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Absolutely perfect shave—could the asses’ milk have helped?

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SOTD 28 Oct 2013

One of those totally amazing shaves—and the fact that it was a two-day stubble and I used one of my slants probably helps, but certainly the asses’ milk shaving soap contributed. I read of it in a post at Kafeneio and immediately tried to order it, but got no response. So when The Wife planned a long trip, including a stay in Paris, I had but one request: some of this shaving soap.

She returned this morning at around 2:30 a.m. (flight from LAX very late and then diverted to San Jose because of rain, much floundering by American Airlines, to whom the situation seemed to be so novel that they did not begin to start working on a solution until passengers disembarked at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, when—surprise!—it turned out to be difficult to find transportation. The Wife ultimately shared a taxi with four other people.

At any rate, the soap arrived and I had to try it this morning. The lather is superb and easily formed, the fragrance is of a clean “soap” smell—nothing exotic, but very nice. I used a silvertip badger brush made by Sabini himself, with an ebony handle. (The handle does have a small crack: it was there when I got the brush 6 or so years ago, and it hasn’t changed since.)

The Fasan is my only slant that triggers caution as I use it. I’ve never had a nick or a cut (or even razor burn), but it feels like a nick is about to happen if I’m not careful. But this time I decided simply to relax and shave. I do find that I use a shallower angle with this slant, but it did a very fine job indeed with its Astra Superior Platinum blade, previously used.

A good splash of Hâttric aftershave, and I’m feeling exceptionally sharp to start the week.

Written by Leisureguy

28 October 2013 at 10:02 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I am delighted that you liked the soap. It has become my favorite among many favorites.

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    Steve

    28 October 2013 at 11:10 am


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