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Great lather, fine shave

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SOTD 25 Oct 2013

Day 2 of Mystic Water’s Indian Summer seasonal shave soap for the Sharpologist Scent-Off. (I’ll like to Mark’s summary reports when they go up.)

Today I used a badger brush, the Wet Shaving Products Monarch silvertip, a truly fine brush. I got a different lather, and I experimented by adding a little more water as I loaded the brush. When I rinsed after the passes, I noticed that this lather is exceptionally slick—very nice indeed. And I continue to like the fragrance without (given my nose) being able to pick out the individual notes.

The Wilkinson “Sticky” with a previously used Feather blade produced a BBS finish, but I did have to do a little bit of blade buffing here and there, so I replaced the blade (with a new Feather: that brand works well for me in this razor, which tends toward the mild side).

A good splash of Hâttric Classic—I read recently of this aftershave on WE and was interested to give it a try. I like it. You want to know what the fragrance is, specifically? I cannot say. But I do like it.

Written by Leisureguy

25 October 2013 at 9:07 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Hi Leisure Guy,

    According to Parfumo International the top notes are Bergamot, Lemon, Lime. The middle notes are Thyme, Jasmine, Rose, Pepper, and the base notes are Cedarwood, Moss, Patchouli. None of this means a lot to me, other than I really like it too. Where did you buy it from, I’m getting low and can’t find a US source.


    John Myers

    25 October 2013 at 11:26 am

  2. Very interesting combination. I certainly see in there things I like—Rose, for example, and Patchouli. I had to order it from abroad: I think eBay Germany. I just Googled it and found it at a reasonable price. Shipping was not so bad as I feared, but then I’m pretty courageous in that regard.


    25 October 2013 at 11:59 am

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