Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Fanciful Fox Aftershave

I previously wrote about an artisan called The Fanciful Fox. They used to be located in Scranton but have since relocated to Brooklyn.  I’m a little upset they’re gone, but they probably get much better foot traffic now.

To reiterate a bit about them, The Fanciful Fox that makes vegan soap, shampoos and other vegan bath and body products hand crafted in microbatches. They also have a line of products geared towards gentleman including some wet shaving staples like a shaving oil and an aftershave.

The Fanciful Fox's Spiffy Aftershave 
Like the Shave Oil I wrote about earlier, the Fanciful Fox Aftershave is available in one of three blends:

  • Dapper: Patchouli based blend mixed with spicy notes
  • Spiffy:  Bergamot based blend with herbal and lavender notes
  • Rakish: A woodsy blend with a cedar base and herbal notes

My then girlfriend (now wife) is not a fan of many scents containing patchouli, so I opted for the Spiffy scent.  The Rakish scent looks like it’s up my alley.  Admittedly, I can’t recall why I didn’t get it at the time.  But, I suppose give me an excuse to visit the Brooklyn store some time. 

The Aftershave is packaged in 2 oz glass bottle.
To my nose, the scent of the Fanciful Fox’s Spiffy Aftershave reminds of a bay rum blend. It’s not an overpowering or overwhelming aroma, though I find it to have some staying power to it.  After applied, I’m usually pretty aware of the aroma for about an hour or so.

Consistency wise, it resembles that of other aftershave splashes in the collection.  It’s a pretty thin (low viscosity) liquid.  According to the ingredient list the Spiffy aftershave splash does not contain alcohol but does contain witch hazel as an astringent.  I did experience a nice, mild, sting when using it.  Though, not as intense as using an alcohol based aftershave splash like Captain’s Choice Bay Rum or Fine Accoutrements American Blend. 

Ingredients that are printed on the bottle.
Overall the experience with it is positive.  Though, it’s something that I’d probably complement by using an alum block first.  Their logo and labeling have changed since I purchased.  The good news is that it’s not looking as if the formulation has changed. 

Have you tried any of The Fanicful Fox products?  Please leave a comment below and let us know.

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