Wet Shaving Products Black Amber Vanille Rustic Shaving Soap

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WSP Black Amber Vanille Rustic Shaving Soap

A quick review of one of the WSP fragrances in their Rustic range.

This is a shorter review because it’s a variation of a product I have previously reviewed in full. I looked at the vegetable version (AKA Rustic) of the WSP offering when reviewing the Tobacco fragrance.

Used with: Super-Max Super Platinum (4th shave)

I left the small travel/sample size puck dry and loaded straight from the tin using my synthetic brush. I was a bit concerned about the lack of suds, but a bit of water was all I needed as I transferred the paste from the brush to my face. I had plenty for my usual routine. Slickness wasn’t bad, it didn’t blow me away but I didn’t pick up any nicks either. The blade tugged on the first pass. My neck was pretty good aside from some roughness in my usual trouble spots. I did spend a lot of time on touch-ups, but it didn’t feel like it was helping. WTG my face was very smooth. I had some resistance ATG and one patch of roughness. Post shave feel was soft. I got a strong whiff of the fragrance at the start, but it faded into the background. It did stay with me throughout, if I hunted for it. Overall I’d say a good shave.


This review is based on a single shave, every one of which has a lot of variables, so while it didn’t quite hit the heights it still proved to be a solid performer.

Where this excels is the fragrance. Described as vanilla, rustic amber, black myrrh and Egyptian musk, it’s a rich, thick, intoxicating scent. The dark notes from the myrrh and musk are lifted by the vanilla. It’s a potent combination that I liked.

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Last updated: July 29, 2017