Sniffing the little baggie this sample came in revealed a quite nice raspberry scent. Not excessively sweet, it captured the fruit’s smell quite well.
The soap itself smelled strong enough. As is often the case, the lather did not. I could still catch the occasional whiff of the aroma while shaving, but it certainly wasn’t consistently so.
I found that this sample seemed to have a fair bit more slickness to it than the other soap I’ve tried from The Shave Den thus far. I was still able to get sufficient glide and have a comfortable shave while leaving the lather rather thick, although I can’t guarantee that this wasn’t due to some minor differences in how I prepared the lather rather than actual differences in the soap itself.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 6/10 Scent Strength
- 7/10 Lather Quality (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
Overall, I give it a 6/10. The scent underwhelms, so it’s not recommended if that’s a big deal for you.
- Cost: A one ounce sample goes for $2.50, or $6.99 for a full 4 ounce puck (an extra $2 if you want a tub with it).
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Lord Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Glycerin, Aqua, Olive Oil, Bentonite Clay, Sodium Borate, Sweet Almond Oil, Sodium Palmate, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoate, Palm Acid, Coconut Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, and fragrance.