High Adventures in the Great Outdoors - Outlaw Soaps
Fragrances can be many things - enhancing mood and being a seduction tool being two of them. Now, my dear crust punks, what are the qualities that makes a soap good?
Sure, there’s the ability to lather, to trap the dirt on the skin and wash it away, the amount of moisture that is left on the skin and the firm vs. creamy ratio, i.e. the stability and creaminess of the soap lather
Now, with mainstream soap offering emphasis seems to be on the usage of the staples, i.e. olive, coconut and palm oils and it makes sense as they are responsible for the provision of conditioning qualities, the hardness after saponification and giving the lather its creaminess.
Making soap with the oils would result in a product that will get the job done, however, it would be pretty bland.
Enter Outlaw Soaps, an entity that channels its inner Tyler Durden by creating Wild West themed personal hygiene products that tend to scale on the more adventurous side of things.
Whiskey, campfire and gunpowder anyone? Needless to say, that I was intrigued and delved into what Danielle and Russ Vincent from Sierra Nevada has to offer.
Having built Outlaw Soaps around what they feel passionate about, their range result in an interesting portfolio that make you smell a tad bit different than the average joe and, in essence, cater to an audience that has a weak spot for anything related to the great outdoors and fire. Stating that it is an acquired taste would be an understatement par excellence, as subtlety is not meant to be a quality that ranks high on Outlaw Soaps agenda.
Take one of my favourites, i.e. the Fire in the Hole soap, which – spoiler alert – is graced with a very telling name. Based on a vegan combination of oils, paraben and DEA free, once water hits the dangerously explosive looking bar, you find yourself engulfed in a potpourri of outdoors aromas of smoky campfires, whiskey, leather and sage.
For what at first smell might sound counterintuitive (or plain weird) for what a soap is traditionally meant to achieve, Outlaw Soaps are far from being novelty products as they leave an intriguing a well-calibrated scent that is much more enjoyable and less penetrant than what the description would suggest.
For anyone into outdoorsy activities, heartier fragrances and into trying fun new things, Outlaw Soaps’ portfolio will not disappoint, as the portfolio covers the range from lotions, creams, cologne, deodorant, body and hand washes along with scent variations that will appeal to a feminine audience.
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