TSR Pass Around - Scheermonnik SOEK Soap - Moved from Vendor Offers

globalm

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Soap received this morning. Thanks Nick. I got it after shaving so can only comment on the scent. It's very nice and reminds me of Shaver Heaven Spiced Mahogany. Not a dead ringer - but somewhere in the vicinity.

I shall report back. In the absence of appropriate skill there will be no videos! :D
 

globalm

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First use of the soap this morning.

Face lathering with a Tuxedo synthetic produced copious creamy lather but only after I had added significantly more water than most soaps. This is a thirsty soap but the resulting lather is excellent with no tendency to collapse. In shaving, the lather was very slick and my skin showed little reaction to alum - so protective too. After-shave feel was excellent. This soap (for me) is neither drying nor moisturising.

The scent is very pleasant - a kind of muted spiciness, devoid of aggression. I made an attempt to match the day's scent with this. 'DSquared Potion' and 'Oud 24 Hours' would both be good with this, though not a match. I settled on an attar blend which seems to work quite well. I used a blend of 'Golden Sands' with just a trace of 'Superman' by Al-Rehab. This is quite near and I'm enjoying it.

The overall impression of this soap, performance-wise, is good. I might have taken it for a tallow-based soap if the ingredients were not listed.

However, this is a pretty expensive soap and I question, at the moment, if this is fully worth the extra one would pay. There are soaps out there which present equal performance at a lower price. The choice may well come down to whether you want to pay a bit extra for a well-realised and very pleasant scent.

More anon.
 

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@globalm - this happened today, entirely off the back of the passaround :)

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The two other scents are equally as impressive as Soek, and well, you know the performance :) I agree, they aren't the cheapest gram for gram soap, but then again, to me, I equate the purchase to the whole experience. It's like buying a Trabant or a Rolls Royce. Both will get you from A to B, but one is a far nicer experience :)
 

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How have you found it as the week drew on @globalm? :) Has the spicy Souk gotten under your skin?

I must add, the other scents are equally fantastic :)
I haven't said much as I'm away from home atm.

I am always more concerned with the absolute performance of a soap than its scent. Although this is great performer, there are many our there just as good albeit with a lesser scent. This, along with a high price would discourage me from buying. I wouldn't mind getting some as a present however! :D
 

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I've had a few days with the wonderful Scheermonnik Soek and have been enjoying the great scent and creamy protective lather it easily produces. Would I buy some? It's a very good soap but the price would put me off to be fair, there are soaps that are equaly as good for less money, so although I would be very happy to receive some as a gift I dont think I shall be putting an order in, so if anyone is stuck for an idea as to what to buy me for Christmas this would be much appreciated indeed! :)
i would like to thank Shaving Station for providing this soap for the pass -around and @nick_s for his administration .
Would @Far Cry Toff please PM me your adddress and I shall get it sent off to you.

Paul.
 
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I've had a few days with the wonderful Scheermonnik Soek and have been enjoying the great scent and creamy protective lather it easily produces. Would I buy some? It's a very good soap but the price would put me off to be fair, there are soaps that are equaly as good for less money, so although I would be very happy to receive some as a gift I dont think I shall be putting an order in, so if anyone is stuck for an idea as to what to buy me for Christmas this would be much appreciated indeed! :)
i would like to thank Shaving Station for providing this soap for the pass -around and @nick_s for his administration .
Would @Far Cry Toff please PM me your adddress and I shall get it sent off to you.

Paul.
....Really???......:)
 
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