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The two-lather shave

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Bruce Everiss had the idea for the three-razor shave: using the best razor for each pass (e.g., first Slant Bar, then Fat Boy, then Super Speed). So here’s the two-lather shave. But it’s really just to answer a question from a commenter: what is the fragrance of Floris JF and Floris Elite?

Alas, I still can’t analyze the fragrance—I have no trained ability along those lines—but I was able to tell that (a) I prefer Elite to JF by a small margin, and (b) they both make a terrific lather. But from the Floris London site, I glean, first:

The mellow woody notes [of the Elite fragrance] are enlivened with a cool citrus twist of bergamot, lemon and orange punctuated with the green resinous notes of cedar leaf and spicy juniper berry. Lavender and fir balsam with a touch of bay are key to the character of the heart and are reinforced by the woody notes of patchouli and vetiver. Mossy notes then play a leading role as the fragrance evolves with amber, musks and a hint of leather in the base.

Top Notes: bergamot, cedar leaf, grapefruit, juniper berry, lemon, petitgrain
Heart Notes: bay, fir balsam, lavender
Base Notes: amber, cedarwood, leather, moss, musk, patchouli, vetiver

And, segundo:

JF begins with an invigorating burst of bergamot, lemon, lime and mandarin in combination with an intensely aromatic blend with armoise, coriander and clary sage. Juniper berry, cypress and petitgrain at the heart give the fragrance its unmistakable masculine character which is underscored by amber, cedarwood and a mossy, musky base.

Top Notes: bergamot, coriander, green, herbal, lemon, lime, mandarin
Heart Notes: cypress, jasmine, petitgrain
Base Notes: amber, cedarwood, moss, musk

Hope that helps. The iKon delivered its usual comfortable and flawless shave, a splash of JF, and I’m studying Spanish now before class.

Written by LeisureGuy

10 February 2011 at 8:46 am

Posted in Shaving

7 Responses

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  1. Floris products are great, imho. Also, can’t go wrong with an Ikon.


    10 February 2011 at 9:14 am

  2. haha. Thanks for trying anyway. It might be easier to say what ISN’T in those soaps, the list of ingredients is crazy.

    I do want to pick up either the Elite or JF soap, maybe I’ll spring for both down the road! Also either of those or the Santal in the AS splash. The shave forum denizens have spoken positively on the splashes, Santal in particular both for it’s scent and it’s efficacy.


    10 February 2011 at 1:40 pm

  3. I’m thinking of buying a CNC open comb Ikon….. Michael, is it worth the BIG bucks?

    55 dougie

    11 February 2011 at 1:01 pm

  4. It would be for me, but YMMV. I do believe that it is an exceptional razor.


    11 February 2011 at 1:59 pm

  5. Spanish is a terrible language to learn. German was so much easier because English is Germanic.

    J Dogg

    12 February 2011 at 12:37 pm

  6. I also enjoyed learning German, but Spanish so far is going well. French was (perhaps rightly) my bête noir. Classical Greek was a lot of fun: the assignment for the first class (freshman year) was to show up knowing the Greek alphabet. In a class before my time, the tutor had asked the students to take out a sheet of paper and write the alphabet. A moment of silence as paper was found, students bent to the task, and one asked, “Do you want this in any particular order?”


    12 February 2011 at 5:04 pm

  7. I’m slowly learning Russian the Cyrillic comes from the Greek alphabet. There are four-five letters for S. The more you read the faster your mind gets at it.

    J Dogg

    14 February 2011 at 8:52 am

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