Abbate Y La Mantia is an Italian-based, family run business located in the beautiful Maremma countryside near the knee of Italy’s boot. This Tuscany region and these artisans are producing exceptional saffron. They are not simple adding saffron to scent their product, rather their actual recipe is based in saffron – saponified saffron, if you will. Check out their grooming requisites.
Saffron has been used for centuries in dyes and cooking, figures prominently in Greek mythology and ancient writings, and as recently as the 19th century was considered a stimulant for libido and a cure for infertility. But all whimsy aside, it IS known for its carotenoids (fights free radicals to slow cellular ageing) and vitamins B1 & B2 (beneficial for the metabolic and immune systems). So it is included in all the products of Abbate Y La Mantia.
This shaving soap uses an original recipe containing the extract of active ingredients from the pistils of saffron. Additionally, butters and oils combine to create a phenomenal lather. The soap is brown in color – naturally, not from any dyes. The unique texture creates an slick lather that allows the blade to glide on the skin. . . like butter (interestingly also the main ingredients in the cookie for which the fragrance is named).
This Crumiro scent is a gourmand delight. If you’ve ever wandered the streets of Casale Monferrato near Turin, Italy, then you’ve likely enjoyed a traditional biscuit called Krumiro. It was said that the pastry chef was replicating the shape of the mustache of Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy. Treat yourself royally with this scent.
Made in Italy