Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Phoenix and Beau are a family business founded and led by Kerry & Sarah Burrows. The Phoenix & Beau Right Handed Giant Shaving Soap is a limited-edition tallow-based handmade shaving soap.
Kerry & Sarah lovingly hand make every batch of their stellar products, all of which offer a great shave and are packed full of skin loving ingredients.
This limited-edition soap is in high demand for a good reason. The scent is a homage to the staple classic that is Faberge’s ‘Brut’, a traditional fragrance well known in the grooming industry and favoured around the world.
The formula features a tallow, castor oil, and shea butter base which allows the soap to be particularly soft. It also features lanolin, organic coconut milk, tussah silk, allantoin, vitamin e, and safflower oil.
The Brut fragrance consists of notes of mandarin, bergamot, lavender, myrrh, musk, amber, sandalwood and a touch of nutmeg, vetiver and patchouli. All of these scents blend together beautifully to create a classic fragrance that ‘conjures warm images of our fathers who shaved before us’.
For best results, lather up with a high-quality shaving brush and water and apply to the area you’re planning on shaving. Rinse well after use. Phoenix and Beau soaps are often praised for their ease of lathering, even in hard water areas.
This product pairs well with the Phoenix & Beau Right Handed Giant Post Shave Lotion, offering a pleasant shave from beginning to end.
The soap is presented in a 115g tub with a screw top lid for ease of use. The packaging features eye-catching emerald green artwork of a pixelated giant that is sure to catch the attention of anyone who comes across it. The eye-catching nature of the design is typical of a quality Phoenix & Beau product, delivering on both style and substance!
INGREDIENTS: POTASSIUM STEARATE, POTASSIUM TALLOWATE, POTASSIUM CASTERATE, POTASSIUM SHEA BUTTERATE, POTASSIUM SAFFLOWERATE, AQUA/COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT (COCONUT MILK), GLYCERIN, LANOLIN, ALLANTOIN, SILK AMINO ACIDS (TUSSAH SILK), TACOPHERYL ACETATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)
I bought a bunch of P&B soaps after loving their Albion.
The lather quality is very good, perhaps not up to par with today's champion soapmakers, but still very good.
However the smell is just atrocious. I wouldn't put this in a urinal cake. This is supposed to be a cologne dupe ? It must have come from a bad batch or something...
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- Initial use
I'm still new to this product, at the time of this review. My first impression upon opening the container was a distinct scent but not an overpowering one and not at all off-putting.
Working with an almond sized amount, I found building a lather moderately more involved than with other products I've used. I found it was not a deal-breaker but certainly noticeable.
On application, the lather felt thin. I attribute this to being unfamiliar with this particular soap. User error.
Passes with the razor were satisfactory. The shave was uneventful.
Rinsing and after-rinse stood out as the most pleasing features. Rinse was clean and without any feeling of residue. And, the remaining scent was not overpowering but a mild suggestion.
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