Shackleford draws its name from Shackleford Banks. Part of North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks, this small island is famous for its wild horses that have roamed the beach for centuries. The area has also become a popular campsite for adventurous tourists. This untamed paradise seemed like a fitting namesake for our warm and rich wood fragrance.
Tybee Island, off the coast of Georgia and very near Savannah, is known for its lack of pretense. This is an island where people enjoy themselves, plain and simple. These days, its shores are lined with family cottages and friendly faces. But during the Industrial Revolution, Tybee developed a reputation for its clean salt air, making it a top destination for city dwellers looking for a respite from the smog at home. That’s why the F&R scent that we’ve dubbed “clean” feels like a perfect fit for the name “Tybee.” It’s fresh, clean and bright – just like its namesake.
This cologne gets its name from Hatteras Island, a long thin island that stretches for nearly 50 miles. Known as a sports paradise, the island is home to gorgeous beaches, and its marlin-filled waters are perfect for sport fishing. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are also popular pastimes on Hatteras. This lively location feels American to its core, and it’s why we chose to name our classic and sporty fragrance in its honor.
Initially released as our first limited reserve offering, Clearwater started with our discovery of Madagascan Geranium. The flower grown off the coast of Southern Africa has a rich, green fragrance. But unlike its Egyptian and North American cousins, the Madagascan variety has a bold, masculine quality that makes it a perfect centerpiece for a modern man’s cologne.
Notes of fresh water and oakmoss are complemented with wood and clean citrus. The resulting fragrance reminds us of the Clearwater River in Washington state, rushing from the Olympic Mountains toward the sea.
Fragrance makers have been enamored of vetiver for centuries, and for good reason. While its fragrance alone is wonderful, we suspect the true cause for obsession is the difficulty in adequately describing vetiver. Earthy and cool, but unmistakably woody and grass-like, the essence of vetiver is a study in complexity.
Named for the incredible collection of rock formations in Southern Utah, this combination of Haitian vetiver, Italian bergamot and balsam, accented with notes of fresh-mown hay, creates a bold yet dry fragrance that is sure to leave an impression.