Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

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Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm in the middle of using up a full container of this fine product of an artisan soapmaker in the UK. I got mine from Connaught, and Maggards also carries it. The Star Noir is discontinued, but Maggards may have some still in stock. Being a firm textured soap with tallow and well-formulated fragrances, it's a pleasure to use with the synthetic brush on a daily basis. I'm currently about 14 shaves in, and it's looking like it'll probably last between 40 and 60 15 second brush loadings before it runs out, which isn't bad at all. The lather is quick to build and it lasts.
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by BPman » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:55 pm

I have had samples of five or so of their soaps and IMO Spitfire, their flagship, is the best smelling.

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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:35 pm

I'm up to shave #55 on this tub so far. There are probably 10 or 12 more to go. I have a backup tub of Star Noir. I have thought of checking out Spitfire and Denali.
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by mlb549 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:38 pm

I have the Citra Royale, which is Lime-cedarwood, and really enjoy this scent. The lather is very nice!!!!
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:14 pm

I changed my mind on the Spitfire and Denali. Spitfire because I don't care for leather fragrance (doesn't really smell like the leather I'm used to smelling). And Denali because the description makes it sound like a strong Vicks Vaporub with camphor and eucalyptus. I don't mind Vicks, but not as a shaving soap!
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by J T » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:02 am

Gary the Denali evokes the original Noxzema Lather Shave Cream ingredients less the menthol crystals. Camphor is a Pine derevitive that provides a cooling effect and is a treatment for oily skin. These sme ingredients were in Noxzema Skin Cream as made by Noxell.
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:37 am

For those who don't know, camphor is what makes mothballs smell. OTOH, what percentage of the population knows what mothballs smell like these days? Synthetic fabrics have much to answer for.

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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by J T » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:06 am

Love the smell of mothballs :D. OTOH I dislike the smell of Cedar and having to sand the hanger rings and blocks yearly.
There are no man made fabrics that can compare t the drape, hand and comfort of wool.
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:18 pm

This tub is now at 65 shaves and it might make it all the way to 70. Much more than that range, and I begin to get very bored, no matter what soap or cream it happens to be. It is at this stage that some soaps start to become an endurance marathon for me, rather than a joy.
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:27 pm

The clock's just about to run down. Looks like tomorrow's shave might be the last!
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Re: Phoenix & Beau tallow shaving soap - made in UK

Post by brothers » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:46 am

The deed is done. The soap lasted an even 70 great shaving lathers.
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