I also had the same ammonia stink from Obsidian the 1st batch and Albion, it had a scent of something that was mouldy. The soaps all performed well, but the smell was just off putting.I think I might have been one of the lucky ones. My Star Noir had a slight ammoniac honk to it at the start; but it seems to have abated over time. Didn’t put me off others such as Baskerville, Whitechapel, Denali and Borealis - all great performers (for me, anyway). Not forgetting Spitfire too.