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Asylum Shave Works/Saponificio Varesino Colonia Beta 4.3

primotenore ·12-15-2018, 12:17 AM

Product price

$36.95


General thoughts
Saponificio Varesino has had some really good soaps. I own the Felce Aromatica 4.0 and the soap base is, imo, far better than this latest iteration. I was really hoping for an AdP clone, but was very disappointed. In fact, one would do better purchasing RazoRock XXX, which is, again imo, a far better value at only $2.00/ounce AND has a much closer scent to AdP. These days, with so many quality artisan soaps available, there is no excuse to offer a sub-standard product at an inflated price. Not recommended.

Lather
Lather is easy to build. It takes a good deal of water. Slightly airy, more like foam, rather than yogurt.

Skin Feel
Drying. Post-shave, skin had a very taut feeling.

Slickness
Disappointingly un-slick.

Scent
I preferred the 4.0 Colonia scent. This scent reminds me of a hotel soap.

Skin Care
Again, drying and unpleasant post-shave feel.

Value
At $7.00/ounce, I expect a magnificent product. This product is way over-priced.

Quality
Mediocre at best.

Packaging
Nice metal tin, but the puck doesn't fit. It flops around, allowing water to sit underneath, which can cause mold, if the soap is part of a large rotation. I grated the puck and pressed it back into the tin.

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