I think they're a very good performer. If you like the performance of P&B, Wickham and OSP, you'll like this. It's a veg based soap so it's not worth comparing to super-fatted American soaps but the scents and lather quality are right up there. They're better than the RazoRock and Goodfellas Smile ranges.Are they comparative in performance to other soaps you've tried as regards performance? For instance, SV, Tabac, etc, whatever you've tried in the past.
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock Sharp Edge (2)
Brush: Yaqi 26mm Moka 2B
Soap: Extro Egyptian Oudh
Pre: Proraso Red
ASL: Proraso Red
This soap does not smell good from the jar. I can only describe the scent as 'sweaty Egyptian man'. Fortunately the scent improves once lathered. I'm not overly familiar with Oudh (Oud?) So can't comment on the smell but this soap has a combination of something strong and dark with a cologne type scent over the top of it (once lathered!). If there's a thin band of performance in which the Extro soaps have operated so far, this felt slightly on the lower end in terms of performance. Perfectly acceptable but I feel some of the others have performed better.
The Blackbird and 7OC delivered the goods in 2 passes for a finish that should comfortably get me through to tomorrow evening. I love the audible feedback from this razor. It's like a scythe!
Thanks Garry. I need to try something that's oud prominent at some point so I can understand the scent.Oud is my favourite scent but I don't get any Oud at all from this soap Chris. I don't know what scent I get from it, but it's not Oud.
It performs well enough though.
it's only on jar opening you're confronted by sweaty Egyptian man. Should he use this, I'm convinced his overall scent would improve
So what would happen if a Sweaty Egyptian man would use this soap?
Maybe the forces combined would create some kind of almighty Ambergris like the world has never seen before.
Or a very, very sweaty Egyptian man.