Next up, from a line of soap I haven’t touched since December; Mike’s Natural Soaps’ Orange, Cedarwood, and Black Pepper.
The lather is exactly what I expect out of Mike’s Natural: absolutely wonderful. It’s quite a thirsty cream, so use plenty of water and enough elbow grease, and you’ll work up a lather with great cushion, very good glide, which leaves your face feeling nice and moisturized to boot. As per usual, top marks for lather.
The predominate scent is most definitely the orange, with the black pepper coming up a close second bringing some kick to it, with the cedarwood serving to balance things out a bit between the other two. I find it fairly pleasant, if not something to write home about, but I’ll give it a bonus point because the girlfriend really likes it.
The strength is damned good as well; comes on good and stays without noticeable fading.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 9/10 Scent Strength
- 10/10 Lather Quality
So, all in all, I’d say it’s a very solid 8/10.
- Brush: Mühle HJM Black Fibre
- Razor: Feather AS-D2
- Blade: Ladas Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Distilled water; saponified tallow and stearic acid; vegetable glycerin; saponified kokum butter, avocado oil, and shea butter; lanolin, fragrance and/or essential oil(s); saponified coconut oil; kaolin clay, vitamin E.