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Creed again, with Rooney

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Last day for the Creed for a while, but I wanted to see how it would with the Rooney Style 2 Finest—and it works quite well indeed, producing a lather that, in quality and amount, was strikingly similar to that produced with the Omega Lucretia Borgia synthetic-bristle brush and better than the horsehair brush could manage (though again the horsehair brush has had few uses, so still may be breaking in, and I may learn how to use the brush better).

So: a great lather, and the 1940’s Gillette Aristocrat with a previously used Swedish Gillette blade did a fine job, although I did get one small nick on my upper lip. No problem: My Nik Is Sealed does indeed seal ni(c)ks.

A splash of Floris London JF, and I’m good to go.

On Monday I’ll do a three-day trial with another good tallow soap, but one that’s much less expensive: the Vintage Blades LLC’s own shaving soap.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 July 2010 at 8:18 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Vintage Blades makes a tallow soap? Do tell!


    1 August 2010 at 10:54 am

  2. Here you go. And for half that price you can buy just the refill.


    1 August 2010 at 11:12 am

  3. Ah – that’s the one that was thought identical to the T&H soap on various shaving fora? Very much looking forward to reading about your experience with it. Love the T&H creams, but, you know, they’re not soaps. 🙂


    2 August 2010 at 6:28 am

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