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#251

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Gilbert, AZ, USA
(06-25-2017, 12:00 AM)120inna55 Wrote:
Tallow + Steel "Morocco"
DrivenLegend Red & Black | APShaveCo Tuxedo 30mm
Ever-Ready 1912 | Delta Echo | Gem PTFE (1)

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Tallow + Steel's "Morocco" soap imparts an extremely smoky fragrance courtesy of the abundance of cade.  I happen to be a fan of smoky fragrances, particularly those of the cade variety.  For those that don't know, cade can ride the line between resinous and caustic.  Morocco does just that.  I did detect some cedar, but that's about it.  The only soap I have that's smokier is Stirling's "Texas on Fire".  Some may compare this with Barrister and Mann's "Roam", but only in the likelihood of the stigma accompanying it.  Every soap maker should have their Roam.  Everyone needs to have that one product that compels some users to erect shrines while other's call for the artisan's head…that one product who's name is invoked by random hacks without provocation and years after its discontinuance.  Frankly, "Roam" is much more artfully done than "Morocco" at least from the soap's fragrance.  However, the splash is a different story.  The cade does make an everlasting presence, but it leaves room for the depth provided by the cedar and other nondescript woody notes.  A brief effervescence is noted that's closer to crushed pine needles than it is to the turpentine note of cade.  The drydown remains smoky, but much more approachable. The cedar becomes more prominent and singular before fading after about 4 hours.  Despite the documented notes, I never once detected rose, Moroccan or otherwise.

As to performance, I stand by my previous impressions, and I feel Tallow + Steel's new base can stand up against just about all of my favorite artisans' soaps. The exception possibly being Barrister's Reserve, but I need to use both of these bases more before I can say that definitively.  The race is close, regardless.
120inna55 that's a beautiful shot! I love seeing your SOTD pics and reading your impressions on the different products your using. That Razor and Brush look like a killer pairing! Enjoy!
Hunter
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#252

Member
Vancouver, BC
(06-25-2017, 12:00 AM)120inna55 Wrote: [align=center]Tallow + Steel "Morocco"
DrivenLegend Red & Black | APShaveCo Tuxedo 30mm
Ever-Ready 1912 | Delta Echo | Gem PTFE (1)

Lovely colours. Happy2
Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
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#253

Member
East Texas
(06-25-2017, 12:08 AM)TheHunter Wrote:
(06-25-2017, 12:00 AM)120inna55 Wrote:
Tallow + Steel "Morocco"
DrivenLegend Red & Black | APShaveCo Tuxedo 30mm
Ever-Ready 1912 | Delta Echo | Gem PTFE (1)

[Image: UeQjS6q.jpg]

Tallow + Steel's "Morocco" soap imparts an extremely smoky fragrance courtesy of the abundance of cade.  I happen to be a fan of smoky fragrances, particularly those of the cade variety.  For those that don't know, cade can ride the line between resinous and caustic.  Morocco does just that.  I did detect some cedar, but that's about it.  The only soap I have that's smokier is Stirling's "Texas on Fire".  Some may compare this with Barrister and Mann's "Roam", but only in the likelihood of the stigma accompanying it.  Every soap maker should have their Roam.  Everyone needs to have that one product that compels some users to erect shrines while other's call for the artisan's head…that one product who's name is invoked by random hacks without provocation and years after its discontinuance.  Frankly, "Roam" is much more artfully done than "Morocco" at least from the soap's fragrance.  However, the splash is a different story.  The cade does make an everlasting presence, but it leaves room for the depth provided by the cedar and other nondescript woody notes.  A brief effervescence is noted that's closer to crushed pine needles than it is to the turpentine note of cade.  The drydown remains smoky, but much more approachable. The cedar becomes more prominent and singular before fading after about 4 hours.  Despite the documented notes, I never once detected rose, Moroccan or otherwise.

As to performance, I stand by my previous impressions, and I feel Tallow + Steel's new base can stand up against just about all of my favorite artisans' soaps. The exception possibly being Barrister's Reserve, but I need to use both of these bases more before I can say that definitively.  The race is close, regardless.
120inna55 that's a beautiful shot! I love seeing your SOTD pics and reading your impressions on the different products your using. That Razor and Brush look like a killer pairing! Enjoy!

(06-25-2017, 12:15 AM)celestino Wrote:
(06-25-2017, 12:00 AM)120inna55 Wrote: [align=center]Tallow + Steel "Morocco"
DrivenLegend Red & Black | APShaveCo Tuxedo 30mm
Ever-Ready 1912 | Delta Echo | Gem PTFE (1)

Lovely colours. Happy2

Thank you, gentlemen.
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#254

Member
New Jersey
Proraso Green Pre/Post
Lath-r-ade Handle APShaveCo 24mm Cashmere Synthetic
Barrister & Mann Rhapsody
Razor Rock Black Hawk / Schick Proline (Shave 2)
Thayers Superhazel ~ Proraso Green Pre/post ~ Vintage Aqua Velve Ice Sport

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#255

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Grande Prairie, Albe
Night shift is making it hard to post in a timely manner.
Simplex 7 / 7 O'Clock Yellow
TOBS Sandalwood
Vie-Long Horse hair
Nivea Cool Kick ASB
English Leather AS
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#256

Member
Minneapolis
(This post was last modified: 06-26-2017, 01:56 AM by Whiskey Sour.)
(06-24-2017, 12:34 PM)gartbnx Wrote: [Image: 8397e1f249fbded2d1df7412bacd5f69.jpg]

http://www.splitseven.com

That is a stunning brush. Is it a Brad Sears handle?
-Mark
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#257
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#258

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Istanbul
(06-24-2017, 12:34 PM)gartbnx Wrote: [Image: 8397e1f249fbded2d1df7412bacd5f69.jpg]

http://www.splitseven.com

That is a stunning brush. Is it a Brad Sears handle?
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It is Brad's handle

http://www.splitseven.com
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#259
Razor: Paradigm Ti
Blade: Feather
Brush: Thater 26mm two-band silvertip
Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
Cream: Baum.Be
Balm: Institute Karite
Finale: Woods of Windsor

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