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Wet Shaving Talk 2022 Fall Seasonal Special

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Wet Shaving Talk 2022 Fall Seasonal Special

You’re listening to Wet Shaving Talk powered by where we’re dedicated to preserving the art and skill of classic shaving. I’m your host Joe Borrelli and today is October 26th, 2022

Today on the Show

7th Annual Fall Seasonal Special 

Previous Years Shows

Barrister & Mann

The Four Horseman: New for 2022: A one time offered 4 piece set that features scents based upon War, Famine, Plague, and Death.  B&M vow that this will never be offered again!! Soap/Aftershave and other apparel. 

War: Death, the full fragrance encompasses notes of metal, aldehydes, gunpowder, leather, citrus, resins, clary sage, and amber. The peculiar, unsettlingly clean aroma of ozone and gun oil hangs over the scent of War like smoke on a battlefield, belying the foul, elemental hunger beneath

Famine: The Four Horsemen: Famine is the essence of desiccation and dusty powder, redolent with the dry, parchment-like character of dehydrated flowers and cracked earth. Notes of rose, jasmine, vanilla, and cedar enfold the core chypre accord, the blend of citrus, resins, and moss that symbolizes Death

Plague: Plague is the scent of botanical talismans and amulets, the pungent bouquet that suffused the infamous plague masks of the Black Death. We layered notes of thyme, sage, rosemary, lavender, and geranium over the core chypre of Death, itself a construct of citrus, resins, and moss,

Death: . A classical chypre structure constructed from the core accord of bergamot, labdanum, oakmoss, and patchouli, we clothed the skeleton in flesh of clary sage, rose, vetiver, amber, and bay to give solidity and power to The Great Cosmic Certainty.

Fougere Gothica Soap/AS & More An eerily smooth, smoky fougère with a distinctly “ashy” character and the dark cast of some ancient atrocity. Timelessly elegant and refined, Fougère Gothique is a fragrance for someone accustomed to the fruits of all-encompassing power. Only at Maggards. 

Phoenix Artisan Accouterments

Clown Fruit: Soap/AS & More: Back for it’s 7th season: Scent Profile: Artemisia (Wormwood), Hungarian Oak, Elderflower, Absinthe, Neroli, Amyris, Elderberry, Burnt Sugar, Tobacco Absolute, & FEAR Absolute.  And it glows in the dark. 

Atomic Pumpkin Soap/AS & More:   Atomic Pumpkin Bay Rum is steeped in classic pumpkin pie spices for up to 6 weeks before the batch is complete; Allspice, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg…minus the Clove! I felt rather than opt for a typical orange top note I’d Reach for Moro Blood Orange instead.

Black Shroud Soap/AS & More: A spicy, woody oriental, both complex & lively. This timeless accord, like the original, features a bewitching dry-down from epic amber & creamy sandalwood/vanilla sliding into a sensuous vetiver/cedar finish. Instant Amore, trust me!

Ciderhouse 5 Soap/AS & More: Back for its 10th year!!! Pipe Smoke, Mulled Cider, Oakwood, Dried Leaves, Linseed…seems innocent enough, right?

Coconut Oud Soap/AS & More: Sweet and floral one minute, then vanillic or bitter or spicy, & leathery the next moment. It will be tough not to engage with this fragrance as it wears on like a three act play during the day! Coconut Oud is so much more than just something you shave with, it’s an experience!

Holliday Soap/AS & More: : Lime, Patchouli, Mint = EPIC! Holding onto summer tight while moseying into fall! Based on Doc Holliday 

Otra Soap/AS & More: French Lavender, Bergamot, White Trefoil, Petitgrain, Rose Geranium, Tonka Bean, Clary Sage, Fir Needle, Pine, Juniper, Chamomile, Bamboo, Cedarwood, Haitian Vetiver, Rosewood, Purple Sandalwood, Rose Absolute, Hay Absolute, Oakmoss Absolute.


The Holy Black 

Seven Deadly Sins Shave Soap/Aftershave Pomade Sets:  

Two different sets available 

Greed- Frankincense & Myrrh, The resinous fragrance is often associated with churches, the scent seems to change based on proximity to anything made of precious metals. 

