#31
My DFS Horizons shaving soap came today, along with matching aftershave balm and soap bars. I love the scent off the soap bars. Can't wait to try it.

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#32

Super Moderator
Williamsburg, KY
Thursday November 30, 2023
Razor: Gillette New LC/CG Handle
Blade: Wizamet
Brush: Vintage Walnut & Brass/Timberwolf
Soap: DFS Horizons
AS : Witch Hazel + DFS Horizons
Fragrance:
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,850
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#33

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(11-30-2023, 01:41 AM)Dave in KY Wrote: Thursday November 30, 2023
Razor: Gillette New LC/CG Handle
Blade: Wizamet
Brush: Vintage Walnut & Brass/Timberwolf
Soap: DFS Horizons
AS : Witch Hazel + DFS Horizons
Fragrance:
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,850
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nice. I'm wearing the DFS horizons splash today myself.

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#34

Super Moderator
Williamsburg, KY
(11-30-2023, 01:42 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(11-30-2023, 01:41 AM)Dave in KY Wrote: Thursday November 30, 2023
Razor: Gillette New LC/CG Handle
Blade: Wizamet
Brush: Vintage Walnut & Brass/Timberwolf
Soap: DFS Horizons
AS : Witch Hazel + DFS Horizons
Fragrance:
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,850
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nice.  I'm wearing the DFS horizons splash today myself.

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#35

Member
China
I will try it
#36

Member
Thousand Oaks, CA
A full restock is headed my way, I currently only have the splash and EDP in stock. New additions will be bath soap, aftershave balm, and beard oil.

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#37

Super Moderator
Williamsburg, KY
Tuesday December 26, 2023
Razor: YUMA
Blade: Vintage Polsilver/Wizamet (Poland)
Brush: Stirling-Zenith/Boar
Soap: DFS Horizons
AS : Witch Hazel + DFS Horizons Splash
Fragrance:
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,875

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#38

Member
Chicago Suburbs
I ordered the Horizons soap as soon as it was released. However, my wife confiscated the package and did not let me open it until Christmas. I did not use it until yesterday. Here is my review.

The Horizons scent is well crafted. I keep trying to pick out scent notes, but the scent is so complex that there is no hope of doing so. The scent contains a couple of notes that can cause issues for my sensitive skin (lemon and cinnamon), but the scent is so complex that the concentration of any particular note is small. The scent is mid-strong off the tub, but does open up somewhat once lathered. Here are the scent notes:

Top: Lavender, bergamot, lemon, ginger, mandarin orange, tangerine, basil, rosew**d
Middle: Honey, Cinnamon (synthetic), cashmere, jasmine sambac, Haitian vetiver, sandalwood, iris, carnation, patchouli, cedar
Base: Leather, amber, labdanum, benzoin, oak moss, musk, tobacco, tonka, bourbon vanilla

With the inclusion of lavender, oak moss and tonka, this can be considered to be a aromatic fougere, but it is so much more than that. The collaboration between the DFS staff and Joe of Black Mountain Shaving worked well.

The soap I purchased is the Kodiak base, which I prefer to the Murphy & McNeil Aon base, but Aon is excellent in its own right. The Kodiak base is easy to load directly from the tun using a damp brush. It is easy to lather, taking about 30 seconds when bowl lathering with vigorous agitation. The lather has excellent slickness, both primary and residual. The lather does an excellent job of protecting skin from irritation. The post shave feel is not greasy or heavy, but keep the face feeling supple and moisturized for 24 hours after the shave.

To my face, the primary difference between Kodiak and Aon is that the post shave feel will persist a few hours longer. I can get a great shave with either formula.

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#39

Super Moderator
Williamsburg, KY
Monday February 19, 2024
Razor: Yates 921 "H"/ Nodachi Handle
Blade: London Bridge
Brush: Lutin Lightning/ Badger
Soap: DFS Horizons by M&M & Black Mtn Shaving
AS : Witch Hazel + Horizons Splash
Fragrance:
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,930
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