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

nick_s

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Just had my first shave using the soap. I decided to bowl lather as I find it a little easier to get the consistency and water levels right in a bowl with a new soap. Started with a damp brush (RazoRock synthetic) and immediately got an explosion of bubbles. But with some fairly lengthy work in the bowl I got a marvellous lather! Thick, creamy, peaky and with plenty of cushioning and glide. I loaded far too much soap on the brush as I had enough lather for about 8 passes. But 3 comfortable passes later I was BBS with not a hint of irritation.
As for the scent, I was a little unsure at first. But it grew on me during the shave. It's nice. My other half loves it! My only problem was to decide which splash to use with it. Had no idea so reached for the Old Spice. I will try face lathering tomorrow.
Sounds like you have thoroughly enjoyed day 1 :D Face lathering is a wonderful experience with this soap, the dynamics of the scent really come into their own.
 

Barry Giddens

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Face lathered the SOEK this evening with a RazoRock Bruce synthetic brush. I find it very easy to build a quality lather with this soap. It does like a fair bit of water, but not excessive amounts in my experience. I got the full scent experience through face lathering and it is very nice. Will I buy this soap? Probably not. But my other half loves the scent, and she knows I enjoyed using it. So I'm pretty sure that it will turn up as a gift sometime soon. Thanks to everyone involved for the opportunity to try this product. Could @wayne mattison please pm me with an address please and I will post the soap on. Cheers.
 
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Face lathered the SOEK this evening with a RazoRock Bruce synthetic brush. I find it very easy to build a quality lather with this soap. It does like a fair bit of water, but not excessive amounts in my experience. I got the full scent experience through face lathering and it is very nice. Will I buy this soap? Probably not. But my other half loves the scent, and she knows I enjoyed using it. So I'm pretty sure that it will turn up as a gift sometime soon. Thanks to everyone involved for the opportunity to try this product. Could @wayne mattison please pm me with an address please and I will post the soap on. Cheers.
All done Barry, thanks.
 
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Thanks to Barry the soap has arrived in good condition. It does smell wonderful I instantly get a massive clove hit. Looking forward to my Saturday shave now. On the cards is Soek, Blackbird o.c, Shark.
Hope its a good one.
Thanks to Shave Station and Nick for organising this pass around.
 
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Hi Gent's, I've had my first shave using the Scheermonnik Soek and I'll post my impressions.
Firstly the good points;
Upon opening the tin the scent just explodes out of the container very fresh, clove like and rich.
The soap has an interesting colour as opposed to just a white puck, it looks inviting.
Lather builds easily and has good cushion and skin coverage is great, no skin showing through. Great peaks to the lather too.
Residual slickness after the razor passes is there, I had no problem going over the same area again using just the slickness on the skin for protection.
Post shave is O.K, not up there with the best but my skin feels moist enough so I'm happy with it.
Poor points;
The tin is small, not too small but small enough to make me think I'm not getting a lot of product for my money which I think is off putting. A tin is classier than a plastic tub however and nice touch which a lot of artisans avoid. Loading is only just manageable though.

Graphics are good but it doesn't say Soek to me which I presume is the same Souk as in Arabic market which evokes the heady spice filled air of Morocco. The scent says Souk, the Graphics say Medievil European.
So, would I buy it? Hmnnn, this part I hate. 75g is just shy of half the amount in a tub of Wickhams and it is the same price so it just is too overpriced for me. Luckily most shavers buy online so shelf appeal isn't the problem it once was as side by side the Scheermonnik will lose out for sure. It's a good soap no doubt but at 75g for £14.99 it would have to be an outstanding soap to make me part with my money and I'm sorry but it isn't outstanding and ultimately one shave is all I need to make my decision and I'll pass it on to the next in line. Good soap but these days to get a place on my shelf a soap has to be outstanding.
Thanks to Shaving Station and Nick for the opportunity to try.
Could the next in line PM their address and I'll post it off Monday. Thanks.
 

Barry Giddens

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Hi Gent's, I've had my first shave using the Scheermonnik Soek and I'll post my impressions.
Firstly the good points;
Upon opening the tin the scent just explodes out of the container very fresh, clove like and rich.
The soap has an interesting colour as opposed to just a white puck, it looks inviting.
Lather builds easily and has good cushion and skin coverage is great, no skin showing through. Great peaks to the lather too.
Residual slickness after the razor passes is there, I had no problem going over the same area again using just the slickness on the skin for protection.
Post shave is O.K, not up there with the best but my skin feels moist enough so I'm happy with it.
Poor points;
The tin is small, not too small but small enough to make me think I'm not getting a lot of product for my money which I think is off putting. A tin is classier than a plastic tub however and nice touch which a lot of artisans avoid. Loading is only just manageable though.

Graphics are good but it doesn't say Soek to me which I presume is the same Souk as in Arabic market which evokes the heady spice filled air of Morocco. The scent says Souk, the Graphics say Medievil European.
So, would I buy it? Hmnnn, this part I hate. 75g is just shy of half the amount in a tub of Wickhams and it is the same price so it just is too overpriced for me. Luckily most shavers buy online so shelf appeal isn't the problem it once was as side by side the Scheermonnik will lose out for sure. It's a good soap no doubt but at 75g for £14.99 it would have to be an outstanding soap to make me part with my money and I'm sorry but it isn't outstanding and ultimately one shave is all I need to make my decision and I'll pass it on to the next in line. Good soap but these days to get a place on my shelf a soap has to be outstanding.
Thanks to Shaving Station and Nick for the opportunity to try.
Could the next in line PM their address and I'll post it off Monday. Thanks.
Fine review Wayne.
 
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