Droid Black Star Jelly Aftershave | Homage to Floïd Black | Mentholated or Menthol Free!
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).
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