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Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Star Jelly Aftershaves

Star Wahl Clipper Treker here coming to you loud and proud with an opinion on a product that apparently not a whole lot of people have tried. Its Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Star Jelly aftershaves. So far, I've bought only two of them, but I have plans to buy more next month. Here's what I got!

Boomtown Bay Rum & Cold Spices
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So far, I am really liking these star jelly's. First of all, don't let the name fool you, its not a jelly product like shave gel. It actually is closer to aftershave balm then anything else in consistency. However, where it differs from your standard balm, is it has elements of an aftershave splash within it. While some PAA star jelly's do not contain menthol, these ones however do. So when you combine the alcohol menthol content of a afershave splash, with an aftershave balm, you get star jelly.

I am not a big fan of aftershave splash, as I feel its too liquidy, too much alcohol, and no real moisturization that I can ever detect from them, of course I have no experience with artisan based alcohol aftershave splashes, I've only used the cheap stuff you find in the store, like Brute for example. And the problem with a full aftershave balm, is it can tend to be a bit on the greasy side with some of them, and stay wet for a long period of time on the skin.

The best part that I like about these star jelly's, is it gives me the benefits of an aftershave balm, moisturizes the skin, but the menthol has a nice cooling effect, while the alcohol kills bacteria left on the skin. They also have the benefits of scent. And because PAA has like 20 of these things, there is gotta be some sent that some will like I am sure. So I began my journey with Boomtown Bay Rum. Regarding the scent, I gotta be honest, I am not a fan.

OK so, I kind of like the smokey nature of the Boomtown Bay Rum, but I just am not a fan of the rest of the scent notes within. But this stuff cost me money, so I will keep using it. Now, the Cold Spices scent is much better IMO. They rate it to smell like Old Spice. Now, if Old Spice scent don't bring you back to your past as a kid, smelling your dads aftershave calogne nostalgia, I don't know what will. IMO, the Cold Spices scent gets close to the Old Spice scent, but not completely.

Lets just say they did a pretty good job with Cold Spices, and I like it more then the Boomtown Bay Rum scent. My question to you guys is, have you guys tried these star jelly aftershaves, and what is your opinion on them? What do you guys prefer in an aftershave? Do you like the liquidy aftershave splashes better? Or do you prefer the aftershave balms more? Or, are you like me, taking a giant leap for mankind, and trying out and enjoying star jelly's?
 
I've got the (now discontinued) Sun Down Star Jelly. I have to say I like it, it leaves my skin feeling nice, and isn't as thick as some of the balms I've tried. Skin seems to soak it right up. Can't say that it has as strong a fragrance as I'd like, but it could also be the particular one I have. I also had COVID a couple months ago 👃so YMMV.

I do go for my standard splashes 9 times out of 10 however. Still trying to figure out the spot this guy will fill for me.
 
I've got the (now discontinued) Sun Down Star Jelly. I have to say I like it, it leaves my skin feeling nice, and isn't as thick as some of the balms I've tried. Skin seems to soak it right up. Can't say that it has as strong a fragrance as I'd like, but it could also be the particular one I have. I also had COVID a couple months ago 👃so YMMV.

I do go for my standard splashes 9 times out of 10 however. Still trying to figure out the spot this guy will fill for me.

Nice to get a visit from Jon Luc Picard, now that you've gotten a chance to run off and hide in your ready room shave den on Picard day. 😁

Weird that they would create a star jelly, just to discontinue it later, my only guess is, not a lot of people liked it? Ya, I appreciate the skin moisturization that I get from the star jelly's. So sorry to hear that you got Covid, its well known to kill your scents of smell and taste. Hopefully, in your recovery from covid, you don't have lasting effects as some people do.

What I find interesting is, most guys seem to love the splashes more. I can't tell ya how much I hear guys talk about Whitch Hazel aftershave splash, not just on this site mind you, but also in Youtube video's. Its making me think that I really need to try the stuff. There is a guy on Youtube who has it in the big bottle.

If you ever try any other PAA star jelly's, please report here with your findings. I appreciate the report though, and the conversation. :)
 

FarmerTan

"Self appointed king of Arkoland"
Of all the products that guy sells, Star Jelly is the one that tempts me most.... No idea why.

He does a great job of ALMOST sucking me in with his descriptions of his Aftershave Lotions... I'm a MAJOR sucker for scents.

As for descriptions, @Star_Wahl_Clipper_Treker , you did a better job in 1/10 of the werds the weird dude in the Pith Helmet uses! Thanks for the scent descriptions.

Hey! @Zenmaster87 : what do you think (or anyone else for that matter!) think of the "Sun Down" scent?

He supposedly based it on the Gillette "Sun Up(?)" from the 60's, if I recall korrecklee...

Pith Helmet Dude has been known to bring products back from time to time that have sold out...
 
Of all the products that guy sells, Star Jelly is the one that tempts me most.... No idea why.

He does a great job of ALMOST sucking me in with his descriptions of his Aftershave Lotions... I'm a MAJOR sucker for scents.

As for descriptions, @Star_Wahl_Clipper_Treker , you did a better job in 1/10 of the werds the weird dude in the Pith Helmet uses! Thanks for the scent descriptions.

Hey! @Zenmaster87 : what do you think (or anyone else for that matter!) think of the "Sun Down" scent?

He supposedly based it on the Gillette "Sun Up(?)" from the 60's, if I recall korrecklee...

Pith Helmet Dude has been known to bring products back from time to time that have sold out...
I like the Sun Down scent, I’ve never smelled Sun Up, but it does smell like Foamy to me, and I understand Sun Up and Foamy to have the same fragrance.
 

FarmerTan

"Self appointed king of Arkoland"
I like the Sun Down scent, I’ve never smelled Sun Up, but it does smell like Foamy to me, and I understand Sun Up and Foamy to have the same fragrance.
Thanks my friend. That not only makes sense, it helps me decide....
 
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