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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2010
Since I started DE Shaving I have been working my way through various shave soaps and creams and testing them out along the way.

This is a very simple, straight forward product, so I will keep my review short and simple.

1. Lathers well
2. Soothes the skin, thank you Glycerine. No big ingredients list from the Col. thank you!
3. Smells very masculine, the Amber scent is a great blend that does not linger. Old school Barbershop smell, understated and not loud.
4. This is a great place to start if you are interested in old school shaving.
5. Inexpensive, and a great value, perfect step up from Williams Mug Soap. The next level.
6. A few of the old school guys on Badger & Blade keep this in rotation, so it goes from beginner to expert. It is in my rotation.

I would recommend this product to anyone interested in old school shaving routines, you can't really miss with the Colonel when you are looking for a great value shave soap.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2013
This puck doesn't fit into some of the shave bowls listed on Amazon. To work around this, I cut the soap into chunks, heated it in the microwave to a liquid, and then poured it into the bowl. The result is a custom fit that doesn't slide around or keep the lid open.

The smell is pretty mild and doesn't last long. I'm certainly interested in trying a different scent when my soap supply runs out.

I would recommend this soap.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2010
the scent of this soap is understated, moreso than the bay rum soap I have tried in the past. I like Conk's shave soap better than most, because it has more lubrication than some others. I also like the price.

There are better fancier products, with more smell or effect on the skin, but these work for me. I don't care to spend over $10 on a block of shave soap.

I'll be trying the 'lime' flavor next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2013
I received this soap as part of a straight razor shaving kit from Vintage Razors LLC. When I first popped open the soap container, a strong and overwhelmingly funky smell hit my nose and I immediately wondered if I should just toss the soap. But I felt it would be such a waste to throw away new soap, so I decided to hold my nose and give it a shot. After several uses, the funkiness actually went away, leaving behind a nice, smooth, understated aroma of amber. I absolutely love the smell now.

Unfortunately, this is the only good thing I have to say about the product.

The fact of the matter is, the soap fails to perform in the one thing it's supposed to do - provide a creamy and smooth lather to make shaving a simple endeavor. No matter how I experimented with the soap, I always ended up with a lather that was subpar at cushioning my face and helping the blade glide along smoothly. Furthermore, the lather is very short-lived, meaning I have to waste time reapplying lather on my face before I had done one half of a complete pass. Yes, you heard right, one half. And I'm not a slow shaver by any means.

It's main selling point appears to be it's extremely low cost for what is supposed to be a mid-level quality soap, but don't be fooled. The soap is glycerine-based, meaning that it disappears quicker than traditional triple-milled soaps. A similar size bar of Taylor Of Old Bonds soap actually lasted me almost twice as long, meaning that it's not that much of a money saver in the long run. If you want a cost effective solution, get a Van Der Hagen soap bar. It's similarly priced, can be picked up at your local supermarket, and has provided me superior lather.

It's really a shame that the soap failed to deliver. I'll be very wary of buying anything Colonel Conk from this point forward.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
The amber scent is great for anyone who finds the other col conk scents a little overbearing. Mild and relaxing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
The scent is quite subtle. Barely notice it. Stays pretty wet on the face, doesn't dry up. Lather was so-so. This was my first experience with shave soap. It didn't last as long as I thought it would. I got maybe 8 shaves out of this bar. I think I will try another brand before I buy this one again.
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on February 3, 2015
Great scent, and lathers very very well for me. I had actually ordered the Col Conk almond soap, and when I opened the box and saw this Amber Glycerine soap, I almost had a kniption fit. I never had a clear shaving soap before. But I decided to keep it anyway to use after my current soaps were gone. The price is really right. In the recent past, I had been using higher priced Mitchels Wool Fat (MWF) and Edwin Jagger sandalwood shaving soaps, which are nice soaps in themselves. I have rated MWF 4 stars in the past. I also earlier tried the Proraso sandalwood.

So I kept this Amber glycerine shaving soap to use after I finished up my other soaps. As I said before, this Amber glycerine soap lathers very very well for me. And the scent is very appealing to me. I look forward to lathering up every day just for the scent! As far as if a soap lathering, lifting wiskers, while lubricating and creating a gliding surface for the razor, I don't know about this sciency stuff or can't tell a difference between this and the higher priced MWF and Jagger soaps. I just know that this Amber glycerine lathers much easier, and after I then scrape the hair off my face, my face feels just as good as with the higher priced stuff.

MWF will still have a place in a mug in my shaving cabinet, but this Amber glycerine soap may have two mugs!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2013
I've been wet shaving for over a year and a half now and I'm very pleased with Col. Conk shave soaps. The Amber scent reminds me of my grandfather. Best man I know.
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on February 24, 2014
I have been shaving with a saftey razor for some time now. I accidentally dropped my bowl and soap and they were destroyed. I had to purchase a new bowl and soap to replace the old stuff.

I will say that this soap has given the best lather I have ever had. The combination of preshave oil and this soap will give you the closest shave without irritation - at least on my face. It has a thick lather that lasts, which is most important. I did not find the need to relather during the initial pass with the razor. This is important because it means that the soap is actually keeping the hair lifted off the face so you can get a cleaner cut, granted you are lathering properly. Furthermore, the ingredients do not list anything that is way over the top chemical wise. The soap has a wonderful aroma and seems like it will last a long time. Lastly, this soap is well worth the money. I have tried various types of soap on the market and I have found that this is the best soap IMHO. I can't wait to buy more to try different scents. Try this soap, it will not dissappoint!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2013
Lathers up pretty well however the lather seems to dissipate quickly so I'd have to reapply a couple times during a shave.
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