Phoenix Shave Soap - The Battle
Scent Profile: Pine, lily, orris, amber, vanilla, birch, mahogany, jasmine and leather. Dark, smooth, sensual, sophisticated, and to quote Fran, "Very masculine". The Battle will make a lasting impression this season we predict.
The Battle, as some of you know, more few than "some" I suspect, is one of our most legendary scents! A few of you out there may recall a very special scent we made exclusively for a very special pharmacy dubbed, The Battle of NYC. This proved to be a real crowd pleaser but sadly, as an exclusive it was only ever available as a shave soap and splash.
For years folks wrote to us, some begging, some pleading, others demanding we rectify this or at the very least offer a matching star jelly! I can't say we didn't expect this, but our hands were tied. As a super busy, small artisan we just didn't have time to invest in a product we would solely only ever wholesale. Sometimes you have to let your babies go.
You see, we don't skimp when it comes to creating exclusive scents for our vendors, especially Leon, who I have always respected and appreciated. Heck, we were the first artisan stocked at Pasteur's (#FunFact), so it was only right that I deliver one of our best scents to date to one of the best gents in the biz! I have to say this one took some work. There was much pushing and pulling when it came to the shape of this accord but we would only rest when we had nailed it...and nail it down we did! Dare I say, The Battle is an instant classic and we are super stoked to finally expand upon the line!
Alas, Pasteur's changed their business model mostly due to the pandemic and the scent fell back into our lap...BOOM! With that, we went to work making slight tweaks and then creating an entire matching collection! Honestly, it really seemed like fate being our 10th anniversary; finally the stars were aligned for the "full treatment"! That said, fans of our original The Battle of NYC will absolutely LOVE our new and improved version, The Battle! Same great, epic flavor and essence but even more distinguished!
Soap 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
Introducing The CK-6 Formula: Fat of the Land
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
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.
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!
Handmade In Arizona, USA