Highland Springs Soap Co. Shave Soap "Eclipse" Limited Edition
Tallow; the Holy Grail of the wet shaving community.
Highland Springs Soap Co. decided quite some time ago that they would try their hand at crafting a tallow soap base and have been working on it ever since. To truly call this base their own, they started by rendering their own beef tallow to create this luxurious new soap base.
Eclipse was born from a desire to create a dark musky fragrance, although at the time, HSSC had no idea it would bear that moniker. Highland Springs collaborated with Australian Private Reserve as they are well-known in creating complex scents; a perfect fit.
The long list of notes come together beautifully to create a truly one of a kind experience. Russian leather and dark musk are predominant initially, followed by blond tobacco dried fig and bourbon then rounding out with floral notes of Carnation, Geranium and Lavender.
The dry down on this scent emphasizes it's complexity, like the moon slowly passing in front of the sun, it darkens over time, leaving you in the shadows of Eclipse.
This is a one-time scent release that won't be returning.
Top notes: Bergamot, Dried Fig, Carnation, Mimosa, Cedarwood & Carnation
Heart Notes: Cocoa, White Rum, Blond Tobacco, Russian Leather, Narcissus, Pink Pepper, Bourbon Geranium & Lavender
Base Notes: Benzoin, Sandalwood, Civet, Oud, Amyris, Citrus & Black Musk
Based in Cranbrook, in British Columbia’s beautiful East Kootenays, Highland Springs is the passion of Mary and Chris Troniak.
At first glance, their story may sound like that of other family soap-making businesses - starting small, working out of their basement, and taking product to local markets where they built up a loyal, enthusiastic following. With business thriving, they decide to build a website and sell online, while still enjoying meeting the customers they’ve come to know face to face.
So, what’s different about the Highland Spring story? Rather than being an enthusiast who turned her hobby into a living, Mary instead re-tuned her professional training into a passion. A qualified chemist, Mary now brings her expertise to creating beneficial blends of healthy, handmade soap and personal care products. It’s not about looking for a nice fragrance - everything Mary creates, from base oils, focuses on what she knows gives the most benefit to the skin, and to the body.
Australian Private Reserve was conceived in 2016 from a desire to create beautiful perfumes, and to provide these same perfume compositions for wet-shavers who expect artisan quality with the sophistication and beauty of niche perfume. They do not use pre-blends or synthetic candle-fragrance oils in their designs or products, every single composition is formulated by APR in house without exception.
Ingredients: Beef Tallow, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Parfum, Hydrolyzed Silk Peptides (Silk Peptide), Tocopherol.
Made in Canada and Australia