Finally, a nick
I am enjoying Honeybee Soaps again, and Floral Euphoria is a great one. Wonderful floral fragrance during the shave, but is completely gone following the shave leaving the aftershave fragrance a clear field.
I did indeed remember to use TSD’s Pre-Shave Balm, and the Mühle silvertip did a terrific job of making lather—and the lather from Honeybee Soaps is excellent.
Someone asked me to compare the Edwin Jagger to the straight-bar side of the OSS, so I used both today. The Jagger in fact feels smoother on my face, but the OSS is fine and also has the asymmetric thing going for it. Three smooth passes and—at last!—a small nick on my chin. I’ve been wanting a nick to test my Clubman Pinaud Dab-On styptic, and here at last was my chance. Unfortunately, it really was a small nick and by the final rinse it wasn’t showing much. Undaunted, I applied the styptic anyway, and got a reassuring bit of sting with no sign of blood. I see now that the applicator end seems to be a very fine-mesh nylon screen. At any rate, the styptic seems as though it will work well, and I’ll certainly try again on the next nick.
After a rinse and dry, a good splash of Saint Charles Shave Woods aftershave, one that I like a lot.