This Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements John Frum Shaving Soap offers a new twist on the classic musk scent. Handmade in the USA, PAA now offer their groundbreaking, plant-based CK-6 Formula in this bright musk fragrance.
In creating the CK-6 Formula, Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements challenged themselves to come up with a vegan shaving soap that outshone even tallow-based soaps for glide, moisturising potential and post-shave feel.
Their unique soap blend contains kokum butter, cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba wax, bacuri butter, cupuacu butter and murumuru butter. The last three oils, all from South America, are the true innovation and create a luxury, buttery lather that will elevate your shaving experience.
To use this luxurious shaving soap, load it onto a wet brush for 10 seconds or so with a swirling or figure eight motion, then build lather directly on your face or in your bowl. We also stock the Astra Planeta tobacco plant version of CK-6.
This fragrance is part of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' John Frum range which is a refined and modern musk scent. As with many of PAA's products there is a fascinating backstory around the intention for creating this.
The concept of 'John Frum' came to prominence around the time of World War 2; he is something of a folk legend, almost a deity. You could class him as the head of a 'cargo cult', a religious phenomenon whereby citizens of a country or region carry out rituals in the hope that a more technologically-advanced society will deliver goods to them. John Frum was the 'god' of one such cult on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu and is usually depicted as an American fighter pilot -- the idea probably sprouted after initial visits from American soldiers in the 1940s.
PAA's John Frum harks back to a classic wartime fragrance with the musk base, but the addition of more exotic and maritime aromas from citrus as well as sea salt, ambergris and Royal Hawaiian sandalwood really make this stand out as something special.
Even if you're not usually drawn to musk, we're sure you'll enjoy starting your morning shaving ritual with this. It's bright, spicy and PAA themselves describe it as "epic."
Soap Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Parfum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Capuacu) Butter, Astrocaryum (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Seed Butter, Potassium Avocadoate, Limanol Limonene, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol.