Son Of Clown Fruit Solid Cologne | Contains Prickly Pear Oil | A Unique, Absinthe Forward Fall Favorite!

$24.95 USD

Look Who's Back! [and cuter than ever!!!] 

This release just seems right, and a real crowd pleaser taboot...despite how creepy the theme. A Twisted, Mouthless, Black Eyed, Child Clown; nightmare fuel for sure.

Scent Profile: Artemisia (Wormwood), Hungarian Oak, Elderflower, Absinthe, Neroli, Amyris, Elderberry, Burnt Sugar, Tobacco Absolute.

Meet the love child of Clown Fruit & Will-O-The-Wisp (or Wispy for short)

Being that both were in fact the same scent, let there be no wonder their offspring or demon spawn is fragranced no differently. That same complex, seductive, glowing, magical concoction so many know and love. So sought-after, many often miss the release and have to walk the Earth crestfallen and alone till Clown Fruit season comes around once more...which is far too long to wait, but such is the nature of these sort of whimsical things.

Son Of Clown Fruit, a festive, glowing Favorite! It's true, it would seem glowing doesn't skip a generation and just like his old man, Son Of Clown Fruit Glows too! In a world overflowing with pumpkin spice, Son of Clown Fruit is just plain edgy, daring even, and down right SPOOKY! 

Son Of Clown Fruit or Mom, Where Do Clown Babies Come From?

Going into this new rendition of Clown Fruit I knew this would be a "Son Of" reboot but what exactly would that look like? 

I'm not sure if you are like me, but i'm not only well versed in the paranormal but also really caught up with the latest urban legends; Slender Man, Creepy Clowns, Shadow People, Hat Man, Creepy Pastas, Skin Walker Ranch, Missing 411 and Black Eyed Children! 

It's these black eyed kiddos that really stuck out to me. First off, kids can already be creepy with half the stuff they say...or see, or think they see. Now add black eyes to the mix, yup, PURE HORROR.

What Are The Black Eyed Children

Wikipedia does a great job answering this question:

Black-eyed children (or black-eyed kids) are a contemporary legend of supposed paranormal creatures that resemble children between the ages of 6 and 16, with pale skin and black eyes, who are reportedly seen hitchhiking or panhandling, or are encountered on doorsteps of residential homes.

Conception

Being A Millennial in his own right, it seemed obvious that Son Of Clown Fruit would take on attributes of these newest urban legends as well as some 80's flavor. Obviously painted like his father, in fact born that way, but having two searching, soulless black eyes...and um, no mouth. My own twist that I find equally horrifying and I hope catches on with the youth...but somehow doubt it.

The Scent of Terror

Though Originally my motivation was a whole other entity in the forest, the aesthetic was very much still there. I don't care if you are the biggest, baddest mutha on the planet or are with 5 buddies holding tire irons, if you see something that doesn't quite square with you, where it should not be, out of context, black eyed in clown make-up and seemingly demonstrates intelligence, you get the chills & pee yourself a little. (as well as your 5 buddies)

But what does that kind of fear smell like?

Wormwood, Hungarian Oak, Absinthe, Neroli, Amyris, Elderberry, Burnt Sugar, Tobacco = FEAR Absolute

It's no coincidence Absinthe is historically called The Green Fairy and Son Of Clown Fruit's mom, Will-O-The-Wisp is personified by the same Green Fairy...or maybe it is? 

Absinthe has always been connected in some way or another to strange activity, paranormal events and the odd. I'm almost certain no one drinks this sweet, sinister elixir in the daylight...and there's a reason for that. I just don't know what it is, but it can't be good! 

Then there's the Elderberry.

Among pagan traditions, Elder has held a place of respect. The ability to protect; induce vivid dreams, particularly of the Faerie realms; to heal; and to exorcise or remove negative spells and influences are among Elder’s pagan attributes.

  • It was said that to wear or carry Elder wood, leaves, flowers or berries would protect you from attack.
  • Elderberry oil or water was used in blessing rituals.
  • Elder leaves and branches were often hung in doorways and windows to protect those who lived within.
  • Elder planted in the back yard, particularly near the kitchen, provided protection from negative influences and disease.
  • Elder flowers were used in a facial wash to lighten and care for the skin.
  • It was said that if you fell asleep under the elder you would dream of the faerie lands.

Conversely, amongst Christian traditions, the Elder was a fearful symbol of sorrow and death. Langland, in The Vision of Piers Plowman, claimed  Elder was the tree on who’s branches Judas Iscariot committed suicide by hanging. At times, elder was also said to have been the tree whose wood was used to make the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Elder has been used in a variety of burial rituals and in various rituals for identifying and protecting against witches.

The Holy Oak?

Throughout the major cultures of Europe the oak tree has been held in high esteem. To the Greeks, Romans, Celts, Slavs and Teutonic tribes the oak was foremost amongst venerated trees, and in each case associated with the supreme god in their pantheon, oak being sacred to Zeus, Jupiter, Dagda, Perun and Thor, respectively. Each of these gods also had dominion over rain, thunder and lightning, and it is surely no coincidence that oak trees appear to be more prone to lightning strikes than other trees, whether because of their wood's low electrical resistance or the fact that they were frequently the largest, tallest living things in the landscape.

The Druids frequently worshipped and practiced their rites in oak groves (the word Druid was probably a Gaelic derivation of their word for oak, Duir, and meant men of the oaks). Mistletoe, probably the Druids' most potent and magical plant, frequently grew on oak trees and its presence was believed to indicate the hand of God having placed it there in a lightning strike.

Is it me or does there not seem to be a correlation to all of these elements? I really believe we are building something extraordinary here in a very thoughtful, alchemical manner. Simply put, this is more than just shaving or maybe we are now shaving where the veil is thinnest?

