SOTD - September 21, 2017

Tallow + Steel

Shaving Product Review - Tallow + Steel "Boreal"

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)

The last of three fir-centric shaves this week with Tallow + Steel Boreal #soap and #aftershave from their all-new 2017 lineup!

The vast expanse of the Canadian wilderness has an unmistakable fragrance to it—nothing compares to the richly wild scent of the forest after rainfall, when the air becomes thick with a mixture of competing smells.

Made from rare essential oils sourced deep from within the Boreal forest of Canada, the resinous woodsy scent of Canadian cedarwood and balsam fir, parallels those of sweet birch, spruce and monarda - a rare fragrant boreal plant.

Boreal captures the crunch of the branch underfoot, the sweet musk of the crisp autumn air: a blast of earthy freshness. This is a blend that puts you in the heart of an ancient forest, no matter where you are.

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 also won't get into the scent again as I reviewed Boreal extensively by #tallowandsteel before. Suffice to say, it works good, smells good!

What I will quickly say is that today marks the last of three shaves this week with fir-centric scents. The previous shaves were with Mickey Lee Soapworks Though the Woods yesterday and Barrister and Mann First Snow before that. I'll write up a comparison post to follow-up for the fans of these scents.

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 the usual #TimelessRazor in a custom "mild edition" with a #Stork handle and a #PolSilver blade on shave three. The #SOC brush seemed a no-brainer, given the name of the software, right? Coincidentally, it may be the best $25 I've spent on shaving hardware... It's a real performer - and a real bargain. It's popular for a reason! The #GTP scuttle made sure the scent wafted throughout the bathroom and kept the lather nice and warm.

So yeah, stay tuned for an epic fir-off post, comparing these three fantastic scents.