Hey guys I’m checking out a brand new shave soap today. Mike over at Black Jack sent this to me with my last pomade order from him. I’ve been anxious to try it out ever since I got it, and now is that time!
This one doesn’t come in the usual packaging. It’s wrapped in white tissue paper and has a sticker on both sides of it. The top sticker has the Black Jack spade in the center with “21” in the center of it. On either side are pinstriped arrows pointing down, then above and below it is “Black Jack Pomade.” Above that logo/box it says “Shaving” and below it is “Soap.” Pretty simplistic, but you guys know I dig the old school simple labels/designs. The sticker on the back has a blurb about the soap itself. Mike left out the funny with this blurb though, it’s just a straightforward description.
When you unwrap this shave soap you are promptly me with the familiar, and wonderfully clean fresh scent that I’ve come to love from the Black Jack products. It smells exactly like their pomades. And this soap is a clear, yellowish soap. Nice change up from the normal solid colored/ nontransparent soaps. Not that I don’t like those, but I like diversity and change up too. Plus clear soaps are just rad!
I went ahead and placed it in my little shave soap bowl and got my water running. I then got my brush nice and damp and proceeded to swirl away to get my lather going. At first it didn’t want to lather up very good, but after a few minutes I got a really nice thick lather from this soap. It’s so rich that it almost hides my hairs in it. I love a nice rich lather from a soap, it makes my hairs a lot easier to shave.
After applying it all I kind of sat there enjoying the smell of it. I really like the smell, and usually it’s above my nose and I kind of get used to it when it’s in my hair. But with it being in the shave soap now, I had to take a moment to bask in the scent.
As I began shaving, I noticed that my face felt really soft when I grabbed the areas where I had already shaved to pull the skin tight. Hopefully my face will stay soft after I’m done shaving. The scent stayed nice and present the whole time I was shaving. It really makes for a nice shave when you can smell the soap throughout the whole shave. After all was said and done, I had a nice clean shaven face, that was still nice and soft, and had a fresh clean smell to it! I like this soap! Now Mike just needs to make an aftershave with the same scent (ahem) or something that compliments the smell of this soap.
If you guys like fresh scents and shave soaps that leave your face soft and smooth after a shave, pick up this soap. It’s definitely worth checking out! You can get it from his website
and while you’re there pick up some of his pomade too! I got some more shave stuff coming in this and next week so stay posted for some new stuff!