How festive, no?  

You are absolutely going to be bewitched and transfixed by this Hallow's Eve classic or should I say Son Of! If this is your first year grabbing this scent, know that you will be reaching for this unique frag all year long...stock up! But more importantly, once you let him into your house, Sleep With One Eye Open!

Solid Cologne?


I must confess, I was not a believer in Solid Colognes until recently! Many times when asked if I would ever consider doing one, my default answer was always:

"Solid Colognes are for hippies and little girls."

I really believed this. I mean, I vividly remember my little sister getting some that came with a doll of hers when she was 5! I also remember seeing the stuff on offer in many a new age store on the shelf next to the incense in intricately carved soapstone compacts, lol. 

I assure you dear reader, my answer wasn't meant to be hurtful or mean spirited, and I admit I was simply wrong and uneducated in the ways of this magical stuff!

So what changed my mind you ask? Quite simply, it was the history. It turns out I actually owned a book on solid perfumes! I know, how is this possible? But it does happen.

Whenever I delve into anything I go full tilt and many years back, when I began working on honing my skills as a perfumer, I ordered every book out there! Some books were even in French! And one, as I mentioned, was on Solid Perfumes... totally didn't read the subtitle when ordering it, all I read was "Perfume". When it arrived, uninterested, I tossed it to the side, only to stumble upon it once more, years later, while transferring books to a new shelf.

And after the many requests from people over the years I did become more curious as to what all the hoopla was about in regards to the balm. So I put the tome on my bed and promised to take a quick gander at it before I fell asleep that night. That gander turned into a marathon session, a real page turner!

I am embarrassed to say I was way wrong, my previous exposure to the stuff was very limited, and I really had no right making up my mind to write it off so quickly. Solid Perfumes & Colognes were born out of a rich history and are totally different animals when it comes to scent carriers. I was looking at them completely wrong.

Fact is, a Solid Cologne is a much more personal, intimate, and tactile creation when compared to say, an Eau De Parfum, Cologne, or Aftershave. It is not meant for everyone in the room to smell but rather those closest to you, as well as yourself. It isn't meant to live on the shelf in your bathroom, but more as a travel companion tucked in your backpack, briefcase, gym bag or carry on!

This is part of the history! Back in the day, solid perfumes were kept close, often on the body, hidden in the secret compartment of a ring, or worn close to the heart in a locket or metal ball called a Pomander. It was always there for a quick whiff or application to the hot spots or facial hair.

Many men and women even carried scent boxes with them back in the day for inhaling while walking the fowl streets of medieval cities! Some of these boxes and compacts held multiple scents to be enjoyed one at a time or all at once or in different combinations. The sniffer could turn on or off the different scents of the accord...That's just AWESOME! Like playing your own composition on a musical instrument. Scent for scents sake!

Even plague doctors got in on the act and kept solid perfume on themselves as well. Many now know that doctors of that time wore curious bird like masks, the beak of which was stuffed with aromatic herbs. These herbs were thought to prevent the spread of the plague, and they were also used to eclipse the stench coming off the patients.

What you may not know is these doctors also came outfitted with a cane that hid a secret flip lid in the handle. This compartment held a blended, solid perfume that could be accessed in a pinch and smeared under the nose. Brilliant!

In Ancient Egypt, solid perfumes were a large part of the culture. An Egyptian  woman often wore what was called an unguent, or scent cone, containing the perfume, on the top of her head. Unlike modern solid perfumes, which are mixed with wax and oils, these ancient fragrances were blended with animal fat, and during the course of the hot day it would melt and anoint the wearer...that's pretty epic!

I could go on, but instead, I encourage you to do your own research. I promise you it is fascinating and will give you a greater appreciation of Solid Cologne and Perfumes!

So, with the weight of history dancing in my head I went to work on creating my own Solid Cologne, and it came out wonderful! Rather than dissolving absolutes, resins, and balsams into alcohol as I typically would for an alcohol based perfume, I carefully heated them, and along with the scent oils, blended them into the Beeswax, Shea Oil, Jojoba oil, Prickly Pear Oil matrix.

I find that, as the perfumer, the scent stays truer longer to the original shape I was going for. Meaning, volatile top notes last longer and heart notes fade slower too! Base notes will last much, much longer as they mix and mingle more organically with your own body chemistry and natural oils seamlessly.

Solid Cologne is a total and complete departure from the chemical reaction one experiences with an alcohol based product. It is more like a harmonious alchemical marriage, than a quick burn and evaporate dry down effect. Very different energetics when compared, and don't misunderstand me, they are both wonderful, but again, unique from each other, and that's what I didn't understand before.

Even the mechanics of application are different. Apply it once or revisit it many times during the day as a pick me up, no one will even notice when you do. There's a very sensual element at play here, like a secret with yourself.

I really have to say, this whole process enriched me as a perfumer, I truly felt part of a greater work. Ok, it's getting a little woo woo, but I think you are picking up what I'm putting down, no?

It's true, I really misunderstood solid perfumes in the past and dismissed them way too soon in my arrogance. If you are like I was, I encourage you to become humble and check them out, otherwise you are doing yourself a great disservice. 

Now...How DO I Use Solid Cologne?

Rub a finger across the top of the solid cologne and apply it to the pulse points & hot spots: wrists, neck, inside of elbow, behind the ears, and heart. You can also use in the beard, moustache or hair. Reapply through the day or whenever yo need a pick me up!

1.5 Oz Heavy Duty Glass Jar & Bakelite Cap

Beeswax, Shea Oil Jojoba oil, Prickly Pear Oil, Fragrance & Rosemary Extract

Handmade in Arizona, USA

Net Wt. 1.5 oz.