27/07/2014

SOTD 27/07/2014


Routine

Shower
Wickham's Spice Trade (Hard Soap)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Micromatic Flying Wing (Plastic Bullet Tip)
GEM Stainless Coated [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Old Spice Aftershave

Technique

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Impression

My first go with this particular Flying Wing. It's a mild shave, which was just right after last evening's shave with the Le Grelot and its yawning blade gap! This razor looks a little crusty on the handle, but the business end is all good.

My first go also with Wickham's latest hard soap formula, scented with his Spice Trade blend. Compared to the same as the softer 'Super Smooth' formula, the hard soap most definitely seems to carry and hold the scent better.

Pressed out into a flat receptacle, which happens to be a finished tin of Tabasco chocolate, five or six twirls in either direction with warm soft water and we're loaded! Several twirls on the face later, a dip into the water and another several twirls, we're ready to shave and already well cushioned with a thick (like whipping cream thick) lather.

The scent is lovely! Very reminiscent of Old Spice. Shaving, it slips well, does not catch or judder and washes out leaving firmed and conditioned skin, not dry nor greasy. Second pass was so much better as the soapy lather had matured on the brush. I often find this. So much enjoyed, I made a third application which sat on my face while I washed up the brush and the razor.

Lovely!

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