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Canada Shaving Soap review

Just went to their website. It's $41 Canadian. Yikes! Expensive soap.
Does that include VAT/GST/whatever, and do we get a break on that if ordering from the US?

In comparison, MdC Nature is €37.50 for 200g which translates to $47.25 Canadian for 175g (the size of CS soap).

How much is shipping? With MdC, it is €19.65.

But I do much prefer the packaging of the MdC.
 
I purchased mine last January and and the level in the tub has barely changed, so in terms of value it is far more economical than any other soap I own.
This.

I have used mine about a dozen times and scooped out a few samples to send to B&B members. Still looks full.

I can kill a $20 tub of B&M Softheart in 25-30 shaves but I bet I could get well over 200 shaves out of a tub of the Canada soap. It is hard as a rock but lathers incredibly well. I will absolutely replace it when (if) I finish my current puck.
 
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Today I experimented with using a little Tabac shave stick. Not too much to overpower the performance of Canada but just enough to give that Tabac scent for Tabac Tuesday. Had a BBS head shave on only 2 days of growth, and been touching my skin non stop still in awe of the post shave
 
Thanks for the review. Being Canadian, I guess I should purchase a tub... 🇨🇦

Speaking of mimimalist ingredients, another unscented, excellent soap to consider is Le Pere Lucien. Its ingredients are:
Potassium Stearate, Potassium Cocoate, Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerine.

I find LPL’s performance to be on par with MdC Nature. Scent-wise, LPL is completely scentless, while MdC Nature has a very pleasant soap scent.
 
Thanks for the review. Being Canadian, I guess I should purchase a tub... 🇨🇦

Speaking of mimimalist ingredients, another unscented, excellent soap to consider is Le Pere Lucien. Its ingredients are:
Potassium Stearate, Potassium Cocoate, Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerine.

I find LPL’s performance to be on par with MdC Nature. Scent-wise, LPL is completely scentless, while MdC Nature has a very pleasant soap scent.
MdC nature to me felt like a milder version of original when new. But by the time I got to the bottom of the container, leaving it open all those months, it was unscented. I wonder if the scent is intentional or just a result of cross contamination during the manufacturing process.
 
I received my puck of this soap a few days ago now and have had two shaves with it. Time to write down my initial thoughts!

I love the care and attention they give to simply getting it to the customer in good condition. With how common shipping mishaps can be, it's nice to see the seller invest in protective packaging. And while the full page printout of instructions on how to use their product (and how to wet shave in general) is a bit quaint, the hand-written and signed thank you from the master soap maker is a touch you don't see very often.

The absence of scent is interesting. After years of using Tabac, La Toja, Arko, Van der Hagen, and recently Stirling and Barrister & Mann, I kind of forgot that a soap could actually have no scent, heh. I said it in another thread, but to me it doesn't even smell like soap. It just smells a bit dry.

The lather doesn't wait around for an invitation, that's for sure. I face lathered all three of my brushes (a badger, a boar, and a synth) for a single pass each today, just because I had the time to do so. With all three the lather started to develop before I'd finished the 20 second load up. And with all three the lather required only a little addition of water to get where it needed to go.

Based on my two shaves thus far, I'd say it's a solid contender in the same class as Tabac (my top soap), for me. It made a Kai in a Fendrihan Mk II feel smooth as silk, if you're in the presumably small number of folk that have experienced that combination.

Based on today's three brush test, the soap clearly favored the badger (Wee Scot), with the synthetic (Maggard's Travel 18mm) close behind, and the boar (Omega 10086) a ways behind because it hogged all the lather.

The post shave feel is exceptional as well. I don't use any balms or splashes or lotions after a shave, beyond wiping off excess lather with my hands and a cold water splash, so the soap is the only variable in post shave feel for me. Immediately after the shave, my face felt very soft and moisturized. I can't recall from memory how it compares to the immediate post shave feel of Tabac, so I'll need to do a side by side comparison later. But 6 hours after my shave today (with half an hour in that time spent outside in -17°C weather), it still feels the same. I'm fairly confident Tabac post shave feel doesn't last this long for me!

I'm definitely leaning in a direction of making this soap a permanent feature of my den. I might lay in a couple spare pucks, perhaps through wishlists when family members ask, hehe.
 
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