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Lemon fresh!

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I got an order of new shaving supplies, so of course could not wait to trot them out. First to be tried was the Palmolive Refreshing Lemon shaving cream (scroll down). It really is refreshing lemon—has the distinct smell of fresh lemon, not unlike Honeybee Spa Fresh Lemon Soap.

With shaving creams in a tube, I squirt out a snurdle and rub it on my cheeks so I can build the lather on my beard. (If the cream’s in a tub, I can twirl the moist brush over the surface of the cream.)

Because the Omega brush yesterday didn’t seem suited to lathering on my beard, I perforce must use another Omega brush today. This one has a gold ring around the top of the handle (base of the bristles) and a slightly shorter loft. It did a great job, immensely satisfying. It seemed denser than yesterday’s brush, and the lather came up fine.

The Treet Black Beauty, day two. I transferred the blade to the gold lined Chatsworth from Edwin Jagger and got a lovely smooth and effortless shave—easier, in fact, than yesterday. I wonder whether the Chatsworth, with its Merkur Classic head, presents the blade differently than the Lady Gillette.

I decided that with the Treet Blue Special, it’s best to keep using the blade until you use it up, rather than let it rest for some days between shaves, since that might give time for edge oxidation. Certainly no problem with the shave today.

And to top it off, Thayers Lemon Witch Hazel astringent.

Written by Leisureguy

5 September 2007 at 9:20 am

Posted in Shaving

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