Welcome to the Shaving Soap Review Roadshow! I’m out of town for a bit, and travelling without checked luggage, so I couldn’t bring any DE blades, and frankly I refuse to pay $7.50 for 10 shitty Wal-greens brand generic blades, so the next few shaves will be done with a Bic Comfort Twin disposable.
First up, Honeybee Soaps and their Orange Burst shaving soap. The scent is basically exactly what you’d expect, a nice sweet orange cirtusy scent.
However, it’s not quite strong enough. I was a bit surprised, as I haven’t had that problem yet from any of Honeybee’s offerings, but I suppose you can’t expect a home run every time.
The lather however is still spot on from what I expect from Sue’s soaps. It’s a thirsty soap, but as long as you go ahead and use plenty of water, it’ll be put to good use. It makes a boat-load of thick slick luxurious lather, which makes for a great shave. Or, at least, as great of a shave as can be expected from using a twin-bladed disposable.
- 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 7/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality (reflects new scoring as outlined here)
Overall, the weakness of the scent is enough to drop it down to a 7/10. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but not something I’ll find myself reaching for on a regular basis, especially when alongside some of the other Honeybee soaps.
- 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.
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: 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.