Art of Shaving - Sandalwood Shave Soap - Test Lather
1) AOS Sandalwood refill puck in a TOBS bowl
2) Loaded Brush (Omega 49 Pro)
3) Palm lather
4) Palm lather after 1 minute to check lather stability
Thought I would post this test lather for those that might be curious about how AOS shave soaps really lather up.
AFAIK, AOS shave soaps are manufactured by Valobra. This is a tallow-based, triple milled soap that has the same basic composition as the shave stick sold under Valobra's own brand.
The bowl I put the puck in is not an AOS bowl. AOS bowls and TOBS bowls look the same but the opening on the AOS bowl is larger to accommodate the slightly larger puck. However, with a little force, an AOS puck will fit into a TOBS bowl nice and snugly, and the lid still goes on fine.
The scent is not a pure Indian sandalwood scent...if that's what you want, you'll be disappointed in this. AOS uses Australian sandalwood, along with cypress, eucalyptus, and maybe some other things. It's fairly incense-y and the clay/powder smell in the background that some other members have picked up on is definitely there. It's not bad...but I'm still not 100% sold on it.
Lather is just as nice as the Valobra stick, which means it's very good.