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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Yep. It’s a pretty thirsty soap. It also results in a very low profile lather so don’t expect a ton of volume. What you will wind up with is a very slick/creamy lather. Be sure not to load too much product because it’ll take a ton of water to get things to balance out.
  2. ryinzana

    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    That’s one of my favorites! I posted a video a while back on how to dial it in. It has a bit of a reputation of being a little finicky (I haven’t experienced this myself). Hope you like it!
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Wholly Kaw "King of Oud" To start off the review let's look at the scent as described by the manufacturer: Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Rose, Aldehydes and Pink Pepper Middle notes: Angelica, Rosewood, Galbanum Base notes: Agarwood or Oud, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli and Amber...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    1. A. Feitar - Skipping box 5. 2. ryinzana - In possession Box 4. 3. jldallas - Skipping the rest of the boxes 4. spolct - in possession of Box 1 and 3. 5. Montgomery115 6. catchacoolbreeze - Box2 in transit to CJB3 7. CJB3 8. boghopper 9. FloorPizza 10. mrlandpirate 11. kooldecker 12. dezmil...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    I sent box 3 on last week. Should have been delivered by now. Didn’t see that reflected in the most recent list. I have 2 more samples to try from box 4 then that will be sent on it’s way...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Long Rifle Soap Co. "Hunting Lodge" To start here's a scent description from the manufacturer: "Tobacco, leather and bay rum combine to make the best manly scent around." I'd say the scent strength on the puck and lathered is a medium. I didn't detect much spice from the bay rum. To me, it...
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    Grooming Department - Fortis

    That coupled with the Aloe Vera and Camomile stood out to me as well. I think these ingredients contribute to the soothing post shave feel.
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    Grooming Department - Fortis

    Hey all, Was also among the lucky to get a sneak peak at Fortis. Mo sent me about a half a puck to try out. With about a weeks worth of use under my belt, I wanted to post my thoughts. At the expected price-point ($15 for a 5 oz. tub), I'd say this will be one of (if not the best) bang for...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Ok so, after about a week of testing the new Fortis sample from Grooming Department (fantastic BTW), I switched back to samples from box 4. Box 4 has some fantastic soaps. Talbot Shaving "Gates of the Arctic" First off, let's start with the scent description: "notes of cool arctic air, woods...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Hey guys! Quick update... Box 3 has been sent on. I’ve tried 3 samples from box 4 so far. I’m on mobile, but will post my thoughts shortly.
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    They are excellent! I took the time to go through box 4 and make my selections. I'll be testing the following: Long Rifle Soap Co. "Hunting Lodge" Wild West Shaving Co. "Billy the Kid" Declaration Grooming "TSM Fougere" - familiar with this base (it's outstanding), but wanted to try this...
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    Murphy & McNeil

    I have Tobac Fanaile in the mail, and your description matches what I was looking for in a nice fall/winter scent. Looking forward to using this over the next few months!
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    PIF - looking for some folks who want to try something new.

    We did have an issue with a soap passaround box that went MIA for a bit, but we resolved the issue and the box did get passed on. Hopefully, this gets resolved. In the future, providing a personal phone number might help, or relying on forum/eBay/some other type of feedback system.
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    PIF - looking for some folks who want to try something new.

    This is disappointing, especially since the last razor box went MIA as well. This one was moving pretty well and had some decent stuff in it. Was hopeful we could keep it going...
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    Soap Sample Passaround Box

    Box #4 just arrived today, so I’ll be sending box #3 on shortly (spolct please confirm you’re ready). Haven’t cracked it open yet because my tub of Viking Ragnar arrived today. I reviewed this in a previous box and liked it so much I had to pull the trigger on a full tub. It gave me an amazing...
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