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I have had a couple of shaves with Oaken v3 Batavia. To this point I have to say that I am a little underwhelmed by it”s performance to this point.
Having read a number of positive reviews about this soap and I was looking forward to adding it to my rotation.
Here are my thoughts.
Great scent, not too strong but more subtle than many other soaps but in a positive way.
The product is well presented.
Produces a slightly powdery lather that lacks the slickness of some other major brands.
Unfortunately this one has not worked for me.
I have not given up on Batavia and I am sure it may be just the thing for other.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Paul.
As always, it's much appreciated and helps others in making an informed decision.
Personally, I found the the new V3 formulation requires a tad more loading and a substantial amount of water than other artisan shave soaps. There's no doubt about it, this is a 'thirsty' soap, and it took some tweaking to achieve what I'm accustomed to. Your photograph is quite impressive... thanks for taking the time to upload it.
All the best, Con | The Stray Whisker