I really like this soap. A great scent and rich lather making for a smooth shave.
A few things about this soap and how I found it best to use it. - It does make a mess, it's brown in colour and will leave brown soap trails everywhere, not really a problem, but extra cleanup in the sink is needed - I use the bloom option, I put a thin layer of water on the soap while I shower, it's a firmer soap and loves the bloom to wake it up. It needs water when lathering, it's a thirsty soap as many artisanal ones are. - It's slick on the face, will definitely protect you even when using something like a R41. - The scent is a 7/10 in strenght but does not match the aftershave. The scent is almost identical to Big Red chewing gum. It's spicy and very cinnamon-y with a hint of vanilla on the finish. - for those younger DE shavers that don't want the 'barbershop smell.. this is for you. Would definitely use it again, but might try another scent to feel the full range.
My first time for Ariana & Evans, but this soap delivered with an easy lather, great scent and close shave. Lovely.
The best shaving soap I have found to date, great scent, and product lasts for quite some time.
Decided to get this soap on Con's suggestion, and it was absolutely a pleasure using it. It lathers pretty easily, and even if I usually lather my soap in a bowl, I found this soap easier and more efficient to face lather it. The result is quite creamy and super protective. I will definitely by A&E soaps again.
Vanille De Tabac soap
Excellent soap. Lathers easily and provides a comfortable shave. Smells slightly different to the aftershave with more cocoa than pipe tobacco but still very nice.