I have a barely used sample of Penhaligon's English Fern which I kind of like, but not as much as I like Trumper's Wild Fern and so I decided to use it as a subtle underlying scent for an aftershave lotion.
I used the following constituent parts:
- Gin 120ml
- Witch Hazel 60ml
- Penhaligon's English Fern (Sample) 10ml
- Peppermint Essence 5ml
- Glycerine 5ml
- Essential Oils: Lavender (5 drops), Geranium (5), Tea Tree (5) & Grapefruit (5)
- Absolute Oils: Oakmoss Evernia Prunastri (5 drops)
You will need to go online to procure the essential oils and absolute oils.
It's good! Soothing and calming with an initial flash burn and then doused with peppermint, soothed with lavender, toned with witch hazel, fed with glycerine and a lingering complex scent of top notes which comes through with a wafts of deep moss and fern scent later on.