Experimental is a shaving soap project rather than a product. Each soap is handmade in micro-batch quantities of around 5 tubs. The batches represent a change in formula - sometimes large and sometimes small. All Experimental soaps are tested for performance and only those with great performance are released.
We are proud of the performance of all Experimental soaps. We know that there are several unknowns when buying one of these soaps so they are priced accordingly. At $9.49 these soaps are punching WELL above their weight class!
Formula 20.1A Is an effort to reduce the thirstiness of the soap. Several previous batches wanted a lot of water. I'm not concerned about hobbyists and enthusiasts...all of you know when a soap is properly hydrated. But I think a novice wet shaver will under-hydrate a thirsty soap 99/100 times and I don't think that's a good thing.
This is the second batch of 20.1 focused on repeatability of the base with a different scent. The fragrance is moderate strength with bergamot, sandalwood & musk.
I've added "A" to the name of this base to indicate that it's a separate batch/scent of the 20.1 base. As this project progresses I'll inevitably experiment more with fragrance than the base. This gives me a way to differentiate between different experimental batches that share a common soap base.