Whoos’ shaving soap is, claims of being handmade nothwithstanding, fairly obviously a melt-and-pour soap. Not surprising really, seems like most of the soaps sold on etsy are!
It’s got the usual issues you see with a lot of the melt-and-pour soaps out there, the most notable being a sub-par lather stability. It can’t really be claimed to provide all that much cushioning, given that by the time you finish half of your pass, the other half has already started to fade. Unfortunately, adding enough water to fix the stability issues also thins it out too much. All in all, not enough to make it unusable by any stretch, but there’s far better soaps out there.
The scent is a nice spicy concoction; they say it’s got teakwood, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cedar, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli. The spices are predominate, with the rest providing a nice backdrop.
It comes on quite strong when lathered up, and mostly stays that way without too much in the way of fading while you shave.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 9/10 Scent Strength
- 6/10 Lather Quality
Overall, I’m willing to round this one up to a 7/10. Smells nice enough to make up a bit for the performance.
- Cost: A puck of the Death or Glory (or any of their other scents for that matter) will set you back $4.25. Or you can get a set of three pucks of any scent for $11.25.
- Brush: Mühle HJM Black Fibre
- Razor: Feather AS-D2
- Blade: Asco Super Stainless
- Bowl: Hand painted by myself (Yes, I know it’s ugly).
Ingredients: Coconut oil, palm oil, safflower oil, glycerin, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol, sorbitan, soybean protein, wheat protein, bentonite clay, aloe, fragrance oil, mica.