21/05/2015

SOTD 21/05/2015


Shower w/Bulldog Shower Gel
Meißner Tremonia Dark Limes (Hard Soap)
Ever Ready 100T w/Muhle 31M50 Knot
Keen Kutter K40 (Green Bakelite) & Personna (2)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel Toner
Puig Quorum Aftershave & EDT

Hand Lathered
Three Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide) ... and WTG again, just because

I'm very excited to be using Meißner Tremonia soaps after taking in a good number of samples and a number of full size/volume retail products. I've test lathered these as hard soap and paste soap, both in bowls and face lathered, but tonight was my maiden shave with these very excellent soaps.

Soaps as grated samples are not the easiest to deal with and the most obvious thing to do is to press them into their own little dishes and load up as per normal, but I don't have any little dishes so the palm of my hand made do with a little sprinkle of the soap shavings, some what reminiscent of pipe tobacco ...

Lathered in the hand was a doddle. I know from my test lathers, that these soaps do not negatively respond to getting the watering wrong in the brush; underwater, overwater, whatever, they just lather up without issue. Folks who live in soft water areas will know the danger of overwatering something like Mitchell's Wool Fat and ending up with a bathroom full of suds. With Meißner Tremonia, nothing like, just good, thick lather with not even a hint of foam that might need knocking back.

That's all before I begin to talk about the scent, here, Dark Limes which is actually quite simply sub-lime! I don't know how you begin to go about putting mystery into a shaving product, but Trumpers do it with Eucris and Meißner Tremonia do it with their Dark Limes. Stunning!

And, that's all before I begin to talk about actual shave performance, which is protective, superb slip (I am going to enjoy straight edge shaving with these soaps) and easy wash off with residual post-shave feel being just right, not drying, not overly promoting of greasiness.

I'm going to leave it there as goes a review, as I have more of these shaved soap samples, a couple of hard soap pucks and a couple of paste soap jars. I will do a full review at the end after a damn good play with what is already panning out to be quite a special range of seriously good soap.

Razor? Yeah, another run with one of these little Keen Kutter razors that so conveniently take an injector blade. Lovely shave, so close, so keen. I made my usual couple of passes and a further pass at the end, just because I was enjoying the soap so much.

Usual post-shave routine and a lovely splash of Quorum and a top-up spray of the EDT for the evening. Cheers!

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