Droid Black Artisan Shaving Soap | Homage to Floïd Black
You Can't Keep A Good Scent Down!
Scent Profile: Top notes of citrus, fruity, floral - Middle notes of patchouli, caramel, vanilla - Base notes of woody, musk, amber.
My friends, I would like to introduce you to Droid Black, our latest fragrance in a long line of homages to the classics! If you have not already guessed or overheard, this is a tip of the hat to Floïd Black! A traditional wet shaving classic! That is to say, a recent classic, not one that spans decades and generations as other releases in this series have done in the past.
You see Floïd Black, now discontinued, had a short life that definitely coincides with the rise in popularity of traditional shaving over the last 15 years! This is both sad and kinda cool. I mean, after its release in Autumn of 2012 it rose in popularity within the various shaving forums of the time...and for good reason, it was good. Damn good.
Though I have been a long time fan of the scent myself, the real fella behind us releasing this legendary fragrance is none other than Christopher David Bailey. Yep, CDB struck again! Long before this frag was discontinued he'd been hounding us to make a matching shave soap! It would take it finally being cut from the Floïd line up for us to feel obligated to make his "small, achievable dream" a reality. [His words, not mine.]
In my research I noticed Floïd Black every now and then being compared to Creed Aventus. I mean, I guess I understand the comparison...but barely. It does share some similar characteristics but at the end of the day (especially during dry down), Floïd Black was/is its own scent and what a scent it is/was; Masculine, dark, floral, musky, talcy, futuristic nostalgia.
Unlike Floïd's other long running Spanish Barbershop classics dating back almost 80 years, Black was different. It had none of those classic barbershop trappings off the top. Which was kind of refreshing. Black is warmer and richer, something for the new generation of gents interested in returning to the traditional grooming practices of yore. Masculine, modern, and accessible as an accord but not in a cheap drugstore, pedestrian kinda way. I personally find Floïd Black to possess a rugged elegance that is quite unique in the world of traditional, low cost aftershaves; A balancing act often tough to truly pull off. I say this with confidence too after all the feedback and support we’ve received from the many, many sample vials we sent out to our customers this past spring and summer. You fine folks "Get It,” and we thank you. I also have to echo popular sentiment, why would they ever stop making this?
So, it is with great honor and humbleness we dedicate Droid Black to both you, our loyal customers, and the man behind this becoming a reality, Christopher David Bailey!
Name trademarks and copyrights are properties of their respective manufacturers and/or designer. This version is NOT to be confused with the original and Phoenix Shaving, LLC has no affiliation with Revlon Group (Floïd Brand).
Soap Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Menthol Crystals, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]
External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs
Handmade In Arizona, USA