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 and In CK-6!
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!
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: 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 it's 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.
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!
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 soap rotation if not become your daily driver all year long!
About Our CK-6 Formula
Tallow is the Benchmark?
Some traditionalists think yes, though they really can't say why. I do admit however the number of Tallow or Bust purests is shrinking...but there is still this Animal Fat is the Best mentality out there, and I find it baffling...at least from the chemical end of things. Soooooo, sick and tired of all this Tallow vs Veggie talk, we thought we'd attempt to end it once and for all by delivering a soap that checks off all the boxes when it comes to all of tallow’s supposed mystical attributes: Better Glide, Better Moisturizing Properties, Better Post Shave Feel, Better, Etc. See what we were up against? Don't even get me going into the seemingly magical combination of Lanolin & Tallow! lol
Rather than try to find a new, yet to be used species of tallow or fat (Prairie Dog Fat?), we went deeper into the jungles of South America for a tallow alternative, or rather, a Superior fat!
Over the last several years Fran and I have carefully researched all the different butters the world has to offer, and have gone on a long, sometimes mysterious, sometimes frustrating journey to see where our experiment would take us. With much trial and error and careful note taking we believe we have arrived!
So Here we are, Formula CK-6...or what I like to think of as Ground Zero to a new paradigm. You folks decide if I am crazy. [*Fran says Overly Dramatic. Regardless, this stuff is something else!]
Introducing The CK-6 Formula: Fat of the Land
"Lather just explodes off the brush within seconds. Performance as good as the best tallow-based soaps. Exceptional post shave feel." ~ Mantic 59, Sharpologist
CK-6 is made up of some very Exotic Butters, Oils and Waxes from around the world: Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Wax, Bacuri Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Murumuru Butter! Can you guess which are the Brazilian Beauties? [Hint: they sound like lyrics in a samba!]
A Mystical Trifecta of Slick
Bacuri Butter: is very popular in the north of Brazil, it comes from the seeds of a beloved local fruit with a rich pulp, and flavor.
Bacuri butter has a high absorption rate, due to its high level of tripalmitin (50% to 55%), which penetrates the skin quickly. The high amount of fatty palmitoleic acid (5%), compared to other oils (less than or equal to 0.5 to 1.5%), makes the Bacuri oil a fantastic emollient, and a super moisturizing agent. Think killer post shave feel!
Capuacu Butter: is a close cousin to the cacao plant, the trees and fruits are similar, however, cupuacu has a richer pulp. Cupuacu butter is naturally softer than cacao, therefore easier to use, and offers more benefits than the cocoa butter.
Cupuacu butter has very high water absorption capacity (Over 200% Greater Than Lanolin)- Read that again. Due to its capacity for water absorption and the ability to obstruct the evaporation of moisture from the skin, Cupuaçu butter just might be one of the best moisturizing ingredients available. (take that Lanolin!) Fun Fact: Chocolate can also be made from cupuacu - it is called “cupulate".
Murumuru Butter: is a phenomenally slick butter that gives a most excellent skin feel and slip. It is called the "vegetable silicone" for its ability to rapidly replace mineral silicon in the dermis. It comes from the seeds of a palm tree that is very abundant in the wet regions of the Amazon forest.
Murumuru Butter is also rich in vitamin A and C and Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. The main fatty acid found in this butter is called Lauric acid (at an astonishing 47%) It also has myristic acid, oleic, palmitic and linoleic acids. When these 3 sisters combine with Kokum, Cocoa, Jojoba & Shea you get some serious Premium, Luxury, Fatty Lather; killer creamy, slick, buttery goodness that possesses Superb Residual Slickness and Earth Shattering Post Shave Feel! You will not even need to use a balm after and good luck keeping your hands off your face all day!
"This soap formula is a game changer. It's the best soap I've used. ~ Jason Bryan, Distorted Edge Shaving
A few of our testers were straight up Tallow Worshipers but CK-6 left them confused and a bit shaken (*slight exaggeration...but only slight.) Many straight up thought we were playing a practical joke on them. Admittedly, I did tell them they would be testing our New Tallow Shave Soap. :) Only after they excitedly declared it exceptional and almost magical did I break the news. Hee Hee Hee, I live for moments like this. [Note: two did use the word "Magical" in their description...so take that Fran!]
Due to the unique/exotic ingredients used in the formula, it is priced slightly higher out of necessity. All our testers agreed this would be a more than fair price for 5 Ounces of such a premium recipe.
So with that, I have no doubt you are going to absolutely freak when you try our latest Out of This World formula. I truly believe it is light years above all that we have seen in the shave world so far. (My pride is embarrassingly gushing, no?) - Fran and I really look forward to your thoughts and feedback!
Shave On & Stay Groovy!
*Maybe Fran is right?
5 Oz Tub - VEGAN
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Capuacu) Butter, Astrocaryum (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Seed Butter, Parfum [Fragrance]