SOTD - September 20, 2017


Shaving Product Review - Mickey Lee Soapworks "Through the Woods"

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)

Keeping the fir-scented vibe going with a great entry by Mickey Lee Soapworks called Through the Woods in a #soap and #aftershave combo from their 2016 releases.

Like taking a brisk jaunt through the woods with a basket of grandma’s tasty treats, this scent is a winter-time favorite.

I figured since yesterday was a fir-scented kind of day to keep the ball rolling, as it were. As luck would have it, I did a full review of Through the Woods last year when it was released, so check that out if you want the details. I'll just recap a little today.

Through the Woods is lightly tinted “Christmas tree green” and opens with a crisp, fresh blend of pine, fir, cedar and eucalyptus warmed with the sweet, spicy notes of gingerbread. It's definitely fir forward, but the other woody notes add a nice complexity with just a hint of spiciness. The soap produces copious amounts of somewhat billowy lather with very good cushion and glide as well as residual slickness while the aftershave provides a face feel that is quite supple and nourished feeling.

The only downside, mentioned in the original review is the scent strength and longevity - both fairly low. I followed it up with a natural choice, #GeirNess #EdP (first impression/review here). It's woodsy and spicy.

Hardware was my go-to #TimelessRazor custom "mild edition" with a #Stork handle and a #PolSilver blade on shave two. The #BSB Shaving Brush, feeling a bit left out lately - took care of making effortless lather in the #GTP scuttle.

I love fir scents. Through the Woods by #MickeyLeeSoaps is a really nice one. It's not as simple as Barrister and Mann First Snow and not as... Let's say "extreme" as Tallow + Steel Boreal just to put it into context. While it's a seasonal release, and somewhat unmistakably tied to the holiday season - you can rock Through the Woods year-round. I think I'm going to shave with the latter (again) tomorrow and then do a run-down of all three in a sort of "fir battle."