TFS Pin-Up Collection Artisan Shaving Soap - Mattino
This TFS collection was inspired by the classy pin-up models of the mid 20th century. Pin-ups were a controversial issue in the 1950s and 60s because of the feminist movement but many argued that they were simply a celebration of woman's beauty. I'm in the latter camp, and frankly, compared to some of the imagery today, these images are downright wholesome! Paola Barile, the master artisan soap maker at Tcheon Fung Sing in Torino, Italy, created three wonderful fragrances called MATTINO, POMERIGGIO and SERA, which translated from Italian is morning, afternoon and evening; three great shaving soaps for three different times of the days!
Top Notes: coriander, bergamot, mandarin, cassis
Heart Notes: rose, ylang, rosemary, sage, melon
Base Notes: cedar, musk, patchouli
Size: 75 ml, perfect for travel!
Artisan Made in Italy
About Tcheon Fung Sing:
This name which is so difficult to pronounce is the name of the founder, a brave man, who was born in China and arrived in Italy in 1930. During the war he was interned in a prisoner-of-war camp and after World War II he married an Italian woman. With his wife, he decided to found this company and using his knowledge in the field of soapmaking, he began to produce shaving soaps.
On October 7,1951, Tcheon Fung Sing won the Gold Medal for shaving products during the first Turin fair. The shaving soap production continued through the decades and was handed down through three generations. The first one to carry on this business was Tcheon Fung Sing's daughter, Gabriella Tcheon, and now his grand-daughter, Paola Barile runs the operation. It is quite incredible that two women continued innovating and producing a very masculine product: shaving soap! From the origins to now, T.F.S. has respected the ancient knowledge of the founder, using original formulas and producing shaving soaps using only vegetable based raw materials. The duration of those soaps, produced without preservatives, is guaranteed by the handmade production. Tcheon Fung Sing continues to innovate under the leadership of the expert and skilled soapmaker, Paola Barile, who is taking the company forward into the future by constantly innovating and creating new products.