SOTD 14/12/2015

Bulldog Face Wash
Le Père Lucien 'Nature' Shaving Soap
Muhle Silvertip Fibre
Face Lathered
Rasoir Louis & GEM Stainless (1)
Single Pass - WTG (Slide)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel Toner
Brut Original Aftershave
Jacques Bogart Signature EDT
Al Munawwara Musk Himalaya Attar (Wrists)

First shave with Le Père Lucien.

I also have Cédre & Patchouli, Rose de Pushka and had hoped to have the same tin of Traditionnel, but the supplier sent me the older style larger tin. Anyway ...

I tried a couple of test lathers with the soap and struggled to get a lather like I wanted. With a couple more, I've nailed it. The key is to load for longer than you might usually - I usually go with something like 10 swirls in each direction and then onto my face. These soaps seem to like longer, say 25 each way.

Lather is thick, slick and protective. Seriously good in-shave performance and post-shave very smooth indeed. The soaps are coconut oil based and also contain unsaponificated (is that a verb?) coconut fatty acids. Classic French soaps are also saponificated (again, is that a verb?) only with potassium, not a combination of potassium and sodium. That's an aside ...

It's a jolly good soap and I look forward to trying the others.

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