High Jump 47 Epic Artisan Shave Soap - Classic Masculine Scent

Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

$14.95 USD 


*Part 1 in Our AGHARTA Trilogy

Winter, 1946- Admiral Richard E. Byrd sits in a barber chair on base. One last cut & shave before he ships out on what will become one of the largest and most epic Naval expeditions ever undertaken...and forgotten.

As his barber engages him in idle chit chat, Admiral Byrd is already miles away in his mind, eyes a gaze in the mirror and out the window behind him. This would be his 3rd time in this far away land, and his furthest "Jump" yet...he feels a pull towards this mission, a drive, something calling to him...

shave complete the barber slaps a mysterious, yet familiar splash on our heroes face and neck. The scent immediately brings him back...He shakes off the strange reverie and is ready to depart.

*   *   *

...exiting the chthonic corridor into the muted light of a rainforest a familiar smell engulfs the team...where are they? They are off course it would seem. One last glance at the overgrown Brazilian jungle and then back into the cave once more to find the rest of the scattered team...

What is this mysterious/Familiar scent?

It's origins are in the Amazon, Brazil, The resins that escape the Breu Branco Tree...or what I like to call "The Barbershop Tree". The natural, deep aromatics of Breu Branco scream classic man. Not indigenous in the least, but 30's, 40's even 50's classic civilized man. So much so it needed little tweaking in my lab.

"Breu-Branco" or white Breu, is a resin (or sap) from an Amazon tree, in the US it is virtually unknown but in Brazil it is used by perfume companies and as an essential oil. The resin itself has been used by the forest population for centuries for it's medicinal properties. Churches and tribes used to burn it for it's aromatic scent with calming and concentring properties.

There is a top note of Amber to enhance the already naturally occurring Talc-like scent and a twist of Bitter Orange & Bergamot for color. Lastly, I treated the blend with a thimble full of animalic musk to heighten the primal, natural musk already present in the resin, to give shape and to anchor it. 

As exotic as it sounds I believe you will find it very familiar and masculine. You will immediately understand why it is part of the "Smelltrack" of our adventure! So join us now as our fateful expedition begins...High Jump 47!
[PART 1 OF The Trilogy]

Pair with our our most epic, matching, Long Lasting, lightly Mentholated, High Jump 47 Aftershave/Cologne HERE and Check out our soothing High Jump 47 Aftershave Balm HERE!

We took the time developing this special soap to perform great and produce a thick rich lather that will make your shave a true pleasure...the rest is up to you.  Enjoy this very special, long lasting scented soap puck! We thank you for giving us a shot and would love to hear what you think. Happy Shaving! 


Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]

External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs

Handmade In Arizona, USA

4 oz

5 out of 5, based on 6 reviews
John from Ohio on Jul 11, 2016
Another great soap from PAA. Fantastic lather and post shave feel. I love the scent, a classic, clean barbershop style aroma. The vintage picture of Admiral Byrd on the label adds a special touch to the uniqueness of this grooming product.
Steve from Utah on Jun 16, 2016
Absolutely love this scent. It's in my top 3 scents of any brand. I purchased the shaving soap, aftershave and balm all in this scent. Thanks for making a great product with fast delivery.
Bill Smith from The United States of America on May 29, 2016
The scent is so light and clean I wish I could bathe in it.
James from New York on May 28, 2016
I love this scent and it performs magnificently just like every other PAA soap. Capt. Smythe is a genius.
Dave S. from Chandler, AZ on May 05, 2016
Spectacular! I found this scent in some samples I bought from PAA. As I've come to expect, my face and I love the performance of this soap. I get loads of slick lather that results in an excellent, smooth shave with no irritation. The scent is exactly as described with talc prominent to my nose. But, as you would expect, Douglas and Frances having worked their usual magic to create a multi-layered scent that my wife and I both love. This is among my favorites and is my go-to scent for an evening shave. There is something about it that is very soothing. Oh, and get the aftershave. The scent lasts and the slight menthol feels great. I have two life times of soap and now I might need to get the trilogy.
Gerry from Sydney Australia on Mar 04, 2016
Initially went I smelt this stuff I hated it. My wife finds the smell very appealing in an erotic way.

Maybe I can't stand the smell because im straight & getting close to a women who smelt like this would be a really big turn off.

If I was going on a date with a new lady that I liked this would be the pick hands down. Women seem geared for pheromones and perhaps this chemical mocks some naturally occurring one made by men.

My least favorite of all the 8 od soaps i've purchase. My wife's favorite. In terms of lathering etc. its perfect. Just like all of the other phoenix soaps.