08-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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I suppose there hasn't been much hype to believe, but this stuff is absolutely incredible and unique. After speaking with friends Teiste and David (my favorite Optometrist), I contacted soapmaker Manuel from Spain via e-mail and was given a list of his available shaving soaps. There were several scents available, with or without lanolin. Because you can purchase two with the same shipping cost as one, I chose both the "Rose" scent and the "Vetiver, Tangerine, Litsea Cubeba" scent. They both arrived in a little under two weeks in metal tins along with samples of two other scents.


First, the scents. The rose is a very natural (not as sweet as Trumpers) scent, not too strong but quite pleasant. The Vetiver, Tangerine, Litsea Cubeba was a very earthy scent to my nose, I was unsure about it at first but it becomes very nice when lathered.

Lathering these guys is exactly how lathering should be, effortless. I'm not one to be a fanboy but really, this stuff instantly explodes. The consistency of this soap is certainly soft, but also somewhat like a clay. The lather has a particular feel that is unlike any other soap I've used. It's very, very creamy and cushioning. Perhaps the most cushioning lather I have ever used. I will be abusing "best ever" throughout this thread. I hope that's not annoying, but the feel and function of this lather truly is different. I had a great shave with a Super Iridium in a Mergress turned all the way up.

Already impressed, I was completely blown away by the moisturizing capacity of this soap. I'm not one to even notice this quality very often, but this time it was just very extreme. My skin felt incredible, like I hadn't just shaved. If you're like me and have tried almost everything but still need something to live for, pull the trigger on this one. Most things I've tried lately have just been ok, get the job done but nothing memorable or special. As I try to thin my herd down to the greats, this one will certainly make the cut.

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 08-26-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • ben74
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Thanks for the review Amir, did you need to correspond in Spanish or English? I'd really like to obtain a couple too...

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 08-26-2012, 06:12 PM
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  • slantman
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A great review Amir and welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 08-26-2012, 06:44 PM
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  • Teiste
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Amir,Im glad that you are enjoying Jabonman shaving soaps.He truly makes good stuff.

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 08-26-2012, 07:17 PM
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  • JaDo
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I have some on the way, too. Manuel is very nice to communicate with. His messages to me were in English, btw.

I'm really looking forward to using the soaps I ordered

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 08-26-2012, 07:58 PM
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  • beartrap
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Thanks for the review! It's becoming one of the top soaps in my den.

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 08-26-2012, 08:00 PM
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Amir, great review. i really want to try some of this soap.

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 08-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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  • ben74
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I know his email has been posted before, but can someone repost or send me a PM... Thank-you!

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 08-26-2012, 11:58 PM
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(08-26-2012, 05:53 PM)ben74 Wrote: Thanks for the review Amir, did you need to correspond in Spanish or English? I'd really like to obtain a couple too...

He spoke English with the help of a text translator, but it worked very well surprisingly. His email address is magafe_es@yahoo.es

(08-26-2012, 06:12 PM)slantman Wrote: A great review Amir and welcome to The Shave Nook.

Thank you, glad to be here.

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 08-27-2012, 07:06 AM
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  • ben74
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Thank-you Amir, I'm sending him an email now!

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 08-27-2012, 08:49 PM
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  • Teiste
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I hope that he could have his online store ready soon.

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 08-28-2012, 04:41 AM
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  • ben74
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I have been corresponding with Manuel and hope to be trying some of his fine soaps soon!

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 09-07-2012, 10:54 AM
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I just received my order from Jabonman.

Haitian Vetiver, Oriental Breeze, Rosas, and Coconut. OMG, these are all wonderfully scented soaps!

So excited to try them out!

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 09-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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Amir, was the soap you reviewed above with or without lanoline? And, to anyone, what effect does the lanoline have both for lathering and for face-feel after shaving?

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 09-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Can somebody supply me with his contact info?

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 09-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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(09-07-2012, 06:47 PM)MickToley Wrote: Can somebody supply me with his contact info?

Go to the Member List, search J, find JabonMan and pm him.

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 09-08-2012, 10:13 AM
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(09-07-2012, 06:15 PM)john parker Wrote: Amir, was the soap you reviewed above with or without lanoline? And, to anyone, what effect does the lanoline have both for lathering and for face-feel after shaving?



The Rose soap has lanolin and the Vetiver-Tangerine-Litsea Cubeba does not. I've heard it makes your skin feel great. Both of these soaps are fantastic and I don't believe in magic ingredients. Honestly, I think the Vetiver lathers more easily and gives me better shaves, but the Rose makes my skin feel very moisturized.

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 09-08-2012, 11:39 AM
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Thank you Amir!

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 09-08-2012, 05:51 PM
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(09-07-2012, 06:15 PM)john parker Wrote: Amir, was the soap you reviewed above with or without lanoline? And, to anyone, what effect does the lanoline have both for lathering and for face-feel after shaving?

* John, i have heard that it can help build lather, but the best thing about it is the moisturizing qualities it provides.
Here is some more info if you want:
http://realizebeauty.wordpress.com/2009/...isturiser/

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 09-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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Thank you, Celestino. Interesting read.

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