Our shaving soap is formulated to give you lots of nice slippery lather and help your blade of choice slide smoothly over whichever part you've decided needs less hair on it. You can also wash up with it, but as a soap specifically for shaving its focus isn't on serious scrubbing. It's a gentle creature, just soapy enough to dissolve surface oil on your hair and skin so the hair can absorb moisture from the lather--wet hair is soft hair, and soft hair cuts without pulling.
There are no tints in this soap. The scents we've chosen are classic and kind to the skin. We hope you'll enjoy them.
Captain of Industry: Mahogany backing a glass of really super-expensive scotch, with a curl of the best lemon peel. How best? This lemon had its own summer home and a personal assistant. That's how best it is.
Doc Holliday: horehound, sage, clove, a faint whiff of bar smoke and just enough sweetness to make you popular with the ladies and temper the underlying bitterness of your lot.
Firry: a non-sweet, super-woodsy scent with notes of pretty much every conifer we could think of, plus a little black pepper and a speck of carnation to give it some barky spiciness.
The Melancholy Death of Nikola Tesla: a subtle blend of sandalwood, earth and light patchouli, given an antique twist with a touch of violet and the industrial fumes of a world struggling out of gaslight into incandescence.
Three Blossom Cupcake: neroli, gardenia, and vanilla orchid petals lend their scent to a sweet, fluffy white cake base with white musk.
[Soap ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Wheat Protein (conditioner), Aloe Vera, Fragrance Blend]
Posted by Jose on 17th Jan 2013
I’m a huge fan of the Captain of Industry scent, so when it was time for xmas gifts, my wife got me this soap and 5ml bottle of the scent (the little sample size was gone in like 3 days, so I had been missing it and whining to her for more).
I have really sensitive skin and my facial hair is as tough as steel battleship hawsers, so I was hesitant to change from my current shaving routine to anything new since I don’t like looking like my face is made of raw hamburger when I go out.
I haven’t “old school” shaved in a long time, so I don’t have a badger hair brush, soap mug, strops, or straight razors anymore… but I made do with a coffee cup, an old paintbrush, and new blade on the Mach3.
Right when I started, I realized that this was a quality shaving soap because of how foamy it got with very little of our crappy hard water, not to mention how very little of the soap was needed to cover my whole face. The shaving experience was good, with no tugging or pulling, which I attribute in equal parts to the very slick soap and the new blade on the razor. When I was done and rinsed my face, just enough of the scent stuck around in the facial hair I leave on that it smelled of Captain of Industry that had been dried for a while and my skin stayed soft for quite some time (I don’t moisturize as a general rule, so it was kind of weird for me. Nice… but yeah, weird).
I fully plan to go old school again in my shaving, just to do justice to this product.