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Geo. F. Trumper Rose

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Trumper Rose shaving soap was the choice this morning, an enjoyable fragrance and a fine lather, thanks to the Rooney Style 2 Finest. Then another of the Gillette NEW razors, loaded with a new Treet Classic blade. Extremely nice shave, finished with Acqua di Parma aftershave.

Written by Leisureguy

17 September 2008 at 7:31 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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  1. Trumper products are great. I get my finest lather from Trumper Rose Cream using a silvertip brush. Using the soap I prefer the Omega 48 Boar brush.

    Bob Slaughter

    17 September 2008 at 10:59 am

  2. The silvertip brush should give you an even better lather. Try this: wet the silvertip under the hot water tap, give it a shake, and then rub the surface of the Trumper soap with the tips of the brush. Keep rubbing briskly over the soap for a full 45 seconds. This will put a lot of soap on the brush. Brush that over your beard, run just a little hot water into the center of the brush and brush vigorously over your beard. You should have plentiful, high-quality lather. Just a thought.


    17 September 2008 at 11:04 am

  3. I’ll take your advice. If it works as you say, I fear my Omega 48 will have no purpose in life.

    By the way I have been using a slant exclusively for about 14 days. MERCUR blades were too dull, FEATHERS were too sharp, ASTRA OK, DERBY a little dull, GILLETTE PLATINUM best yet. It was only after I had reached this conclusion, that I reread the 2007 edition of your book, and noted that you found the GILLETTE PLATINUM very good in this razor. It’s nice to reach an independent conclusion that matches another shaver’s experience.

    Bob Slaughter

    17 September 2008 at 12:56 pm

  4. Other brands of blades that I have found very good: Iridium Super, Treet Classic, and (for ultimate smooth sharpness) Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge. (Be careful: there are quite a few “7 O’Clock” brands. I’m referring specifically to the SharpEdge one, made in Russia.)


    17 September 2008 at 1:00 pm

  5. I want to be sure to avoid confusion among all the “7 O’Clocks” R&B shows SHARPEDGE as made in India.

    Bob Slaughter

    17 September 2008 at 1:24 pm

  6. I mean these blades:

    Top quality Gillette blades made in their state-of-the-art plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sharp and smooth and multi-coated. Superb Gillette quality from Europe. 5-Pack. Imported exclusively by Barbieria Italiana.

    I think the ones that are from India are called “PermaSharp.”


    17 September 2008 at 2:00 pm

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