Ingredients: STEARIC ACID, TALLOW, AQUA, CAPRAE LAC (GOATS MILK), POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, GARCINIA INDICA SEED BUTTER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, BEER, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, (VEGETABLE) GLYCERIN, BUTTER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, PERFUME, SORBITOL, LANOLIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, AGAVE AMERICANA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM LACTATE, XANTHAN GUM, DROMICEIUS (EMU) OIL, HYALURONIC ACID, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, ULMUS FULVA (SLIPPERY ELM) BARK EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED SILK, YOGURT, SILK AMINO ACIDS, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT
Dovo’s new ownership is younger and more hip to trend. Case in point is this American production in spiffy European vessel, the stoneware and cork lid are Portugese and the software itself comes from Ariana & Evans, an American small batch artisanal producer. “A&E” is known for intensely memorable fragrance profiles upon a luxurious and stable base, and they produce multiple bases for soap, some with tallow like this one, and some vegan-friendly.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE SOAPS *DO* HAVE EU CERTIFICATION AND EAN LABELING, MEANING THEY HAVE UNDERGONE COSTLY AND EXTENSIVE LONG TERM STABILITY/ALLERGEN TESTING BEFORE SALE IS POSSIBLE TO YOU. TALLOW SOAPS WITH EU CERTIFICATION ARE RARE! Most American ‘artisan’ type soap productions undergo zero independent laboratory testing of any kind, you can have an allergic or long term reaction and you are the guinea pig! There are literally hundreds of brands of “an-American-in-their-kitchen” Wild West style wholly unregulated shaving soap available to you, but be aware that many of them have no chance of getting that EAN barcode because the protocols are so strict, not to mention the overhead. It isn’t something you can do casually for limited edition batches, it does not make sense unless production runs involve 100+ kg of product. It is something you can rely upon for safety.
People must go nuts for these scents from the Artisans to pay these prices, how good can soap be? It is certainly a luxury item on a per session basis, as well as the buy in number, but you know what? There are a hell of a lot more expensive “per session” ways to waste your money, so if you’ve got the nose and the space, why not?
08.11.2022 Well, it has been two uses with it so far, one on video, and it must be said that this is a memorable deep odor, a pervasive final note off in the distance that you certainly like. It smells like you’re in a giftshop down the hall from a leatherworks (tanning, cutting, sewing, etc.) Never is the scent overbearing, yet never does it depart, and a strong final base note is the key to great memory creation for a scent (we tend to describe scents by other scents similarities or ‘the smell of a feeling‘, the way they make you feel attachment to something previous that smelled that way). Especially for those not gifted a successfully endowed olfactory system, a long lasting final note is why they’ll buy fragrances, and this Deep Leather absolutely gives you a sense of that ‘final note in parfum’ feeling during the shave, a summation of leathery feelings which we do not shake. Leather, it is who you are. You’re leathery, but sophisticated. “You smell it. I smell it. You know you like it, even if old men like it too.” precedes your every word. You are leather now, and you are in deep.
There’s also a scent-matched American made aftershave, too.