19/02/2014

SOTD 19/02/2014

What a great shave ...


Routine

Hot Towel
Whickham Soap Company 1902 Mentholated
Pure Badger 23mm
Schick E
Personna Stainless Coated [2]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal "the Veg"
Trumper's Eucris

Technique

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Impression

I've been wearing C&S No.88 today and so, high on crushed velvet and rose gardens imagine my surprise to find another little parcel from a chap on another shaving forum who is in the process of pre-market testing soaps. Two new soaps: Super Smooth Club Cola and 1902 Menthol, a hard soap.

Well, I could not resist giving the hard soap a go ...
Grabbing a Schick E and dropping a fresh Personna blade in, I dropped the puck into a fresh glass jar and swirled my brush twenty, or so times around. Nicely loaded, I face lathered.

What a great shave! I said that already ...

1902 is a hard soap formulation, based on a recipe that the maker found, dated 1902. Menthol is perhaps not the best term, since it does not give the Arctic blast that you might expect for that word, but something warmer, greener and more akin to peppermint than Glacier Mint. Barely felt on the skin, the only reminder was curiously through the nose. Very pleasant indeed! Very subtle.

Splashing a liberal amount of "the Veg" on afterwards was a little cooler than usual, leading me to believe the soap continued to have its contribution after shaving. Great combination!

So, smothered in "Veg" and a splash of Eucris, I smell sensational! Like an Hungarian Cavalryman back from battling Dracula's hordes!

What a shave ...

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