Lust– Ambretta Musk, the original aphrodesiac, and the only musk derived from grain, members of the opposite sex behave strangely when this soap is applied. 

Sloth- Vanilla bean, sugar, molasses- as soon as this mixture is applied there is seemingly nothing in this world that requires immediate attention. All urgency dissipates from the mind. 

Wrath– Fire and brimstone- this preparation induces furious anger as soon as you smell the smoke.

Pride– Narcissus- the bloom of the Narcissus is beautiful and poisonous, and using this soap seems to boost self confidence, yet in a dangerous way.

Gluttony- Dark Chocolate- They say the camera adds 10 lbs, but this preparation seems to make you feel as though you’ve instantly gained the same.

Envy– Rose- the king of flowers, this soap affects those around you and they will attempt to take what’s yours. Beware.

Stirling Soaps: 

Autumn Glory Soap/AS & More: A difficult aroma to put into words. Imagine walking through the damp woods on a brisk fall morning with the falling leaves in all their autumn glory.

Black Ice Soap/AS & More: Anise with over 2% menthol crystals to add some shiver to this fantastic scent. Slap this on your face and prepare to slide.

British Leather Soap/AS & More: This is a scent that says, “I’ve seen every episode of Matlock and I’m proud of it!” Inspired by English Leather.

Pumpkin Spice Soap/AS & More: A seasonal blend of pumpkin, all spice, and nutmeg.

Pumpkin Spice fragrance is back to being the spicy version from 2014.  Last year was more of a maple/syrup-y scent. Due to customer feedback, we have brought back the previous fragrance which has a heaping dose of spice.

Hot Apple Cider Soap/AS & More:  Apples, cinnamon, and clove make for a perfect body butter scent as the weather turns cool and the trees turn.

Uncle Jon’s Soap

Pumpkin Spice Soap/AS & More:  Get ready for fall with Uncle Jon’s Pumpkin Spice Scent. This mild, soothing scent features notes of pumpkin, clove, vanilla and allspice that will remind you of coffee shops in the fall

Dr Jon’s Shaving Soap 

Blood Oath Soap/AS & More: For those not familiar with Blood Oath, the fear of bad omens once would circulate and sweep through the superstitious bellies of ancient towns when unexplained moments of failed crop harvests or even morning milk soured by noon. These omens were not to be taken lightly.

Flowers in The Dark Soap/AS & More: The scent of lavender with a soothing undertone that is somehow familiar yet unnatural. After the lavender fades all that remains is something resembling coffin wood and ozone, a disturbingly pleasant combination.

Paladin Shaving 

Limited Edition Shave Brushes 

Southern Witchcraft Soaps

Autumn Ash Soap & AS: Scent notes: Maple, spice, smoke, amber, cedar, oud, rain, plum, blackberry, ash, birch tar, pumpkin, coffee, dirt, mildew.

Samhain Soap & AS: Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. This holiday was the inspiration for our fragrance.

Notes: bourbon, tobacco, pumpkin, sandalwood, nutmeg, oud, incense, amber, vanilla, hazelnut, charred wood, musk

Tres Matres Soap & AS: Scent notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Damp Earth, Rosewood, Lavender, Almond, Calla lily, Cotton, Aldehydes, Grapefruit, Ginger, Ambergris, Ozone, Peach

Wet The Face 

Blood Orange Soap and AS: True-to-life Blood Orange created with natural essential oils – This scent has a fresh citrus aroma, a full-bodied fragrance with top notes of Bergamot, Grapefruit. Middle Notes of Orange, with undertones of Green orange tree leaves.

Macintosh Apple Soap and AS: This Fall we have a shaving soap that will bring you back to when the whole family would join in to go out apple-picking at your local farm. This spot-on scent of Macintosh Apples holds memories that reach back to better times with families and friends to a place when doing things together mattered.  There is nothing better than taking that first bite of sweet and sometimes tart mouth-watering crisp juicy Macintosh Apples

Van Yulay (Back in business for 2022) 

Chupacabra Soap and AS: With the fall season, this scent is everything, but pumpkin. Notes of Woodsy foliage just as the Chupacabra traveled. White balsam, cypress, bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, and labdanum. With fall notes of nutmeg, clove, amber.

