Apollo at Ginger’s Garden
Fine shave once again, but the true pleasure’s in the process. Ginger’s Garden makes a very nice “shaving cream soap“, along with various other products for men, including shave sticks, aftershave splashes, glycerin-based shaving soap, and so on. The Almond Creme shaving cream soap I used today produced a good lather easily with the H.L. Thäter brush, and the Apollo Mikron with its Swedish Gillette blade did a fine three-pass shave. This is one of the razors that I had to learn—when I first started using it, I would get nicks more often than usual—but after a while, those problems vanished and now it’s another excellent shaver and a favorite: very heft, very solid, like a Progress on steroids.
Three smooth passes, then a dab of Al’s Shaving Palermo aftershave balm. I do like the fragrance—and the balm, for that matter—but it’s very thick and quite difficult to get out of the container. Perhaps mine has dried somewhat, or I just got a stiff batch. I did manage to get some out, though, and I enjoyed the effect.