The Cherry Pipe Tobacco soap from Honeybee Soaps is just absolutely delicious smelling. It’s a wonderful Cherry scent, almost maraschino-cherry-like, with a nice undertone of smokey tobacco. When I was pondering the rating, I was musing either a 9 or a 10, but She Who Must Be Obeyed has decreed that a 10 it shall be.
Strength-wise, it’s just shy of perfect. Comes on strong even just opening the package, and stays strong as you’re lathering, and applying it to the face. It fades slightly during the shave, but even by the end of a pass it’s still stronger than most shave soaps are on the brush.
Like the last review, this one needed a fair bit of water. But it absorbed that water handily, and with a bit of work transformed into a large amount of quite luxuriously thick lather, with plenty of glide. It left my face feeling nice and moist as well. All around, a great shave.
- 10/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 9/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
This one I’m going to round up on. 9/10. Quite nice. While I’ve only done two soaps from them, Honeybee is quickly shooting up to near the top of my “most consistently good brand” list.
- Cost: Samples are $1.59 per ounce, full 3.5 ounce pucks are $4.49, or $5.99 for 4 ounces in a plastic tub.
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Vintage Bakelite Slant
- Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Hempseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerine (vegetable origin), Vitamin E, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, Soybean Protein, Wheat Protein, White Kaolin China Clay, Cosmetic Color and Fragrance Oil.