1. Black Tie Affair Hand Crafted Soap
2. Beau Brummel Hand Crafted Soap
The Black Tie Affair Soap was our favorite! The smell was so intoxicating and mysterious. We could not figure out what was in it so I looked on Tracy's site and it says it has a little bit of citrus with musk to give it a sultry like smell. Mmm, can you imagine that and your tall dark handsome white knight? That is what it made me think of. Magical nights where anything is possible! I guess a woman can use this but I wouldn't because a man needs to have something that is his own and I have so many soaps for women that there is no way we could trade off. They smell too much like a woman that he would probably get joked at all day at work. So, no, I decided that this little baby was gonna be all his!
Now, this one is called Beau Brummel and there is no mistaking this for a woman's soap! I am gonna quote Tracy on this one because she said it with such style I did not want to chop it up:
This intoxicating soap is what a gentleman's clubs in the 18th century may have smelled like. Tobacco and black tea are the dominate notes with hints of fruit and spice. This fragrance is heady, masculine and evokes images of the classic well dressed gentleman!
Wow, I can just imagine the men in their top hats coming to call on a lady to go to a ball and they stare at each other so much in love but always being watched by chaperone's in those days! It smells great also but more of a spicier note than the Black Tie, almost reminds me of Chai Tea, with all that spiciness.
Now, this neat little baby is what she named Drakkar, from the men's cologne. Gosh, I did not see this one when I was trying to find men's soaps or I would have gotten this one also. She describes the Drakkar soap as a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries and sandalwood. Sounds like heaven to me because you know how I feel about lavender! If it has lavender then I want it!
Now, if you are buying for your Dad or Grandfather or any slightly older man in your life and they grew up using Old Spice, well, you are in luck, because that is what the above soap is for men, Old Spice! This is definitely a man's soap! It has that masculine woody scent that we have all come to appreciate as our father's generation of soap. Although, I still see alot of it being sold so there may be a younger generation who have embraced it as well.
Whatever your needs are as far as soaps go and she also has solid lotion bars and alot of flavors of lip balms to choose from. She is also having a sale on alot of her beaded bracelets and a few beaded watches. I also noticed she is selling her beads and other accessories to make bracelets. I saw several that I would love to have myself such as the turquoise watch. It was so beautiful! If only I had the money, I bet I could make a serious dent in some of those bracelets! But, until we know if hubby is gonna get laid off this summer, my hands are tied. Oh, well, whoever ends up with this watch is gonna be super lucky!
Here is what I found out about Tracy in her profile page:
Have dry skin? Well, I can help! Handmade soap moisturizes your skin unlike commercial soap can not. Cold process soap retains the natural glycerin within the soap itself. Commercial soap is made in large batches with heat and the glycerin is removed!
The chemicals and synthetic ingredients commercial soaps contain are often the cause of skin allergies that range from mild itchiness to eczema.
I do use fragrance oils, which are man made, in most of my soaps but many contain essential oils.
Besides relieving your dry skin, handmade soap is often times so much more beautiful and fun than commercial soap! Grab a cup of coffee and take a while to check out the soaps that I offer! I just wish you could smell them through the computer.
I have attempted to break down my soaps into three categories:
* Handcrafted Soaps - these are soaps that I make an effort to always have on hand.
* Limited Edition Soaps - these are soaps that I may likely only ever make one batch of. There are SO many awesome scents available, I love making new stuff all the time!
* Gift Sets/Value Packs - this is where you will find listings for multiple bars, gift sets, Soap-of-the-Month Clubs, and value packs! This section also includes value packs on my lip balms and incense.
Tracy from Faith, Soaps and Love has graciously agreed to give the winner of the Father's Day Event a $10 GC to shop at her Etsy shop. You are gonna want to get at least one of the items I reviewed. They are all awesome! The Father's Day Event starts on June 10th and ends on the 18th. See ya there and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The top 2 soaps were taken with my camera and the rest of the pictures came from Faith, Soaps & Love's Etsy's shop.