stating that smelling this scent before purchasing would probably be best if you’re not sure it’s something you’d like. I don’t fault B&M here; I just think it’s way too much for me.

M
02/27/2022
Mark
United States United States

Nordost Aftershave Balm

The orange scent of Nordost is wonderful and the aftershave balm compliments the aftershave nicely while also refreshing my dry skin.

M
02/20/2022
Mark
United States United States

Nordost Aftershave Balm

I love the orange scent of Nordost and I'm glad I purchased the shave soap, aftershave, and aftershave balm because all 3 smell wonderful.

M
02/20/2022
Mark
United States United States

Nordost Aftershave Balm

Nordost features a lovely orange scent and the new aftershave balm does not disappoint!

HS
01/27/2022
Hank S.
United States United States

Fantastic

Nordost in the new Omnibus base is not only a magnificent shaving soap, but the finest smelling soap ever. Same goes for the Nordost aftershave and balm. Buy them all before they are gone!