Droid Black Artisan Shaving Soap | Ultra Premium CK-6 Formula | Homage to Floïd Black | 5 Oz
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!
Droid Black & The Oracle Coin?
Yup, aside from being an EPIC homage collection, there is also, like many of our collections, a story based around the name and label design! Unlike The Fresco Mystery, our latest page turner will not be available as a printed book but. Instead, it will be only available as an Ebook, which I think is very fitting considering Ereaders are, like Floïd Black, classic in concept but modern without looking for forgiveness.
Fans of Escape Rooms and the ongoing Phoenix Universe Saga will really enjoy this latest adventure for sure! This time join Doug as he tries to solve the riddle of a mysterious, phantom room that appeared out of nowhere! Like the Droid Black Collection itself, this one is for the true fans of the series who have followed every new tale with keen interest! I should also take a moment to mention the Oracle Coin.
The Oracle Coin?
This mystical coin turns up in the story and aids Doug at many crucial moments, but its powers don't end within the confines of the written word. That's right people, we chose to bring this baby to life! Because, believe it or not, I actually find it quite useful in choosing my daily shave products!
There's truly something fateful allowing the coin, through the process of elimination, to make all the tough decisions for you! It even works for picking out new products on the site too! If you suffer from analysis paralysis when it comes to making choices, The Oracle Coin could be a real life saver...as it proves to be for Doug in Droid Black & The Oracle Coin! I mean, many of us already use dice to keep track of our shaves, a coin is just another gaming element in this wonderful world of chance happenings to put to use! Give the Oracle Coin a toss today and leave that next shave to the fates!
Thanks to your continued support the story really has evolved over the years! Every time you pick up a copy of one of our books you are sending the message that I need to keep at it...THANK YOU. Who knew that short pulp fictions and shave soap would pair so well together?
So please, don't let me keep you any longer. Heck, the sooner you complete this order, the sooner Droid Black shows up in your mailbox! Shave On & Stay Groovy!
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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]
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