(This post was last modified: 03-07-2016, 05:27 PM by GloryUprising.)
Review for Sweet Comb

Disclaimer: I haven’t really gotten a chance to dial this soap in so my review should be read with that in mind.


The soap comes packed in a very nice tin with an excellent water proof label.  The tin measures around 2inches or so in diameter which is ok for a smaller brush such a Duke 2 or L'Occitane Plisson brush, but may pose a challenge for a larger brush such as a Chubby 2.

The soap itself is on the harder side in terms of consistency similar to Pre de Provence.  Hard like a crayon or candle; which make since since due to the beeswax content.  


So subjective.  Initially I get notes of lemon-citrus with a hint of floral sweetness in the background.  The scent is not particularly strong but maintains it’s light presence throughout the shave.

After about 40 minuets with the soap where I was trying different techniques to dial in the soap, however, I started to get reminded of commercial bathroom freshener; you know the one in airplane bathrooms…. While not wholly unpleasant, the reminder just lingers in my mind.

I guess I’m spoiled by Barrister and Mann….


I found that this soap needs to be bloomed for easier loading; without blooming it make take longer than normal if at all.  Be aware that quite a bit or proto-lather gets stuck on the sides of the tin under the curled ‘lip’ so be sure to stick your finger in there to grab that part.

If I was to characterize this soap in one word it would be: Flexible.

Once you figure out how to get a good load (in my case blooming the puck) in your brush, the soap becomes very malleable to what you throw at it.  If you want cushion, use a deep grooved bowl.  If you want thickness load a bit more.  If you want slickness, add more water.  Anything I wanted to do, I could do…. However it took a bit of trial in error to get there.

I think the sheer flexibility of the soap makes it a bit unfocused and renders it a jack of all trades but a master of none.  If you had a particular need in mind, you may be better served by another soap that excels at that.


The post shave feel is very good if not excellent.  I would put it behind Mystic Waters or Deluxe Shave and slightly behind Barrister and Mann’s original tallow formula.  But it’s definitely a soap that doesn’t  NEED an aftershave behind it.

Final Thoughts:

While the asking price is a bit on the high side, I feel that it’s fair considering the rate of usage with the soap.  

I don’t think this soap is something that will be staple in most people’s den; but if you’re curious and have the budget I think it would be a nice addition to an already well stock den and would make a good ‘travel’ soap due to the durable tin and flexible nature.

Get the Beard Conditioner!

wyze0ne and User 458 like this post
Excellent review GloryUprising. Thanks for your time to do this, it helped me make my mine up. I will bee (sorry couldn't resist it) order one in. Cheers

Nice review. But I don't think I'll be purchasing based on your scent description alone! Haha
- Jeff
(03-13-2016, 02:04 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: Nice review. But I don't think I'll be purchasing based on your scent description alone! Haha

Don't get me wrong, It's a good soap. Just not a 'must have'.

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