Grooming Dept's Newest Soaps, Bases, and Releases

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Chan Eil Whiskers, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador


    I just snagged a tub of the newest of the Grooming Dept veggie soaps. Mo says it's a tallow killer. I'm not quoting him but that's pretty much how he's presenting this base I think.

    That is quoting Mo.

    It’s said to be an Italian Colonia Barbershop style scent. The Scent Notes are Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Grapefruit, Neroli, Rose, Jasmine, Cedarwood and Musk. Being terrible at understanding scents I got an expert opinion from Joel @Johnnynroy hoping to find out if I might or might not like it. I think I might like the scent and can't imagine not liking the performance (even if it is not Lusso and even if it doesn't have duck fat).


    I am not short on Grooming Dept soaps, but one more won't hurt.


    I have Laundry in transit, too, and have heard great things about it. The base should be a lot like my Mandarin Bay puck which is great stuff.

    Anybody else ordered or using or considering longing for a new Grooming Dept soap?

    Happy shaves,

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  2. Jim you are a terrible :) enabler.
    oooh ok one more cant hurt..... ugh someone please stop me.....i ordered the vegan offering today
    ive been using laundry and the scent is interesting .... very tide like? and heavy. my fist soap that i could actually smell after i washed it off. the brush has the scent also. not my fav scent but was a way to try GD soaps.
  3. The ordering of this new one brings my count to 4. Bought Tao when he re-released it a while ago, got a tub of Citric for a steal on the bay, and bought a tub of Redux when they first were available. Overall I'm impressed with all of them. Scent wise I put Tao at the top, then Citric, followed by Redux. Can't wait to try out this new one.
  4. bobmsp

    bobmsp Contributor

    I have Mo's 1st generation veggie soaps (Yuzu, Magnolia) and think that they're great. It's hard to imagine how the new ones are better, but I'm sure they are!
  5. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    Enablers R Us employee of the month.jpg

    I get kickbacks from Mo.

    In my dreams.

    When our daughter was a little girl, like in elementary school, the teachers would comment on other girls saying they dressed very well but of course not as well as our child (we were told our daughter established a very high bar). It was largely because my wife likes dressing children her daughter plus SWMBO is an amazing shopper. Plenty of practice, right.

    My lovely wife was finding online bargains you wouldn't believe on the very expensive children's clothes, and bought lots of them for our daughter, at incredible prices. After she wore them awhile my wife was then selling the used clothes for more than she bought them for to begin with.

    In the meantime she wrote truthful reviews of the great clothes online just because she wanted to.


    One day she was notified by one of the big companies whose styles and fabrics our daughter particularly favored they were giving her a thousand dollar gift certificate as a reward for her reviews. Turned out to be true, too. Needless to say she spent it wisely buying their wares at 70% or more off. Even I got some goodies out of that deal.


    I know there are other good soaps. I have a lot of them. I don't reach for anything but Mo's soaps.

    Sorry for putting a gun to your head!

    Happy shaves,

  6. PeteVK

    PeteVK Contributor

    I picked up two of the barbershop myself today.
  7. I've been learning to control myself with shave purchases instead of jumping on everything new that came out with GD. I always felt too guilty about having too big of a stash of soaps under my sink that took so long to get to. At some point it just doesn't make sense to keep adding. I'm now enjoying just enjoying what I do have instead of chasing the latest and greatest. If they are so great, I imagine they will still be around when I'm ready to purchase again.
  8. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    I love it...


    Caught in the middle of the road once again.

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    Happy shaves, gentlemen,

  9. There is a lot of great reviews on many forums about grooming dept. but my experience has not been that great. One order I never received, he did refund my payment but I had to go thru PayPal. He did give me a coupon to use for my next purchase but with that order my labels on the preshave jars were labeled incorrectly and my bottle of rejuvenating serum was 1/4 empty. I know he is a one man show but I will stick with other choices. Not trying to rain on the good experience others have had just letting people know my experience.
  10. Sorry you had those bad experiences Mark. With the GD Soaps I hav and your titanium razor I have been having some really good shaves.
  11. Dragonsbeard

    Dragonsbeard Contributor

  12. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    Not a fan of Coattails Redux's scent, but I'll accept the general label. I should. It fits. Great stuff Mo makes.

    Also great picture, Frank. Fixed it for you though...

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    I qualify for membership in a great many fanboy clubs. I've also been kicked out of tons of 'em for my disloyal and fickle nature.

    Happy shaves,

  13. I'm happy. I ordered my first Grooming Dept. soap (Citrus) to arrive on Friday. I don't usually buy non-tallow soaps (although a fan of MdC). Perhaps I'll give one of GD's non-tallow soaps a try.
  14. Dragonsbeard

    Dragonsbeard Contributor

    Had to bust your chops Jim! Couldn't resist! LOL
  15. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    No problem. You're right.
  16. Barbershop showed up at my doorstep today. Just off the puck the scent is very fresh and enjoyable. I’ll be trying it out in the morning.
  17. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    I have it in transit and am looking forward to reading your report. I'm glad the first sniffs were pleasant and enjoyable. One never really knows, but the scent notes sound good, and I got an opinion from a member before ordering as he understands the scent talk much better than me.

    Happy shaves,

  18. Just received Citric. Love the scent. Had a wonderful shave with it (which should only get better since I don't have it dialed in).
  19. PeteVK

    PeteVK Contributor

    Just received my Barbershop order and I have to admit I like the scent. This one should be much less polarizing. Definitely some citrus combined with fresh linen is how I would describe it.
  20. X2
    I liked citric very much
    Barbershop on the way

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