Wild Rose Herbs, Wild Man Cologne
Ashley Bessler, founder of Wild Rose Herbs in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley, makes entirely natural, highly concentrated botanical oil-based fragrances. As she states of more typical synthetics, "Standard colognes simply do not cut it for modern, natural, and rugged trends." Subtle and well balanced, her Wild Man Cologne is woody and cool yet understated when worn, with the warm sweetness of a fine spirit in a glass.
And while Bessler's are particularly concentrated oils, they are in no way overpowering — perhaps the greatest appeal of a natural essence. As to Wild Man’s herbaceous character? "We finish by adding a touch of organic Lavender," Bessler explains with a smile, traditionally used as an aphrodisiac.
Like many natural perfumers, Bessler is entirely self-taught, growing many of the fresh botanicals in their own organic gardens.