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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Best soap I have ever tried

Perfect slickness, post shave and scent! Got more product and a very small amount of product is enough for a three pass shave so its economical too

Disappointing scent and strength

Good stuff first - the soap lathers well and delivers good glide and post-shave feel. However...

On paper this scent sounded wonderful, both complex and powerful. It starts out OK and is very pleasant but it simply doesn't last. I use both the soap and matching splash for the full effect. I'm writing this just three hours after my morning shave and you'd hardly know I was wearing a scent at all - nothing like the longevity I get from Spitfire.

Sorry guys but this one doesn't live up to its billing

Top quality shave soap

Lathers easily after blooming, used blooming water as pre shave and then soap. Excellent glide, smoothest shave I've had for a while. Probably the nicest smelling soap I have ever used. Will definitely buy again, although it looks as if it will last me for ages.

Iceni tallow shaving soap

Excellent product. Great glide and slickness. My face has never looked or felt better since using. Look forward to trying more of these soaps

Sapone da barba

Ho ricevuto il vostro prodotto nel giro di un paio di settimane assieme allo spitfire la profumazione di questa iceni e particolare, lo trovata eccezionale per i mie gusti mi è molto piaciuta del resto so che tutte le vostre profumazioni sono dei must credo si dica così , come meccanica dei saponi.... Sono fra i migliori che io abbia provato complimenti e buon lavoro.