Phoenix and Beau Soaps

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Fozzie Bear, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Senior Member

    Location:
    Rep. of Ireland
    Hi,

    I’m thinking of getting my first B@E Soap, perhaps the Volupta as I like the sound of it. I am only recently starting to delve into soaps, having previously being a cream only guy (and recent DE shaving Noob!).

    I would like people’s opinions in general on B@E soaps and in particular on the Volupta if people have tried it.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. SweeneyTodd

    SweeneyTodd Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Silly Suffolk
    Superb soaps. Haven't tried Volupta, but I'm currently using Pall Mall, Spitfire and Obsidian. Lots of lather and slickness, and, for me "Made in England" by a craft soapmaker is another endorsement.
     
  3. Stonec0ld

    Stonec0ld Über Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Love them all, not tried volupta yet, but I have spitfire, imperial rum, Trafalgar, Whitechapel, Baskerville, star noir, v60 and borealis. All great scents and fantastic performers
     
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  4. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    P&B have a very good soap base, important to guage product amount to avoid an extremely thick lather, as some razors struggle, becoming clogged.
     
  5. bagman

    bagman Veteran

    Excellent soaps, you won't regret it (other than wanting to buy more :D )
     
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  6. Burry

    Burry Forum GOD!

    Location:
    London
    I’ve had and finished the volupta - I really enjoyed it. A bit floral but not too sweet. I would happily buy it again, but I have too much soap at the mo so don’t need any (not that thats stopped me buying more before). Currently enjoying their trafalgar.
     
  7. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    As has been mentioned already, P&B are good soaps. Don't worry about only using creams previously, the P&B soaps are easy to lather and use. There's some great scents too.
     
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  8. RandySp

    RandySp The Shave Man

    Location:
    Greece
    Nishy's speak for me on this one, I was about to write that same thing.

    Add water slowly, and when you think it is ready for use, add some more.
    This thing is a water monster, I've written it many times to those who don't have the patience to dissolve it properly.

    Albion is the best scent for me. I have the Sanskrit too, but I don't really deal with the power of the smell.

    If P&B had the smells of the Wickham, it would be my number 1 soap. Top class performance and package with great printings too. Sarah has done an excellent job!
     
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  9. Nick_S

    Nick_S Beer & Blades

    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    I doubt you'd find a bigger fan of @phoenixandbeau soaps than myself. They are absolutely incredible, from a performance perspective as well as scent.

    Kerry is an outsanding chap to deal with too.
     
  10. Stonec0ld

    Stonec0ld Über Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    There are a few on sale in the Facebook BST going cheap
     
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  11. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Veteran

    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    Can anyone here tell me about Albion? I have one coming to me in a PIF.
     
  12. Nick_S

    Nick_S Beer & Blades

    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    Sure can :) Did a review of it.

     
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  13. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Veteran

    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    Looks like a wonderful soap, Nick!

    Cracking good video!
     
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  14. Nick_S

    Nick_S Beer & Blades

    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    Glad you liked it buddy, and I hope you like the soap as much as I do :)
     
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  15. Grarea

    Grarea Forum Plod

    Yup. Another fan here.
    It is my benchmark for comparisons.
    I have a few in the cupboard. (and one in the bathroom obviously)
     
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