Jamestown Gentleman

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Tallow version of the soap contains Donkey Milk

A tobacco flower for the handsome gentleman.

“I wish we could do something useful with tobacco – like making fertilizer shaving soap out of it.”  What we think Paul Dudley White was really trying to say.

A masculine scent with the fresh and clean notes of bergamot, lavender and neroli, light florals, sweet powdery notes, musk, amber, precious wood and tobacco flower notes.

Does not contain cinnamic aldehyde.

Does not contain coconut oil in the tallow version.

Warning: Discontinue use if there is a reaction or if irritation occurs.


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Product Description

Made with high quality ingredients including Donkey Milk, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter for added post shave benefits. Vegan does not contain Donkey Milk.  Vegan includes Soybean Glycerides and Shea Butter Unsaponifiables with Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter.  Hops Extract is incorporated into the formulation as a soothing natural extract for relief of skin inflammation and skin redness.

Please refer the ingredients for more information.

Result: produce a cushiony and protective lather with glide and consistency. Provides glide and cushion for more than one pass – With the Grain (WTG), Across the Grain (XTG) and Against the Grain (ATG). Works well with or without a pre-shave preparation.

It’s a soft soap and less chalky and can be mashed into a cup or a shaving mug for loading of the brush. The soap is slick and the enables the razor to glide on your face or other shaving area. The cushiony lather provides protection for the skin from the sharp blade or razor while shaving. It can be lathered using palm, bowl or face lather after loading the brush.

It comes in a 6 oz plastic jar containing 4 oz of shaving soap leaving enough room in the jar for easy loading of the brush.

Vegan Version

Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Potassium Mango Stearate, Sodium Mango Stearate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyquaternium-10, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Soybean Glycerides, Shea Butter Unsaponifiables, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol

Tallow Version

Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua, Donkey Milk, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Lanolin, Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol

4 reviews for Jamestown Gentleman

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    120inna55 (verified owner)

    Loading Jamestown Gentleman is one of the firmest soft soaps I’ve used. I bloom just about everything, so Jamestown Gentleman was no different. It loaded into my TGN finest quite easily. It’s a relatively thirsty soap, but it works best if you start a little dry, then gradually add more and more water towards the end. In fact, when you believe you’ve added enough water, add a little more. Wholly Kaw seems to reach an optimum lather at this point. Adding the majority of the water on the back end seems to be a characteristic unique to this soap. When reading other reviews, if I see a complaint about Wholly Kaw, it’s usually with regard to lackluster post-shave. This is not my experience at all. I find it quite moisturizing, and it’s easily within my top 5 soaps for post-shave feel (Saponificio Varesino Beta 4.1, Martin de Candre, RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore, Dapper Dragon, Stirling). I suspect this discrepancy is related to the users’ neglecting to use a little more water and specifically on the back end. I’m a head and face shaver, and I always start with my head. I prefer my head shaves to be pillowy, but definitely slick and protective. Then for my face I prefer the lather to be dense and slick. Wholly Kaw can do this for me in one sitting, just by adjusting the water. This is the pinnacle of dialing-it-in. As to the scent, it’s a beautiful aroma, and I can’t eloquently convey all of what Jamestown Gentleman evokes, but I can say there’s a gentle tobacco floral with light powder that’s tempered with a masculine musk. While I enjoy floral scents as much as the next guy, after a while, some of them can get old. That’s not true for Jamestown Gentleman. The scent is quite addictive, and I believe this is due in large part to its complexity. This will probably quickly ascend high on my list of favorite scents.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jared (verified owner)

    This stuff is excellent! Cushion and glide are particularly impressive, and the scent is truly refined. I really enjoy powdered tobacco scents, so I was eager to try this soap. It did not disappoint. As a prior reviewer said, this soap can handle plenty of water. As a shower shaver, I appreciate the lather’s stability despite lots of steam. Finally, Wholly Kaw customer service was top notch!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joey Thomas (verified owner)

    Got this in the tallow version and all I can say is WOW! Great performance and scent, the scent really comes out as you load your brush! I thought The tallow version wouldn’t touch Sri’s donkey milk formula soaps and I can tell you I was wrong, This stuff is great! This is my favourite scent in the Wholly Kaw line up…..so far 🙂

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Cardascia (verified owner)

    As stated above, the performance of the tallow version of this soap (and, for that matter, the tallow version of all Wholly Kaw soaps, are among the best artisan soaps produced today. Performance aside, Jamestown is an exquisite take on tobacco. I highly recommend this soap.

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