Chiseled Face / Zoologist – Civet Shaving Soap
4oz of shaving soap in a heavy, ultraviolet glass jar. Gold foil labels on top and side. While every shave is different, this should last most people about 100 shaves.
As the sun sinks over the dense tropical forest, civets emerge warily from the thickets. Under a carpet of narcotic flower blossoms, a smattering of coffee berries peppers the ground. The moist air is heavy with mossy aromas that penetrate every crevice, but the musky scent of the civets dominates; their marked territory daring one to enter at one’s own risk.
Zoologist Civet pays homage to the age-old ingredient, civet, as well as chypre perfumes of bygone days – perfumes that refused to be intimidated by raw, alluring, animalistic musks. Civet is a moody and complex brew entwined in mystery. It opens with a spicy floral accord, threaded through with dark coffee tones. Slowly it prowls forward, unraveling base notes of leather, moss and vanilla that combines with distinctive civet musk to create a bewildering, sophisticated scent with the promise of a sultry nighttime rendezvous.
Perfumer: Shelley Waddington
Top Notes: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Lemon, Orange, Spices, Tarragon
Heart Notes: Carnation, Frangipani, Heliotrope, Hyacinth, Linden-blossom, Tuberose, Ylang
Base Notes: Balsams, Civet*, Coffee, Incense, Labdanum, Musks*, Oakmoss, Resins, Russian Leather*, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woods
4oz of tallow based soap in a heavy, ultraviolet glass tub. Tubs are half full to allow for space to load your brush without making a mess.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Juice, Beef Tallow, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Silk Powder
Great soap, wonderful fragrance, great presentation (jar and labelling). Just wished items were packaged more carefully as I’d like to preserve this unique packaging, but due to the jars scratching each other during transport the label is no longer pristine.
Great soap, wonderful fragrance. Civet is unique and fun.
Shelly Waddington's work for the Zoologist is absolutely stunning.
I purchased both the Hummingbird and the Civet soaps, and I love them!
I bought this from their Etsy page almost 3 years ago. Although I've been using an electric razor lately, I can certainly say this shave soap was the best thing during my entire wet shaving period. It lathered perfectly, smells amazing and unlike anything else, and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I feel terrible for not writing this review around the time of purchase, but better late than never! I came back here after discovering they make cologne as well. Excellent brand.