Several of us were able to take advantage of the generous deal that Joe at shaveabuck.com had for the Fume Shaving Soap. Have any of you tried it yet? What are your first impressions?
I ordered mine on Thursday afternoon and was surprised to see it in my mailbox when I got home from work yesterday! Though I had committed to taking part in the "30 Days of" thread, I made a command decision to put that on hold for 3 days while I test this soap out. I bought the lavender and find the scent to be pretty nice. I don't have much experience with lavender, so I really can't compare it to anything, but it wasn't as floral as I expected (a good thing).
The consistency of the soap is soft, but not quite an Italian Soap texture. This reminded me of the texture cold whipped butter....firm, but with some give.
I'm still playing with loading times and water ratios so I'm not going to give a full review yet, but I will say that I really, really like this lather coming out of this! I think I was fooled by the soft nature of this soap and didn't load long enough, because while I got some great lather, I had to go back to the tub for more. At this point this is in no way a criticism, just me learning the soap.
I'm interested in hearing what others have to say.