Scent Pleasantness: 9
Scent Strength (balance): 9
Contrary to the suggestion, the holidays did not provide very much in the way of holidays. I found myself much busier and tired than I would prefer on some time off from work. As a result the website hasn’t seen much action over the last few weeks. But a new year is upon us and with it our first review of 2016.
Unfortunately the first review of 2016 is not a home run. My wet shaving gift haul over the holidays was much lighter than in previous years having only received one item, an Edwin Jagger Sandalwood shave soap puck, under review here. No matter how hard I tried I am not able to get a nice lather out of it. More water, less water, bowl lather, face lather, cold water, hot water, nothing seemed to work. As a result the shaving experience naturally suffered as well. I am surprised to find the difficulty in the lather building because generally I have good results with my Edwin Jagger soaps. Perhaps it could be that my soap came from an off batch, but I doubt it.
Evaluating the soap any further seems a bit pointless given that it didn’t work for me, but if you plan on giving it a try anyway, I will say that the scent is fantastic. A classic sandalwood fragrance. Unfortunately the performance doesn’t add up in the same way.
If you were looking to try this soap out I would suggest any of the other Edwin Jagger soaps other than this. The price is right, the scent is right, but the performance just isn’t there. If you are looking for the sandalwood scent you may want to try Proraso Red or the G.E.O. F Trumper.