Welcome to “round 2″ of the first Sharpologist “Scent Off!” We’re taking the next few weeks to challenge artisan shaving soap makers to come up with a Fall/Winter “seasonal” scent, judged by our panel of illustrious wet shaving experts. Last week we started the competition off with a soap from Mystic Water. This week we continue the judging with an entry from Barrister and Mann, “Hallows.”
Posted November 4, 2013
Posted October 28, 2013
Welcome to the first post for the 2013 “scent off!” A few weeks ago Sharpologist invited shaving soap artisans to crate a “seasonal” (fall/winter) shaving soap scent. Six artisans made the deadline and our judges have been busy shaving with the entries! We will be showcasing one entry per week for the next six weeks. This week: Mystic Water.
Posted September 25, 2013
I’ve been meaning to mention Green Mountain shaving soaps for a while. Green Mountain is one of several artisinal shaving soap makers that have appeared on the scene recently (no one can convince me that “old school” shaving is a shrinking niche!). Green Mountain soap’s funky-shaped pucks are triple-milled and a generous 4oz. so you know they’re going to last a long time and are a great value. They use essential (vs. fragrance) oils and I think they’ve struck a good balance between strength and longevity for scent.
Posted September 23, 2013
Are you an Artisan Shaving Soap Maker? Here’s your chance to show off your skills and get the attention your soap deserves! Sharpologist is proud to announce “Scent Off 2013.” The challenge: create a (“hot process”) shaving soap with a seasonal scent that also performs well and even looks good! You have until October 7 to come up with a scent, blend the ingredients, and produce at least 10 pucks for our judges.
Posted September 18, 2013