The Lea shaving stick performed pretty much indistinguishably from the Palmolive classic shaving stick; a good performance, good balance of glide and thickness, reasonably easy to lather up, and left the face feeling nice and moisturized. A nice all-around solid shaving soap.
The scent was also pretty close; a soapy-clean type scent, with maybe a bit of that faux lavender aroma that makes its way into far too many products. I saw another review describe it as reminiscent of powdered laundry detergent, that also seems like a reasonable description. It’s not really all that strong; probably a good thing I suppose.
One thing to note, this product apparently has undergone some reformulations; the one I reviewed is the new formula as of a 2012.
- 5/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 4/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality
Overall, I’ll say it’s a 6/10. Usable as long as you don’t really care about your shave smelling nice.
- Cost: I purchased the 50 g shaving stick for $5 from Shaveabuck.com.
- Brush: Wee Scott
- Razor: Vintage Bakelite Slant with an iKon stainless steel handle
- Blade: Shark Super Stainless
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Lanolin, Parfum, Cocamide DEA, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide.