Link to eBay listing (has pictures and all the scents listed with descriptions and the color the soap will be): http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=130555119802
So, I was searching eBay and found a nice lady who makes soaps. She has over 200 scents, and when I saw Peppermint Essential Oil I just had to get it. I also ordered from her Bay Rum and Sleigh Ride (Cloves and cinnamon with green apple, I believe). So far I haven't gotten to use these.
The puck is 3.25oz and fits in any basic dish (check her eBay page for measurements). Here is a picture of the soap in my dish (forgive me for the horrible cell phone quality photos, I did not have a camera at my disposal):
As you can see, it's a basic puck. Nothing special, but I wouldn't want a star-shaped puck or anything, so this is perfect.
I suppose the lather is the most important part. Now, I will admit after reading around I was a bit worried because this soap includes Olive Oil as an ingredient and I read it was not a good ingredient for shave soap (according to some people). Well, check this out:
The lather was HUGE. It's hard to tell in this picture because my brush bristles are white (I am using an Omega Synthetic). But, wow! Better than my Van Der Hagen soap I would say for sure! And applying to the face is a breeze, and that's kind of meant to be taken literally. This stuff is COLD. Seriously. It's like a candy cane on your face smell wise (which I love), but the coolness is outrageously awesome, especially for this outrageously hot summer in Maine! It was nice and thick, and the best part (the part I worried about because of olive oil) is the lather did not dry out on my face. It stayed perfect and thick and kept the razor gliding very nicely. I was super surprised how easily this stuff lathered and how good it felt. My face right now, about an hour and a half after my shave feels quite refreshed and VERY clean.
Afterwards I had one spot where I could feel razor burn was starting...right under the sides of my chin. No matter what, it seems that happens, I haven't mastered it yet. But, the soap actually kept it at bay because of how cold it was, and then adding Vijon Brisk (Skin Bracer clone) afterwards made my face just freeze in place. My eyes watered. But, it literally killed my razor burn. I still feel super refreshed, and I have a feeling this soap would be good for a morning pick-me-up.
So, would I recommend this soap? Most definitely. The price is good, but more importantly there are SO many scents. Kerie is very nice to speak to and she will help you pick out the scents you want (she replied to probably a dozen messages and showed no annoyance!). Plus, I ordered on Friday I believe and got them on Monday (today). She really works to make her customers happy it seems, and she has terrific feedback. She gets an A+ in my book, and I will definitely be buying more of her soaps!
Ingredient List (on her eBay listing): Goat's Milk, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Bentonite Clay, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba, Avocado, Mango Butter, & Macadamin Nut...