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Another beer-fragranced shave: Oatmeal Stout

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SOTD 23 Sept 2015

Shaver Heaven makes a nice beer-fragranced shaving soap, their Oatmeal Stout, from which the Simpson Duke 3 Best brush drew a fine lather, thick and ample.

Three passes with the Gillette NEW shown—a lovely razor—and then a generous splash of Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar, which I like a lot—thus the repeat.

Now we turn from beer to spirits, for tomorrow’s shave. Oddly, I cannot think of any shaving soaps with a wine-oriented fragrance…

Written by LeisureGuy

23 September 2015 at 8:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co. used to have one scented with Merlot or some other red wine.


    23 September 2015 at 10:09 am

  2. Unrelated to the post but I always value your input. Do you do a end of day face wash/scrub and moisturizer. If so what products do you suggest, if not any suggestions.


    23 September 2015 at 11:10 am

  3. I don’t do an end of day facewash, but it actually sounds like a good idea. I will probably just use the same glycerin soap I use for my pre-shave beard wash, but depending on the needs of one’s skin, a more moisturizing soap might be good, along with a nice lotion. If you use an exfoliating scrub, I would restrict that to the nose and forehead, since shaving is itself quite exfoliating.


    23 September 2015 at 11:30 am

  4. Using a pre-shave soap already in inventory sounds like the way to go. I will pick up a Cetaphil moisturizer and give the combo a try. I should get a deep facial every couple of months too but I am hit miss on that routine.


    23 September 2015 at 12:36 pm

  5. LA Saving Soap Company’s CCXIII contains a full bottle of cabernet. I assume that would be per batch rather than per puck/tub. I haven’t tried it but I do have their Santa Monica Bay Rum, Bespoke #1 and Myrkvior (contains beer) and they are all great performers. The Bay rum is a fresh take on bay rums while the other two have a dark, earthy scent. If you like the smell of Cyril R. Salter French Vetiver or Barrister & Mann’s Leviathan (just re-released today) then you would probably like the Bespoke #1 and Myrkvior. I tend to gravitate towards the darker, earthier aromas although i must admit that upon first trying Leviathan I had a strong scent of wet dog. By the second use it had become my favourite wet dog.

    Mark Sykes

    23 September 2015 at 3:12 pm

  6. Interesting. Thanks.

    Yes, the bottle added would have to be per batch: a bottle contains much more wine than a puck does soap.


    23 September 2015 at 3:24 pm

  7. Exfoliating scrubs are quite hard on your skin and can cause microtears. If you feel the need for an exfoliant on the non-shaved part of your face, a chemical peel would be both gentler and easier to target specific areas. Check out for product suggestions and techniques.

    the wife

    23 September 2015 at 9:17 pm

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