SOTD 17/06/2015

Bulldog Face Wash & Scrub
Meißner Tremonia Stone Pine & Cypress (Natural Brown & White)
Ever Ready 500BN w/Muhle 31M50 Knot
Ever Ready 1912 Ray Cap & GEM Stainless (3)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel & Selin Toner
Pino Silvestre Aftershave
YSL Kouros EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG (Twice ... once per soap)

The chaps at Meißner Tremonia sent me number of flavours of a couple of their soaps in testing to try out ... no instruction, no hints, no tips, very little to go on other than try them and see how you like them.

Five new scents as both a new paste soap and a hard, transparent glycerine based soap. Bay & Rum is one exception here as the hard soap appears to be the same formula as their present hard soap, the rest of the hard soaps are dark brown and transparent, "Natural Brown": coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, argan oil, all organic, also organic wood honey, organic cane sugar, organics glycerine, myrrh and benzoin sumatra. The paste soap, "Natural White", is a new formula: coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil and argan oil, all organic, also organic acacia honey. I am very excited to see honey in these soaps as a natural antiseptic and for encouraging skin regeneration.

Today, I used Stone Pine & Cypress.

I used both the glycerine soap (the "Natural Brown") and the new formula paste (the "Natural White"). One soap per pass. I found both straight-forward to load and lather on the face, the glycerine soap requiring only a teaspoon of water dropped onto the surface of the same and a few swirls with a dry brush to pick up sufficient soap for what would have been right for a three pass shave. Same with the paste soap, really. I am now starting to split these in terms of performance: Natural Brown is a much stronger carrier of scent and in use, so much thicker lather is so easily made. Don't get me wrong - Natural White is a good paste, but Natural Brown really does stand out.

This is going into my rotation. Lovely green scent, perfectly pitched and not at all overdone, something quite easy to do with pine which can leave an overly soapy scent sometimes evoking scent memories of toilet spray. Not here, though. Perfectly pitched and knocked right out of the park. What a joy!

Folks who enjoy a splash of Pino Silvestre or a good spritz of Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme will really enjoy this soap as part of their routine. I went with Pino Silvestre as my aftershave and already had YSL Kouros on. It all worked well together. The soap on its own is a pleasant, young, bright green scent, not overly heavy.

Very much enjoyed!

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