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Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, Tonsorial Parlour, 4oz

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  • Handcrafted, artisan shaving soap from Catie's Bubbles
  • Vegetable and fruit-based with coconut oil and glycerin
  • Scented with citrus, floral, and powdery oakmoss

If you've spent any time checking out artisan soap makers, then you are sure to have seen Catie's Bubbles (named after the soap maker's daughter) tickling fancies. Fabulous fragrances and phenomenal foam are making fans with these French soft soaps. Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, Le Piment de la Vie is one of their most popular scents.

All of these soaps are handcrafted with high quality ingredients that are completely vegetable and fruit-based. The seemingly simple recipe reminds some of Martin de Candre. Coconut oil and glycerin are sure to provide the moisturizing, glide, and protection that you are looking for in a shaving requisite. The hygroscopic nature of glycerin and the soap salts mean that this is a thirsty soap. It has the capacity to absorb large amounts of water as you create your lather. It also means it should be dried completely after each use to ensure longevity and texture. This soap may experience random discoloration as it is exposed to air; this is normal and not harmful.

You may have heard of barbershop scents being called "old school", but this scent takes that to a new level. We aren't talking about the striped pole, main street shops of the 1950s. No, we're going WAY back, to the high end, Victorian Tonsorial Parlours of the 1850s. All essential oil notes of bergamot, litsea cubeba, petitgrain, citronella, lavender, geranium, and oakmoss absolute make this a dignified, powdery aroma.

Size: 4oz. (poured into an 8 oz. tub so there is plenty of room to lather.)

Made in the USA

Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Glycerine.

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Ken S.
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Caties Bubbles Tonsorial Parlour: Not my Favorite

Just a few words here. In my opinion, Caties Bubbles puts out the best product per pricepoint soap on the market. That being said, Tonsorial Parlour isn’t one of my favorite scents. It is a strong, sweet citrus scent that actually reminds me of that kids cereal Fruit Loops. It makes a tremendous lather, so I won’t be throwing it out, but I’ll be picking my spots when I’ll use it.

Blaine C.
United States United States
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Great Lather with Lemon Pledge Scent

Catie’s Bubbles are one of my favorite brands of shaving soaps. I get incredible lather from them and the scents are interesting. So recently I went a little hog wild and picked up an assortment which included Tonsorial Parlour. I’d added it because someone mentioned it was their “favorite,” so I thought that warranted a gamble. For me, this is very evocative of Lemon Pledge, which it was sometimes my childhood chore to spray on my mom’s furniture to give it “that shine." If you’re unfamiliar with this product, you may associate this with lemon verbena or lemon balm, if you have any of that in your garden. It’s an overpoweringly lemony scent. Some soaps unfold, revealing other layers - but for me this one was just straight up Pledge, all the way through. Thanks for the memories …. I recommend it for its quality as a lather and deliverance on an energizing lemon verbena scent, although I personally will be moving on to try others in the collection.

Steven P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great soap, just not a scent for me

Very great soap, lathering and slickness was fine, but the scent just wasn't for me. Just one of those guys who are picky when it comes to scent. still trying to get use to it.

Mark R.
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Great Soap

Outstanding performance and great scent!