Sunday, August 7, 2016

RazoRock Son of Zeus Shave Soap

RazoRock’s Son of Zeus fragrance was inspired by scent Terre d'Hermès. Fragrantica simply describes Terre d'Hermès as  “a Woody Chypre fragrance for men.” They go on to more specifically describe the fragrance as “top notes are grapefruit and orange; middle note is flint; base notes are woodsy notes, oak moss and benzoin.”[1] I have never sampled Terre d'Hermès, so I can’t comment on how close Son of Zeus resembles it.  But, the citrusy and woodsy scent that Fragrantica wrote sounds like a description that could characterize the Son of Zeus scent.
The regular, non-tallow edition produces a pretty rich lather
The non-tallow edition of Son of Zeus shaving soap is a very soft soap that is off white in color.  I get a good, slick, and protective lather with this soap and I don’t find it to require a lot of water.  With some of the thirstier soaps that I have in the den, I’ll tend to use the Marco Method (extremely wet) to load my brush.  Though, RazoRock soaps I’ll tend to use the dry brush method: wetting it, shake out much of the excess, and loading while adding water as necessary.
A soft soap that's stored in a container with a good amount of space for loading. 

The soap is packaged in an interlocking and stackable container. So if a user has a number of RazoRock soaps in similar containers, they easily stack. At least with RazoRock soaps, this stops me from pulling a container from the middle and having the rest fall over -- call it a game of shave soap Jenga.  There is also a decent amount of space in the container to aid in loading the brush.
Interlocking containers help keep some stability when stacking them in the den 
The scent of the soap isn’t overwhelming and I find that it washes away after the shave.  I do enjoy the scent, so this is one fragrance that I wouldn’t mind lingering around for a little longer. Fine Accoutrements L’Orange Noir is an aftershave that I like to use in conjunction with the Son of Zeus shave soap.  L’Orange Noir was also inspired by Terre D’Hermes, so I find it to be a good complement to the Son of Zeus soap.  RazoRock also has a Son of Zeus Aftershave.  I have not tried it, so I don’t know how it compares to the soap, Terre d'Hermès or L’Orange Noir. But it is something that is currently on the wish list.  Until I get my hands on it, L’Orange Noir is currently my choice for maintaining the woodsy, citrus, cologne scent.

Tend to use L'Orange Noir to complement the Son of Zeus Shave Soap
Overall, the experience with Son of Zeus has been a good one.  It smells great and it offers good protection.  I’m anxious to try the special tallow edition, aftershave, and even the artisan bar soap.

Have you tried RazoRock products? What do you think of the Son of Zeus Scent?  Leave a comment below and let us know what yo think.

[1] Terre d`Hermes Parfum Hermes for men 

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