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 $8.99 these soaps are punching WELL above their weight class!
Formula 18.1 changed the fatty acid profile of the soap base with the addition of kokum butter. Kokum butter is higher in oleic acid, known for its conditioning properties.
Like all Experimental soaps Formula 18.1 is very easy to lather. The lather is very slick and slightly lighter/more voluminous than other variations.
This batch is moderately fragranced with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg , orange , lemon, star anise, carnation, heliotrope, cedar, musk and benzoin. It is a light, clean, scent without being overly "spicy". The powdery floral notes could put this scent in the "barbershop" category.