Creed again, with Rooney
Last day for the Creed for a while, but I wanted to see how it would with the Rooney Style 2 Finest—and it works quite well indeed, producing a lather that, in quality and amount, was strikingly similar to that produced with the Omega Lucretia Borgia synthetic-bristle brush and better than the horsehair brush could manage (though again the horsehair brush has had few uses, so still may be breaking in, and I may learn how to use the brush better).
So: a great lather, and the 1940′s Gillette Aristocrat with a previously used Swedish Gillette blade did a fine job, although I did get one small nick on my upper lip. No problem: My Nik Is Sealed does indeed seal ni(c)ks.
A splash of Floris London JF, and I’m good to go.
On Monday I’ll do a three-day trial with another good tallow soap, but one that’s much less expensive: the Vintage Blades LLC’s own shaving soap.