5 of the best artisan shaving soaps for Spring
As traditional wet shavers we love a seasonal shaving soap! Have you ever wondered why sometimes you prefer a certain shaving soap at different times of the year? Well, your sense of smell can be more acute during Spring as there is more moisture in the air.
Spring can start at different times of the year. The Meteorological Spring is the months of March, April and May. This year the astronomical dates for Spring are Friday 20th March 2020 - Saturday 21st June 2019 . The weather starts to become warmer and leaves, plants and flowers begin to grow.
Though many springtime scents are familiar, we have picked these artisan shaving soaps that scream 'Spring' to us at Agent Shave!
1. Phoenix and Beau Albion Shaving Soap
Phoenix and Beau are a UK artisan shaving soap brand based in Hitchin. They have successfully created a tallow shaving soap formula that produces a dense, glossy lather that is a joy to shave with!
When the days are becoming warmer and brighter, head outside for that morning cup of tea and take in the scents! Phoenix & Beau Albion shaving soap is just like strolling through a lavender field whilst sipping a cup of Earl Grey tea! A truly botanical experience offering a clean and settling shave to lighten any mood.
2. RazoRock Saturnia Shaving Soap
RazoRock Shaving Cream Soaps are artisan made in Italy. Saturnia is a scent that will take your shave to a place of holidays and Spring sunshine! As the average UK temperature for Spring is 7.7 degrees, it is no wonder many of us enjoy a Spring holiday. Inspired by a small spa town in South West Italy, Saturnia uses the famous RazoRock Shaving Soap formula.
While your water is running, imagine you are standing at the foot of the famous Forello waterfall, the scent of sulphur minerals catching as you lather up. Warm Tuscan herbs fill the air!
3. Oatcake Overgrowth Shaving Soap
Spring is known for it's rainy showers, and nothing says Spring like the smell after rainfall! 1947 saw the wettest Spring in the UK on record with over 331.7mm of rainfall. There is actually a name for the smell of rainfall, petrichor! Oatcake Overgrowth Shaving Soap is like walking through a forest after rainfall, fresh and green!
The shaving soaps from Oatcake are artisan handmade in the UK, a natural, tallow based shaving soap including homemade organic oat milk for a nourishing and irritation-free shave.
4. Wickham Soap Co Ninfeo di Egeria Shaving Soap
Wickham Soap Co Ninfeo di Egeria Shaving Soap has a seductively charming magical scent! If you love the Spring scent of cut grass, then Ninfeo di Egeria is for you - a sprightly green fragrance with a burst of citrus.
All the shaving soaps from Wickham Soap Co are Parabens-free, Lanolin-free, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate-free (SLS) and are suitable for Vegans, people with sensitive skin and are NOT tested on animals.
5. The Goodfellas Smile Shibusa 2 Shaving Soap
Spring is a celebration of new beginnings! In Japan friends and family gather to celebrate Hanami, the viewing of cherry blossom trees in flower. Delightful sweet, musky, floral aromas fill the air.
The Goodfellas Smile Shibusa 2 Shaving Soap has heart notes of Anise, Peach and Ylang Ylang resting on a base of Vanilla and White Musk - a perfect scent to welcome Spring. The Goodfellas Smile are artisan made in Italy, a traditional soft style tallow shaving soap.
We would love to see your Spring shave of the day posts on social media, the more creative the better - do tag us in your pictures using the hashtag #agentshave and we will share our favourites!