- Boxed-product Weight: 249 g
- Item model number: 217011
- ASIN: B000Q2Y0AI
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 May 2008
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,970 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood Shave Soap in Wooden Bowl 100g
|Price:||£26.00 (£260.00 / kg)|
- Presented in a handsome wooden shave bowl
- Produces a rich, creamy lather to soften the beard for a close wet shave
- It contains added vitamin E to help calm and condition the skin
- Works well with Crabtree & Evelyn's fine traditional shaving brushes handcrafted in England
- A refill soap is available
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Experience a perfect shave with the Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood Shave Soap Refill, a classic way to groom. For the man who enjoys a traditional wet shave, there is no better ritual than lathering up one of our traditional shaving brush with a fine shaving soap.
The Nomad Shave Soap is enriched with antioxidant vitamin E to protect the skin from external aggressors, and produces a rich and compensating lather that helps to prevent razor drag irritation, moreover this product has been tested and approved by dermatologists. It contains Bisabolol which calms and soothes the skin, whilst its stylish wooden container makes it a fantastic gift for the man in your life, or a self-indulgent treat for yourself.
Enjoy the ancient, exotic and slightly mysterious scent of sandalwood, which has been a base for incense and perfume for thousands of years. The precious aromatic is a long lasting fragrance which appeals to both men and women. Its scent is reminiscent of fresh green sap notes, deep smoky woods, leathery labdanum and musky resins, which have all been carefully blended together to create a contemporary twist on an all-time classic.
Founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey, Crabtree & Evelyn has evolved from a small, family-run business which, specialized in fine soaps from around the world, to an international company, well known and respected for its original fragrances, luxurious toiletries, gourmet foods and gifts for those who enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle
Sodium palmate, potassium palmate, sodium palm kernelate, water, glycerin, potassium palm kernelate, stearic acid, parfum, isoproyl myristate, tocopheryl acetate, bisabolol, sodium chloride, bht, tetrasodium edta, tetrasodium etidronate, pentasodium pentetate, linalool, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, iron oxideSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
First off it smells amazing. I have several Crabtree & Evelyn sandalwood scented things and I feel so damned manly it hurts. Secondly, it'll last a long time. A very long time, I think, given how my uses so far appear to have made little to no difference to the surface of the soap. Third, you get a wooden bowl! Now I have no idea what the quality of the bowl is like, but it feels so upper class to be marauding around my flat with a wooden bowl of shaving soap.
A good product, worth the money and highly recommended.
I am used to the modern shaving experience including a gillette razor and shaving gel; however, due to great reviews I thought I should give classic shaving a go. Here comes my experience with this particular piece of kit.
Aesthetics: The packaging looks brilliant: lovely box with a very well designed shaving bowl and fresh looking (imprinted) soap. This makes for the perfect gift at a reasonable price (if you don't care for how it works that is).
Application: The best way to apply this soap (as I imagine you would with any other) is wet the surface and let it soak for a short while. I used an "Edwin Jagger Best Badger Hair Shaving Brush" to create the leather. I have to admit that the soap foams very well and feels very nice during the initial stages of the application.
Odour: This is part of the reason for my 2 star review. The smell is very pungent (I mean this in the worst way possible) - a lot of people commented how they enjoyed the smell - but it will not be for everyone. It seems comparable to marmite: you either love it or you hate it, and I hated it. Certainly it is not a neutral smell, although, on the upside, it fades immediately after shaving.
Shaving: Clearly this is the most important part of the review as you are buying this stuff to reduce irritation and promote gliding of the razor. However; if you are like me and you take a long time shaving (any longer than 2 minutes) you will be disappointed with this product. It dries up very quickly on your skin becoming flakey and rendering it virtualy useless. The flakeyness makes your skin feel very dry and makes me want to wash it off as quickly as possible.Read more ›
Recently I decided to treat myself to a decent badger brush (made by KENT) and invest in a more 'upmarket' soap, which is why I chose 'CRABTREE'
I am very pleasantly surprised how much better a lather I obtain, just by slightly wetting the brush and applying, then soaking the brush again and build up a nice thick lather which gives a far better cut. Although the Crabtree soap cost more than my previous brand you do not seen to require so much, yet still get a far better lather, as a consequence I feel that the Crabtree soap will last far longer. Plus the soap came with a very nice wooden bowl. Overall highly recommended.
I may be spoilt by the Italian shaving soap I had before this but I don't think so, the lather is just `thin' and that's it.
UPDATE : November 2013, I've improved the original score from 3 to 4 that I gave this soap as I have found that if one puts just a little water on the brush and holds the soap upside down (over a sink!) and rubs quite hard then the lather does thicken up quite nicely as this gives the thin stuff the chance to fall in to said sink.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my fiancé who has super sensitive skin - he loves it! Another great product from the Crabtree and Evelyn rangePublished 19 months ago by Charlene