Macduffs Soap Company



Notes: Roasted Coffee Bean, Bitter Almond, Allspice, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Absolute, Green Coffee, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Patchouli

"Dogs are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they make no criticisms." - George Elliot

Since Macduff turned five this August (2021), I wanted to do a tribute soap to acknowledge his strong presence both in the business and my life. Every label I’ve designed, every scent that I’ve researched and formulated, Macduff was there not too far away, either laying on my feet or snoring away in his ill-fitting bed beside my desk. In fact, that’s where he is right now as I write this.

Why Macduff? A lot of people wonder if it's my last name or where that name comes from. When I first decided to start this business, I was struggling with a name and on a whim I chose “Macduff” as I had just brought him home a few short months ago, and, as a demanding Scottie puppy, obviously on my mind quite a bit.

Back then, I only had six scents and only sold hand soaps. One of these original scents was a simple blend of coffee, spice and bitter almond called Almond Biscotti--I still sell that hand soap to this day. Countless times I’ve accidentally spelled it “biscottie” which in part inspired the idea to use this scent as a tribute to Macduff. I also used to have his face on the labels I originally designed, and so this is a throwback to that as well.

Almond Biscottie is a rich and decadent coffee scent. Initial notes of bitter almond and some green coffee essential oil open up the scent, (green coffee has a herbal, peppery and almost cinnamon like note quality). The almond, while punchy, quickly fades to a delicious blend of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and allspice. You will also find tonka bean absolute, which has an almond like smell, and with the addition of patchouli, lends a buttery quality to the dry down. There is plenty of sweetness here, but with the dry, roasted coffee, there should be enough nuance here for someone looking for a deep and rich scent.

Stearic Acid, Tallow, Glycerine, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter*, Cocoa Butter, Camellia Seed Oil*, Mango Butter, Aloe, Goat

Milk, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Sodium Lactate, Argan Oil*, Jojoba Oil*, Pumpkin Seed Oil*, Tremella Seed Extract, Silk Peptides, Green Tea Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Yogurt, Parfum


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