Future Fiction Aftershave & Cologne - A Bright & Fresh Scent for Summer!
Scent Profile: Citrus (Lemon, Bergamot & Mandarin Orange), White Musk, Jamaican Ginger, White Pepper, Haitian Vetiver, Hiba Wood, Honey Amber, Black Sage, Peppermint, Jerusalem Pine
This will be one of your go to scents this summer I swear! Looking for something fresh with a little zing? If so, Future Fiction could be the scent for you this season my friend!
Some of you may recall an earlier rendition of this scent, if not no big deal for we went back to the drawing board and re-tweaked it! Everything you loved about the original is still there but now with an added richness and depth!
This time around we really went out of our way to build a better beast, note by note. Just as in poetry in regard to word choice, each scent note has its own weight and value. If something didn't work or we couldn't say why it was there or what it was doing, it was tossed. While it's true the original scent has character, we wanted to enhance it or make it more pronounced, stronger.
With this in mind, Future Fiction opens up with a burst of citrus in a medley of Lemon, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange & Jerusalem Pine! From there, the mood gets a bit more sophisticated yet still playful. Not playful naughty but playful Tag Your It!
During the course of the day you will find familiar themes coming and going. Just when you hone in on one it's gone, and in its place a new, curious motif unfolds...the chase continues. This scent keeps you on your toes, truly gripping your interest.
White Musk: is floral, woody and musky with a hint of animalic muskiness. Yet another musk coming atcha!
Jamaican Ginger: Spicy, refreshing, sharp, bracing yet light, and really helps contain the overflow of colors happening in the accord.
White Pepper: I chose white pepper to add a little animalic boost to the White Musk. The two paired really well together and synergistically rounded out the more woody elements. A very masculine character.
Haitian Vetiver: Deep, slightly sweet and resinous, with pronounced earth and root notes and light smoky undertones.
Hiba Wood: The scent is a uniquely citrusy and cedar-like. The Hiba functions as a bridge between the top notes and base notes. Fun Fact: Hiba wood has long been used in Japan for building houses and pagodas. Construction takes many forms.
Honey Amber Resin: Is a delightfully aromatic and intoxicatingly rich scent. Honey Amber is characteristically defined as a sweet, woody earthy note. It is made up of various tree resins, with a touch of vanilla and honey which give the honey amber resin its memorable sweet aroma. Because of its epic fragrance make-up, it is considered a sacred temple powder often referred to as "Nectar of the Gods" or "Ambrosia" in certain cultures and literature.
Black Sage: or Mugwort, minty and spicy very reminiscent of white sage but with an old world flavor and herbaceousness. I had a lot of fun steam distilling this one, the mythic, mystic herb just filled my lab with reverie! Fun Fact: Turns out Black Sage is considered a psychoactive herb and in some traditions, was used as a dream enhancer by putting it under a pillow. (I love my job)
Peppermint: Mints and spices play so well together when laid out in a proper counterpoint of each other. Peppermint in combination with the black sage and white pepper really added some energy and motion to the blend. Very refreshing & engaging.
Jerusalem Pine Resin: Now for the crowning note, Aleppo pine also known as Jerusalem pine! One of the most aromatically sublime pine notes produced in nature.
Seriously, One catches traces of lemon, bergamots and cedrat fruits still on the trees! There is also a lovely, fresh sharpness to the top of this resin as well, comparable to a splash of lime zest entwined with a distinct vegetative note that reminds one of just picked string beans. As the aroma develops the fresh fruit character remains but takes on a zingy quality which leads onto an intense wave of fresh pine notes. Jerusalem Pine is really some magical and animate stuff and added a much needed depth to the original scent!
An Epic Extract
Lastly, we get to the extract, White Willow Bark. Derived from the bark of the willow tree, White Willow Bark Extract has been used for centuries to soothe irritated skin. Containing salicin—from which salicylic acid is derived—this versatile ingredient is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial!
In addition to salicin, Willow Bark Extract is also high in tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and various minerals. Bonus, it has a light woody scent taboot...it was a no brainer to include this super skin food!
A Powerful, Playful Blend of Manly
As you can probably imagine after reading this listing, a lot of thought and intention went into Future Fiction. I can say with the utmost certainty, you will absolutely fall in love with this scent. I predict it will be a main player in your summer frag rotation if not become your daily driver all year long!
Ingredients: Alcohol, Black Sage Hydrosol, Essential/Fragrance Oils, Jerusalem Pine Resin, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Hedione, White Willow Extract