Slant = Super Smooth
My Vie-Long “Bombito” boar brush from BullgooseShaving.net did a fine job of working up an excellent and noticeably fragrant lather from my sample of Al’s Shaving Boheme:
This is a bold fragrance, full of exuberance and bespoke sophistication. It opens with pronounced floral notes. As the scent develops, woody notes can be perceived. Dark but restrained earthy notes emerge from the background as well, definitely not for the weak.
Definitely a good fragrance to my nose, and the lather, as usual, was excellent: slick, protective, and thick. This slant is a vintage Merkur, and the cap is smooth, unlike the grooved cap on the current Merkur 37C/39C. With an Astra Superior Platinum blade, newish, it shaved smoothly and easily and left my face BBS.
The K.C. Atwood aftershave from Prospector Co. is mostly a witch hazel, but very pleasant even without the bracing feel of alcohol.
This crisp, citrusy aftershave splash gets its name from America’s citrus pioneer, Kimball Chase Atwood. From humble childhood beginnings as a summer clerk in his father’s general store in Maine, Atwood would go on to operate the largest grapefruit grove in the world. A hunting and fishing trip led him to Florida in the 1890s where he saw an opportunity. With the purchase of 265 acres of land to build his 96 miles of grapefruit upon, the rest became history.
Witch hazel and aloe build a solid foundation for the invigorating grapefruit and sweet orange properties in this aftershave. Sandalwood and hints of lime and coriander bring everything together for a crisp, tightening finish. A couple splashes of this alcohol-free solution on your face after a shave and you’ll feel invigorated, ready to start your day fresh.
So I’m set for the day.