Saturday, March 26, 2022

Denton Majik Shaving Soap - Bright

Going back to the samples that I’ve received last week we have another new artisan or new to me I should say. The company is called Denton Majik Artisan shaving soaps. I had two scents Bright and Kusafiri both with great profiles the one I selected is Bright mostly for my love of menthol.

The packaging of the samples came in a small .652oz plastic tub with a twist on top pretty standard for samples and works extremely well. The two I received had been filled to the absolute top of the tub.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Angora Soaps - Midnight Lavender

Today we get back to doing reviews, we start with something I never used before from the company Angora Soaps. I was sent two samples of this artisan's soaps and for this review, I will be using Midnight Lavender oh and this soap is tallow-based.

The packaging of the samples I received was just fine, a generous amount of soap for about 3 to 4 shaves the way I bowl lather could be more for some other wet shavers.

I’m a big fan of lavender but with this soap, I had to acquaint myself a few times with the scent before I started to appreciate its notes. At first, I didn’t detect the main notes I just got what I think was the base formula which seemed to overpower the actual scent of the soap but after bringing the soap to my nose several times some of the notes were revealed. Notes of Lavender, bergamot, with a deep heart notes of rose, jasmine, orange blossom, sandalwood, musk, and amber. I didn’t detect all of them but the main notes are very enjoyable indeed. This soap was made with essential oils which can be tricky to work with when using the hot process method which I’m assuming might be the case.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Shaving & Talking #11 Featuring Mr. Warlock & Long Term Care

I had it all planned out, I ordered my coconut oil which I need to continue making shaving soap. I order about 5 8lb buckets at a time and it was to arrive on Saturday. Then I noticed UPS pull up in the truck and I was ready. I had everything set to get right to work and create replenished stock and also new products we want to start getting underway. Once I opened the box I found out my order was filled incorrectly and production could not begin. These issues seem to be happening in all businesses now. New staff members are not up to speed and mistakes are made. I get that shit happens but what bad timing. Needless to say, the correction was made and my 5 buckets of coconut oil are here so I’m hoping this weekend will be a more productive one than last week.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Brutis - New From Wet The Face

Today I’m happy to release Brutis my take on the extremely popular men's fragrance called Brut created by Faberge, an Aromatic Spicy fragrance for men. Brut was launched in 1968. The nose behind this fragrance is Karl Mann. The top notes are Anise, Lavender, Basil, Bergamot, and Lemon; the middle notes are Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, and Jasmine; base notes are Oakmoss, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vanilla, and Sandalwood. It's been said this is perhaps the most iconic, distinctive scent for men ever created.