One of my all time favorite scents is fresh cut wood or the classic burning firewood scent. Unfortunately I've not been able to use any heavily wood based scents due to sensitive skin which I've struggled with my entire life and this is NOT me claiming sensitive skin like most other people. This is an actual diagnosis and it doesn't just apply to shaving either. I've had reactions to everything from laundry detergent to ordinary hand soap and the struggle has been frustrating as well. Even though I've grown out of most of it, I still have a tough time with certain items and sandalwood has been one of them. No matter what I've used in the wet shaving world, this one has always caused me problems until today. This is a Soap Commander limited edition shaving soap called "Commitment" which is an Indian Sandalwood scent. I used it about 2+ hours ago and I've NOT had any sensitive skin issues at all:
There's 2 more soaps that also have a small amount of sandalwood listed in the scent profile and I've NOT had any reactions to and one is still in use today which is Crown King's Sacre' Bleu scented shave soaps. One of the base notes listed on the Crown King website is sandalwood. Soap Commander's Passion scented soap also has sandalwood in it and I had no reaction to it either. So I consider this allergy conquered. So that means I'll be stocking up on some sandalwood based products which is awesome. I guess where I've used other soaps that contain small amounts of sandalwood that my skin has built up a tolerance to it over the past couple years.