SOTD - September 21, 2018

Ariana & Evans

Shaving Product Review - Ariana & Evans "St. Barts"

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)

Hit the waters of the Virgin Islands with Ariana & Evans St. Barts in a #soap and #aftershave combo - with a crazy blue brush!

St. Barts beautifully blends lime, coconut and rum into a warm, creamy scent, reminiscent of a very high-end niche type fragrance. St. Barts was inspired by Creed Virgin Island Water and is remarkably close to this wonderful fragrance.

I've actually already reviewed St. Barts so check that out for the whole enchilada. First, a quick recap. The St. Barts scent is light and tropical. It features top notes of bergamot, lime, mandarin, coconut, Indian jasmine, sweet hibiscus, ylang ylang and ginger; base notes of sugar cane, musk, sandalwood and white rum. If that sounds at all familiar, it's essentially a clone of Creed Virgin Island Water (which has top notes of white bergamot, Jamaican lime, Sicilian mandarin and copra (the white inner flesh of the coconut); middle notes of Indian jasmine, sweet hibiscus, ylang ylang and ginger; base notes of sugar cane, musk and white rum). Basically, they're identical, note-wise. St. Barts does smell fairly close indeed, but not quite as crisp and strong; refined - while longevity is similar.

The hardware today is the point. Not so much the Frankenrazor - combing a #Yaqi head and The Shaving Shop ( #ArianaEvans) The Assassin razor handle with a #Feather blade on shave three, while sitting atop a #standardrazors stand... But the brush, which is the fourth in a series of four - this one featuring blue. You can check out red, green and purple from other shaves, if you're following along. It's made by #LeoFrilot of that awesome 3D ribbony resin and a knot to match that's essentially a 24mm Tuxedo with blue fibers replacing white at the tips. The #GTP, present and accounted for, of course.

Friday, a lovely shave with some nice software and hardware... Check, check and check! Time for the weekend!