A Special shave
Naturally QED’s Special 218 is the soap of the day, and it made quite a fine lather with a beguiling woodsy fragrance. Lately I have been trying working up the lather in a cupped palm, a technique that Mantic59 and (reputedly) barbers at Geo. F. Trumper’s London store use. It does seem to result in a very fine lather, and as a bonus it is fun. Brush vigorously the palm of your nondominant hand for a while and soon the brush is puffy with good lather.
Three passes with the Standard Razor (brand name) holding an Astra Superior Platinum blade: effortless and trouble-free smoothness resulted.
A good splash of Creed’s Green Irish Tweed, and the day is launched.