I found the lather of this Taconic sample to be kinda so-so. When mixed to the thickness I liked, it had a few stability problems, and didn’t really last a full pass, about 2/3rds of a pass before it was visibly fading. This was rectified by adding some water, but it had thinned out a fair amount as a result. It doesn’t seem to have a very wide sweet spot with regards to acceptable water content. On the moisturization front, it was perhaps a bit above average.
The scent is a nice enough mint smell; I can’t really tell about the Eucalyptus in there or not. There’s definitely some noticeable cooling going on as a result of the mint. It’s not too strong, but a nice decent baseline that doesn’t really fade during the shave.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 8/10 Scent Strength
- 7/10 Lather Quality
Overall, I’m going to give it a 6/10. Personally, I wouldn’t really recommend it, there’s better stuff out there.
- Cost: Maggard Razors sells the sample packs shown, which gets you a 1/4 oz sample of each of Taconic’s 3 scents, for $2.75. The full 4 oz jar will go for $15.75.
- Brush: Ecotools Kabuki Finishing Brush
- Razor: Gillette Old Style with WWI US Service Set
- Blade: Crown Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, stearic acid, distilled water, vegetable glycerin, organic safflower oil, potasium hydroxide, organic honey, sodium hydroxide, benzoin, sodium borate, phenoxyehanol, caprylyl, glycol, essential oil.