Scent Pleasantness: 10 (or a zero depending how you look at it)
Scent Strength (balance): 10 (see above)
How does one describe in great detail a product that doesn’t smell like anything? There are literally no words other than ‘nothing’ that I can use to elaborate on Elvado’s Fragrance Free Classic Shaving Soap – it truly is fragrance free. I feel like I’m stuck in that Seinfeld episode when they are pitching their sitcom idea to the NBC executives. Nevertheless here is my attempt to describe nothing to you.
I often come across ‘fragrance’ free products that are not actually free of any scent, but I can’t say the same about this offering from Elvado. When I first opened the tub I wasn’t paying attention to what I actually opened, and after a couple of futile attempts of picking up a scent I took a look at the label and realized then that my ability to smell was in fact still working properly.
I have been using Elvado shaving product for a few weeks now (reviews here – with a review on the aftershave to follow in a couple of days), the consistency in formula, and as a result quality, made for an excellent shaving experience regardless of the soap I was using. Happily the same can be said about their Fragrance Free offering. The lather was easy to develop, it didn’t irritate or dry out my skin, and of course provided an excellent surface for my blade to work on with a nice balance between cushion and slickness.
This is one of the shorter reviews that I have written in a while, but perhaps, at least like in the case of the scent in the Elvado Fragrance Free Classic Shaving Soap, less is more. If you are looking for a true scent free shaving soap this would be one of, if not my top recommendation. One last thing to consider is that Elvado’s offerings are certified vegan products and free from animal testing.