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Woods of Windsor

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Woods of Windsor was the soap and also the aftershave—and quite pleasant, too. I used the Rooney Style 2 Finest, which remains my favorite brush, and the 1940s Gillette TTO Aristocrat with the once-used Tiger blade, which remained quite sharp and smooth for today’s shave as well.

After the usual three passes, I did the oil pass, using Pacific Shaving Company’s “All Natural Shaving Oil,” which blended so quickly with the water that I used to rinse my face after the third lather pass that I think it must contain some emulsifiers. Nonetheless, the result was a well-lubricated and well-protected skin, and the oil pass did produce a date-night-quality shave.

I used about 3-4 drops of the shaving oil, squeezing the tiny bottle with my right hand to drop the oil into the palm of my left hand, which then rubbed it into my wet beard. At the end of the oil pass, I rinsed and dried my face, leaving whatever oil remained as a skin conditioner, and splashed on the aftershave.

I’m impressed, and I’m looking forward now to experimenting with the other oils.

Written by LeisureGuy

1 February 2008 at 9:50 am

Posted in Shaving

2 Responses

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  1. If only olive oil worked! I have several 18 litre containers in my cold-room from our family groves in Greece, that I receive annually. I eagerly await your results 🙂

    Steve

    1 February 2008 at 10:36 am

  2. Off to PCC to pick up a bottle of PSC Oil… 🙂

    Steven

    1 February 2008 at 12:16 pm


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