LA Shaving Soap Co – Myrkvidr Shaving Soap
Myrkvior is pronounced mir-vitter and is Old Norse for Dark Forest
This soap came about as a result of a request for a custom soap from the /r/wet_shavers subreddit, and both the scent and the name were the result of popular votes on that subreddit.
The ingredients and essential oils in this soap combine to provide a subtle, warm, earthy, almost spice cakey scent. As I described the scent elsewhere, it’s almost what you might expect if a forest gnome invited you for a holiday dinner – quiet, kind of earthy, with some hints of spice.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Palm Kernel Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Essential Oils (Labdanum Absolute (in Sunflower Oil), Whisky, Vanilla Extract, Rose Absolute (in Fractionated Coconut Oil), Cedarwood Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Orange Extract, Organic Black Spruce Essential Oil, Juniper Leaf / Berry Essential Oil), French Red Clay, Activated Charcoal, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin (comfrey plant).
This is a good fall or winter scent. Once lathered up it smells of holiday biscuits and warm malt. Performance wise the lather is excellent once you dial in the cushion. After some attention to water content I was able to get a nice medium cushion shave. The first time around there was so much cushion it was like shaving with mittens on.. even then performance was smooth with a straight but would have clogged any multiblade razor immediately. The lather is a bit sticky even dialed in but in a good way. Excellent protection and post shave feel.