Fresco Natural Deodorant | Sport Strength | Homage To Vintage Old Spice Fresh Scent!!
Top Notes: Herbaceous, Eucalyptus, Citrus, Fresh
Middle Notes: Cardamom, Spicy, Green, Balsam
Bottom Notes: Woody, Patchouli, Mossy & Masculine!
Finally, The Day Has Come! Thank you all for your saint-like patience! I promise you we have made it worth your while! This is a very Special Release...Get excited, Get VERY Excited and hunker down by the fire as I tell you a tale... [if unable to find a fire or borrow one, simply imagine one in your mind.]
Like many, I enjoy a good Fougère, but if you follow what we do, you know my favorite subcategory of the Fougère family is of the Aromatic variety, simply called the Aromatic Fougère. If Fougère was a plain bagel with olive cream cheese, an Aromatic Fougere would be an Everything bagel with a smear of herb infused cream cheese and a dash of pepper that fell from Mt. Olympus. Better yet, how about a real definition?
Aromatic Fougère: a derivative of this class (Fougère), that contains additional notes of herbs, spice and/or wood.
Fresco is a fine example of just this, an Aromatic Fougère containing Top Notes of Orange, Galbanum, Bergamot, Lime, Lemon, Lavender and Black Currant; Middle Notes of Rose, Cardamom and Lily-of-the-Valley; Base Notes of Patchouli, Opoponax, Cedar, Oakmoss and Ambergris. Herbaceous, Citrusy and Fresh; Spicy, Green, Mossy, Balsamic and Woody! Truly a beautiful accord to experience/live. As one reviewer said to me in private, 'Wearing Fresco is akin to wearing a classic 80's adventure flick.' -- And I have to agree!
Fresco really IS the scent of Epic Adventure; Vivid, Lively, Pulse-Pounding, and Explosive! Much like my hormones were at the time I discovered it, but more on that later. It's these very desirable attributes that make it so hard for many to believe that it is actually a forgotten, discontinued classic! No really, I have now been wearing this scent for months to the gym, especially the deodorant, and have had at least 4 different conversations about it by inquiring gym rats. (That's kinda like science.) -- My point is, Fresco, or it's namesake Fresh really resonates with more than a few, young and old...and for a good reason. Fresco Rocks!
Fresco is our latest homage to a long lost Super Scent, 'Fresh Scent' by Old Spice. Do not confuse this for the stuff they currently sell under the same name or that other one, White Water (Sold in the UK). Fresh Scent, like the Original Old Spice, is another Shulton's Formulation that often flew under the radar it would seem...but not mine! Fresh Scent was not new to me. What I mean by that is, often, as a vintage aftershave collector, I will experience an old fragrance for the first time. That was not the case with Fresh Scent, Fresh and I go waaaaay back.
The year was 1991 and I was a skinny, little freshman in high school. I was also an under-tipped, overworked paperboy, and though the late 80's and early 90's offered many "bold" and timely scents, I just couldn't afford them. Honestly, at 14 or 15 I'm not sure I was even really looking for a fragrance when I discovered Fresh Scent, just innocently Christmas shopping. As soon as I walked into CVS my eyes landed on that iconic red, maritime themed, Old Spice Aftershave Gift Set on the shelf. Like individual bottled messages from the Gods of Frag, there were 3 decanters tucked inside this cardboard chest; The Original Shulton's Old Spice in its traditional cream colored, porcelain bottle and smart grey plug positioned prominently dead center, but to each side of it like bookends, were two rather curious wonders! These bottles catching my fancy were similar in shape to the classic design, but instead of opaque earthenware, these vessels were clear and shimmery, like light dancing on the scales of an ancient sea creature! Needless to say the color of the liquid inside really popped, especially in the bright and festive holiday lights of the store. One contained an amber juice simply titled Musk, and the other offered a more mystifying blue fluid fittingly labeled, as I would find out later, Fresh Scent. The idea of 3 scents to choose from for under $10 was very appealing to my meager newsie budget. So scents unsmelled but visually intrigued, I grabbed the box off the shelf and continued with my shopping. I can't recall what else I purchased that day but looking back now, this was really a pivotal moment for me in terms of life choices. #TrueStory
ABSOLUTELY ZERO PARABENS, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL OR TRICLOSAN CAN BE FOUND IN OUR CREATIONS!
Not To Be Confused For Aluminum:
To be clear, my deodorant does not contain the bad stuff; aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride, aluminum hydroxybromide or aluminum zirconium—all forms of aluminum commonly used in antiperspirants and deodorants. To stop the flow of sweat to your skin’s surface, the aluminum plugs sweat ducts in the top layer of your skin stopping the the natural flow of sweat to your skin’s surface.
The stuff in my Extra Sport Formula is very different, called alum. The most common form is potassium alum, also known as potassium aluminum sulfate.
Potassium alum is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Arrowroot Powder, Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide, Organic Non GMO Corn Starch, Kaolin Clay, Organic Avocado Oil, Cape Aloe Powder, Potassium Alum, Essential Oils and/or Fragrance