New spring Scents Our On Their Way!

Gaelic Tweed and Spring Rain are our newest scents coming your way for Spring.  These scents are for a limited time only and are in limited quantities so make sure you check any of our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or right here) for release dates of these wonderful soaps so you don’t miss out!

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LUXURY BARBER NAMES WET SHAVING PRODUCTS BRAND OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

A blurb of the article:  “A man named Lee is the mastermind behind Wet Shaving Products, Who founded the company on the notion that shaving should be an experience, not an annoyance. The self-proclaimed “shaveaholic” carefully researches the needs that his customers have and works diligently to satisfy them in any way he can. Lee works directly with badger hair suppliers, allowing him to give you products that are effective and affordable. All Wet Shaving Products are made in Phoenix, Arizona by Lee’s hand selected team. Together, the team works diligently to perfect the products before shipping them out. From choosing the handles to selecting the badger hair, it is all done right here in the USA.”

October 3rd Updates 2014

So what’s new at WSP? Mostly soap news again. In today’s update: packaging & labelling, Pumpkin Spice soap, amazon update, the end to the introductory pricing.

Packaging & Labelling

I am still working on locating the rust proof tins. I’m even thinking about switching to plastic jars. But, some of you have told me you’d like waterproof labels. I can now tell you that they are in the pipeline.

In addition, I’ll be updating the labels to add some color. For example, lavender will be lavender and so forth. What I can’t figure out is: fougere noir, black amber & vanille, sandalwood & tobacco (what shade of brown (if any)). So, if anyone has any input, do let me know. Otherwise, they may stay black & white.

Pumpkin Spice

Ah, pumpkin spice. Smells like pumpkin pie. Perfect fall scent and it will be available just in time for Halloween.

Unfortunately, it contains cinnamon. And some people are allergic to it. Therefore, I only made a very small run of 50 pucks. Available early next week.

Now Available at Amazon & the webstore

Most of the best sellers are now available at amazon! Use the discount code: JRDFER3I for 40% off! Mahogany & Marrakesh are on their way.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Finally, the bad news. The era of $6 soap will come to an end this month. Originally I was planning for the 15th, but it’s looking like it will happen closer to the 31st. So, sometime between those dates the price will go up. Get your orders in before then!

And sticking with the theme of things coming to a close, I will probably be ending the rose scent and replacing it with rose & sandalwood. Haven’t made any final decisions yet, but that’s where I’m leaning.

September 19th Updates

Back by popular demand, Black Amber Vanille & Tobacco have made a return. A limited run of 54 pucks may turn into a full-time spot on the team. They can be purchased here.

The rest of the news is likewise soap related. Not really much going on with anything else. But I did add facebook comment functionality to the website. New posts will have facebook comments enabled. You’ll have to click the title to bring it up.

Scent Strength Boost

Some of you have commented that some of the scents are weak. I am working on this. I’ve calculated that I can safely boost all scents by 10%. I have implemented this in all new batches.

As for particularly weak scents such as lavender & a few experimental ones, I am reviewing IFRA guidelines and seeing about lowering the mixing temperature to capture more scent in the soap itself. Future batches of lavender can be boosted 20%, so expect a stronger lavender in a month or two.

New Scents in the Works

Coffee – Enough people have expressed an interest in this scent that I’ve moved forward with trying to make it happen. Right now, I’m told the current formulation smells more like a “latte” or “Kahlua candy”. I guess that’s pretty good considering that the black coffee scent in soap is as elusive as a unicorn. I’ll have to think on this some more.

Let me know in the comments below, post on the facebook page, or via a message if you have any thoughts on the matter.

Lavender & Cedar – I’m not too sure about this one. While it smells great, it’s extremely faint. I’ll have to figure out how to keep more of the scent in the soap before I release it, if I release it. I’d like to hear more positive interest in the scent before I make a batch.

