I didn’t have any expectations when I ordered my Erasmic Shaving Soap, but the price was right so I decided to give it a go and I’m glad I did. The Erasmic Shaving Soap has a timeless feel to it (which makes sense, this soap has been in production for quite some time, the company has been around since the 19th Century), except for the plastic bowl that is which I don’t imagine will survive a fall from the bathroom sink.
The main driving force behind that classic feel is the fragrance of the Erasmic shave soap. Best described as eye opening and refreshing, the scent has a citrusy feel to it, and brings to mind some of the shaving products my grandfather use to have in his bathroom. To be honest I don’t see how anyone could not enjoy this fragrance on some level, unlike something like Arko where either you like it or you don’t. If you pick up some Erasmic and do not enjoy it, it will more than likely be for some other reason than the scent.
As pleased as I was with the scent of the Erasmic, I was even more impressed with the lather. I was a bit lazy the first time I used it and decided against using my shave bowl or scuttle and decided to try to lather directly out of the bowl it came in. Although not ideal, the cup is a bit small, the soap and water make the cup slippery, the lather that was produced was still amazing. I had planned to simply face lather but didn’t get the chance because the lather didn’t waste any time building up in the bowl.
The performance of the soap matched its ability to build lather. It provided, without a doubt, one of the best shaving surfaces I have ever experienced. It protected, cushioned, and didn’t leave my face feeling dry.
I can’t really think of anything bad to say about the Erasmic Shave Soap outside of the bowl that it comes in. Its a great soap, with a classic feel to it.
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