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, including a line of Eau de Toilette.
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.
Sometimes the name of the scent itself evokes an image that lingers, such is the case with Lamplight Penance. Just imagine an aging Chatillon pursuing the details of a life long passed by the light of an oil lamp, whiskey in hand. After the death of Chatillon's first wife, Henri took his children to St. Louis, entered a marriage of convenience, and retired from the public eye. But hidden under the floorboards in the attic, an electrician found (upon Chatillon's death) journals and notes about Henri's Oregon Trail adventures, wrapped lovingly in a portrait of himself with his first wife, Bear Robe. Notes of berries, peaches, daffoldils, and orange blossom evoke the nostalgia of a spring scented night seeping in the upstairs window as Chatillon reaches beneath the floorboards. Then lamp oil, burning wick, bourbon, and red cedar bring to mind the warm circle of light that exposes dear faces and memories as Henri sips and flips. Finally base notes of mahogany, leather, and musk speak to the luxurious prison that kept him captive in his later years.
Ingredients: Denatured alcohol, fragrance, distilled water
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