PPF - Do me a favor, keep making these soaps well after I'm dead and gone. I'm 24, so hopefully that's a long time. If you guys stop making soaps, I'm growing a beard, and that's not a good thing because my beard grows in scraggly and makes me look homeless and it will be all your fault.
Oh, and you guys really need to make a menthol soap that puts Doug's to shame. I know you've got it in you.
I received a sample of your Black Tea from another friend, Jack H. I have seen your soaps from time to time on Google + but like most Artisan soaps I had no desire to try them at all. Well with the sample I figured "why not", and I am sure glad that I did! After one use the Petal Pushers Fancier Black Tea has become my second favorite soap. I just ordered a puck as well as your Dandy Candy Mustache Wax.
I had never read the scent description until just before typing. You describe the scent as: "A strong, striking scent blend of Black Tea Leaves, Tobacco, Bergamot, and Musk. Well balanced and very much like true black tea." Well you are spot on, although I would add that the initial scent when building the lather is very much like a fine Earl Grey, at least to my nostrils.
Tabac lovers don't hate me, but this is the scent which Tabac SHOULD smell like.
I give your product a solid four stars, more like 4.85, it's that good.
I gave 4 stars for one reason...Martin de Candre is the pinnacle of the shaving soap world and everything is compared to it.
Kokum Butter Shaving Soap
Our handcrafted, all vegetable shaving soaps offer an incredible lather, slickness, and glide, leaving your skin cleanly shaven, and all day moisturized.
This unique cake will harden with use and is formulated to work well in both hard and soft water situations.
We've included a host of skin feeding ingredients including Kokum Butter, and Avocado, Sweet Almond, Coconut, and Castor Oil.
Check out our rave review at the Sharpologist!: http://sharpologist.com/2013/05/petal-pushers-kokum-butter-shaving-soaps.html
All of our soap is offered in 2 sizes, and come in a tin for easy storage.
The large 5" tin offers an exceptional surface area for brush loading, making wet shaving even more enjoyable!
A brief description of our scents is below. We use both fragrance oils (FO) and essential oils (EO), and indicate which we use for each soap. If you would like more information please let us know. Cheers!
Amber (FO & EO) - Amber with a blend of Sandalwood and Musk. Warm, and Sweet.
Black Tea (FO & EO) - A strong, striking scent blend of Tea, Tobacco, and Musk. Many feel this is very similar to a "Barbershop" scent.
Briar (FO) - A sweet, warm Tobacco blended with Vanilla, Wood, and Oak Moss.
Coconut (FO) - Great full coconut scent without being flowery.
Cucumber (FO) - This smells like a bowl of sliced cucumbers in water. Very light and refreshing!
Neroli (FO & EO) - Neroli is the scent of the bitter orange blossom. It is citrusy, sweet, and metallic, a very interesting unisex scent.
Oakmoss & Sage (FO & EO) - All the best of both scents. Deep, earthy, forest. No evergreen tones.
Sandalwood (EO & FO) - All the deep base notes of a great, purely sandalwood scent.
Unscented - No fragrance or essential oils used in this puck. Just pure, clean soap! Great for sensitive skin.
Ingredients: Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Organic Castor Oil, Pure Kokum Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Pure Essential Oils, Fragrance (unscented version does not include essential oils or fragrance)
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