Further thoughts on Cold River Soap Works’ GLIDE shaving Cream Soap “Morning Ghost”

I was PIFed this tub of CRSW from a friend and fellow shaver over at the ‘Nook – my favourite shave forum – and I’m grateful both for the gift and the opportunity to try it out after hearing so many good things about it

The presentation is, how to put, classy without being pretentious. Black lid with withe print stands out in the soap drawer, and while plastic tubs are usually considered to be less environmentally friendly I can see the utility of neither being easily dented like a metal tin, or heavy like a ceramic one. It’s also sturdy enough to see a lot of reuse, so there is that.

Scent wise the Morning Ghost is hard to describe for me. CRSW describes it as green, earthy and spicy vetiver, with a woodsy scent and a  balanced lemony citrus running throughout… I guess they are right? I pick up the wood and earthy tones way better than any hint of lemon though, but that might be my nose.

The GLIDE soap got a lot of praise for being creamy, and it sure is. When I got the ratio of soap to water dialed in it yields a thick, almost yogurt-like lather that stays where you put it – no chance of soap running down your neck. Postshave feel is great too, leaving my face neither dry nor greasy.

There is just one minor niggle though… and one I can’t gloss over.

Being a soft cream a shaver will go through a tub of this quickly. I’m less than a dozen shaves in, and I can already see the bottom of the tub.

So… great soap, but wont last long. Something to keep in mind.

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