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Perfect shave with Lenthèric (and the iKon DLC slant)

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SOTD 27 Aug 2014

Extremely nice shave today, despite a couple of nicks (easily fixed with My Nik Is Sealed).

Lenthèric has not made shaving soap for about 50 years, so that soap is very vintage indeed—and yet it easily made a wonderfully fragrant (and very good) lather with no effort. I used my Rooney Style 2 Finest, and the lather was a pleasure in itself.

Three passes with the iKon DLC slant holding a Personna Med Prep blade (which I’ll replace, given the nicks), and then a good splash of Pinaud Coachman to set me up for a productive day.

And, regarding yesterday’s Lilac Vegetal: it turns out to have (for me) quite a pleasant fragrance after the dry down: within an hour, it was smelling good, and it persisted through the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

27 August 2014 at 9:24 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I’ve seen you blog about a few different vintage soaps. Have you saved them for years, or do you actively acquire them because they’re vintage? Just curious.

    Brian Trepka

    27 August 2014 at 4:06 pm

  2. No, all of these were acquired on eBay—in my early days of exploring. But they are indeed extremely nice. I imagine in those days the customer base was sensitive to the quality of the soap. I’ll be using two others tomorrow and Friday.

    LeisureGuy

    27 August 2014 at 4:44 pm


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