Gentlemen, please share your impressions about shaving soap with WM. Neumann And Co.
I stumbled across this brand somehow (a while ago) and scents looked really interesting. Saw this post and searched some old ones.....it broke me and I had to order some to see. I got a 4 oz puck of the 1907 and a 8 oz cream of the 1911 to see if I get better performance from either. Creams are on sale btw if anybody is interested.
Heartwood and Old Fashioned Soda are still on the radar
Let us know your results. 1907 and 1911 are great choices. I suspect you won't be disappointed. My cream protocol is to place one squirt into my scuttle, and add water as needed (in my case, quite a bit). The amount of lather created is voluminous. Don't skimp on the water! And have fun...
My Neumann's order arrived today. I was delighted so see the freebies when I opened my package. In addition to my order of the 1911 Shave cream and 4 oz puck of the 1907, they included a full sampler of all the aftershaves and a 4 oz bar of the Juniper Berry (I think) bath soap, uhhh, thanks!
Ok, the 1911 cream, scent reminds me very, very much of Musgo Real classic scent, like a whole bunch. I test lathered it since I wanted to use the 1907 soap first, more on that in a minute, lather was easily whipped up in no time with 1 pump from the bottle. I have to say I like their packaging very much. Seemed slick, thick lather and looking forward to using it.
The Neumann 1907 puck, what can I say other than wow, I could shave with this scent every day until I died and be a happy man. Once a soap passes the performance test I have to love a scent to keep it, not like it, love it. I will always have this 1907 in my den - period. I had alot going on tonight so I didn't get a chance to fully dial it in but what I did get was a BBS shave with no irritation. Nuff said, if anybody hasn't tried this brand yet give it a shot. I tried the Heartwood and Old Fashioned Soda from the AS sampler and I will be getting the Heartwood shave soap in some form, jury is still out on the Soda
Woo hoo! I'm glad you like them (only because I perceive that my tastes are odd, and like to find fellow travelers...). I used to have Musgo Real classic shaving cream, but PIF'd it. Whatever its scent was, all I recall was that it was very faint, almost evasive. I don't have that sense with the 1911. I also love the 1907, which sends a subtle plum scent to my nose. I'd forgotten that Bill sends freebies with his orders--such a nice surprise, especially the AS samples! To my nose, the Old Fashioned Soda is a novelty scent, kind of like licorice or cognac, not a daily use product. The Heartwood is fabulous--I've now bought a full bottle of the aftershave and two jugs of the cream. Carry on!