03-21-2015, 01:17 AM
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This is the soap I received after pay 12,5€ plus 6€ for shipment costs to Spain, from Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Beautiful can with well sticked labels, but tiny to lather, 2 1/2 inch, 6cms. My brushes lose some hair against the perimeter.
Lathering is not as exciting as some others are. It is a hard tasks. May be the formula has something to do with this.
You can search for it, not at the craftman, Jasper, web, damngoodsoap. com, but at his retailer in Germany, pomadeshop.com. A colleague of the Spanish forum, foroafeitado, told me this is not a formula to get a shaving foam. Nonetheless, I gave a try to this small grooming products house.
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The aspect is not damn good, gray colour and to soapy with no cream at all.
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There is some hand soap more consistent when lathering.
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A my face aspect two minutes later. the soap is not there, the foam never existed.
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Two bands, 24mm, Frank Shaving, Best Badger, 22mm Simpsons, bowl lathering first, and a lot of patient.
IMO, this is a prototype or something that craftman has a lot of room to improve it. Just asking to another, luke Nanny's, Le Pere Lucien or some others in the natural stream.
At the moment, damn bad soap.

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 03-21-2015, 02:01 AM
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That does not look, nor sound good at all.

From my Tab through the Tap

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 03-21-2015, 02:09 AM
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Thank you for sharing, Thalasos!


Invariably, numerous other wetshavers would have given it a try. Now this is what changes wetshaving at the moment.
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It seems like this a non shaving soap by recipy!
  • Sodium Olivate
  • Sodium Cacoate
  • Sodium Palmate
  • Sodium Almondate
  • Aqua
  • Kaolin
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Santalum Album (Sandelwood) Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
I found this in a 20ies,50ies style shop.
https://pomadeshop.com/marken/damn-good-soap-company
Seems like there is a roleplay going on, and this is like a roleplay soap. Unbelieveable!
If you want your kid to ski, give him/her proper skis
this is cruel, in my book


Philipp

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 03-21-2015, 03:06 AM
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Thanks for answers and for adding the ingredients rol. Scent is ok, citrus and soft sandalwood, manly. But that is all what to expect from it. I guess why the craftsman doesn't look at the leaders to follow instance of trying create something from the scratch that doesn't work properly.

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 03-21-2015, 04:42 AM
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Looks to me like someone found a recipe on the internet and didn't test it. I tried a couple soaps from local artisans with similar ingredients list and they all failed in giving a good lather and protection. They really should take a peek at what a successful shaving soap contains.

Olive oil is notorious for giving a bubbly and quickly disintegrating lather and whenever I see clay added to the soap its usually a signal it doesn't perform good enough without it.

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 03-21-2015, 04:42 AM
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Damn Good Review, though. Thanks!

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 03-21-2015, 06:10 AM
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WOW....I won't be buying that one.

So is that last pic the lather after it disappeared, not shaved off?

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 03-21-2015, 06:49 AM
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@Bruce, just blew off, magic effect. Thanks for comments, friends.

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 03-23-2015, 09:06 AM
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I did contact the shop in Munich and the poor shaving performance was explained by the virtues of not having unnecessary ingredients. And the oils used being good for the skin by themselves.

You figure that one out! I think there is quite a few better performers that are good on the skin, too.Maybe  there is not many cheap soaps that have great postshave feel to them.

Williams soap was quoted as an opposing reference: great performance, not so good postshave feel.

http://shavenook.com/thread-williams-lat...#pid516091

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 03-23-2015, 02:04 PM
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This is why I rarely buy anything from a hobbyist/amateur. This reminds me of my first handmade shaving soap. I am only just considering Le Pere Lucien, after two years  Blush

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 03-23-2015, 03:07 PM
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I guess this man is exactly the opposite of a real craftsman and starts the product by the roof of the essence oil, forgetting the rule of thumb, what's expect the product will be good for? Cause it isn't an aftershave, but a shaving soap. Anyway is so dirty, also, that is unable to use as hand soap, neither.
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 03-23-2015, 03:13 PM
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I found a place for it. By the way, the tin get oxide. There's no way to absolve the whole product. Waste money and energy. Hope people avoid it until the artisan learn how to fix all these mistakes. I figure out he doesn't solve anything.
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 03-23-2015, 03:44 PM
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(03-23-2015, 03:07 PM)Thalasos Wrote: what's expect the product will be good for? Cause it isn't an aftershave,  but a shaving soap. Anyway is so dirty, also,  that is unable to use as hand soap,  neither.

Lol.  You have to see it to believe it, correct?

Sincerely, about the DGS shaving soap
Somebody had to buy it,  for this one to make its way  through the forum before it reached its final destiny.


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Thank you for sharing!
Philipp

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 03-24-2015, 12:17 AM
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Yikes! Bad when it's not even good enough for the shower. This is why I don't buy shaving soap from Etsy. There could be some winners hidden on there but I suspect the vast majority are similar to this.

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 03-24-2015, 04:45 AM
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The best thing to do on Etsy it's to ask to the artisan the ingredients list and/or a photography of foam on a brush. 
Usually good artisans produced these in their page products.
And constant rules : 

> If you read olive oil as first ingredient, running as fast as possible  Biggrin  

Olive oil is good oil for conditioning but useless for a shaving soap (as principal ingredient).
And here, is unfortunately the case.

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 03-24-2015, 05:11 AM
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The craftsman heard about the thread and his pomade. de, dealer and friend, eventually, too.
They make a stubbornly defense on the product and the fair components and all stuff. I answer this is, perhaps, a wonderful soap, but doesn't play in the league we, members of the wet shaving nation are.

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 03-24-2015, 05:20 AM
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It is not even a shaving soap, and whoever claims it is is  proving to not have any knowledge of shaving. They mean it, but they can not walk the talk anyway.
Or do they??? Wink

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 03-24-2015, 05:24 AM
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Sorry to hear about the loss and waste of money. I would hate it just as much as you if that happened to me. But thank you for letting us know about this ss. Company name does even back their own product. Looks like the never prototype's or tested this soap before releasing it. 

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 03-24-2015, 05:28 AM
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They should come to this thread and offer explanations to all their future clients if they improve dramatically this stuff. Even can find testers among you all, as other artisans make.

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 03-24-2015, 05:53 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Reminds me of an old and very traditional family restaurant that I used to visit years ago...THEY tell you what's good and what you need to eat, and won't have it the other way around. They got away with it because their food was "damn" good and people from all over went to eat there. I can't imagine that ever being applicable to shaving soap though....Smile

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