Coffee Pumpkin Latte Soap and AS: I just love pumpkin of any kind. The aroma of coffee and pumpkin has a perfect scent. I have added real coffee powder and pumpkin puree!

Drunkin Pumpkin Soap & AS: Pumpkin, menthol, black pepper, blood orange, fresh dirt, absinthe

Frosted Pumpkin Soap and AS: This is a perfect blend of pine cones and spiced pumpkin. Very different for the season. With a touch of menthol!

L’automne Soap & AS: Tingle your senses with notes of rich autumn fruity notes of orange & fig, spicy and dry with a touch of ginger, creamy notes of sweet vanilla caramel, cardamom, cinnamon, woodsy notes of cedar & leaves.

Oktoberfest Soap & AS: 3 different scents for this one: Vanilla Oak Blonde, Pumpkin Smash, Caramel Apple Bock; All soaps made with real, apple, pumpkin and.or beer! 

Opulent Soap and AS: Pumpkin, cinnamon, bergamot, blackberry, malt whiskey, patchouli, vanilla, oak , coffee, amber, musk, and caramel.

Pineumpkin Soap & AS: I just love pumpkin of any kind.But this one is so different. Made with real pumpkin juice as well as pumkin puree. While the top notes of pineapple comes out the festive pumpkin shines through on this scent!

Pumpkin Bread Soap & AS: I just love pumpkin of any kind.I wanted to do something different than just the regular pumpkin pie.  This scent is a strong pumpkin with high notes of nutmeg and spice.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Soap & AS: A caramel sweet, and complex drizzle underneath a perfect pumpkin with notes intertwines with a spice cabinet of cinnamon, clove, allspice, kissed with sugar. Hints of nutmeg and fruits peek out from the heart notes.

Screaming Pumpkin Soap & AS: Pumpkin, smoke, cayenne pepper, rum, and triple menthol.

Spooky Hollar Soap & AS: This soap is so different. I wanted to make a pumpkin soap but that is boring, so let me bring you into the dark night with a heavy musk, dirt, birch tar, civet, leather, amber and of course pumpkin notes in the back ground. It is blended so well I needed to send it over the top. So of course after being chased by those werewolves you need a gin & tonic. So yes this one has a drizzle of tonic over the top. Notes of juniper berry, coriander, grapefruit, lemon, orange, clove, angelic root, fennel ad cassia bark.

Sweet Autumn Pie Soap & AS: Sweet Autumn pumpkin is a perfect pumpkin pie with the warming touch of cinnamon and clove.With real added pumpkin you will have to resist eating this one.  Sweet sugary maple adds the finishing touch to this fabulous fall fragrance.

First Line Shave 

Life and Death Soap/AS & More: Top notes are Cinnamon and Pepper; middle notes are Amber, Leather and Patchouli; base notes are Sandalwood and White Musk. This fragrance is inspired by The Chronic. (No affiliation) A special edition shave brush is also available. 

Humphrey”s Handmade

Zombie Soap: ZOMBEE is back from the dead and after your brains! This has an aroma similar to wild honeycomb, and is a beautiful duplication of a golden, warm, raw, unrefined honey scent.

Redrum Soap: REDRUM is a wonderful Bay Rum scent that has the fresh essence of bay leaves with the bright enjoyment of orange peel and zest.

Werewolf Soap: Our WEREWOLF men’s glycerin soap smells of Citrus Zest, Cedar Leaf, Rich Spices, Vetiver, White Pepper, Deep Musk and Light Patchouli. If you are familiar with the BBW Twilight Woods scent, this is very similar. Very pleasant manly smell that isn’t too musky.

Vampire Shave Soap: VAMPIRE is scented with blood orange essential oil which gives this soap a delightful smell.

Hot Apple Cider Soap: HOT APPLE CIDER soap is all about fall, and is a unique apple cider blend with ginger root, goji berry, cassia root and subtle green field notes. This is a PERFECT and spot on apple cider scent.

Mama Bear’s Soap 

Autumn Afternoon Soap: Vibrant! A clean blend of herbs, falling leaves and clean fresh air. An invigorating scent and much requested. This is a wonderful masculine scent with a fresh air twist.

