01/06/2015

SOTD 01/06/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Meißner Tremonia Salty Sea Sage (Soft)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Waterford Crystal (Gillette Trac II) & Wilkinson II (2)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Parfums Bleu Blue Stratos Aftershave & EDT

Bowl Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Bigger than I'd imagined, the Waterford Crystal razor is a Gillette Trac II compatible and a real joy to use. I did wonder just how slippery a glass razor might get, the fear being it would be dropped in the sink and become an expensive head, but it didn't happen. It's actually easy to keep a hold of, a good weight and delivers an intuitive shave, the neck being longer than most  Gillette Trac II type razors.

Onto the soap ...

Yes, altogether now: "another run with a Meißner Tremonia soap", tonight being time for their Salty Sea Sage in soft paste form. Wet brush, just flicked out, loading is perfectly straightforward and then into the bowl. My technique with synthetics is to start out dry and add water slowly to build up a good, strong lather. Lathering up needed, I would think, maybe a teaspoon of water adding in several goes. Thick, cushioning lather. I think the way to split the hard soap and the soft paste is to say that the paste is creamier, the hard soap more cushioning.

Scent? It's sage. Just as if you like lavender, you'll love their lavender ... if you like sage, you'll love it! It's flanked with two, well three other key ingredients that distinguish this soap from the rest of the range: camphor oil and amyris resin, and citric acid. I think the camphor gives it that woody earthiness that would otherwise be lacking in a pure floral/herbal scent, the amyris rounding it all off.

Much enjoyed!

I think I am going to buy the full soap of this scent ... more likely as a hard soap as I enjoy the Lavender Deluxe so much as hard soap and think it quite similar in many ways.

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