Wickham Super Smooth English Rose Shaving Soap

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Wickham Super Smooth English Rose Shaving Soap

A classic scent from an English artisan.

I stumbled across some old samples and decided to give a different fragrance of this previously reviewed product a try.

Used with: Super-Max Super Platinum (3rd shave)

I pressed the sample into a bowl, left it dry and loaded for the usual thirty seconds with my synthetic brush. I had no problem producing tons of lather. Slickness felt very good from first pass to last and I didn’t pick up any nicks or irritation. My neck was pretty good, with the only hint of roughness in the usual trouble-spots. Nice and smooth WTG on my face. ATG was a little inconsistent as I had some areas that were close to BBS but others had resistance that bordered on roughness. Post shave feel was plenty soft but a little dry. The fragrance is a real winner. Strong enough to pick up throughout the shave but without being overwhelming. A good shave, not quite a very good shave.


With a mini-heatwave hitting this proved the perfect accompaniment, as the rose scent is bright and sweet, great for spring and summer. It’s a very natural fragrance to my nose, not unnaturally sweet, a lovely Turkish Delight smell.

Although Super Smooth is no longer produced, Wickham offer English Rose in their current 1912 range so if that’s a fragrance that appeals to you then it would be worth picking some up.

The soap performs similarly to other versions of Super Smooth I have used — which is to say that it lathers easily, offering plenty for multiple passes. It gives great protection as well, so you get a comfortable, nick-free shave.

I didn’t get the finish on this shave that I have managed to achieve in the past, but that’s likely due to the blade I used.

Another great performance from Wickham to enjoy in the sunshine.

Full disclosure: this sample was provided free of charge by Wickham.

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These reviews are updated based on ongoing experience, so ratings and opinions may change.

Last updated: April 20, 2018