Luxurious shaving soap
Thinking that maybe this one is a sleeper Magnificent lather /great scent lingers alittle after shave Just makes face feel pampered
A Gift of the Gods
This is the best! Use a boar brush. Give it plenty of water. The scent is unusual and "Old World" like. Smells Russian, in a good way! The lather, being tallow based, is perfect. Thick, slick, stable. The soap scent is subtle and doesn't last long but it is really nice. If it's not enough for you, buy the "Cologne Russe" as well. It's more of an aftershave verging on being a cologne. I wish they would make it in a true EDT strength with staying power. I usually use too much! My Norwegian wife, who is not a fan of sweet smelling men, thinks it is a terrific. masculine fragrance. A splash of this and my Thor's Hammer and I'm ready to go!
I agree with the previous reviews in that the soap builds up a nice lather even with a boar bristle brush, but I gave it an " average " rating because it doesn't have much scent. I asked my wife if she liked it, but she said that she liked the sandalwood smell better. I couldn't notice much of a scent while applying the lather. Perhaps my " nose" wasn't functioning correctly.
Love the scent, like a cool, slightly floral and sweet old spice. Not overbearing and almost woodsy in a way, my lady always says i smell like the outdoors post shave. Speaking of shave, it is wonderfully smooth and easy to work a good lather up making the shave most enjoyable! Will be giving some more of their soaps a shot.
Excellent lather, excellent scent, amazing slickness! All around great soap as I have come to expect from B&M!