Phoenix & Beau – Iceni Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? Iceni is a scent that is potent and sensual, something we've wanted to do for a long time. It is intensely layered and opens with notes of mandarin and bergamot. Lavender, myrrh and a touch of nutmeg combine to form a powerful heart. The accord develops in to a base of musk, amber, sandalwood and the lightest kisses of vetiver and patchouli.
Iceni is inspired by our regional ancestry, that of the Iceni tribe and their Queen, Boudicca. Sarah designed the label to represent powerful images of celtic knot-work, of the golden torc worn by Boudicca and her peoples connection with the warrior Goddess 'Andrasta'.
The symbol of the three hare's represents the animals marked connection to Boudicca and the invocation of 'Andrasta'; she is thought to have released a hare prior to entering battle in a quest to beseech the Goddess for liberty & success.
Please note that in terms of scent strength Iceni is a moderately bold scent that I place in the middle of our olfactory strength range.
Attention to detail: Our enterprise is an intimate family operation where we focus on the detail, quality and aesthetic of our products and we focus on you, our customer. An example is how we use our own hands to blend each essential oil accord. These are carefully meted out recipes that are made one batch at a time and added to the just made soap. N.b. Our soap is a thirsty beast. For a better understanding please take a moment and watch my guide on how to lather our soap.
Handmade in England
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Safflower Seedate, Potassium Lanolate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Allantoin, Tocopherol Acetate, Stearic Acid, Adeps Bovis, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Seed) Oil, Lanolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Parfum.