06-02-2017, 10:37 AM
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This was a mistake, or perhaps a happy accident. Dapper Dragon's Etsy listing was a bit jumbled and I thought I was ordering their Blood Orange tallow soap. Instead, I got Helios tallow soap and I'm so happy with it!

It's scent is wholly indescribable. Maybe some overtones of orange and a finishing note reminiscent of fennel. It lathers great, is slick and cushiony and nothing compares to the scent. I find myself reaching for it several times a week and would conservatively estimate having gone half way through the tub in about two months.

They really nailed this one.

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 06-02-2017, 04:31 PM
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I thought I was the only one who had that soap!  When I feel like a citrus shave this is on my shortlist.  I have also never found anyone else who makes an aftershave like his.  It's like a gel and compliments the shave nicely.

Have you also considered trying Scylla?  "Scylla is a fresh, aquatic scent. Water lily and sea salt mingle together over a background of lime and smokey oud."


Thanks for sharing Postman.  Dapper Dragon is a forgotten brand.

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 06-02-2017, 04:33 PM
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I have a sample of it and really like the scent.  Scale polish is magical... really nourishing stuff.

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 06-07-2017, 09:13 PM
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I remember when I first saw this scent I was really intrigued, but I haven't had a chance to try the DD soaps yet and wasn't sure about commiting to a tub. This reminder might push me over the edge...

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 06-09-2017, 12:09 PM
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(06-02-2017, 10:37 AM)Postman10mm Wrote: This was a mistake, or perhaps a happy accident. Dapper Dragon's Etsy listing was a bit jumbled and I thought I was ordering their Blood Orange tallow soap. Instead, I got Helios tallow soap and I'm so happy with it!

It's scent is wholly indescribable. Maybe some overtones of orange and a finishing note reminiscent of fennel. It lathers great, is slick and cushiony and nothing compares to the scent. I find myself reaching for it several times a week and would conservatively estimate having gone half way through the tub in about two months.

They really nailed this one.
What aftershave(s) do you like to pair this with BTW?

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 06-09-2017, 12:25 PM
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My first use of DD soap this AM.
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 08-04-2017, 11:27 AM
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(06-02-2017, 04:33 PM)jacwoob Wrote: I have a sample of it and really like the scent.  Scale polish is magical... really nourishing stuff.

Do you scoop the scale polish out like you would a pomade?

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 08-04-2017, 11:38 AM
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(08-04-2017, 11:27 AM)22bulldog Wrote:
(06-02-2017, 04:33 PM)jacwoob Wrote: I have a sample of it and really like the scent.  Scale polish is magical... really nourishing stuff.

Do you scoop the scale polish out like you would a pomade?

My Scale Polish is not as thick as a pomade.  I scoop out a small amount, like half a pea sized amount and apply like I would any AS balm.  I find it applies easier if my hands are damp.

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 08-04-2017, 11:54 AM
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(08-04-2017, 11:38 AM)Sully Wrote:
(08-04-2017, 11:27 AM)22bulldog Wrote:
(06-02-2017, 04:33 PM)jacwoob Wrote: I have a sample of it and really like the scent.  Scale polish is magical... really nourishing stuff.

Do you scoop the scale polish out like you would a pomade?

My Scale Polish is not as thick as a pomade.  I scoop out a small amount, like half a pea sized amount and apply like I would any AS balm.  I find it applies easier if my hands are damp.

Do you like the product, Sully?

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 08-04-2017, 12:09 PM
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(08-04-2017, 11:54 AM)22bulldog Wrote:
(08-04-2017, 11:38 AM)Sully Wrote:
(08-04-2017, 11:27 AM)22bulldog Wrote: Do you scoop the scale polish out like you would a pomade?

My Scale Polish is not as thick as a pomade.  I scoop out a small amount, like half a pea sized amount and apply like I would any AS balm.  I find it applies easier if my hands are damp.

Do you like the product, Sully?

I don't really like balms because I just don't need them.  Most balms leave my face feeling like I need to wash face so it doesn't feel so oily, or greasy.  I really like Scale Polish.  It's great, non greasy, goes on easy and the scent is very light.  I like this product so much that I'll probably order more scents.

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 08-04-2017, 12:32 PM
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I rarely read anymore about Eric's products. His soaps are excellent performers!

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 08-08-2017, 06:37 AM
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Picked up a few samples recently myself, and I completely agree about Helios. I've had lots of citrus scents, but something about it really appeals to me! I think I may have to order it in a full tub, and possibly as a scale polish.

Scylla, on the other hand, has a bit of a "wet dog" scent to my nose. It's probably just my sniffer, but yuck.

I love Signature, with it's fruity melony barbershoppy blend. Terrific! 

Picked up a scale polish sample in white chocolate orange. Sniffing the jar is nice, but just okay to me. A little too gourmand. But in using it I've found I quite like the lingering orange scent. The scale polish itself I like better than any balm I've had. My skin doesn't feel greasy using it, just nice.

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 08-16-2017, 05:26 PM
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I have only tried one of their soaps and it smells great as well, I will have to give this a shot. Excellent post bud and thanks for the info.

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