Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Soap in Silver Aluminum Dish
Czech & Speake shave soaps are a joy to use. This tallow based soap produces a very rich and slick lather and has an intoxicating scent of lavender (blend of English and French lavender) topped with herbaceous peppermint and rosemary essential oils with bergamot on a base of warm oak moss. In the words of Czech & Speake, Oxford & Cambridge "is a fresh and invigorating scent evocative of the English countryside, varsity matches and the great British sporting tradition". Who can argue with that? Comes in a beautiful and sturdy anodized aluminum dish. Makes a great gift -whether to yourself or to someone else. Product of the UK 90g
Ingredients: Sodium Tallowate, Aqua (Water), Potassium Palmitate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera, Lecithin, Petrolatum, Zea Mays, Tocopheryl Acetate, C.I. 77891, C.L. 77492
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This is another superb soap in Bullgoose’ collection. It whips up easily into a slick, cushiony lather, which is maybe just a bit thinner than, but definitely comparable to MdC. The scent is a perfect iteration of lavender at the top with an underlying mossy base. The scent strength is just right for me. Its pleasantly soft during the shave and lingers for a short time after. While I can’t make a cogent argument for spending $120+ for the bowl, I like it. It’s very attractive and really well fabricated.
If I could only use 1 soap this would be it. It's amazing, best post shave I've come across. Lather is amazing, smells great. Lavender does not smell at all like flowers IMO, a smooth lavendar, maybe a little vanilla. Peppermint and Rosemary. Gotta love tallow, great slickness/protection. And again the post shave, just incredible!
IMO even though the container is nice, but I don't think any container for soap is worth $126, wish I would have known they sell a wooden bowl here for $15. https://bullgooseshaving.com/products/black-wood-shave-soap-bowl
This is probably my favorite shaving soap, Martin de Candre (orginal scent) is right there neck and neck, but I think the tallow give O & C the edge if I had to pick. O & C has a little better post shave/slickness, MdC lathers a little easier Both mentioned smelling list lavender, rosemary and peppermint but they smell REALLY different. Buy this soap you won't regret it!
I had already used the soap (without the aluminum container) and it is my favorite. I prefer creams over soap, but this is the exception. I know I will be buying many, many, refills of this soap in the years to come, so I sprung for the fancy container. Is the container worth $120? Not really, but I am glad I got it. The quality is unmatched and it will no doubt long outlive me and be passed on for several generations. It looks great too!
World's Best Soap Deserves World's Best Container. here you go.