The Wow Signal 2020 Aftershave/Cologne & Artisan Shave Soap | Ultra Premium Formula CK-6 | 5 Oz
The Wow Signal Returns!
Scent Profile 2020: Osmanthus, Tobacco, Labdanum, Bourbon, Agarwood, and Benzoin Resin.
This my friends is a Phoenix Shaving classic! Ever since we discontinued The Wow Signal the steady write in campaign began from its cult following! This could not be ignored any longer, something had to be done! That something was Fran & I revisiting this fragrance, which is always nice to do.
Our Original Scent was mainly Osmanthus, a heady, out of this world floral. It was lightly grounded with just a kiss of labdanum and Copaiba Balsam. I loved it back then but going back and looking at it again we felt like it just wasn't finished or rather, not done evolving. So with that in mind we decided to build up the foundation more, something to tether this Space Balloon of a scent to, really fatten it up.
Enter Tobacco, Oud, Bourbon, Benzoin and a little more Labdanum
Yup, that was just what the doctor ordered. Often when you add, you must also take away, and that too is what we did. Copaiba Balsam was replaced with Oud. It was a tough call but in the end I think it was the better, rounder choice. Then came the Bourbon. Why Bourbon you may ask...because pappy is currently stuck in the house and it just made sense. In short, sometimes bourbon just makes sense. :)
Kidding aside, I really love what the bourbon does to the shape of this fragrance, especially in combination with the woody notes.
If you enjoyed the previous rendition, I believe you will really appreciate The Wow Signal 2020. I truly think you too will agree this tweak was much needed. If this accord was just a signal before, we've now added some definite substance to it!
I also thought I should keep the old write up intact too, for posterity, no? So here we now go back in Phoenix Shaving time! I also left up some of the old photos too for your viewing pleasure! I fondly remember taking these in Roswell, New Mexico while visiting the UFO Museum. I love my job.
The WOW! Signal is the 2nd chapter in our, as of yet, unnamed trilogy! This is one of my favorite scents to (star) date and done with pure Plant Derived Fragrance Oils and terrestrial Tree Resins!
There is a compressed mystery of dramatic proportions in the air around this long lasting splash, a true message in a bottle. If our galaxy had a spring time scent, a millennial perennial in bloom, The WOW! Signal would be it. If this space flower was networked throughout it's root system, the scent profile would be in code. This is no dead transmission running on an endless loop, but alive...an intergalactic number station, twisted in the unruly ripple of time and space, acting with an otherworldly urgency.
What we perceive as empty space is held together by mystical bursts of Living Osmanthus, an ever growing "grace note", in the cracks; that space between the music or harmony of the spheres. The grounding points are steadfast, sophisticated in composition, metallic almost, yet soothing; Copaiba Balsam, Labdanum and Benzoin, swaying within the vibration of the vacuum. The WOW! Signal is here!
Aside from the use of Plant Derived Fragrance Oils and Natural Tree Resins you will find a host of other all natural, other worldly ingredients: Rose Water, Labdanum Hydrosol, Glycerin, Carrot Extract, Liquid Silk, Aloe Vera and Alum! - Transmission End
Aftershave Cologne: Alcohol, Labdanum Hydrosol, Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils Glycerin , Aloe Vera, Liquid Silk, Honeysuckle Extract, Benzoin Resin
5 Oz Tub
Soap Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Capuacu) Butter, Astrocaryum (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Seed Butter, Parfum [Fragrance]
External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs
Handmade In Arizona, USA