Official Big Shave West 3 Aftershave & Cologne- Tokyo Rose - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements
  • Official Big Shave West 3 Aftershave & Cologne- Tokyo Rose - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements

Official Big Shave West 3 Aftershave & Cologne- Tokyo Rose

$24.95 USD

Scent Notes: Rose, Cherry, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Oud, Amyris & Cardamom.

Holy Cow, it's year 3....BAM! That's right folks, our humble little traditional shave gathering has made it to it's 3rd year, who would have thunk? Tokyo Rose is an instant classic, if you ask me.

Pair with our Tokyo Rose Crown King Shave Soap HERE!

From the program

This years Official Shave Soap & Splash of The Big Shave West is fittingly titled, Tokyo Rose! Maybe "Fittingly" is the wrong word? I really wanted something to tie in with this years 1940's pinup vibe and the geography, Pasadena. I also wanted something mysterious to tie into as a character in the Phoenix Universe I have been creating over the last few years. 

It's true, for those of you not paying attention, it's always been more than just shaving here at PAA. Each label tells a story or part of a story, each ad released on social media adds to the story with it's imagery, even our sales pages have become small novellas (check out AGHARTA for an extreme example). I didn't want this special soap to exist outside the ongoing saga like last years did...until I redesigned the labels after the fact! 
The character of Tokyo Rose is part historical and part fiction in the tale I am weaving. The use of Rose is clearly a tribute to Pasadena and it's history and Cherry for the cherry blossoms of Japan and the origin of this mysterious lethal siren(s). I liked the name Tokyo Rose because it reminded me of a pinup girl or fighter plane art...and then there was the actual real tie in with WWII. This was totally the feel I was going for and I believe I pulled off...you be the judge.
All this said, stay tuned for Tokyo Rose to appear in future Shaver Mysteries and Trilogies to come from Phoenix Shaving!
Scent Notes: Rose, Cherry, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Oud, Amyris & Cardamom.  The overall accord is almost reminiscent of cherry coke, another All-American Classic! For more on these notes, check out our table here at The Big Shave West where we will be creating some fresh Tokyo Rose. Smell each individual scent oil and gain a new appreciation for the delicate art of scent blending!
3.5 Flask Bottle w/ Reducer
Alcohol, Sandalwood Hydrosol, Rose Water Essential/Fragrance Oils, Aloe Vera, Creosote Oil, Hedione, Liquid Silk, Glycerin, Alum
2 out of 5, based on 1 reviews
Curtis from Santa Clarita, CA on May 05, 2017
For both the soap and splash, the in your face hit of sweet cherry is actually very pleasing. Quite quickly, other notes begin to come through, unfortunately with rose taking over as the primary note in the scent. The hint of Sandalwood and Oud that comes through upon dry down is just enough to make this something I would occasionally use. I appreciate the idea of using rose to connect the fragrance to Pasadena but there is just too much rose in it for me. I will likely buy a full size bottle just because I want to have the complete set for my collection as opposed to just the sample size bottle of the splash that came with the paid admission to BSW III.

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