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Scent Notes: Rose, Cherry, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Oud, Amyris & Cardamom.

Holy Cow, it's year 3....BAM! That's right folks, our humble little traditional shave gathering has made it to it's 3rd year, who would have thunk? Tokyo Rose is an instant classic, if you ask me.

From the program

This years Official Shave Soap & Splash of The Big Shave West is fittingly titled, Tokyo Rose! Maybe "Fittingly" is the wrong word? I really wanted something to tie in with this years 1940's pinup vibe and the geography, Pasadena. I also wanted something mysterious to tie into as a character in the Phoenix Universe I have been creating over the last few years.

It's true, for those of you not paying attention, it's always been more than just shaving here at PAA. Each label tells a story or part of a story, each ad released on social media adds to the story with it's imagery, even our sales pages have become small novellas (check out AGHARTA for an extreme example). I didn't want this special soap to exist outside the ongoing saga like last years did...until I redesigned the labels after the fact!
The character of Tokyo Rose is part historical and part fiction in the tale I am weaving. The use of Rose is clearly a tribute to Pasadena and it's history and Cherry for the cherry blossoms of Japan and the origin of this mysterious lethal siren(s). I liked the name Tokyo Rose because it reminded me of a pinup girl or fighter plane art...and then there was the actual real tie in with WWII. This was totally the feel I was going for and I believe I pulled off...you be the judge.
All this said, stay tuned for Tokyo Rose to appear in future Shaver Mysteries and Trilogies to come from Phoenix Shaving!
Scent Notes: Rose, Cherry, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Oud, Amyris & Cardamom. The overall accord is almost reminiscent of cherry coke, another All-American Classic! For more on these notes, check out our table here at The Big Shave West where we will be creating some fresh Tokyo Rose. Smell each individual scent oil and gain a new appreciation for the delicate art of scent blending!
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Pre - None
Shave Soap - Crown King BSW3 Tokyo Rose
Razor - Wet Shave Club Safety Razor with a Rod George Handle
Blade - Feather
Brush - Nathan Clark BSW3 Meet Up Brush
Post - Crown King BSW3 Tokyo Rose Aftershave and Ginger's Garden Aftershave Balm

Another good shave no nicks no cuts.

Have a good night wetshavers. 
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Happy Moustache Monday!
Seeing your own 'stache is shocking!

2017 04 24
#moustachemonday #stache
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Manly Monday 
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Today I busted out the legendary semogue 1305, just to easy to bowl lather the Derby. .. LISa was amused --->

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Brush: Local Gent Shaving Co. Synthetic
Blade: OneBlade
Soap/AS: Local Gent Shaving Co. Anubis
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4/24/17 SotN
Great shave with a soap I won from +Don Youngner & Long Rifle Soaps. Soap performed & smelled great!
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Hey guys in case some of you wanted to know this was the handle I made in the demo at Big Shave West 3
Brush one of my magnatized laminates
Soap Malbolge #PAA awesome smell
Mahogany woods body wash
Nivea post balm
Thayers rose petal
Acqua Di 
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