Garden of Bali Star Jelly Aftershave ~ A Whole New Species of Aftershave!
It's back folks, Garden of Bali 2.0! (You're welcome!)
Scent Profile: Flighty top notes of lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, orange blossom and sea salt. Middle notes of ambergris, seaweed and ozone. Base notes of amber, moss, benzoin, Cedar and bamboo.
Within the first week of discontinuing this Phoenix Shaving Classic the hate mail began. It was clear a small following around "Bali" had begun. Fran and I would jokingly refer to the write in campaign as "missives of the Cult of Bali". The thing is, the demand and enthusiasm for "GOB" never really died out. The only real reason we discontinued it was to make room for some new scents.
Fast forward to 2020...yup, the year of suck. Having to cancel the Big Shave S'west and then one thing after another, Fran and I agreed we should focus on bringing a little more joy to the world. It truly seems in short supply, no? Well if we couldn't finally take a real vacation this year...oh yeah, that was cancelled too, but I digress...we would look back through our catalog and reboot some of the classics! So far we have brought back a hanful with new, little tweaks here and there. Garden of Bali, follows this trend and has also been...updated!
It is always a great pleasure to return to an old scent and add something new or remove something that never really worked, though not realized at the time. It's only natural that we have grown as artisans and gotten better at our craft, and that is essentially what these reboots are all about; a second chance to really get it right. After all, we owe it to our original blends from yesteryear considering they got us where we are now!
If you were a fan of Garden of Bali before, you are going to really love our latest rendition and treatment of the accord. Do not be led astray by all the citrus notes in the top of the fragrance, though it is a refreshing, immediate burst, the shape completely begins to twist and turn in on itself. Somewhere in between the ocean and the natural bamboo wall of the orange blossoming jungle your nose is beachcombing; Barefoot and sifting through driftwood, seaweed, cedar, cirtrus and sand. This is a warm, exotic and curious summer scent...but you'll wear it all year I know!
If an aftershave balm and alcohol based splash were to have a baby, our Star Jelly Aftershave Formula would be their love child. Not to be confused with an alcohol free balm, meaning; this stuff still contains alcohol and a kiss of menthol to give you that classic splash feel at first. Then there is that familiar cool down we all know and love...but something more is going on, something cosmic!
Unlike traditional balms, our Star Jelly absorbs rapidly into freshly shaven skin without any greasy, heavy feeling build up! Star Jelly leaves your skin moisturized and silky. A refreshing, alternative that you instantly will fall in love with!
Allantoin: a naturally ocurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent. It can be derived from animals, however the allantoin we use is derived from plants.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides: from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to resist moisture loss. This ingredient’s value for skin is made greater by the fact that it’s considered gentle.
Vegetable Glycerine: is derived from soy and is used in cosmetics and body care products to assist in retaining moisture. It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften the skin.
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Perfumers Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin