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A rainy-morning shave

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SOTD 30 Nov 2012

It’s been pouring down all night and continues. We’ve not had a rain this steady for some years. Good day to be indoors.

La fée verte (the green fairy) is the traditional name for absinthe, whose aroma was mainly from the anise in it. And indeed Mystic Waters The Green Fairy has the fragrance of anise. It also makes a wonderful lather, as all the Mystic Waters shaving soaps do. This morning I use Wet Shaving Products Monarch 3-band shaving brush: quite soft and luxurious, with a nice loft (like the Rooney Style 2 I have), a long loft contributing to both softness and lather capacity.

I had plenty of lather for the shave, which turned out so-so, so I replaced the Astra Superior Platinum blade, undoubtedly the cause. It was a very nice shave experience—the Weber DLC is extremely comfortable and has a nice feel on the face due to the DLC coating—but the result was not so good as I like. I loaded a Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge for the next shave.

A splash of Saint Charles Shave Bulgarian Rose, and I’m ready for a comfortable day indoors.

At the suggestion of Eddie of Australia, I’ll try using the Weber handle shown above with an EJ head: he likes that combination quite a bit.

Written by Leisureguy

30 November 2012 at 10:23 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I’m enjoying my Monarch brushes so much that I’m in the process of commissioning a custom handle for one of the WSP Super Silvertip knots, 26mm.

    It is very soft & I was initially concerned about the loft, but the hairs have some nice resiliency & backbone. A great combination for me.

    Have a great weekend!



    30 November 2012 at 8:33 pm

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