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Acqua di Parma today

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I got a sample of Acqua di Parma shaving cream that seems to be about the quantity of a quarter of a tub. Good way to give samples, in my opinion. Today I picked the Simpsons Emperor 2 Super brush and worked up a good starting lather in the sample tub: the cream has hardened a bit over time, so I treated it more as a soap. I couldn’t tell whether the brush had actually picked up enough cream, and I think it was a bit shy—but still, when I moved to the beard, the lather came along quite well, especially after adding a driblet of hot water to the middle of the brush midway.

The Edwin Jagger Georgian with the Sputnik blade, now on its 4th or 5th shave, delivered a very smooth and easy shave: two downward passes, a sideways pass, and then the upward pass. By the fourth pass, the lather was a little lean—I definitely think I didn’t pick up enough shaving cream. I’ll use the same brush tomorrow with a soap just to confirm that it holds plenty of lather for four passes.

The finish was (of course) Acqua di Parma aftershave. Extremely smooth shave, very nice. 9.5 at least.

Written by Leisureguy

13 November 2007 at 8:45 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Acqua di Parma is top shelf Leisureguy.
    Rich in lather, rich in shave history, rich in price.

    I recommend shavers everywhere find a rich lover and convince them to buy it for you. Become a gigolo, pose as an interior decorator, move into a Manhattan apartment and put this on your Christmas list. Don’t let finance come between you and this product in your shave ritual.



    13 November 2007 at 12:49 pm

  2. There’s two things you can’t hide….your cough….and your Acqua di Parma wallet!



    13 November 2007 at 1:57 pm

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