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My first dance with Jack.... The Barber not The Dancer.

I must have a look for thse in my local Woolies. TBH ever since i started my wet shave DE journey i don't even glance at the shaving gear in Woolies anymore as i now kind of associate the SM with all the various overpriced cartidges and canned foam lather. What are your thought on the soap? I'm always on the look out for a good soap.

Are there any good aussie artisan soap makers like that *** guy in the states?
 

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I must have a look for thse in my local Woolies. TBH ever since i started my wet shave DE journey i don't even glance at the shaving gear in Woolies anymore as i now kind of associate the SM with all the various overpriced cartidges and canned foam lather. What are your thought on the soap? I'm always on the look out for a good soap.

Are there any good aussie artisan soap makers like that *** guy in the states?
Sad to say, all the Aussie artisan shave soap I have tried has been rubbish.
 
Jack the Barber shave soap is great, much to my surprise. I picked up two tubs when on special for $6 from the local Woolies. Aussietanker, I agree this is the last place I'd normally look for any shaving gear.

I have been using a triple milled soap for many years and had never used a soft soap, so I was in for a surprise! I also bought the Jack the Barber synthetic brush (also $6) again with low expectations. I had used badger and boar brushes until now. I loaded the brush, almost like usual, and picked up too much shave soap. The lather was awesome & the face was left feeling slick. I liked the firmness of the synthetic brush although it was 'spikier' than the other brushes.

Upon subsequent shaves I'm using the badgers on the soft soaps & the synthetic & boar for the hard soaps. I see the soap is on spetial now for $7.50 so it would be worth buying. Using so little soap, this is going to last a long time; very good value for money.

I found the scent to be very mild, I prefer a stronger scent but for the price who cares? Just use aftershave, that's what it's for. I have heard the soap scent described as sandal wood, but my sandal wood soaps smelt stronger (triple milled soap) and different.
 
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