D.R. Harris Sandalwood Shaving Soap
I went to one of my local shave shops and was browsing for soaps. I had a pretty good idea I was going to buy D.R. Harris Sandalwood, but proceeded to smell every other one in the store anyways before pretending to make up my mind.
It also came at the recommendation of the knowledgeable retailer, he liked the “old man scent” and happened to have a nice clean shave with no irritation. I always notice irritation (or a beard) when I’m being sold shaving products and it never sits quite right. There is something about the guy giving advice also having a good shave that I find comforting.
I got the soap that comes in the wood bowl. It looks like a similar bowl to many other soaps, so while there is no uniqueness I still really like it.
It’s a nice hard soap which I’m finding that I prefer. I let some water sit on it while I had a shower to soften it up. I used this twice, once with a boar brush and once with a silvertip badger brush. Both instances gave me a nice slick lather which was easy to control.
I used a Voskhod blade (my favorite) in a Merkur 34C and got an extremely close and comfortable shave with 3 passes.
I like the smell, and agree with the “old man” sandalwood comment. Not old and crazy, but old as in refined and gentlemanly. The scent is enough to enjoy but tame enough to leave options for aftershave. It is on the expensive end, but this falls in the you get what you pay for category and is a failsafe option to add to the lineup.
Lather = 5/5
Slickness = 4/5
Scent = 4/5
Subjective Overall Rating = 4/5
Ingredients: Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Coconut Acid, Petrolatum, Sodium Palmate, Potassium Palmate, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Chloride, Linalool, Coumarin, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentate, Tetrasodium Edta, O-Tolyl Biguanide, Limonene, Ci77891.
Made in England.
Make sure to check out the D.R. Harris Sandalwood Aftershave review.
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