07-15-2012, 02:27 PM
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In his most recent release of RazoRock products, Joe at Italian Barber made available this years limited edition soap, Mudder Focker. A tallow based soap and part of the "Linea Officina Artigiana" the ingredients list is simple, but effective

Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Tallow, Water, Cocos Nucifera, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Potassium Carbonate, Solum Fullonum.

The last ingredient, Solum Fullonum, a.k.a. "Fuller's Earth", has historically been used to absorb dirt and oils from wool during processing. Given it's ability to pull away unwanted substances, it is understandable why Joe found it to be a perfect addition to his already great line of soaps.

The scent of this soap was described to me as similar to Panama de Boellis which he describes on his site as "classic citrus coupled with sweet vanilla. Warm spices and tobacco add depth to this scent." While I personally get less of a citrus note and more vanilla, warm spices, tobacco, and earth, it is still a beautifully warm and soothing scent.

While I don't really notice a difference between the other tallow based RazoRock Artisan soaps and the Mudder Focker in relation to the addition of Solum Fullonum aside from a slightly earthy color, the performance is top quality as with the rest of the line. Further use may reveal a subtle different, but it is certainly not a gimmick of any sort, especially taking the price into consideration. Joe is a man of fantastic affordable products and his soaps always leave my skin feeling soft.

This is a fantastic soap with a wonderful scent. At it's introductory price (which seems like it will be around until Joe gets back from vacation) I would definitely recommend picking some up to add to your RazoRock lineup. It's limited edition, so it's only a matter of time before they are all gone. I'm hoping to pick up a couple more tubs before then because I think it is that good.

Anyone else use the Mudder Focker yet? I'd love to read other's reviews of the product!

As a final, here's todays SOTD pick with the Mudder Focker after my first pass face lathering.

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 07-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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I haven't tried it, but... what a name Confused

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 07-15-2012, 03:34 PM
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(07-15-2012, 03:13 PM)oversaturn Wrote: I haven't tried it, but... what a name Confused

And that's precisely why I want some.

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 07-15-2012, 03:36 PM
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  • etoyoc
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sounds great, but sounds like the type of soap that will cause me to have a case of skin irritation. I will have to keep an eye out for a sample of this.

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 07-15-2012, 03:49 PM
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  • ben74
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Great review Anthony, I'm waiting on a couple of tubs to arrive!

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 07-15-2012, 04:49 PM
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I've used it and I thought it was great. The scent is fantastic. However, I didn't smell any citrus either. It didn't strike me as a soap that would cause anyone irritation.

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 07-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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(07-15-2012, 04:49 PM)tgutc Wrote: It didn't strike me as a soap that would cause anyone irritation.
warm spices... usually that is a problem for me. Any soaped that has spices tends to cause irritation. But then again, I can't use Arkos or Williams more than 2 days in a row.

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 07-15-2012, 08:29 PM
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Anthony, great to hear you enjoy the soap. Be careful with the pronunciation of the name to your friends. Hee hee.

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 07-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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(07-15-2012, 08:29 PM)celestino Wrote: Anthony, great to hear you enjoy the soap. Be careful with the pronunciation of the name to your friends. Hee hee.

The name is by far my favorite part of this soap!

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 07-15-2012, 10:35 PM
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  • Teiste
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Nice to know that this soap doesn't smells like bitter/sweet almond scent!Unfortunately,Im done with tobacco notes too....Undecided but Im positive this is a great artisan Italian soap.

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 07-16-2012, 03:56 AM
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Thank you for the review!

It would make me exceedingly happy if this one and the many other new(er) ones did not cause me irritation.
After my experience with RR's MdB, I am hesitant to try anything else from them. The La Famiglia line may be a possibility because it's not technically RR but I am hoping that the others will be a possibility.

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 07-16-2012, 10:45 AM
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very curious name for a soap. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the scent. sounds like a winner.

Like all RazoRock products I know it will be great.

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 07-16-2012, 11:52 AM
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I for one wasn't that interested when I heard that the secret ingredient was thermal mud. The scent sounds interesting but I think all the vanilla in many of my wife's scents has turned me off that as well. I guess I'll just have to suffer along with the La Famiglia and XXX soaps. Oh heavens to murgatroid, even. Winky

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 07-16-2012, 05:22 PM
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Very strange name indeed.

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 07-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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  • gijames
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Thank you for the review Smile

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 07-19-2012, 06:42 AM
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  • ben74
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Mine arrived today, looking forward to giving it a try...

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 07-19-2012, 07:52 AM
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(07-19-2012, 06:42 AM)ben74 Wrote: Mine arrived today, looking forward to giving it a try...

I'm eager to read your review!

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 07-19-2012, 08:29 AM
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(07-16-2012, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Oh heavens to murgatroid, even. Winky


Well done sir, haven't heard that in quite awhile

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 07-19-2012, 08:30 AM
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(07-19-2012, 08:29 AM)Kooze Wrote:
(07-16-2012, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Oh heavens to murgatroid, even. Winky


Well done sir, haven't heard that in quite awhile

Biggrin Tongue Biggrin

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 07-19-2012, 09:19 AM
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I've had one shave with this MF. The MF has a very nice scent that's subtle to me. It lathers very easily, just as you would expect from a great RR soap. This MF is plenty slick, but not as wet ice slick as Santa Maria.

It's too early to say for sure and my opinion is likely to change, but so far, I prefer SM to this MF. Of course, your YMFMMV.Tongue

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