Fall Leaves Soap: Damp, woody, fresh and deep.. this is like a breath of fresh air while sitting on a pile of freshly raked leaves in the fall.

Pumpkin Spice Soap: Pumpkin Spice is a delectable blend on cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger blended with pumpkin, a hint of harvest apple, caramel and cream. With a single whiff, your mouth will start to water and you will fall in love.

Spiced Apple Cider Soap:n time for the Holidays! Fresh Apple Cider with Holiday Spices!.

SMG Soaps

Punkin Spice Soap and AS: The scent is Pumkin puree blended with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla  together for a delicious treat. .

Deathly Hallows Soap and AS: The scent is a fresh take on a woodsy scent with hints of bay leaf and Orange peel!

Black Amber and Lavender Soap and AS: The scent is a fresh take on a Exotic Egyptian amber and elegant French Lavender creates the heart of this rich and comforting fragrance. Hints of tonka bean and myrrh conform to add sophistication, creating the ideal balance of sweet floral and warm earthy notes.

The Sudsy Soapery 

Pumpkin Spice Soap:  Like a pumpkin pie, with all the rich undertones of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, topped with piles of whipped cream, order yours today.

Declaration Shaving

Darkfall Soap/AS: Agarwood, amber, and benzoin provide a deep, warm base for the cinnamon and clove top notes. Birch tar adds a slight smokiness that represents the ever-present smell of burning leaves

Ginger’s Garden 

Skully Soap and AS:  Skully tallow shaving soap has freshly turned, wet soil, notes of teakwood, cedar, mushrooms, wet leaves and green moss. A slight metal note adds to the earth element.

Shannon Soaps

Black Magic Soap and AS: Subtle but sexy: Bright notes of citrus and mint give way to a sultry bottom end featuring black pepper and labdanum.

Soap Commander 

Bounty Soap and AS: Our version of BOUNTY is a warm, inviting blend of spiced apple cider, aged oak, toasted marshmallow, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Connection Soap and AS: Close out the fun of summer and prepare for the festivities of winter with a walk in the woods.  Crisp leaves underfoot mingle with a hint of pine, while the lingering whiff of berries imprints a trail on your soul. (Other notes along the path include cedarwood, eucalyptus, and citrus.)

Devotion Soap and AS: Devotion Limited Edition is back from Fall 2016. 

Devotion: love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.

Amber and Lavender blend with the tones of Myrrh, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Musk, and Clary Sage to create an alluring, almost intoxicating, feast-in-a-fragrance.

Thanksliving Soap and AS: No matter the temperature outside, it’s always the right season to practice living thankfully, every day.  Reminiscent of the traditional Thanksgiving season, the scent of warm apples combined with orange, clove and just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg will instantly remind you of the love centered around Grandma’s holiday kitchen.   This 3 oz. Limited Edition shaving soap showcases our 2014 Fall fragrance.

Strategy Soap and AS: Back from 2020 release. In terms of fragrance notes, STRATEGY stands on Teakwood, Mahogany, & Lavender with supporting tones of Geranium, Oak, and Cedar. 

Wholly Kaw 

Vor V Shaving Soap: Notes of Geranium, Raspberry, Nutmeg, Saffron, Oud, Black Tea, Cashmeran, Musk, Leather, Amber and Vanilla.

Moon Soaps

Warmest Regards Soap:  This scent is perfect for a season of good cheer and chilly winds. Warmest Regards is a pleasing combination of amber, tonka, oud, rum, and musk. This deep aroma might bring to mind a warming drink before a roaring fire.

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Joe Borrelli

Joe Borrelli

Joe Borrelli is a long-time wet shaving enthusiast and collector. He hosts the Wet Shaving News/Talk Podcast, runs his own self-funded website and operates a YouTube channel to help inform the community of new information involving the wet shaving world. Joe holds a BBA from Florida Atlantic University, and currently works for the nation’s largest wine/spirits/beer retailer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Linda & son Anthony, reading, writing, outdoor activities and collecting wet shaving apparel. Joe has also written several dozen articles for online publications such as Sharpologist and How to Grow a Mustache.View Author posts

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