• Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements 1K Shaving Soap

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  • Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements 1K Shaving Soap

    Description by Douglas Smythe:

    Top notes: anise, beeswax absolute, rose, lavender, lemon, bergamot

    Mid notes: jasmine, licorice, cedar, pine, patchouli

    Base notes: amber, dark musk, vanilla bean, vetiver A nice healthy dose of hedione too!

    For thousands of years, Eastern and Western cultures have turned to licorice when the libido is lacking. Licorice contains phytoestrogen sterols, which affect sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone levels), although exactly how and to what degree has not yet been fully determined. Some believe that the strong smell of licorice may be a factor. When Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Chicago Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation hit the candy store to find out which smells sexually appealed to people, he found that women were aroused by the smell of (oddly enough) Good n' Plenty.

    I also added Hedione too, to seal the deal!  Hedione? Although it has long been debated whether humans can actually communicate via pheromones - the chemical signals secreted by animals to help find a mate - Researchers have found that scent of Hedione generates ‘sex-specific activation patterns’ in the nasal tissue which links to the brain. It is the first time that a scent has been known to activate the pheromone receptor VN1R in humans.

    “These results constitute compelling evidence that a pheromone effect different from normal olfactory perception indeed exists in humans,” says scent researcher Prof Hanns Hatt fro, Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.

    Hedione (chemical name methyl dihydro-jasmonate) – derived from the Greek word “hedone”, for fun, pleasure, lust – has a pleasant fresh jasmine-magnolia scent and is used in many perfumes.

    It is synthesised from the organic compound methyl jasmonate which was discovered in 1957 and which is important in plants for seed germination, root growth, flowering, fruit ripening, and senescence.

    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! 

    Size: 4 oz

    Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Aqua (Water), Saponified Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Saponified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Saponified Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Saponified Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Saponified Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Fragrance (Essential Oils &/or Frangrance)

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements