But What is The Battle?
The Battle, as some of you know, more few than "some" I suspect, is one of our most legendary scents! A few of you out there may recall a very special scent we made exclusively for a very special pharmacy dubbed, The Battle of NYC. This proved to be a real crowd pleaser but sadly, as an exclusive it was only ever available as a shave soap and splash.
For years folks wrote to us, some begging, some pleading, others demanding we rectify this or at the very least offer a matching star jelly! I can't say we didn't expect this, but our hands were tied. As a super busy, small artisan we just didn't have time to invest in a product we would solely only ever wholesale. Sometimes you have to let your babies go.
You see, we don't skimp when it comes to creating exclusive scents for our vendors, especially Leon, who I have always respected and appreciated. Heck, we were the first artisan stocked at Pasteur's (#FunFact), so it was only right that I deliver one of our best scents to date to one of the best gents in the biz! I have to say this one took some work. There was much pushing and pulling when it came to the shape of this accord but we would only rest when we had nailed it...and nail it down we did! Dare I say, The Battle is an instant classic and we are super stoked to finally expand upon the line!
Alas, Pasteur's changed their business model mostly due to the pandemic and the scent fell back into our lap...BOOM! With that, we went to work making slight tweaks and then creating an entire matching collection! Honestly, it really seemed like fate being our 10th anniversary; finally the stars were aligned for the "full treatment"! That said, fans of our original The Battle of NYC will absolutely LOVE our new and improved version, The Battle! Same great, epic flavor and essence but even more distinguished!
As for the name and art.
One has to admit we live in, umm...interesting times. I blame all of this on a fortune cookie I received January 7, 2015, wishing that I may have the luck enough to live in such times, and well...here we are. So, sorry about that. And to think I almost went out for Indian food that night instead. Again, my bad, mea culpa.
So, looking at the art, you'll find a rather confusing/comical/interesting scene indeed. The future, the past, the control, the zero control, the observer, the reality bleeding into a fever dream, bleeding into spectacle. In effect, a battle of the absurd. Consider this social commentary maybe? Or possibly, what 10 years operating a small business can feel like?
Kidding aside, we are looking forward to serving you all for another 10 most interesting years! May they be as fantastically smelling as they are interesting! Shave On!
Unlike traditional balms, our Star Jelly absorbs rapidly into freshly shaven skin without any greasy, heavy feeling build up! Star Jelly leaves your skin moisturized and silky. A refreshing, alternative that you instantly will fall in love with!
Allantoin: a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent. It can be derived from animals, however the allantoin we use is derived from plants.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides: from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to resist moisture loss. This ingredient’s value for skin is made greater by the fact that it’s considered gentle.
Vegetable Glycerine: is derived from soy and is used in cosmetics and body care products to assist in retaining moisture. It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften the skin.
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Perfumers Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Menthol (unless menthol free), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance)