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Chasing the Dragon - Now in Kaizen 2 (K2) for VIP Members.

Chasing the Dragon is our flanker to the immensely popular Khalifa. However, Chasing the Dragon is a bit more refined and less aggressive compared to Khalifa. I think we did a superb job in creating this scent, while maintaining a mysterious, veiled fragrance that can be worn day or night. Khalifa is a very dark, decadent and an unapologetic punch in the face. Dragon shares some of the notes, but is a bit more sophisticated, with edges rounded and some added notes of star anise and a hint of sweetness...like burnt maple syrup with a hint of florals. It's amazingly complex and beautiful. 

Notes: Star anise, coffee, pepper, jasmine, oud, rose, cedarwood, sandalwood, H*shish & other ' resins'(synthetic and nothing illegal) vanilla and hint of bourbon. 

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K2 AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME! - CHRISTMAS COQUITO in Kaizen 2 (K2)

Tis the season to be extra jolly with some Christmas Coquito! This ain't Grandma's Eggnog...this is Mamasita's Puerto Rican style Christmas Coquito with extra rum. Yes, you'll be swinging from the chandeliers with this delicious concoction of extra creamy vanilla, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and some extra rum from the flask! We added a dash of sweet caramel and aromatic clove to perfectly complete this sinfully delectable shaving soap. 

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Introducing our A&E Skin Essentials Vegan Shaving Butter

Not Your Ordinary Soap

I wanted to challenge myself to see if I can create something different, which would be uniquely A&E. My goal was to create a great vegan soap, which provides the slickest shaving experience in the industry, with lather density reminiscent of Kaizen. I wanted to see if I can offer an elite level experience in upscale packaging at an affordable price. This line is scented only with essential oils.

Two Brands...Same Great Base

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How to build a lather

It all begins with a great shaving soap. A&E and Club branded soaps are among the best in the industry and will work with any type of brush or water.  If you are a beginner, we recommend a good synthetic, as they're virtually maintenance free and super easy to build a superb lather. This is personal preference.


1. Fill your bowl (if bowl lathering) with hot water and warm your bowl & brush together.

2. Place brush into bowl  and soak for 5 minutes or so. Most people do this while showering and most effective using a natural hair brush.

4.  Remove brush  and squeeze bristles lightly to get rid of excess water. You can also give it a few light shakes as well.  

5. Start load your brush by swirling brush in soap jar using circular motion. We recommend light to medium pressure. Add some plunger motions as well. This will help in significantly building up your lather.  Continue swirling until a paste-like consistency begins to form on the top of the soap and on the brush. 
Bubbles (like a hand soap or bubble bath) are the result of too much water. 
Continue to swirl until it's pasty and almost looks like Elmer's glue. I personally love this consistency. 

6. You can now build your lather on face or use a soap bowl. Either one will work just fine. 

7. Add water as needed- a few drops at a time. I will normally wet my hand slightly from faucet and let a few drops drip from hand onto brush. Most of the time a few drops is all that's needed to make a difference. Our soap in particular can handle a large range of water and is quite thirsty, so don't be shy if you'd like to experiment by adding more water.   The consistency of the lather should be Greek yogurt-like, with a nice dense lather. The lather should feel slick, cushiony and protective.

Enjoy your shave!