Volupta Seasonal Tallow Shaving Soap
CUSTOMER NOTICE: A limited quantity of Volupta will be available from 1200hrs (GMT), Wednesday 28th February. Until then it will be displayed as 'sold out'.
What does it smell of? Volupta is a beautiful three way accord accord of floral, spice and citrus. A shapeshifting scent that opens with the crisp note of cold pressed lime it quickly progresses to the rounded and floral tones of neroli. A dry heart of spicy black pepper combines and dives down in to a rounded and warm base of comforting benzoin.
Please note we consider Volupta to be of a medium scent strength.
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.
Ingredients: Potassium stearate, aqua, potassium tallowate (bovine), potassium castorate, cocos lactate, glycerin, potassium safflowerate, potassium shea butterate, lanolin, allantoin, tussah silk and essential oils. Essential oils: cold pressed lime, black pepper and benzoin. Fragrance oil: Neroli.
Net weight: 115g (4oz), proudly made in Hitchin, England.
I buy soaps mostly based on their scent profiles because I have yet to come across a shave soap that cannot lather regardless of origins i.e. mass produced or artisan. Good smelling soap is important to me because I don’t use any other perfume products and like to spend my 10 min of day surrounded in scent(s) I really like and feel at home with.
With the above caveat, and the fact that sense of smell is very much an individual thing, let it be known that nothing about this Limited Edition release is feeble or middle of the road. Citrus and Lime essential oils by nature are weak and fickle but they do play nicely with little spiciness. However the soap in shines is floral accords and I do get a little rose that is not exactly ‘rosy’ and jasmine dance with citrusy naroli. In spite of being an outright floral, this is as manly as it can get. I do like heavy scented soap and while this is no silage monster the scent is there as long lather is on your face and some after you have rinsed it off. A very pleasing and firm 5-6 out of 10 scent strength.
It contains lanolin but post shave feel is not greasy like some of other artisan shave soaps and works well for me. This is going to be in summer time rotation for me.
Absolutely recommend this soap.
Please mor Scent
Usual P&B qualities. Scent reminds me of a Barrister & Mann offering. ( Which is no bad thing. ) Another cracker !