Bluebird is new shaving soap from Phoenix and Beau and is inspired by the dramatic life of British world speed record breaker, Donald Campbell CBE, and his jet engined, three-point aquaplane, Bluebird. It is a scent that celebrates determination, bravery, adventure, and a life lived as fully as possible. It has top notes that include mandarin and pink pepper and at its centre are warm tones of vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli whilst its base is secured with grounding shades of tonka and birch. A fresh citrusy fragrance mixed with woody undertones making this a new classic.
Phoenix and Beau recommend adding warm water (say around 4 to 5 tablespoons) to the top of the soap before use – a process called ” blooming “. Let the water sit on the soap whilst you have a bath or shower. At the same time place your brush in warm water to allow the hair to swell and absorb more water. When you are ready to start your shave remove the blooming water from the top of the soap. You can use this water to wet your face, covering it with the wonderful scent at the same time. Then using fairly brisk circular movements with your brush build up a lather in the soap dish. This shouldn’t take long, 10 to 15 seconds is usually all you need to build up a thick fragrant lather on your brush. Apply the lather to your face, again using a circular motion. This not only exfoliates the skin but lifts the beard hair thereby helping you to get a closer shave.
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Weight 115g (4oz)