Live with Heather of Zingari Man

I'll be joining Heather, creator of Zingari Man products, on Wednesday, Aug 28 at 9pm EST for a live chat on Instagram. Some topics will include how Try That Soap came to be, amazing beards, and some of the differences between various social media platforms such as Reddit and Instagram.

You can follow Zingari Man on Instagram @zingari_man

See you there!


Ruds Shaves to be featured on Try That Soap

I'm excited to announce that going forward, Try That Soap will now be featuring reviews from Ruds Shaves. I've been a fan of Ruds since I started wet shaving. I don't think I need to tell everyone here what a valuable member of the community he is.

Aside from Ruds being awesome, there are a couple specific reasons why I reached out to Ruds about featuring his reviews on TTS:

  1. Ruds spends a lot of time creating these reviews and I want as many people to see them as possible. While there is undoubtedly overlap between his current viewers and TTS users, I want to help highlight his invaluable work for those that haven't seen it before.
  2. His fact based review style of the scent is lock and step with Try That Soap. Many of you know that I created TTS to be as unbiased as possible when it comes to recommendations. Ruds' reviews maintain that unbiased perspective while highlighting up and coming artisans and products, many of which he is on to way before I am.
  3. Try That Soap primarily focuses on scent with its recommendations. While Ruds does talk about the scent, his Shave Scores have become an invaluable tool for identifying the top bases and finding bases that work similarly. This is an excellent compliment to the scent based recommendations that TTS already provides.

As they get posted, you'll be able to find them on the home page of TTS. Once they get going, you'll be able to find older under 'Content' > 'Featured Reviews' from the menu.

Thanks you all for your support! Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions!


Interview with Latherhog

For those that missed the live interview with Latherhog, you can check it out above!

Thanks again to Jon for having me! Please follow him on Instagram @latherhog to hear more great interviews with artisans and prominent community members!


Try This Soap 2.0

Once again, we’ve teamed up with Declaration Grooming to design a scent that makes use of well received notes that don't necessarily have the NOTE-oriety they deserve. (See what I did there?) Notes include blood orange, black amber, fern, petitgrain, pineapple, cedar, and galbanum.

TTS2.0 will be available at the Maggard's Meetup on June 1st as well as through normal channels.


Live Interview with Latherhog on Tuesday, May 22

I'll be joining Jon, AKA Latherhog, on Tuesday, May 22 at 9pm EST for a live interview on Instagram. We'll be talking about how Try That Soap came to be and some upcoming features!

You can follow Jon on Instagram @latherhog

See you there!


New Account Registration is Open

Some of you may have noticed that registration has been fluctuating between open and closed over the past two months. I think I have the kink ironed out that was causing problems, so registration is back open.

As a reminder, particularly for those that are new to wet shaving, the Getting Started page is a great way to kick of your ratings and get recommendations!

For those that have been around the block a few times, you can bulk rate scents from your favorite artisans with the link found on the Brand page.

Happy shaving!


New Blog Feature

It's been a long time coming, but we've finally gotten a blog up and running. We'll primarily use it to communicate new features and updates, but we'll also be doing some other cool things, so keep an eye out!

As always, thank you everyone for using the site!