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Archetype of Man Gift Guides

Not to paint with too broad a brush, but as people with fathers and husbands and brothers and other assorted men on our gifting lists, they are not always the easiest to buy for. But fear not. We have scoured the four corners of the Realm to craft for you, dear reader, a simple solution to your holiday shopping woes. May we present, our gift guides for four of our most spotted archetypes of man, containing goods for hair, beard, shave, grooming tools, fragrance, books, apparel and more. For our Gaardians that embrace the call of the wild Journey through the lively greens, soft herbal florals and fresh earth of the trail, wherever it may lead. From Hudson Made in...

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New Glarus Oktoberfest Retreat

New Glarus Oktoberfest was a success! A damp, cold, delicious, slightly tipsy success. As much fun as we had, October weather can make all day outdoor fests a bit gloomy.  This was a multi-day festival, and that meant an overnight in an area where accommodations book up quickly. We lucked out, though with a homestead Airbnb that we hope was a peek into our future. Our hosts were wonderful, and we're pretty sure they built literally everything on the property themselves (you can feel the love in every piece of wood), from the gorgeously rustic main house to the raised cabin we stayed in. The visit was made all the better by a very chirpy wakeup call crew at our door...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Lemon

Our beard goods are crafted from all-natural ingredients, with scent compositions inspired by the seasons and built upon the tenants of natural perfumery. In this series, we shine the spotlight on the ingredients that make Dragonsea beard oils, balms and waxes so intoxicating. Botanical Name: Citrus limon Origin: Italy Process: Cold Pressed Essential Oil Plant Part: Peels Note: Top Aroma: Intense, lemon-fresh aroma with a zesty, tangy/tart top note. While the exact origin of the lemon is a mystery, it is though to have originated in Assam, and lemon remains dating back over 2000 years have been found in the Roman Forum. The lemon is itself a hybrid of one of the original citrus fruits, the citron, and the sour...

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Ingredient Spotlight: White Grapefruit

Our beard goods are crafted from all-natural ingredients, with scent compositions inspired by the seasons and built upon the tenants of natural perfumery. In this series, we shine the spotlight on the ingredients that make Dragonsea beard oils, balms and waxes so intoxicating. Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi Origin: USA Process: Expressed Essential Oil Plant Part: Peels Note: Top Note Aroma: Fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, slightly bitter aroma with a rather pithy note in the drydown; somewhat similar to that of Bitter Orange and has the least sweetness of our three Grapefruit oils. While a great many of the oils we use in our products are ancient and natural in origin, when you come right down to it, grapefruit is almost...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Dark Patchouli

Our beard goods are crafted from all-natural ingredients, with scent compositions inspired by the seasons and built upon the tenants of natural perfumery. In this series, we shine the spotlight on the ingredients that make Dragonsea beard oils, balms and waxes so intoxicating. Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin Origin: Indonesia Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil Plant Part: Leaves Note: Base, Fixative Aroma: Extremely rich, deep, earthy, sweet-herbaceous, somewhat spicy aroma, with ethereal, floral-sweet and wine-like top notes and a mellow, woody-balsamic body note. There are few scents in perfumery more polarizing than patchouli. After all, two of its most notable heydays in history involve attracting hippies and repelling insects. Native to Malaysia, and now grown in similarly hot and damp climates,...

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