07-24-2014, 09:48 AM
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So, I’ve been cooking soap lately. Lots and lots of soap. But that’s its own blog post. This post is about what’s coming down the pipeline.

New 1 oz sample sizes
Scents in development
Disaster
Unscented soap pucks will be ready soon

After seeing the tiny size of 1/2 oz tins, I’ve scratched those and have decided upon a full ounce size. The 4 oz tins measure 3.25″ in diameter and the 1 oz tins measure 2″ in diameter (the 1/2 oz tins are extremely tiny and too hard to use). Much easier to load and a lot bigger sample!

Scents are in the works! What scents you ask? Well, I’ve decided on offering the following for sure: Rose, Barbershop, Sandalwood, Marrakesh, & a lavender (once I find one). I’m experimenting with the following scents: Sweet Mahogany, Fougere Noire, Vetiver, and Bay Rum (can’t get it strong enough). I’m looking at trying an espresso scent.

Unfortunately, due to a brain fart (wrong formula) I had to trash three batches of samples of the rose, sandalwood, & Marrakesh scents. Sad So, those scents are now one week behind. And to add to the delay, I managed to run out of some supplies as well. Should be here by the end of the day and I’ll be back to the lab cooking up more experiments!

On to the good news! The final version of unscented soap is almost ready! Just need to finish up the labels and list them for sale. Introductory price is as follows: $9 for a 125g puck (4.2oz); & $2.50 for a 1.2 oz sample. Flat shipping of $3.

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 07-24-2014, 09:58 AM
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Excellent, I would be looking forward to the Rose, Barbershop, Sandalwood as well as the experimental scents of Sweet Mahogany, Fougere Noire, and espresso.

I didn't get in on the trials, but would like to hear the experiences of those that used them.

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 07-24-2014, 12:52 PM
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Lee,

How different is the final formula from the ones you sent abroad?

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 07-24-2014, 02:13 PM
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(07-24-2014, 12:52 PM)davizera Wrote: Lee,

How different is the final formula from the ones you sent abroad?

Well, it's only a small difference when you look at the percentages (5% or so), but the difference is pretty noticeable.

A few people have had the opportunity to try the test formula and the final formula.

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 07-24-2014, 03:58 PM
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What would the Marrakesh smell like?

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 07-24-2014, 09:18 PM
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(07-24-2014, 03:58 PM)Starkicker Wrote: What would the Marrakesh smell like?

It has a vanilla base with (from supplier) notes of Bamboo, Vetiver Grass, Orchid and Myrrh mix beautifully with Tangerine, Patchouli and Clove Leaf.

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 07-24-2014, 09:27 PM
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Mmmmmmmmm.... Fougere Noire and Vetiver sound nice and I'd love to see/smell your take on them Smile

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 07-24-2014, 09:27 PM
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(07-24-2014, 09:18 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(07-24-2014, 03:58 PM)Starkicker Wrote: What would the Marrakesh smell like?

It has a vanilla base with (from supplier) notes of Bamboo, Vetiver Grass, Orchid and Myrrh mix beautifully with Tangerine, Patchouli and Clove Leaf.

Oh man....sigh...I want some now.

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 07-25-2014, 10:53 AM
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(07-24-2014, 09:27 PM)Starkicker Wrote:
(07-24-2014, 09:18 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(07-24-2014, 03:58 PM)Starkicker Wrote: What would the Marrakesh smell like?

It has a vanilla base with (from supplier) notes of Bamboo, Vetiver Grass, Orchid and Myrrh mix beautifully with Tangerine, Patchouli and Clove Leaf.

Oh man....sigh...I want some now.

Just finished up a batch to replace the one that I had to dump.

Also working on yet another tweak to the formula. Initial tests are promising.

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 07-25-2014, 01:52 PM
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best of luck with the new endeavor, Lee.

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 07-30-2014, 09:28 AM
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Alright, I'm going to take a break from cooking soap for a couple of days and work on some other things. But here's where the soap project is at so far:

Still working on sourcing a better bay rum scent. Do have 24 1oz samples made with a weak version.

V2 unscented pucks and samples have finished curing. I've got 6 pucks and 7 samples. Also ready are the aforementioned bay rum samples.

In the next couple of weeks the rest of the scents I cooked up will be ready. They include: Barbershop, mahogany, fougere noire, sandalwood, marrakesh, rose, black amber vanil, lavender, vetiver, & tobacco.

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 07-30-2014, 10:14 AM
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Sign me up for rose, black amber vanil, and tobacco.

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 08-06-2014, 08:40 AM
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 08-06-2014, 08:58 AM
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What size are the pucks and do they come in tins?

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 08-06-2014, 09:10 AM
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I was one of the testers of the soap and was quite impressed. Enough so to order a tin, not sure what version I have, but I love this soap. It loads to the brush with ease just a few swirls and you have enough lather for a two or three pass shave. It softens my tough beard better than any soap or cream I have used. Mine is unscented so I just add a touch of Proraso cream (red, green or blue) for scent and also to use it up. When this puck runs low I will order a replacement in a heartbeat.

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 08-06-2014, 12:33 PM
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That's a steal at that price.

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 08-06-2014, 04:48 PM
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I did not need anymore soap, but had to order a couple anyway. I have never tried a Foiguere and always like sandalwood

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 08-06-2014, 05:34 PM
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(08-06-2014, 08:58 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: What size are the pucks and do they come in tins?

125 grams & 1 oz samples. 125 grams is about 4.2 ounces by weight.

Yup, even the samples come in little tins. Much bigger tins this time.

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 08-06-2014, 09:10 PM
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Drat, Fougere is already sold out.
That was quick! Any idea when Barbershop and the others will be ready?

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 08-07-2014, 10:57 AM
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(08-06-2014, 09:10 PM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Drat, Fougere is already sold out.
That was quick! Any idea when Barbershop and the others will be ready?

Yes, much more demand for the full size pucks than I anticipated. I only had a couple full size tins of barbershop and it was gone immediately. But, I have more tins of barbershop curing right now, I'll be making more Sandalwood today.

On Friday night I'll put up the rest of the scents: Marrakesh, Black Amber Vanille, Rose, Lavender, Tobacco, & Vetiver.

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