Phoenix and Beau Limited Edition Shaving Soap, Sanskrit
- Tallow-based, traditional, lathering shaving soap
- Scented with Mandarin, litsea cubeba, orange, cardamom, geranium, benzoin and sandalwood.
Phoenix & Beau is the brainchild and handcraft of Kerry Burrow and his wife, Sarah. Starting in 2015, Kerry began the months long process of creating a shaving soap that could adequately handle his sensitive skin. Through much trial & error, vetting by shaving aficionados on The Shaving Room (TSR) online fraternity, and many, many batches of soap, the Burrows felt that had something worthy to offer the wet shaving world. Now you can own this small-batch, British-designed product with great scents.
Description from the Vendor
Attention to detail: Our enterprise is an intimate family operation where we focus on the detail, quality and aesthetic of our products and we focus on you, our customer. An example is how we use our own hands to blend each essential oil accord. These are carefully meted out recipes that are made one batch at a time and added to the just made soap. N.b. Our soap is a thirsty beast.
Method: Each soap is hand made via the hot process technique and decanted in to wide neck 100mm diameter plastic jars. We fill each jar with approximately 4oz (115g) of soap and then let them cure for a minimum of 8-weeks. After this we hand clean the exterior jar (elbow grease only) before each jar has its sticker applied to its lid.
What does it smell of? Sanskrit is a subtle and complex oriental spice scent that evolves as you build your lather and shave with each pass. It offers a rich, spicy and warming experience. The top notes are a blend of citrus oils which include lemongrass, mandarin, lime, litsea cubeba (a lemon like citrus scent) and orange. Warmth and spice follow on in the middle notes and include clove bud, cardamom, black pepper and the light touch of geranium. The base notes were chosen to give the scent some “bottom” and include, patchouli, benzoin (a warm vanilla type scent) and sandalwood.
How strong is your scent? We wanted to err on the side of caution and reduce the risk of skin sensitisation and as a consequence we would say that (to us) our scents are light to medium in strength. Sanskrit is made up of twelve (12) different essential oils and both sandalwood and mandarin are the joint dominant notes. As a suggestion if you’d like to boost your scent strength why not add a few drops of either essential oil to your lather? N.B. if you choose to do this please be certain to test the lather for sensitisation prior to application of the area to be shaved.
Made in England
Ingredients: Stearic acid, beef tallow, castor oil, vegetable glycerin, unrefined shea butter, lanolin, distilled water, organic coconut milk, tussah silk, allantoin, vitamin-e, safflower oil and potassium hydroxide.