Enigma Machine Aftershave/Cologne - Wild Strawberry & Oudwood (Hedione)
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Enigma Machine is here by popular demand and just in time for summer! Fragaria (Wild Strawberry) & Ouldwood!
This was the Original Scent chosen for The Big Shave West 2 and a tribute to the Original Sex Wax, Strawberry. I was originally going for good old fashioned sun and summer fun...but things took a rather sophisticated turn.
I had to take it further and add some serious oud and agarwood essential oil attar. The end result is curious to say the least; an "Angel in white and the daughter of the devil himself" to paraphrase Don Henley. Cute and dirty, innocent yet mysterious...an Enigma Machine.
Pair with Our Matching Enigma Machine Artisan Shave Soap HERE!
[Clearly, judging by the new label there is now a tie in into the current Agharta Trilogy we are currently at the end of...stay tuned!]
This magical scent blend is created with pure essential oils, Natural Plant Derived Fragrance Oil and Lavender Hydrosol. As with all Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Aftershave/Colognes you will find nothing but the best face saving ingredients in this bottle: Lavender Hydrosol, Glycerin, Carrot Extract, Aloe Vera Extract and Alum!
Although it has long been debated whether humans can actually communicate via pheromones - the chemical signals secreted by animals to help find a mate - Researchers have found that scent of Hedione generates ‘sex-specific activation patterns’ in the nasal tissue which links to the brain. It is the first time that a scent has been known to activate the pheromone receptor VN1R in humans.
“These results constitute compelling evidence that a pheromone effect different from normal olfactory perception indeed exists in humans,” says scent researcher Prof Hanns Hatt fro, Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.
Hedione (chemical name methyl dihydro-jasmonate) – derived from the Greek word “hedone”, for fun, pleasure, lust – has a pleasant fresh jasmine-magnolia scent and is used in many perfumes.
It is synthesised from the organic compound methyl jasmonate which was discovered in 1957 and which is important in plants for seed germination, root growth, flowering, fruit ripening, and senescence.
3.5 oz Classic Glass Flask
Ingredients: Alcohol, Lavender Hydrosol, Essential & Natural Fragrance Oils, Glycerin, Hedione, Aloe Vera Extract, Carrot Extract, Alum