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After my review of Olivia's Cedarwood soap, a soap I found strongly lacking in the lather department, a review on the WM-KingKong. These soaps are listed as being a lot better for lather. Let's have a look at the individual categories and sum it up at the end:

Price: Good. It's priced 50% higher than the non-WM soaps, but it's more economic in use and compared to many other soaps in the market it's cheap. The price won't be a reason to pass over this soap.

Quality: A good piece of hard soap, works well, packaged in a plastic wrapper and it is a nice consistent piece of soap. The pic here shows reddish swirls in the soap, the soap has some pattern which you don't see on Olivia's website. Not that it matters, the soap does what it should do and it does look nice.

Scent: A modest sandalwoody scent. Not very strong on the puck (unlike the Cedar for example) and in the lather. It's a bit like DR Harris' Marlborough soap, with regards to the strength of the scent. Very pleasant scent though and after shaving there's still a hint coming off your skin (unless you use some scented AS/EDC/EDT of course). I think this will even work for the people who are not overly positive about sandalwood. The name might imply something very strong, but don't worry, it won't knock you off your feet by sheer force. :wink:

Lather: Yes! This soap gives good lather. You'll need to load up a little bit more than with the known good lathering soaps before hitting the mug, but not excessive in any way. Lather takes a little bit more time than with other soaps, but the outcome is nice. You can use a fairly large amount of water and it'll provide you with enough lather for 3 to 4 passes. I noticed it's also quite forgiving to the amount of water you use, after playing around a little. The lather has a good lifetime when applied to the skin and it appears to stay "moist" long, it doesn't dry out fast. It also works pleasantly on the skin.

Efficacy: It does what I expect a shaving soap to do in a nice way. Great for the skin, smooth shave, great!

Moisturizing: The strong point we know Olivia's soaps for. Great for people with dry skin (yours truly) and definitely among the market leaders.


To sum it all up: This is a great soap. Great scent, good lather and works wonders for the skin. I can strongly recommend the WM-soaps from her product range, as the lathering goes very easy.

You can pick up these soaps from Olivia-Seife

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The soap doesnt give lather.
The other characteristics are really nice. Except the scent, thats not mine.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
2.00 star(s)
Lather
0.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
After my review of Olivia's Cedarwood soap, a soap I found strongly lacking in the lather department, a review on the WM-KingKong. These soaps are listed as being a lot better for lather. Let's have a look at the individual categories and sum it up at the end:

Price: Good. It's priced 50% higher than the non-WM soaps, but it's more economic in use and compared to many other soaps in the market it's cheap. The price won't be a reason to pass over this soap.

Quality: A good piece of hard soap, works well, packaged in a plastic wrapper and it is a nice consistent piece of soap. The pic here shows reddish swirls in the soap, the soap has some pattern which you don't see on Olivia's website. Not that it matters, the soap does what it should do and it does look nice.

Scent: A modest sandalwoody scent. Not very strong on the puck (unlike the Cedar for example) and in the lather. It's a bit like DR Harris' Marlborough soap, with regards to the strength of the scent. Very pleasant scent though and after shaving there's still a hint coming off your skin (unless you use some scented AS/EDC/EDT of course). I think this will even work for the people who are not overly positive about sandalwood. The name might imply something very strong, but don't worry, it won't knock you off your feet by sheer force. :wink:

Lather: Yes! This soap gives good lather. You'll need to load up a little bit more than with the known good lathering soaps before hitting the mug, but not excessive in any way. Lather takes a little bit more time than with other soaps, but the outcome is nice. You can use a fairly large amount of water and it'll provide you with enough lather for 3 to 4 passes. I noticed it's also quite forgiving to the amount of water you use, after playing around a little. The lather has a good lifetime when applied to the skin and it appears to stay "moist" long, it doesn't dry out fast. It also works pleasantly on the skin.

Efficacy: It does what I expect a shaving soap to do in a nice way. Great for the skin, smooth shave, great!

Moisturizing: The strong point we know Olivia's soaps for. Great for people with dry skin (yours truly) and definitely among the market leaders.


To sum it all up: This is a great soap. Great scent, good lather and works wonders for the skin. I can strongly recommend the WM-soaps from her product range, as the lathering goes very easy.

You can pick up these soaps from Olivia-Seife
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
5.00 star(s)

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