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Great shave with Razor Emporium shave stick

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17 May 2014

This morning was a BBS shave with one good nick: on the upper lip, centered, down a bit from the nose. I figure I had the blade angle wrong, since it was on the WTG pass. (Feather blades…)

But to begin: I came across this new shave stick: King R. Emporium Synergy Shave Stick/HTGAM Collaboration. Yes, a new format for How To Grow A Moustache’s super shaving soap. You get two sticks the size of the one shown for $9.95: keep one in the bathroom and one in your travel kit, the shave stick being an excellent format for travel: compact in size and not requiring a lathering bowl.

I liked the fragrance of the stick and the lather even more: the G.B. Kent BK4 worked up a wonderfully thick and creamy lather. I did add a little water to the brush part way through working the lather up.

My Schick Krona carries a Feather blade, a brand I can use only in a few razors. Feathers tend to nick me (see above). But that’s the beauty of My Nik Is Sealed: the nick was staunched instantly.

Of the Fine aftershaves I’ve recently gotten, I like this fragrance perhaps the best: an old-timey fragrance, perhaps, but I’m an old-timey guy. The aftershave is a simple recipe: alcohol, water, fragrance, and menthol. I’m thinking I might add a dash of glycerin just as an experiment. I’ll do that in my palm or in a separate little bottle. I’m just curious about what difference it would make.

However, the aftershave is quite good as it is, and the menthol is not, as is sometimes the case, overpowering: just enough to give a sensation of coolness—cf. the Alt-Innsbruck splash.

Great shave.

Written by Leisureguy

17 May 2014 at 7:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Speaking of Razor Emporium, have used Sweet Gale lately? You mentioned the soap in your book and being a Scotch drinker I had to try it. Really enjoyed the soap but did not resupply. I’ll have to do that.

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    Michael Napier

    17 May 2014 at 4:35 pm

  2. Yes, I ran out as well. Need to restock.

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    LeisureGuy

    17 May 2014 at 4:38 pm


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