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Mama Bear's- Ye Olde Barbershoppe

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This is my first glycerin soap. It has a wonderful powdery scent, much like the powder the barber used to whisk across the back of my neck when I got a haircut in the 1960's in Brooklyn.

I paid $7.99 (20% off sale), which is a great price for a quality soap.

Scent is a 10. Brought me back in time.

The lather is rich and thick. I spent more time making lather than with my tallow soaps, but the quality of the lather is excellent.

Great shave. I used ASL and Tabac EdC.

My face was not dry after a three pass shave, but it sure was smooth!!

Overall, a quality soap at an excellent price.

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Pros: Everything, really
Cons: It isn't free
Well, B&B asked for a negative aspect, and "It isn't free" is about the only thing I could think of.

All of Mama Bear's soaps build lather incredibly easily, but I've started to find that if you stay with it longer, past the point where the lather is built, then it really condenses into a hedonistic rich cream. I easily rate YOB as a top-tier soap that proudly stands up there with top-dollar soaps.

As for fragrance, in all honesty that is the one thing I have to slightly ding this for, and it's a very petty and trifling thing at that. This ALMOST nails the classic barbershop scent for me. The only difference is, this is slightly sweeter than I would like. Like I said, trifling.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Scent, Scent, Scent
Cons: None
My favorite shaving soap scent of all time. In terms of the lather, it's very slick and cushiony. Decent mosturization too. All in alll, a great soap.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Lather
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Aroma, price, lather quality
Cons: I can't get it in a giant tub.
I need to raise the flag for Mama Bear's Ye Olde Barbershoppe. I read some good things about it on this site and decided to dive in, and I'm glad I did. My favorite thing about YOB is the wonderful aroma. As I kid (I'm 56) the frequent Saturday ritual was going down to Vincent's Barber Shop in "downtown" Lake Ronkonkoma with my Dad and my kid brother to get that haircut. The aroma of YOB will likely bring that memory rushing back to your as well.

YOB creates a nice, creamy lather without too much work, but the water soap mix has to be just right, based on your water quality and brush of choice. I find YOB to provide great face lubrication and just the right amount of moisturizing with the proper water/soap mix. My suggestion is to experiment with YOB a bit and you'll soon find just the right quantities for your needs.

I'm looking forward to trying some of Mama's other scents in the future, but you won't go wrong starting with Ye Olde Barbershoppe.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Lather
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)

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