Bay Rum – Alright, I’m giving up on this scent for the time being. I can’t get it to smell right and I have other things that are demanding my attention. The latest formulations smell more like licorice. I might come out with a licorice scent, but not bay rum in the near future.

Gaelic (Green Irish) Tweed – Love this scent. Unfortunately it costs 50% more than any other scent, requires 50% more fragrance, and would likewise boost the price accordingly. So this one’s on hold for now.

Cool Water – Firstly, I can’t think of a good name for it. A puck for anyone who comes up with the final name. Secondly, just like GIT, it’s 50% more expensive & 50% more is required. Also on hold.

Lavender – Lavender has been reformulated. It now smells more like a pure lavender with a camphor scent.

Pumpkin Spice – This fragrance contains cinnamon. So, if you are allergic, do not rejoice. Sadly I found out that my face does react to cinnamon, but a couple of people have contacted me about this fragrance and assured me that they don’t react to cinnamon, so… I’ve decided to make a batch. It does smell great. Slight pumpkin in the background with a good cinnamon scent. Accented by pumpkin pie fragrances.

Rose & Sandalwood – Something I’ve been toying with on and off. I’ve got the mixture down and I think it smells great. Unfortunately, I don’t quite have the time to do anything more than that right now.

Colognes & Aftershaves

They are in the development. While I can mix colognes right now, I’m not too sure about how to ship it, or whether there’s enough interest. But the formula is pretty easy and I’ve been making some for local friends. Aftershave is still in the early stages of development.

Do let me know if you’d like to see any current scents as an aftershave.

Tins

I’m working on finding a rust-resistant version. No plans on using a different size.

Fougere Noir back in stock & other updates

fougere back in stock

What’s new this week?

Well, starting with the big news of the day, Fougere Noir is back in stock and available to order!

Continuing with the soapy news, I’m really enjoying making soap. It’s new and exciting. Anyway, some people have been wondering how long the soap will be at half the final retail price. Well, the answer is: as long as I can. I’ve ramped up production to full capacity. I cannot make any more soap per day than I am. However, so far I’ve been managing to keep up with demand and get a little ahead.

Old Scents

The latest news on scents is that Mahogany is saved from the axe. Black Amber and Vanille has received a temporary reprieve, and Tobacco is probably not going to come back for now.

Thanks to the feedback you have all sent in, Black Amber & Vanille will get a production run. But fear not Tobacco fans, I’ve still got a few pucks left and there’s still time to tell me how much you like it (or don’t like it). It can always come back at a later date.

Lavender. I’ve changed the formula to a straight Parisian lavender. Expect to see the pucks for sale in a few weeks.

New scents

Experimenting and finding new scents is challenging and fun. Albeit not good for the bottom line.

Bay Rum. This one is hard to pin down. I’ve tried three different suppliers and none of them exhibit the correct scent profile. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much interest in the scent, and so I’ll be focusing my efforts on other scents. I did make a few pucks and some samples. Just pay shipping and let me know if it’s a good scent or not.

Pumpkin Spice. This one smells great. Unfortunately it contains cinnamon which can cause a reaction in some people. So, sadly, this one cannot be sold. I’ll see about finding a suitable replacement before Fall arrives.

Cool Water. The current sample batch just isn’t giving off a lot of scent. It has a lot of high notes, and they are just evaporating off and not sticking. I made a few samples (4) if anyone wants to try it for the heck of it.

Green Irish Tweed. Smells very close to the real thing. I like this one. I think I’ll call it Gaelic Tweed. It’s a little bit weaker, but the scent is still there in the shave.

Lavender & Cedar. This is a good blend of lavender & cedarwood. The lavender is present, but not overpowering.

I’ll be making larger batches of GIT & Lavender & Cedar in the upcoming days. For now, I’ve just got a few samples on hand.

Espresso. My final update. Espresso fragrance oil is just in. And surprisingly it actually smells like coffee. It has a nice nutty scent with a base of coffee. So, how about some coffee with your shave?