I really liked the smell of this shaving soap; the earthiness of the vetiver paired really nicely with the sweetness of the tangerine, and a bit of the tartness of the Litsea Cubeba (which for anyone who like me didn’t know, is a largely lemony-scented essential oil). Combined, they reminded me a lot of lemongrass, but a bit deeper and a bit sweeter.
The strength was good; it came on nice and strong at the start, with a bit of fading during the shave, but not too much.
Lather-wise, I found it better than I found the last Jabonman soap I tried. A few other posts about the soap seem to indicate that one of the keys is putting a bit of elbow grease into building the lather. It ended up with something nice and thick, with some decent glide. Decent moisturization, which this time I can’t attribute to the lanolin, as this formulation doesn’t contain any.
- 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 8/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality
This one merits an 8/10. I just kind of wish the sample I had had enough for a few more shaves.
- Cost: Apparently it’s about 10.50 Euro a puck, plus shipping and handling. Jabonman doesn’t have a website, but if you e-mail the manufacturer, Manual Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org, he can give you an accurate price list. But he does rely upon google translate, so you might want to avoid convoluted language.
- Brush: Wee Scott
- Razor: Gillette Old Style with WWI US Service Set
- Blade: Shark Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: (Note: I’m not positive that this listing is for this scent, but it’s the closest I was able to find on-line) Palm stearic, coconut oil, argan oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, rosehip oil, shea butter, glycerine, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, water, aloe vera, rhassoul (a moroccan clay), aromas