Beach! Artisan Shaving Soap - A collaboration between Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements & Italian Barber
Take your daily shave on The Beach!
When I first mentioned The Beach scent I had been working on to Joe it had been purely a joke. I'm not sure how many of you know this, but the guy's a real beach bum w/ a serious proclivity for all things scented coconut!
I expected to get a laugh out of him upon mentioning this but instead there was a long, dramatic pause, I even pulled the phone away from my ear to see if we had lost connection. Sometimes silence is the sound of the wheels turning, and turn they did...for about 20 seconds. Just when I was about to ask if he was breathing Joe joyously blurted out:
"The Beach! Yes we have to...for Kramer!"
I thought he was joking, he was not. I had no idea what Joe was going on about not being a huge Seinfeld nut like he is. So before I knew it we were collaborating on a new soap based on a fictional cologne...righteous!
How does one recreate the scent of the beach? There is no real way to formulate this out on paper but only through lot's of trial an error. Many batches of The Beach were made and "thrown back" before we settled on what final became the soap we just released. The scent profile of the beach is massive! It's not just one thing like salt or tanning lotion but a blend of ozone, sand, organic matter, an ice cream truck, Bo Derek, a cocktail, even the sounds of Sade's "Smooth Operator" blasting out of the stereo system of the cabana. This was much more than Synergy, this was Synesthesia...and it's all in there!
Luckily for me I too am a "would be" beach bum, I have spent the last 15 years surfing many beaches in the USA, South & Central America...so I am no stranger to this special effluvium that all beaches emit.
After one hellish winter in Massachusetts I didn't need much convincing, and so was born "The Beach"! Enjoy the latest RazoRock/PAA collaboration....Surf's Up!
Why not have a Mint Mojito while you're catching some fun in the sun?
Scent: The Beach
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]
All Soaps come packed in a reusable container
4oz size is packed in plastic jar
External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs
Handmade In Arizona, USA
My new alternating rotation is The Gondolier and The Beach, until I pick up another PAA soap for a 3rd scent in the rotation.