Mama Bear Soaps Tangerine and Tulip is a pleasant enough scent, IMHO. It’s a bit heavier on the tulip than the tangerine. Reasonably nice, but not one of those ones that I have any compulsion to just keep sniffing.
The strength of the aroma is ok. It’s of middling strength when lathered up, but at least didn’t fade noticeably during the shaving.
As for the lather, here’s the Mama Bear boilerplate review: Lathers up nice and thick to begin with; be sure to add a decent amount of water to get enough glide, but not too quickly as it’s easy to over-shoot the mark and be left with something too runny; if you’re using a scuttle, the heat will cause the lather to break down between passes, but a few extra drops of water and a quick stir will fix that up nicely. Gives a perfectly nice shave.
As an aside, I’ve also amended my scoring for lather, since I’ve been giving out too many 9’s. So it got split up into 8s and 9s, and everything below it got bumped down, including this one. Hence the fact it’s getting a 7 instead of a 8 now.
- 8/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 7/10 Scent Strength
- 7/10 Lather Quality
6/10 overall. It’ll definitely do the trick, just don’t expect much in the way of tangerines.
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Gillette Travel Tech
- Blade: Shark Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Safflower, Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soybean protein (conditioner), Wheat protein and fragrance either natural or synthetic.