Chiseled Face Summer Storm Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz

4.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Artisan Made in USA

Samples available here!

9 in stock

Product Description

Walking through the countryside, you are caught by a sudden rain storm. Taking shelter under an outcropping of rock, you drink in the scent of nature as it is being washed by rain. This is not a sterile scent, there is some grit and dirt in it, and yet it is clean and fresh. Perfect for those days when you have to spend your days behind a desk, but would rather be out enjoying nature.

Moist earth, oak moss, cut grass, pine needles, orange, lemon, ozone, white jasmine, lily of the valley, geranium and musk.

Ingredients:  Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Juice, Potassium Hydroxide, Beef Tallow, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Silk Powder

7 reviews for Chiseled Face Summer Storm Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is a very interesting soap. The samples here at Maggard’s are the best — decent portions, nice labeling and good selection. I have bought far too many soaps in search of great performance and great scent. It can be hard to test samples because some are just hard to lather from a sample and some are very sensitive to water level and get too foamy. I put an almond sized bit in my Vikings Blade lathering bowl and lather with a pre-soaked and squeezed dry brush. I load up the brush, face lather and add water little by little as needed. When loading up a sample in the bowl I sometimes get profuse foam which can sabotage a good face lather. With this soap I got some foam but the brush loaded well and after face lathering I got a superior, creamy lather, thick, slick and protective. It feels and smells wonderful. The lather is up there at the top with all time greats like MWF and B&M (check out C.Salter rose cream too). The scent is unusual. At first I didn’t like it, but it intrigued me and now after three shaves I really like it. To me there is an earthy, grassy, woodsy slightly sweet scent with a bit of whatever that smell is after a rain (see the “try that soap” website for the scent profile). Get a sample and check it out!

  2. 3 out of 5


    I normally don’t leave reviews unless I really……really like something. I shaved this morning with summer storm. All I was getting was a wet dirt smell,, which I find very unpleasant. Hours later I smelled my brush. It was that same unpleasant smell. Do some people like that smell? I couldn’t get it out of my nose for a long time.

    Now….The positives. The soap is a lathering beast. It doesn’t dry out on the face.

    Back to the scent. After the dirt smell fades away, your left with a pleasant, pine outdoorsy fragrance that is long lasting..

    In conclusion, I will give it another try, only because of its performance and dry down fragrance.
    I just don’t know what to make of it……thus 3 stars.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I love this soap, and have made it, the matching aftershave, and bath bar my signature sent.

    More than any other soap artisan I’ve found, Ron Weibe’s scents invoke pleasant scenes and memories. This scent has that amazing, earthy scent of a fresh rain after a long dry spell, with earth, ozone, and aqua, and lesser notes of pine, moss and lily. The scent is outstanding, and makes me feel both nostalgic and amazing smelling. Talk about a confidence booster!

    As for the performance, I find it top notch, with lather that explodes in my scuttle, terrific facial protection and slickness. My skin feels very refreshed after using it. I have no problems lathering it in our hard water.

    Chiseled Face takes chances and their scents are not for everyone, but this one is SO outstanding, SO memorable, that I write great reviews for it on websites. That’s saying something.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great scent, lather, cushion, and protection.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Earthy and grassy at first and sweet floral scent afterwards as it wears off. Not quite sure what to make of it at first but I love it now. It’s different and I like that.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Wow. I don’t have as intense of a review as Craig, but I personally really like Chiseled Face Summer Storm. It really does remind me of a fresh storm on a hiking trail and it last almost all day when paired with the AS. You can really smell the different notes as they fall off.

  7. 4 out of 5


    Summer Storm, Chiseled Face: Picked this one as petrichors are pretty rare on the ground in the world of shaving soaps these days, and I wanted to see what this new “discount” tallow artisan had to offer,

    Lather Creation: Somewhat more difficult than most tallow soaps. I have very soft water, so I was OK, but it took a bit of work and a lot of water. A thirsty soap, but stays hydrated once lathered.

    Lather Quality: Excellent glide, cushioning is average for tallow, that is to say better than most vegan soaps. Volume to product ratio is very good.

    Scent Quality in Tub: Interesting, unique. A combination of florals and woods with slight ozonic overtone. Convincingly smells like earth before storm. Have not really smelled anything like it in shave soaps, but I wish the aquatic overtones were a bit less prominent because of the apparently vigorous use of dihydromyrcenol and calone in the fragrance mix.

    Scent Quality When Lathered: Excellent, strong and noticeable throughout shave. There is some development, as the ozonics are more accentuated once bloomed, but as the lather dries a bit, there is a more pronounced smell of earth and dirt. Good development, unique notes, strong enough. (Maybe too strong, see below.)

    Sensitivity: Alas, I appear to be allergic to something in the fragrance mix. SS began to irritate my face during initial lathering, and stung moderately throughout the first pass. Reminded me of MLS Kraken, and I knew if I reapplied to shaved face for a second pass I would irritate the hell out of my skin. I bailed after the first pass, washed all product off, washed the brush out, and relathered with ProRaso Green cream. Shave completed uneventfully after that.

    Post Shave Feel: Can’t comment. Post shave was unpleasant in this case, but that may well have been due to PR Green, which always leaves my face in a pretty mediocre place. Usually, if a soap irritates my face so harshly during application, the post shave is not good, so post shave with SS may well have been even worse than if I switched over to PRG.

    Comparisons: Technical performance is on the same level as Micky Lee, tad less polished than B&M Latha, much inferior to B&M White Label. Thirsty soap, probably will not perform well in hard water. Fragrance is excellent and interesting, but too sensitizing for my skin. Really clever idea for a scent, and I like the development once lathered.

    Value: Good bargain for $13, and the scent design is a winner. However, the overly ham fisted scent element mix makes me worry about further purchases from this maker, as the art of having a strong scent that also does not irritate sensitive faces is one that few artisans have mastered.

    Final Rating: 4 of 5. Great value at its price point. Really good idea for a scent, and the changing nature of the fragrance once the soap is applied is pretty neat. If your face is not easily irritated (i.e. if you have used the Kraken Or Pantie Dropper from MLS with no issues, or anything from WSP) you should probably try this scent. However, if you have easily irritated skin, approach with caution.

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