Well it just happens that I got a few bars of this stuff yesterday and then happened to read your post today so I did a little experiment.
Originally Posted by Chahchi22
While using Musgo Body bar as a shave soap substitute could probably be done, it is quite a bit of work, doesn't have as 'fresh' a scent, and doesn't provide a very high quality lather. I would recommend simply squeezing some of the Musgo Real cream in your mug and lather it there.
First a Few Facts
I use soaps almost daily (although this week I've made it a point to use creams so they don't start feeling neglected!).
I have a Vulfix 2234 (kinda floppy, so it takes a little extra work to whip up soap).
I use a large coffee mug to whip my lather (creams and soaps).
I use Musgo in the tube and LOVE it!
On With the Test
First the scent: the body bar doesn't smell as good as the cream, but they obvisously were going for the same scent so they are pretty close. The cream seems to have a little more 'fresh' scent to it.
Lathering: I held the bar in my hand to begin with. The bar was wet since I had just showered with it. I did the usual brush soak and then went at it.
It had a fair initial lather that built on the brush so that I could move over to the mug. At first I didn't think it was going to lather much past 'bath soap' quality... it was pretty thin by shaving standards. I kept adding water and working it pretty hard with the brush... lots of pumping and whipping.... add more water... work some more... you get the picture. I had to work quite a bit harder but eventually had a fairly respectable lather... the brush was 'loaded' (please note that it compared nothing to the GFT Violet cream that I got into on Monday!).
Shave: Or well.. faux-pseudo shave. I got a really nice BBS shave this AM so there wasn't much to shave and I wasn't going to do a whole shave anyway... just a test patch. So I painted the lather onto my right cheek. It certainly wasn't very rich and seemed to be drying out rather quickly. I pulled the razor down N-S from the right sideburn and, to my surprise, the razor didn't drag... keep in mind though there was hardly any stubble either.
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