Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Coconut Oud - Aftershave Cologne - 100ml
Description from PAA:
Both Fran and I are really pleased that we were able to reboot this lost Phoenix Classic! Like the last few reboots, I think Coconut Oud was simply ahead of its time when first released way, way back...noses have finally caught up with it!
But What Is Coconut Oud Doug? Sounds too obvious to be a PAA hit...or does it?
Coconut Oud is a mystical, tantalizing, intoxicatingly curious combination of just two notes! You read right, just two! The challenge was to explore and then exploit the depth of range both of these notes rarely get a chance to offer up!
But when intentionally tweaked into perfect balance, a magical alchemical wedding is the result! The Accord: or a dark, moody, hybrid creature wiggling its way out of the crucible; so diverse & complex that words fail to capture its continuously evolving, sensual, pulsating soul of allure. Sweet and floral one minute, then vanillic or bitter or spicy, & leathery the next moment. It will be tough not to engage with this fragrance as it wears on like a three act play during the day! Coconut Oud is so much more than just something you shave with, it's an experience!
Now, What's Inside?
Cat's Claw: Having just returned from an expedition in Peru this past April and discovered even more exotic skin saving ingredients I was sure to include the one that enthralled and impressed me the most, Cat's Claw vine!
What is this Cat's Claw or Uña de Gato Doug?
The Cat's Claw vine is native to South America and grows mainly in tropical and subtropical areas of Bolivia and Peru, were Amazonian tribes have utilized it for millennia to treat serious and mild diseases alike. Western studies have shown Cat's Claw's properties include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, neuroprotective, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory actions, which have been used in traditional Amazonian medicine for centuries. Also, thanks to its antioxidants and other supporting compounds, it has been shown that Cat's Claw may prevent cell damage from UV radiation.
Secret of the Inca?
Obviously it was the inflammatory properties that really stuck out to me and thought this claim needed further investigation on my part. So I visited a shaman shop...as one does. #Science
After awkward first introductions and me having to decline the Ayahuasca ceremony several times he finally understood unlikethe other gringos parading around Cuzco, I was more curious in thisother jungle wonder, Uña De Gato or Cat's Claw.
After a lengthy conversation in a dizzying, lingual dance of Quechua, Spanish, hand signals & very broken English, I was satisfied and knew I had to try the stuff I had up till then only heard about in ancient back alley whispers. So I left the shop that day with a very "down home" concoction of the stuff contained in a tiny jar. Back at the hotel I applied it to my weary, swollen feet. I also smeared what was left over on my fingers on the inflamed mosquito bites that ran down my legs and arms. Given the chance, the jungle will certainly eat you up!
Almost immediately the heat left my feet as it quickly absorbed into the skin, a soothing feeling suddenly washed over me! Weird. Then there were the bites! The itchiness subsided and the welts had gone down insize...Amazing! Now I was a believer and began to think about all the wondrous ways I could incorporate this "Inca Medicine" into my male grooming mix! The next day I returned to the shop and purchased a few more jars of that rosy red, magic balm! So in short, I'm a fan.
Tamarind Extract (Tamarindus indica): Is indigenous to Africa but has found a loyal following in South America and Southeast Asia.Traditionally used for wound healing, has anti-venom properties and is an effective antimicrobial. Tamarind is optimal for skin as it is used to treat burns, also it's reported to prevent edema. In addition, it is also said in certain circles, Tamarind Extract leaves your skin with a healthy, more soulful glow. So yeah, the trifecta was complete!
100 Ml Flask
Denatured Alcohol, Cat’s Claw Hydrosol, Essential & Fragrance Oils, Tamarind Extract, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Benzoin Resin, Calendula Oil