#15,801

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Sandwich Islands
Slåtterøy v. (Fitjar Islands) lime, lemon, olive, West Indies bay, coriander, cedar

Slåtterøy is the name of a lighthouse just west of Fitjar, Norway.
We can see the beams of light sweeping across the night sky, two sweeps every 30 seconds.
– Jorunn the Soap Cooker

This soap is Fitjar Island's take on bay rum. As you may expect from a product of the higher latitudes, Slåtterøy is pale, clean, and entirely wholesome. FI call their scent discrete. I call it delicious. Tropical bay rums have a reputation for being bright, brash, and overbearing. This Slåtterøy, however, is polite and quiet (but just as satisfying as its rumbustious southern cousins). Lemony coriander takes the place of the ubiquitous loud clove. Smooth olive replaces the more traditional herbal bouquet. And cedar makes it all smell extra nice. In fact, I'm surprised that more bay rums don't draw on warm woody notes that conjure a spirit of square-rigged sailing.

Slåtterøy is a soft entry to what I hope will be a week of brilliant bay rummery.
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
(04-15-2019, 06:20 AM)Bouki Wrote: Thanks for the encouragement to keep writing these notes! The problem with this odd hobby of ours it that the actual shaving is over in 15 minutes.
(04-15-2019, 05:54 PM)Lipripper660 Wrote: That's just the point!  15 minutes and it's gone but when others write about their experience I get another 15 minutes.  Your writing really makes things come alive.
It’s true that the shaves themselves are fleeting. However, after particularly good shaves, I often marvel at how I feel renewed, and the enjoyment of that ritual (and its results) can carry on for quite a while after the actual shave is completed. It really is therapeutic and revitalizing at times.

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Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
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#15,803

expert shaver
Port Saint Lucie
Williams Mug Shave Soap
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(04-15-2019, 05:57 PM)Lipripper660 Wrote:
(04-15-2019, 05:04 PM)green 69 Wrote: Local Gent Kona Colada

I still have a couple of Local Gent soaps but Cona Colada is not one of them.  Always meant to pick it up but sadly that is not an option anymore.  Tell us about the scent please.  Please......  (And make it sound nasty so I don't feel bad for,missing the boat.)

Has a chocolate, coffee, coconut kind of scent. I really enjoy it but use it sparingly.

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#15,805
Reef point soaps / Classic Barber Shop [Image: 4f222df27de9b6bc6133504e9b803c02.jpg]

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#15,807
Mike's Lime

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#15,808

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
XPEC Original shaving cream (first Forester Milan version). I was not sure at first if I liked the fragrance, but with time it has grown on me, and it certainly makes fantastic lather.
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