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|Ingredients:||Beef Tallow, Stearic Acid, Distilled Water, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Menthol, Essential Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Milk, Lanolin, Sodium Hydroxide, Clay, Sodium Lactate|
|Refill Puck Size:||~4.5oz|
|Sample Puck Size:||~1.0oz|
Sweet anise with a high concentration of menthol. It's basically like Black Ice on steroids! (Essential Oil & High Menthol)
I'm sorry I couldn't get past the strong smell. It smells like lickerish and I hate the smell of it and don't like lickerish. Mind you this was a sample, Im new to this. Tim on 18th Aug 2017
Exactly what I was looking for - an ice cold, comfortable shave. Unknown on 8th Aug 2017
You better like anise , I could smell it when I opened my mailbox !
I do like the scent so it didn't bother me too much, but I will say they know how to blend it well at stirling. Once you add water and work it the menthol kicks in and a new scent develops that's amazing . Matching it with a cologne was my only problem, ended up going with van cleef midnight in Paris. Christian F. on 13th Jul 2017
The first time I tried Glacial Obsidian was back in 2014. It was fantastic then but now it's PERFECT. If you love the scent of black licorice and the feeling of bitter-cold menthol, then this soap is your ticket to Paradise. The lather of this soap explodes off your brush and buries your face for a wonderful, frigid shave that feels so smooth, moisturizing, and soothing! Jeff on 2nd Jun 2017
This is my favorite soap made by Stirling. Also love Anise and Black Ice. The slickness is off the charts not to mention that awesome scent. Yes, it smells like licorice.
All my years of buying soaps, and I've bought many, there are only a few I've settled on. This purchase is a no brainer, right up there with the higher end stuff. Bill on 26th Apr 2017
Smells Great (like anise and menthol). Great shave, feels smooth, face feels amazing after. Very nice menthol levels. Hit or miss depending on if you like anise. Alex Grove on 5th Jan 2017
This soap has a great licorice smell and lathers up beautifully. Performance is top notch. But I had a problem where my neck began to sting and burn before I even finished my first pass. I've used it twice more, and both times there is the burning feeling. I also got a sample of the Lemon Chill, which also has a lot of menthol, but no burning. I wish I had tried a sample first, because I can't use this soap any more. David on 12th Aug 2016
At first this soap was too cold for me, but the more I used it, the more I liked it. After ordering the sample puck, and quickly ran out, I ordered the full jar size. This is great if you like menthol, and want a typical great shave from Stirling soap. Joel on 11th Jul 2016
This soap performs well. Though all Stirling soaps do for me. Load time is great, but I feel like I have to work this just a tad longer to get lather I want. Though all high menthol soaps I have this with, and this one has the menthol!
The scent on this is a beautiful and mouthwatering anise. The menthol chill is immediately present and just keeps building. I can not say enough how much I am enjoying this soap! Monte on 3rd Jun 2016
So even though I've placed myself on a purchasing hiatus because I already have enough stuff, I simply had to break that rule and order this soap. Upon receiving the sample, I noticed the smell was amazing. It has a strong herbal scent of mostly anise, which I absolutely love! It lathered very well without too much effort and provided an excellent shave surface. The resulting shave, thanks to the generous concentration of menthol, was exhilarating. Your face will begin to tingle while you're reapplying soap for passes two, three, or more. I'm very eager to see how this will perform while paired with the accompanying aftershave. I hear great things and I'm very excited to try it for myself.
I have yet to regret a single Stirling purchase and I'm fairly certain that day will never come. If you're on the fence about this soap, I implore you to go ahead and order the full-sized Puck. I strongly believe that you will be ordering it anyway once you have the opportunity to try the sample. Happy shaving! Dr. Gorgack on 20th Apr 2016
This stuff is freezing! To me, it seems that this glacial is colder than the wintergreen but maybe its not, just seems like it. At first, I didn't mind the anise smell but it has started to turn me away. I don't really like anise so that's my own fault but besides that the soap is great! Ive now been turned into a menthol head! Thanks Rod & Mandy!! John B. on 19th Apr 2016
I got this sample thinking I wouldn't like it........Boy, was I wrong. Wonderful feel on my face during shaving. I will alternate this with Glacial Lemon Chill. Joe on 15th Apr 2016
I'm not a fan of black licorice candy but the scent really great on me. Plus the high menthol really made this an amazing product. So glad it's back. Edgar h on 19th Mar 2016
I wasn't aware it was licorice when I got it and it smelled absolutely awful. But after using it for a few weeks it has really grown on me. I would probably buy it again but I have a few soaps and this is a pretty big puck. Michael W on 10th Aug 2015
Standard quality Stirllng (= excellent), it's just that the scent was just a little beyond licorice tending toward Nyquil. But with the menthol level just right so this is one that will stay in my rotation. Unknown on 25th Jul 2015
The black Licorice scent in the glacial obsidian scent reminds me of so many Jeager Bombs in College. It's great scent and quite possibly the Coldest shave I've experienced from Stirling, and my favorite soap is Frozen Tundra. In these overly warm and humid summer months I have been shaving with this soap every day for a week, as the cold wakes me up in the morning. Great soap, standard excellent Stirling lather, not for the faint ice cold menthol. James on 17th Jun 2015
Love the Stirling Glacial Obsidian. Great post shave benefits (like all Stirling soaps) and a great blast of menthol chill. If you like black licorice, you'll love Glacial Obsidian. I have the matching ASB and it is a fantastic performer at a great price. Bill on 12th May 2015
I've had a full puck of this for a few months but was waiting for warm weather to break it out. I just had the first shave tonight and I'm overwhelmed. I love black licorice anyway and the additional of menthol makes this a winning combination for me. Now I need to order the aftershave splash to go along. Highgly recommended if you think you'd like this pairing. Musikmann on 7th May 2015
I'm serious. It felt like my face was made of ice. Extremely cold, almost frostbite status. GREAT lather, skin is soft to touch after, feels refreshed. About 30 minutes post shave, still feel the icy tingling on my skin. The second the lather touches your face, instant teleportation to Antarctica. Beautiful soap! Love it! Only got a sample, next, I'm buying 8oz pucks only. In love with Stirling Soap. Glacial Obsidian, is a must buy for any menthol lover. Frozen Polar Bear on 11th Dec 2014
There simply is no shave colder than this frozen Ice Block! Don't mention: Frostbyte, Proraso Green, Yeti Snot, don't even mention frozen whale blubber to me as cold! There is simply no shave with more menthol! Your face will feel the fresh, frozen effects all day long. You'll also be bathed in the sweet smell of black liquorice to boot. Face moisture will be high after this shave and you will beg for your facial hair to grow faster to shave again! A frost shave masterpiece! David on 11th Dec 2014