Once again, I managed to wrangle some very very good lather out of this soap; I did a bit more experimentation with this than I usually do, and while I had previously done rather well with other Mystic Water samples on just a little bit of water, I progressively added water as I went during this review. It seems this one has a very very large “sweet spot”. While you can get a suitable level of slickness without much water, you can also likewise add a significant amount with a minimal impact on the thickness of the lather. All in all, one hell of a shave.
The scent is a sandalwood scent, and as far as I can tell a reasonable interpretation thereof, using a fragrance version of the scent as opposed to the actual essential oil. Being a good rendition of the scent, I’ll give it a couple bonus points, despite the fact I’m not really all that crazy about sandalwood.
Strength-wise, it was quite good. It came on reasonably strong while lathered, without any significant fading throughout the course of the shave.
- 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 9/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
So, if you’re looking for a nice sandalwood scented soap, this is definitely one to be looking at. 8/10.
- Cost: $9.91 for a 4 oz puck or a 2 oz shaving stick; $11.79 for the puck with a tub; 1/2 oz samples are 3 for $3.50.
Gear used (Roadshow edition!):
- Brush: Wee Scott
- Razor: Bic Comfort Twin
- Scuttle: A empty tub that formerly contained the Body Shop’s Maca Root shaving cream.
Ingredients: Tallow, Water, Castor Seed Oil, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Palm Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Silk.