Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Rustic Shaving Soap

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Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Rustic Shaving Soap

Named for a mountain in the alps, which inspired the fragrance.

This is a quick review of a product I have looked at in detail before.

Used with: Rapira Platinum Lux (3rd shave)

I loaded direct from the sample tin, leaving it dry, using my synthetic brush. I didn’t get as much in the way of suds as previous samples and I was worried I wouldn’t have enough, but these concerns were unfounded. Slickness didn’t impress but I was nick free. The blade tugged through the first pass. My neck was very good and even my common trouble-spots, while still a little rough, were better than usual. Very good WTG on my face. There was some resistance ATG and a hint of roughness on one cheek, but nothing bad. Nowhere made it to BBS. Post shave feel was soft but very dry. I picked up the fragrance at the start, but don’t recall it after that. It’s a pleasant scent but not particularly potent. All-in-all a good shave.

Verdict

The fragrance is described a taking “you to the Swiss Alps” and was inspired by Creed’s Silver Mountain Water. I’m not sure how it compares but I can say it smells very nice. It’s light and slightly citrusy.

Performance wise, I wasn’t too impressed with the feel of slickness, but it didn’t cause me any nicks so can’t really complain. It took a little more effort to lather, but wasn’t exactly hard work. The post shave feel also left a little to be desired.

These are all fairly minor nit-picks though and the end result was more than adequate.

Filed under: Soap, Software

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Last updated: October 27, 2017