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Hallows soap from Barrister & Mann

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SOTD 30 Oct 2013

The Scent-Off continues with a soap that seems appropriate for Hallowe’en: Hallows, by Barrister & Mann. I do like the mustachioed skull and the fragrance of the soap is, to my nose, wonderful: good strength and a great smell. Barrister & Mann does offer the option of getting their pucks in a tin rather than in tissue paper, and I would recommend that unless you already have a bowl or mug you can use. I purchased from Mama Bear a supply of the plastic tubs like the one in the photo, and the Hallows puck fit it very well.

Today is the boar-brush lather, and the Omega 10029 Baby Pro did a fine job, and I easily got an abundance of very fragrant lather. (Did I mention that I like this fragrance a lot?)

I have also been experimenting with the Omega boar brushes with the dyed stripe, so after the shave I made another lather with this banded boar, and I do think that the banded boar brushes are somewhat softer and easier to break in. You do get the slight lather discoloration from the dye, but only for the first shave or two. Thereafter, the banded boar works quite well.

Once again a suprisingly comfortable and efficient shave with the Gillette Fat Boy (the one above has been replated with rhodium). I checked the blade—this brand is great for me in the Fat Boy—and it’s an Astra Keramik Platinum—alas, no longer made. I’m going to rummage through my stash and see whether I have more.

In summary, a very nice shaving soap indeed.

Written by Leisureguy

30 October 2013 at 8:12 am

Posted in Shaving

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