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Henri et Victoria

Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based in Quebec. HeV has always had sublime scents - subtle, sophisticated yet accessible. Far and away, they are best known for Cognac and Cuban Cigar scent. The brand originally sold French-style shaving soaps in a vegan base. About a year and a half ago, they added a tallow option in just 2 scents - Nautilus and Duc du Santal.
  • Henri et Victoria Triple Milled Shaving Soap, Cognac and Cuban Cigars-West Coast Shaving
    $22.50

    Henri et Victoria Triple Milled Shaving Soap, Cognac and Cuban Cigars

    3 reviews

    Description: This shaving soap smells like an afternoon game of poker sitting around smoking cigars and drinking a fine aged cognac. Definitive mas...

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  • Henri et Victoria Shaving Soap, La Poire Francaise-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria Shaving Soap, La Poire Francaise

    This is a celebration of a sophisticated summertime. It is sweet and mellow, laid-back and refined. It touches on the softer side of life, one tha...

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  • Henri et Victoria Beard Balm, Cognac and Cuban Cigars-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria Beard Balm, Cognac and Cuban Cigars

    Beard Balm Nourishing oils Scented with their well-loved Cognac and Cuban Cigar scent Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based in Quebec...

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  • Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Absinthe-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Absinthe

    Dangerously addictive, in all the right ways. This highly aromatic scent brings Absinthe to life with a sugar cube and several other delectable he...

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  • Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Duc de Santal-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Duc de Santal

     Aftershave splash Alcohol-based Scented with a complex cologne aroma Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based in Quebec. HeV has always...

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  • Henri et Victoria Shaving Soap, Absinthe-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria Shaving Soap, Absinthe

    Dangerously addictive, in all the right ways. This highly aromatic scent brings Absinthe to life with a sugar cube and several other delectable he...

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  • Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Nautilus-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Nautilus

     Aftershave splash Alcohol-based Scented with a tantalizing marine aroma Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based in Quebec. HeV has alw...

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  • Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Cognac and Cuban Cigars-West Coast Shaving
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    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria After Shave Splash, Cognac and Cuban Cigars

    9 reviews

    Aftershave splash Alcohol-based Scented with their well-loved Cognac and Cuban Cigar aroma Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based in Qu...

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  • Henri et Victoria Hair Pomade, Cognac and Cuban Cigars-West Coast Shaving
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    $20.00

    Henri et Victoria Hair Pomade, Cognac and Cuban Cigars

    1 review

    Pomade All-day strong, water-based Scented with their well-loved Cognac and Cuban Cigar scent  Henri Et Victoria is a family-run business based i...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.