SOTD - August 14, 2017

Tallow + Steel

Shaving Product Review - Tallow + Steel "Morocco"

Value (Cost, Packaging and Performance)

Lather (Density, Glide and Feel)

Post-shave (Healing, Moisture and Feel)

Scent (Quality, Strength and Longevity)

Each bar has three metrics, each representing 33% of the total (11% = below-avg, 22% = avg, 33% = above-avg, except cost)

Talk about a smokin' shave... Bring on the Tallow + Steel Morocco #soap and #aftershave from their all-new 2017 lineup!

Morocco unlocks the intense aroma of the Atlas mountains - where wild roses are carefully handpicked at dawn by locals to retain the dewy morning freshness. It is from these roses that some of the world's finest rose oil is made. Nobody knows for sure how roses first came to this remote region of Morocco, but legend has it that merchants from Damascus introduced them to the area long ago.

Combined with the undertones of Mediterranean cypress and Atlas cedar, powdery oakmoss and the delicious smokiness of cade provide a perfect counterpoint to the sweet Moroccan rose.

Morocco is a truly unique scent originating from the heart of these African mountains; just as the rose traveled from ancient Syria to the heart of Morocco, this intoxicating scent will travel to you.

I've written two very extensive articles on the new line, the first being Meet the All-new Tallow + Steel Products with the follow-up Tallow + Steel 2017 - First Impressions which covers the reformulations and performance (besides other aspects) so I won't repeat all of that here. I've also written an in-depth review of Morocco before. So definitely check all those out for the skinny on this awesome software.

Hardware choice came down to the #TimelessRazor "mild edition" with a #Stork handle, which is all freshly polished, courtesy of Nevr-Dull - with an equally fresh #PolSilver blade. The #WildWestBrushworks brush did the deed in the #GTP scuttle. A lovely morning shave with no drama.

Loads of smoky goodness from the software! Man I love this scent. Unfortunately, the smokiness was dialed down after this first batch... Seems that sitting in a closed tub, the soap would come off as really, really smoky - overpowering the other notes. Honestly, I'm okay with that. Alas, this was dialed back a bit (in the soap only) for subsequent batches. C'est la vie.