On purpose, that is.
The latest wormwood-infused baubleis Korres Absinthe Shave Cream, a non-foaming shave lather that has us converted to the intoxicant school of facial care.
The non-foaming part means you're dealing with an actual cream, so it'll be more soothing than hallucination-inducing. The wormwood itself mostly protects against irritation, but the smell will still bring back memories of your nights of green-fairy-fueled gambling and debauchery in Central European houses of ill repute.
Of course, with a milder pH and the usual soothers like aloe and vitamin B, you'll get a closer shave than Karolina ever gave you.
Korres has been on our radar since they opened on Wooster Street in October. Their main stock is natural Greek products with a homeopathic touch, but lately they've turned to foodier items. And we're always looking for a change of pace. There's a marigold and ginseng aftershave balm (for covering those absinthe-filled nicks) and even a quince shower gel, in case you want to be more flavorful.
As for the gin-scented mouthwash...we'd advise against it.