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Perfectly smooth with Fatip and I Coloniali

with 4 comments

15 Nov 2014

A really superb shave. My excellent H.L. Thäter brush has hooked bristles, thus the spiky appearance. (Had I brushed the dry brush across my hand, the knot would again look smooth.) Hooked bristles are benign and in fact have a pleasant feel when wet—sort of tacky until the lather’s in place.

And what a lather it was. I do love I Coloniali shaving cream—a wonderful fragrance and a fine lather.

Three passes with the Fatip, which was more comfortable than I recalled, though not really a stand-out in the “comfort” department: I do feel I have to pay careful attention, a feeling absent with a truly comfortable razor. But it did a flawless job with no nicks a good job, but with two nicks I discovered later*, leaving a BBS result, thanks in part to the previously used SuperMax Titanium blade.

I got out the Dominica Bay Rum because it seems to have gone off the market (the plain version). Maybe it’s just a temporary out-of-stock thing. But a pleasant end to a fine shave.

*And of course this tendency to nick is exactly what makes this razor uncomfortable. A razor is comfortable when it has little tendency to nick.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 November 2014 at 9:12 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. This reputable merchant has it. I have not searched for others, but imagine they exist.


    15 November 2014 at 11:19 am

  2. Yeah, the lime variant seems still to be around. It’s the plain Bay Rum that’s gone missing.


    15 November 2014 at 11:23 am

  3. Maybe there’s a glut of limes that need to be disbursed. I’ll scour for it when not searching for jobs, & send along anything I may find.


    15 November 2014 at 11:27 am

  4. Dominica’s distributor here confirmed a few months back that their bay leaf crop got hit by some sort of disease, and they had no estimate when things would return to normal. They have been selling smaller spray-top bottles rather than the larger pour versions, but who knows how long that stock will last. The vendor linked above has had stock for a while at a huge markup. On top of which, the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 continues, so . . . I’m stretching out my half-full bottle of Bay Rum Limes for as long as I can.


    17 November 2014 at 10:32 am

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