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Declaration Grooming Yuzu Rose Patchouli Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz – Milksteak Base

4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Artisan Made in Michigan, USA

12 in stock

Product Description

Henry Shaw is responsible for Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis. In that garden, flowers and plants from the Far East coexist to species native to the Saint Louis area. In this scent, reflective of Shaw’s oasis in South City, the uniquely distinct smell of yuzu citrus, enveloping the unmistakably recognizable smell of rose and the dry, woody scent of patchouli come together so all three work together in unison to create something greater than the sum of their parts.

Milksteak is my tongue-in-cheek name for the culmination of all of my soapcrafting experience to date. While the name may be whimsical, it was an incredibly difficult decision to deprecate Bison and Icarus – one I would not make without full confidence that I was releasing not only the best soap base I have ever developed, but one of the finest soap bases ever created.

Over three years of customer feedback, research, theorycrafting and, of course, love, went into this soap base. I focused on ease of use (softer than Icarus), slickness, and post-shave – all the hallmarks of a great soap.

Additional Information


Stearic Acid, Water, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Egg Whites, Coconut Milk, Goat’s Milk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract,  Arctium lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Silk Amino Acids

5 reviews for Declaration Grooming Yuzu Rose Patchouli Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz – Milksteak Base

  1. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic scent and top performance. Super slick and moisturizing.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I really enjoy this soap. The base is different from all others I have tried, being very foamy AND very slick.

    The scent is very delightful to me as well, I really get the rose and grapefruity smells (not citrusy, the other parts of the scent). It is mild and restrained, but not too hard to smell.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Easy to load and a lot lather, very slick and cushiony. The scent is FANTASTIC for me. Fantastic the post sheve , it doesn’t needs of after-shave. One of the best american soaps

  4. 4 out of 5


    Wonderful soap! The fragrance is very rose-centered, but I would
    describe it as a mix of roses and sweet orange, with a touch of
    woodsiness for depth. Yuzu is a type of Japanese grapefruit, but the
    scent reminds me of orange juice. It’s very refreshing, and tastefully
    paired with the rose. The patchouli doesn’t jump out at me, but it
    adds a little something to give the scent extra complexity. For just
    three fragrance notes, this blend is surprisingly complex, and yet
    still clean and elegant. I guess that’s what you get when a soapmaker
    collaborates with a professional perfumer. The quality is outstanding,
    and clearly a step above that of most other soapmakers’ offerings.

  5. 5 out of 5


    There’s a reason this soap went out of stock so quickly just after being introduced. The scent is just absolutely amazing. Declaration Grooming makes a fantastic shave soap and is top 3 in that category. Then pair it with Chatillon Lux my favorite scent/aftershaves artisan, you get one of the best shaves and one of the best scents. This soap is absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend getting the aftershave/toner from Chatillon Lux to pair with it.

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