Although I’ve had a puck of their Mandarin soap kicking around forever, this is my first review of an eShave product; I can say that thus far I’m reasonably happy with what I see.
The scent is a sweet aroma that is immediately reminiscent of something familiar but for some reason can’t quite seem to put a name to it. A little bit fruity, and a bit of a fresh green scent? A glance at the ingredient listing reveals it’s scented with Tarragon, Orange & Lemon peel extract, Star Anise, Litsea Cubeba and Peppermint.
It’s pleasant, a nice light scent probably best suited for a spring or summer shave. It is a rather light scent, which I’m sure most of you know I’m not too much of a fan of, but it has good staying power without too much in the way of fading.
The lather produced was good; I did find that it had some lather stability issues at the lower water content levels, but adding enough water to even that out did thin out the lather noticeably. So a bit of a balancing act between those two aspects; the slickness was good regardless, and it provided a good amount of volume for only a bit of product. It did however have what I’d say quite good moisturization properties.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 6/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality
All in all, a few minor quibbles with the lather, and the scent could have been a bit stronger, but overall it’s still pretty nice. 7/10.
- Cost: Disclaimer: I was provided this sample free of charge along with an order by Seth over at Men Essentials; a 4 oz tub goes for $22, also available as one of the scents in their assorted mini kit, 1/4 oz x 4 creams and 4 balms for $17.
- Brush: Ecotools Kabuki Finishing Brush
- Razor: Edwin Jagger DE81BL (Red)
- Blade: Personna DE
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Fatty Acid, Glycerin (Glycerine), Essential Oils (Tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus), Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis peel extract), Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum peel extract, Star Anis (Illicum Verum), Litsea Cubeba (Litsea Cubeba), Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)), Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate.