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Superlavender

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This morning I tried something I had read about in the forums: a new approach to superlather (NSFW: video with sound). I rubbed the QED Lavender shave stick against the grain of my wet beard, then took the wet Simpsons Persian Jar 2 Super and squirted a little bit of Em’s Place Lavender shaving cream on it. Building the lather on my beard, I got a very thick, slick, and luxurious lavender lather—both QED and Em’s Place use only lavender essential oil as the fragrance, so it was Intense.

Let me say in passing that I really like Em’s shaving creams: you squirt them from the container, but they make a terrific lather. And they are lathering shaving creams—i.e., they require a brush. You really ought to give one a try.

I used my Edwin Jagger Lined Chatsworth razor with a new Feather blade. The lather was so thick that I felt more stubble after the first and second pass than I normally do, but the final ATG pass cleaned it all up. Very nice protective lather, and a wonderfully smooth shave—a terrific debut for the Chatsworth, which has a very nice feel in the hand.

Alum block for pleasure, not for bleeding, and then Royal Copenhagen aftershave. (Everyone knows that the “a” in “Copenhagen” is long, right?)

Written by LeisureGuy

12 July 2007 at 7:20 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. How is the Superlather video not safe for work?!?

    Mantic59

    12 July 2007 at 9:01 am

  2. Sound: since so many work in cubicles, unexpected and non-work sounds from the computer alert adjacent cubes (and perhaps farther cubes, depending on the volume) that non-work material is being viewed. No naughty pictures, in this case, just the sound.

    LeisureGuy

    12 July 2007 at 9:28 am

  3. Oh…never thought about that. OK, thanks.

    Mantic59

    12 July 2007 at 10:24 am

  4. Have you tried SUPER LANOLIN LATHER??? Musgo Cream + Mitchell’s WF soap. Delightful combo for a lanolin lover (which I am).

    hyperwarp

    13 August 2007 at 6:45 pm

  5. Dang, that sounds good. I’ll try it as soon as I finish the rose sequence.

    LeisureGuy

    13 August 2007 at 7:29 pm


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