Product Reviews — Artisan Shaving Soaps

Moon Soaps: Amaretto Speciale Review

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Moon Soaps: Amaretto Speciale Review
Moon was created out of a life-long love of bath and body products. I wanted to explore the possibilities of creating a line that embodies all the things I love in a product. I want my creations to be nurturing, luxurious, and to smell divine. So with a little experimentation and a lot of hard work, Moon was born. Moon products are handmade from scratch using exotic butters, premium fragrance and essential oils, and the finest botanicals. We never use parabens or phthalates. Whenever possible we source local, sustainable, and organic ingredients.

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Barrister & Mann: The Full Measure of Man Review

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Barrister & Mann: The Full Measure of Man Review
Barrister and Mann soaps are known as top performing soaps and the Excelsior base is no exception. I scooped out a decent amount due to the size of know I was using (31mm) and ended up with a thick, dense lather that can be described as low structure, but dense. The soap can also take a decent amount of water before it is properly dialed in. The residual slickness is nothing but exceptional. After the shave was completed, I had a difficult time rinsing off the soap. Cleaning the brush also took a bit longer due to the slickness and properties of the soap.

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Stirling: Baker Street Review

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Stirling: Baker Street Review
The scent of this soap is very well blended. The scent originated from the Strop Shoppe (as noted on the label with the street sign, also showing Stirling Soap). Stirling was able to bring back the scent with permission from the folks as The Stroppe Shop. The scent notes, as listed by Stirling, are “a fresh and masculine blend of juniper, bergamot, jasmine, and patchouli.” Off the puck I get mostly jasmine and juniper top notes with the bergamot and patchouli coming in later. The scent strength, for me, is about a 5 or 6, and stays the same once lathered.

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Catie’s Bubbles: A Midnight Dreary Review

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Catie’s Bubbles: A Midnight Dreary Review

About the artisan from the website: “Sometimes we find a hobby that we love. Sometimes that hobby turns into a passion. I have taken that passion for soapmaking and turned it into Catie's Bubbles (named after my daughter) to share that passion with you. I have spent the past few years researching, working on formulas and developing these phenomenal products that I am now happy to share with the world. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.” Catie’s Bubbles also recently celebrated their eighth-year anniversary. Packaging: The soap comes packaged in an 8oz container, but with a...

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Catie’s Bubbles: A Purple Grapefruit Review

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Catie’s Bubbles: A Purple Grapefruit Review
Catie’s Bubbles was one of the first artisan soaps I ever used and it has been a staple in my den since. I think the quality (especially for the price) is hard to beat. The scent of this soap is fantastic, especially if you like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid.

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