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Talbot Shaving Shaving Soap, Cade's Cove

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  • Traditional, lathering shaving soap
  • Tallow-based
  • Scented with honeysuckle, dry grass with a green finish

Chris says this about Cades Cove:

“In East TN there lies a once remote region that long ago served as a pathway through the Great Smoky Mts. Over time the population swelled into numbers as high as 700 w/in approximately 30 years of settlement. This mostly self sustained rustic populace traveled and traded with the nearby city of Maryville, now a suburb of Knoxville.

Fast forward to the present, history has turned the tide and the Cove is now the most visited area of the National Park. This peaceful stretch of valley grassland is ensconced by the densely forested Smokies, tranquil streams, and is a haven for numerous deer and black bear, and the endangered Red Wolf can also be found in the region. Many longstanding historic homesteads, churches, and mills are open to the general public to stop and explore at no cost. It is a place near and dear to the hearts of not just Tennesseans, but the South-Eastern U.S. in general.

This scent is an homage not just to this area in high spring/early summer, but to East TN in general. The idea reached its infancy in the last quarter of 2019 and ideas for the scent were all over the place. The ecology of the area releases a variety of different events in the air depending on the time of year, so picking just one representation was a bit of challenge. It was decided that it would best be represented by something bright and green rather than the dark, smokey pine aroma that emanates in colder weather.

We were able to craft a blend from the spring/summer ecology of the area. The end result is one of the best scents Talbot has created to date: A delicious bouquet of sun-kissed sage grass wrapped in a honeysuckle that dried down into subtle summer sweet blackberries. Over time, very subtle notes of pine and green notes reveal themselves. Those familiar with this beloved area of the south will surely be transported back to memories of rolling grasslands, sunny blue skies, and rustic old homesteads


Chad is a committed wet shaving enthusiast and outdoorsman who is combining both passions into Talbot Shaving. He isn’t looking to make this a full-time gig, but instead a much-loved hobby, so if you can get behind that you’re sure to love the products he is turning out.

Talbot’s shaving soap is a tallow-based recipe that whips up a creamy, dense lather. With skin-loving goodies like shea butter, castor oil, lanolin, palm kernel oil, babassu oil, tussah silk and more, you can’t go wrong with this protective, moisturizing soap.

Chad loves to let his passion for the outdoors come through in his scents. So, this Cade’s Cove aroma embraces the ambience of the Great Smoky Mountains. This valley in Tennessee is represented by green grassy notes and honeysuckle on a woody, musky base.

Size: 4oz

Ingredients: Stearic acid, water, tallow, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, shea butter, fragrance, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, rice bran oil, kokum butter, lanolin, palm kernel flakes, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, babassu oil

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Best one yet

This is my forth Talbot shaving soap and while I’ve liked them all, this my favorite. They all produce a creamy lather easily, but the scent of Cade’s Cove sets it apart in my mind.

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Spent a lot of time at Cades Cove when I was younger. The soap is one of the best lathers I’ve ever had, and the smell reminds me of childhood. Highly recommend