West Coast Shaving has been carrying Shawn Maher’s aftershaves for awhile now, but we’re pleased to expand our line and take on new aftershaves and eau de toilette. These exceptional performers are matched with delightful scents and stories from the heartland of the USA. We're excited to highlight his eau de toilette fragrances.
Motivated by the frigid mid-West winter of 2014, Shawn Maher began creating a nourishing, protective post-shave salve that restored his wind-chapped skin. Inspired by the response of testers, he launched Chatillon Lux in Dec. 2015. His business boomed as he added on other post-shave products with wonderful performance and exceptional scents. He continues to innovate and expand. He has even teamed up with soap-maker, Scott Stewart, from Declaration Grooming in a collaboration of soap and scent.
A love for his city of South Saint Louis, MO, inspires Shawn to take his names and scents from the places and people that inhabited this corner of the heartland. Chatillon Lux is named for Henri Chatillon, a French fur trader and central figure on the Oregon Trail. He lived and loved with the Sioux people until the untimely death of his wife, Bear Robe. Upon returning to his hometown of St. Louis, he married Odile Delor Lux, daughter of the founder of Carondelet (South Saint Louis). The "most gallant a man . . . as ever shot buffalo", Chatillon is quintessential frontier man and inspiration for manly pursuits like wet shaving. From there, many of their scents are inspired by places, people, and events that shaped “The Gateway City”.
We are highlighting 5 new Eau de Toilettes. When you are looking to up your grooming game, an eau de toilette is just the thing to make your scent linger.
Chatillon Lux Eau de Toilette, Gratiot League Square - Hailing from Montreal, Charles Gratiot added his name to the robust trading business in St. Louis during the time of westward exploration- and to this scent. He bequeathed a league of land to St. Louis to encourage expansion. The Gratiot League Square encompasses parts of many neighborhoods in the southern part of the city and the headquarters of Chatillon Lux. Inspired by Gratiot's stock in trade, this aftershave has notes of tobacco, leather, rose, clove, nutmeg, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, musk, bergamot, and amber.
Chatillon Lux Eau de Toillette, Omnostre - The 1904 World's Fair really put St. Louis on the map. And as much as it introduced St. Louis to the rest of the world, it also introduced the world to St. Louis. Visitors from the Eastern Hemisphere and Caribbean Islands brought their exotic, mysterious scents. This Omnostre aroma seeks to pay homage to those alluringly fragrances. Notes of Haitian vetiver and cardamom draw you in while myrrh, orris, pink pepper, musk, and a hint of mandarin petitgrain relax you into bliss.
Chatillon Lux Eau de Toilette, Unconditional Surrender - Unconditional Surrender pays tribute to another famous man to hail from St. Louis -- Ulysses S. Grant. Paying homage to Grant's tenacity and will to fight back, the scent notes are amber, tonka bean, amyris, cedarwood, agarwood, vetiver, cigar tobacco, black tea, jasmine, and geranium.
Chatillon Lux Eau de Toilette, Bon Vivant - This scent is a tribute to celebrated bartender (and author of the original guide for mix-masters: The Bar-Tender's Guide: How to Mix Drinks or the Bon Vivant's Companion), Jerry Thomas, whose storied history contained a stint at St. Louis's Planter's House Hotel. Inspired by a drink made with whiskey, chartreuse, and orange bitters, this aroma breaks that traditional mold. The notes include caramel, birch tar, black pepper, maple syrup, vanilla, patchouli, neroli, petitgrain, yuzu citrus, ginger, anise, juniper berry, white grapefruit, wormwood and coriander. Raise your glasses (or razors) to Bon Vivant!
Chatillon Lux Eau de Toillette, Rose Santal - This fragrance for men or women is built on a creamy, rich sandalwood accord - created from scratch. The dusty, sultry rose aroma comes from the Rose Verte accord, designed to complement the sandalwood. The multiple rose species are rounded out with a subtle spicyness from cardamom and Indian black pepper essential oil. All supported by the animalic undertone of labdanum absolute.