03-22-2017, 05:59 AM
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Guys,
I ran into an excellent soap and I wanted to share my experience. A friend send me the soap from Spain . I rarely write but sometimes you are obligated to write about an excellent product.

Country of origin: Spain
Artisan: Elena ( female)
Scents : Fauno , doma de noche ,fig&vanilla, coconut

Material: Veggie

Cost : €13.20

For the past few days , I have been using Luna's soap. The soap comes in small 125g tin.

Performance :
This is one heck of a soap, wow!!
The lather was easy to make and I got abundant lather and the quality is very very good. I will rate the quality of this lather same as Jabonman and LPL. For a minute I thought this is better lather compare to Jabonman veggie formula. This maybe as good or better as Jabonman.
The protection is what impressed me the most , I used fresh feather blades with with bbs1 razor and the results were great no nicks or cuts and I used the razor roughly without paying attention to the angles. Protection is a plus. The slickness was off the chart and enough for the razor glide perfectly.

Typically after feather blade use my face gets little dry and a little irritated and I always need some sort of moisturizer to condition my skin. Amazingly , the after shave process was very very good. I meant tallow good . After a long time veggie based soap gave such a nice post shave feel.

Scents :

Fauno : clove based scent and I really like the scent and the intensity.

Fig&vanilla :the most interesting and intense one . I didn't get vanilla so it was blended very well because I am not big vanilla fan. I love it and That's my next order
** never smell anything like it .


Doma de noche:
I've heard that is a better version of Jabonman doma de noche. Go figure it must be great !! This is on my list to purchase as well.

Overall highly recommend new artisan. I talked to her and she is working on getting some bigger tins. You guys with 24-26mm will be ok with the tin. I used 28mm knot brush and it created enough lather in the tin for me to do easy three plus passes. But the diameter was tight for 28-30mm brushes

Cons:
Small tin

Rating :
9.5/10


If you need information on how to order let me know and I will be happy to share the contact information.

Elena write very good English :-)

Few pictures :
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 03-22-2017, 06:24 AM
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Thanks for bringing this new soap artisan to our attention.  So now we have at least two excellent artisan soaps out of Spain.  I do agree that a larger tin would be a big plus.

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 03-22-2017, 06:36 AM
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And now Coconut soap is also available!


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 03-22-2017, 06:58 AM
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(03-22-2017, 06:36 AM)jfim88 Wrote: And now Coconut soap is also available!


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How's coconut scent ?
Typical coconut or something mix and unique ?

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 03-22-2017, 07:28 AM
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Fantastic review, Mustafa, and I agree 100% with all you say.

I've been using the Dama de Noche and Coconut for a month, now and the formulation Elena is making is just wonderful. Easily a match for Manuel's Premium Veggie soaps.
The only downside is the size of the tin which is the same brand as Manuel's, only smaller diameter, although the content is still the 125g. I'm using my 30mm LS and Romera brushes with Luna and they work adequately, although a larger diameter would be preferable. As you say, Elena is looking in to this.

The Dama de Noche is a beautiful scent and is more feminine, IMO, compared to the JabonMan. I prefer it, of the two, and have actually sold my JabonMan version. I used this, this morning.
As for the Coco, if anyone can remember the brown Coco that Manuel made around 5 years ago, then this is what you can expect from Elena's version. It was a favourite of mine and was highly disappointed when Manuel said he would not be continuing production due to lack of sales. I could never understand why.

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 03-22-2017, 07:54 AM
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Very good review Mustafa !


I agree on everything and I hope soon Elena has bigger tubs and new scents, as well says David Dama de Noche is different to Manuel, I love both.

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 03-22-2017, 08:38 AM
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I better hurry up and order before they add lanolin!!!! (Tongue in cheek of course, which doesn't come across in writing)

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 03-22-2017, 09:30 AM
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Great review Mustafa . Thank you for reviving my SAD.

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 03-22-2017, 03:28 PM
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Fauno:  the scent components are not clover (not available as an essential oil, btw). but orange, lavender, eucalyptus and clove.

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 03-22-2017, 03:59 PM
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(03-22-2017, 03:28 PM)Mystic Water Wrote: Fauno:  the scent components are not clover (not available as an essential oil, btw). but orange, lavender, eucalyptus and clove.


