This scent is a snapshot of Henri Chatillon’s later years.
- Berries, peaches, daffodils, orange blossoms
- Lamp oil, burning wick, bourbon, red cedar
- Mahogany, leather, musk
There will also be limited edition run of aftershave, toner and shaving soap in Declaration Grooming’s Icarus base (soap only available directly at Declaration Grooming)
Lamplight Penance is the portrait of Henri Chatillon, the hero of The Oregon Trail who retired from a life of adventure after the passing of his dearly beloved wife, the daughter of an Oglala chief. Living in an unfamiliar city life, surrounded by creature comforts and verdant gardens he secretly longs for his past life of adventure and heroism. As he retired to his mansion with his new bride, Odile Delor Lux, he kept a portrait of his dearly departed first wife, daughter of an Oglala Lakota chief, hidden under the floorboards in the attic. This is the scent of a midnight rendezvous with forlorn nostalgia by the light of an oil-burning lamp, with the scent of berries and daffodils from the garden below wafting through the window.
This is a portrait of his furtive rendezvous with his past memories of his former life and departed love hidden in the attic floorboards by the light of a burning oil lamp, ruminating on his artifacts of the trail. It is the juxtaposition of two worlds that live not in harmony, but at least in proximity.