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If I can scoop it with my finger it's a cream. I don't care how people market it.
For a shaving soap that is somewhere between the consistency between a firm soap and a watery cream (one that can be squeezed out of a tube) I like the term 'croap', as a description and it's one I use to describe Cella, TFS etc.
 
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For a shaving soap that is somewhere between the consistency between a firm soap and a watery cream (one that can be squeezed out of a tube) I like the term 'croap', as a description and it's one I use to describe Cella, TFS etc.
It's a bit confusing. Cella is a cream, says on the tin. In the US artisans sell creams with more soft watery consistency than TOBS or Palmolive creams and call it a soap. Italian creams are sold as soaps or 'croaps' in marketing speak despite the manufacturers clearly stating they are creams. They wont sell if they are called creams. Also US artisans want fast turnaround, not willing to wait months for soap to cure. Make mush, tub it, label it, ship it.

In male fragrances the word 'perfume' is cryptonite just like creams in shaving. Men don't buy perfumes, nor women buy them as gifts for men. The marketing people use 'intense', 'extreme' and similar masculine safe words for anything stronger than EdT. Kinda like 'croaps'.

How long before someone comes up with 'liquid shaving soap'? :unsure:
 

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Received my Signature Soap and given it a try. I chose the 'Hibernian' scent and got a sample size of 'Mamucium' along with it.

Firstly, I must say how nice both scents are. I believe they are all essential oil based and the Mamucium, which I chose to start with, has a delightful, zesty citrus scent. This surprised me a little, as the advertised scent is lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile but to my nose this combination spells 'citrus'. I asked Mrs Globalm to smell it, and she too thought the initial impact was citrus and classified it as an 'Eau de Cologne'. Very nice scent anyway!

I face-lathered with a synthetic. Brush loading was very easy - it's a 'croap' really - and lather is easy to build and of good quantity and texture. The scent remained clear throughout use. Lather was protective and slick with no nicks or irritation despite a new blade in the razor (Razorock Hawk with Softguard blade). Very slight residual scent was noted after rinsing.

Excellent shave - excellent product.
 
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