Blackfern is our take on a floral fougere.
The scent (made, as always, with natural plant essential oils and extracts) has notes of floral lavender and geranium rounded out with patchouli and labdanum, with hints of clove and eucalyptus and orange and peppermint, which results in a very pleasant fresh scent!
This is something pretty special.
Please note that this is our new French red clay base with activated charcoal, which provides excellent slickness and post-shave that rivals any tallow soap while remaining true to our vegan roots. This base needs a little less water than a lot of other soaps on the market, so load using a damp brush then add water to the point where a thick creamy slick lather is achieved.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Palm Kernel Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Essential Oils (Lavender Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Labdanum Absolute (in Sunflower Oil), Peppermint Extract, Clove Bud Essential Oil, Orange Extract, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oi), French Red Clay, Activated Charcoal, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin (comfrey plant).
4oz of shaving soap in an 8oz container
The smell reminds me of stepping into a barber shop. Earthy, spicy, floral, all mingling together. Great lather too. Even after a few uses I can tell this will be my go to shaving soap in the future.
Second soap from you guys I've tried, It's great. Lather seems a bit creamier than with the red-clay base (SaMo Bay Rum), but I've only used the new one once so far.
I thought the smell would be too much when I first got a whiff, but it stuck around in the perfect amount after a shave and I have been completely converted -- love it.
The new LA shaving soap formula is FAN-tastic and can compete with the best Tallow based soaps. Also, the smell of this soap is amazing - Clean and outdoorsy, It reminds me of early summer mornings as a kid. Good stuff.
Pay attention to new directions. Works wonderfully if you do. Opens with a bright floral citrus note and follows with subtle spice. Clean. Outdoors, not floral shop. Face nourished and clean after rinse. Great glide and cushion.