Iceni Tallow Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? Iceni is a scent that is potent and sensual, something we've wanted to do for a long time. It is intensely layered and opens with notes of mandarin and bergamot. Lavender, myrrh and a touch of nutmeg combine to form a powerful heart. The accord develops in to a base of musk, amber, sandalwood and the lightest kisses of vetiver and patchouli.
Iceni is inspired by our regional ancestry, that of the Iceni tribe and their Queen, Boudicca. Sarah designed the label to represent powerful images of celtic knot-work, of the golden torc worn by Boudicca and her peoples connection with the warrior Goddess 'Andrasta'.
The symbol of the three hare's represents the animals marked connection to Boudicca and the invocation of 'Andrasta'; she is thought to have released a hare prior to entering battle in a quest to beseech the Goddess for liberty & success.
Please note that in terms of scent strength Iceni is a moderately bold scent that I place in the middle of our olfactory strength range.
Attention to detail: Our enterprise is an intimate family operation where we focus on the detail, quality and aesthetic of our products and we focus on you, our customer. An example is how we use our own hands to blend each essential oil accord. These are carefully meted out recipes that are made one batch at a time and added to the just made soap.
N.b. Our soap is a thirsty beast. For a better understanding please take a moment and watch my guide on how to lather our soap.
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Safflower Seedate, Potassium Lanolate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Allantoin, Tocopherol Acetate, Stearic Acid, Adeps Bovis, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Seed) Oil, Lanolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Parfum.
Net weight: 115g (4oz), proudly designed & made in Hitchin, England.
Good and fast delivery. The products are excellent and I really like it.
At this time I didn't received my soaps!!
Could lather a bit more but overall really happy with it.
A pleasant Musky fragrance which I now look for in other soaps, Readily lathers and provides adequate cushioning and post shave is excellent. Not quite as slick as Ariana and Evans but they,re in arguably the top ten performers aka Ruds shaves. Works better for me with a pre shave oil. Shipping is £4.00 unfortunately for 1 tub. 5-6 oz would be better value. I haven't used it that much but it seems a bit shallow after such a short time. It smells wonderful though and Kerry and Sarah are very approachable and good comms. Probably best to buy 2 or 3 items to get value for shipping. nice label designs.
Nice lathering product (in cool looking packaging which promises much) would have been 5 stars but the scent is very disappointing. On opening the soap it smells instantly good albeit weak. However, when using and after first use the scent vanished leaving an odour which I can only describe as putty/wax. I certainly wouldn’t class it as the ‘middle of the scent range’, as it is so mild as to be almost neutral. Post shave feel is good, but I wouldn’t be in a hurry to use it again.