Spitfire Tallow Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? Spitfire is a scent I designed around the olfactory memories I have of my Grandfather, who was himself a WW2 Veteran of North Africa and Italy. An avid pipe smoker my "Papa" had an almost tangible air of leather and tobacco that seemed to follow him wherever he went.
For Spitfire I've taken the sweet crispness of juniper and blended that with the freshness of bergamot, woodiness of cedarwood and laid all three on to a base of warming leather and rich tobacco.
An old fashioned and grounding scent Spitfire transports me back to my very early years. Please note that in terms of scent strength Spitfire 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.
Thanks for the wonderful spitfire shaving soap. Amazing lather that gave a great shave. I love the smell and everything about this soap.
Got it yesterday and used it today, so my experience is somewhat limited. With that in mind, i was given a superb shave this morning. Preferring to face lather during work days due time constraints (sharing of limited bathroom time with the rest of the family), this was a top notch performer. Great lather within a minute from starting the loading of the brush. Really excellent shave and post-shave feel. Scent-wise it is interesting in a good way. It for sure is different from other soaps i have, but i have the feel that it will grow on my, and the scent description was one of the reasons behind the decisions to purchase. To sum up. you nailed it!
This is a superior soap. Bloom this in water for a few minutes and you have the perfect base for a quick and glossy lather. Great scent of leather and Juniper. Good protection from the blade and slick too. I like the oversize bowl which makes keeps the lather in the bowl rather then flowing over the sides. A great soap for a great shave. Highly recommended.
Spitfire Tallow Shaving Soap
Rich, thick and voluminous lather! Protection from another world and such an awesome scent!