Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Shaving Nook's Flying Mango

Today we revisit the shaving nook’s amazing soap called The Flying Mango. A very much anticipated release back around 2015. This was inspired by the shaving nooks group and created with the help of Saponificio Varesino. Since 1945, Saponificio Varesino has been crafting traditional soaps for laundry, industrial, and grooming purposes in Italy. And while they are proud of their almost 75-year history, they aren’t resting on their laurels but are continuing to perfect new crafting methods to bring the best soaps to the world.

The packaging was in an aluminum tin but not the strong kind it was a bit flimsy which for something coming from Saponificio Varesino was disappointing, to say the least.

The sent was just fantastic the combination of fragrances would please any devoted wet shaver to their core. Not a strong soap but not too weak either. Thinking back, it would have been a smart move if they had included an after-shave but that just didn’t happen.

For making the lather I opted to load my brush from the tin and bloomed the puck for about 5 min or so. Loading at this point was fast and easy no problems at all. I took the brush and preceded to do the face lather and in less than a minute I had a think creamy lather getting right into the beard. This provided great slickness and glide for the razor to go over trouble spots with no irritation at all and my post shave feel was simply outstanding.

During this article, I found something truly amazing they are bringing back the Flying Mango. I found on Bull Goose shaving supplies that back in March they had talks with Saponificio Varesino and they have agreed to do another updated run. The soap base will be Saponificio Varesino's latest base which is an improvement over the 2015 version. The scent of the soap is superb. As described by Saponificio Varesino, the soap has a complex aroma that conjures up tobacco leaves. The top note is citrusy and slightly balsamic while the body is aromatic with a hint of floral and lavender. All of this rests on a base of wood and musk. BullGoose hoped to have stock in late May or Early June but as of this writing, I have not seen anything yet. My advice is to get on the BullGoose newsletter so you can be notified if and when this will truly happen.

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