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Edwin Jagger Sandalwood

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Decided it was time that this soap got a review. I bought this soap based on the good reviews I found elsewhere. My first milled soap "Williams" didn't leave a good impression on me so after 3 attempts I tossed it. I found Proraso and was in love ever since. I recently made an order on a nice badger brush and blades, after mulling it over I decided to give hard soap another go and settled on EJ Sandalwood. Now I wish I had got the Conl Conk's instead seeing as it was cheaper and larger in size. As soon as I opened the package I was hit with a strong scent, after airing out it quickly faded into a nice mild arouma, I'm not fond of strong scents. I then added some water to soften it up and left it for awhile, came back and began lathering with my new brush, it seemed to load nice but after 3 attempts I just couldnt get a good lasting lather no matter what I did, it was thin and quicky dried much like the Williams did. I said maybe its the brush so I got my Proraso out, and the brush easily made a mound of creamy rich lather in a matter of seconds. I guess milled soaps just aren't for me. I'll be sticking with glycerine based soaps from now on... This stuff isn't exactly cheap, if I where you either stick with an quality economy soap or shell out a few bucks and get a better quality like: DR Harris, Taylour of Bond Street, Crabtree & Evelyn, etc... :thumbdown

Update: I tried milling it to see if it would help; it did to some degree but in doing so it won't last very long and the scent just seems to have vanished!!! What a waste, I'm tossing it in the trash where it belongs....

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Quite a mix of reviews on this. I had no problems creating lather and the shave was about on par with most other triple mills I've used and that's a few. It's interesting that the first reviewer states that he doesn't like strong scents and yet purchased a sandalwood scented product which, I think most would agree, are usually some of the strongest smelling soaps and creams. I swear no aroma lasts longer than sandalwood (to me anyway) and that's not always a good thing. Also, anyone with sensitive skin should always be leery of sandalwood in my experience. It's not one of my favorite scents overall and my skin is mildly sensitive, but I had no adverse reaction to this product like I did a couple years ago to C&E's sandalwood cream which felt like I was lathering with habanero cream. I like the scents of the other EJ soaps and creams better, but ymmv. If you A. Like sandalwood and B. Like soaps, then give this one a shot.
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This is the only soap I have thrown away.

I bought it for three quid and after a couple of weeks decided to give it a go.
Before people suggest I didnt lather properly, or my water is too hard etc, i've never had a problem before. But this soap provided a horrible, irritating lather that seemed to want to cause me no end of razor burn, ingrowns and general chaos and mayhem.

I hate it.

However for three quid, it might work for you. Maybe my skin is rubbish. Maybe...:closedeye
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I used the EJ Sandalwood Shave Soap for the first time today. It was also my first DE Shave ever. I was very surprised I was able to acheive a good lather so easily and on my first time. I can't imagine why the ratings are so low, although I have nothing to compare it with. I follwed up with some Thayers Witch Hazel and some EJ Aftershave Lotion in the same scent. My face feels really good, didn't even nick myself using the Feather Blades which I now understand aren't a good starter blade, but I like them. Razor is an EJ DE86.:thumbup:
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4.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
3.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)

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