Brooklyn Grooming Anchor Aftershave
Alfredo Ortiz Catedral and Mckenzie Santiago of Brooklyn Grooming may seem an odd inclusion here, since they primarily make grooming tonics.
But authenticity is at the root of their products, made by hand in their Brooklyn Navy Yard studio. Their half dozen naturally scented beard oils can be worn as a fragrance, working as naturally scented moisturizers, especially for those who simply go a day or two (or three) without shaving. Their Williamsburg Beard Oil, for instance, clean and woody, is even more subtle than a natural cologne.
In the spirit of natural perfumers, they have a genuine apothecary approach to their line. Their Anchor Aftershave Tonic is another example of a completely natural product, soothing to your skin and subtly scented. As they explain, "Anchor’s scent is a spiritually inspired blend of ancient exotic woods, balsam resins, and blood orange essential oils."
It seems only a matter time until the blending fervor at Brooklyn Grooming produces a natural cologne.