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Blade and soap experiment

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Honeybee Spa kindly sent me two experimental soaps to try, both menthol. The Peppermint Frost above is one of them, and the Apollo blades were sent by Razor Emporium, also to try.

Peppermint Frost might as well be called “Christmas Morning”: the fragrance of peppermint combined with the chill of menthol really brings the season to mind. I did note that the lather in the brush did not last so well as other Honeybee Spa soaps—possibly because of the menthol, of which the soap seems to have a lot (which will greatly appeal to menthol fans). I went back to the puck after the first pass to refresh the Rooney Style 1,1.

Still, reloading the soap is not a biggie, and I bet this soap will be popular with the menthol crowd. The Apollo blades seemed very like Derby blades, which to me are somewhat “tuggy,” but which others like a lot. As noted previously, individual response to a given blade varies widely. I did indeed get a smooth shave, using the Apollo Mikron razor, and then a splash of Blenheim Bouquet starts the day.

Written by Leisureguy

21 August 2010 at 8:43 am

Posted in Shaving

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