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 20.1 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 batch has a few formula changes that reduce the thirstiness of the soap. They turned out better than I had hoped. I'm really happy with this formula.
I also made some minor process changes to see the impact it had on fragrance retention (the jury is out on whether it made a difference). The fragrance is Cedar, Clarysage & Bergamot.
Some of the EO's are a little more expensive than previous batches...sorry for the $0.50 extra in this batch.