Sorry about typo. I meant to say clove
The soap smells good :-) I liked it

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 03-22-2017, 04:39 PM
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it sounds like a very nice combo.  Smile

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 03-22-2017, 04:58 PM
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(03-22-2017, 03:28 PM)Mystic Water Wrote: Fauno:  the scent components are not clover (not available as an essential oil, btw). but orange, lavender, eucalyptus and clove.

Thanks for bringing your expertise into the discussion Michelle.

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 03-23-2017, 09:16 PM
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(03-22-2017, 05:59 AM)Cricket203 Wrote: Guys,
I ran into an excellent soap and I wanted to share my experience. A friend send me the soap from Spain . I rarely write but sometimes you are obligated to write about an excellent product.

Country of origin: Spain
Artisan: Luna ( female)
Scents : Fauno , doma de noche ,fig&vanilla, coconut

Material: Veggie

Cost : €13.20

For the past few days , I have been using Luna's soap. The soap comes in small 125g tin.

Performance :
This is one heck of a soap, wow!!
The lather was easy to make and I got abundant lather and the quality is very very good. I will rate the quality of this lather same as Jabonman and LPL. For a minute I thought this is better lather compare to Jabonman veggie formula. This maybe as good or better as Jabonman.
The protection is what impressed me the most , I used fresh feather blades with with bbs1 razor and the results were great no nicks or cuts and I used the razor roughly without paying attention to the angles. Protection is a plus. The slickness was off the chart and enough for the razor glide perfectly.

Typically after feather blade use my face gets little dry and a little irritated and I always need some sort of moisturizer to condition my skin. Amazingly , the after shave process was very very good. I meant tallow good . After a long time veggie based soap gave such a nice post shave feel.

Scents :

Fauno : clove based scent and I really like the scent and the intensity.

Fig&vanilla :the most interesting and intense one . I didn't get vanilla so it was blended very well because I am not big vanilla fan. I love it and That's my next order
** never smell anything like it .


Doma de noche:
I've heard that is a better version of Jabonman doma de noche. Go figure it must be great !! This is on my list to purchase as well.

Overall highly recommend new artisan. I talked to her and she is working on getting some bigger tins. You guys with 24-26mm will be ok with the tin. I used 28mm knot brush and it created enough lather in the tin for me to do easy three plus passes. But the diameter was tight for 28-30mm brushes

Cons:
Small tin

Rating :
9.5/10


If you need information on how to order let me know and I will be happy to share the contact information.

Luna write very good English :-)

Few pictures :
[Image: 19ea76564997c3756851d37f89546795.jpg]
[Image: 22d7e97132c659b7bd3a70761258a40b.jpg][Image: 385ae6a8173333b680ba24a8977226bf.jpg][Image: 4134d22606fdc1777a6fe5b61111a944.jpg]


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Sounds great how do you order the shaving soap. Is there a link. Thanks

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 03-24-2017, 03:18 AM
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Info sent !! Enjoy


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 03-24-2017, 04:26 AM
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(03-24-2017, 03:18 AM)Cricket203 Wrote: Info sent !! Enjoy


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Oops, my mistake. I sent the info a few hours ago and forgot to write it here. Sorry, Mustafa.

Ordered the other two scents I don't have, last night...Fauno, and Higo & Vainilla. Can't wait.

I understand the 5th scent in the range has been made and Elena is waiting for labels to arrive.

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 04-03-2017, 03:06 AM
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Two more of Elena's soaps have just arrived, together with a sample of the forthcoming new scent.


Scents are wonderful.


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 04-03-2017, 03:20 AM
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(04-03-2017, 03:06 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
Two more of Elena's soaps have just arrived, together with a sample of the forthcoming new scent.


Scents are wonderful.


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Curious to hear your feedback on Fig& vanilla scent . I really liked as it's kind a unique scent

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 04-03-2017, 03:28 AM
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(04-03-2017, 03:20 AM)Cricket203 Wrote: Curious to hear your feedback on Fig& vanilla scent . I really liked as it's kind a unique scent

This scent is definitely stronger than the other three, and the sample.

 I'm not a fan of vanilla, either and I agree with your opinion that it's very well blended, to the degree that I detect very little. Fig is the dominant scent. I very much like it.

I need to lather up the sample to get an understanding of that one. In the plastic pot, it's not strong, although I do get a floral note.

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 04-03-2017, 05:43 AM
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Thanks for the review..

As user of veggie/vegan based soaps, this will be another one to add to the list.

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 04-03-2017, 07:27 AM
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@optometrist , yes love the strength on fig&vanilla


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