Recently, I picked up a puck of “Miami Nights” shave soap along with the matching aftershave from K Shave Worx. This is the first installment of a several scent series by the administrators of the Facebook group the “South Florida Wet Shavers”. This group was formed in 2015 and currently has about 150 members most of who reside in the state of Florida. I found this group by accident one day when I was listening “The Moustache and Blade” podcast and quickly joined.
The soap is in a durable plastic container weighing in at 6 oz. and the aftershave a 100ml glass bottle. The label features the name “Miami Nights” over a palm tree and the city of Miami skyline with some clouds and what appears to be a light rain shower. The more I look at it, the more it reminds me of a hot summer night in Miami, where you never know when there will be a light (or heavy) rainstorm. I guess you just have to live here to understand.
As soon as you open the soap packaging you can’t help but get a strong scent of grapefruit and a light musky undertone. I mean, I felt like I was cutting a fresh grapefruit, put my hands to my face and smelled fresh fruit with the remnants of my morning shave. The aftershave seems to have a stronger grapefruit fragrance with an undertone of witch-hazel and a tad musk. After a few seconds the witch-hazel almost seems to take over but then the grapefruit and musk settles in.
Lathering the soap was probably the best part of the entire experience. It was easy and produced a rich lather that quickly filled the brush and evenly covered my face. The soap was slick yet firm and did not break down during the passes. My brush was loaded enough to where I did not have to reload during the second or third pass. The scent lasted throughout the shave but I do wish it was a little stronger. My face was soft and felt moisturized as a result of the kokum and Shea butters in the ingredients.
The aftershave left no sting or burn as it contains no alcohol. My face felt soft and clean. The scent was a little light and broke down after a few hours of work. I used this aftershave daily for 7 days and I found that after an hour or two it dissipated but was still slightly present. The scent was enjoyable and I found myself smelling my hands several times that day to get a whiff of it.
I really enjoyed my experience with Miami Nights and find myself going back to it often. The grapefruit musk scent is quite enjoyable and different. I would love to see an aftershave balm come out in the near future. As a resident of south Florida I can vouch that this scent does remind me of a fun summer night in Miami Beach, an experience many people only dream of.
Where to Find It
You can find it here: www.southfloridawetshavers.com
This article is my personal opinion of a soap/aftershave that I purchased at full retail. I feel that reviews are far more accurate when you spend your hard earned money on them rather than accepting a free sample where you may feel obligated to give a positive review. I don’t consider this a review, but I do consider this an experience. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Soap: Stearic Acid, Water, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Fragrances.
Aftershave: Witch Hazel, Rose Water, Aloe Vera, Polysorbate, Alum, Fragrance Oil.