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Vetiver morning

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SOTD 2016-06-04

Café Vetyver is yet another Van Yulay sample—I like the soaps, the variety, and the packaging, so I loaded up on the. With the Maggard 24mm synthetic brush shown I got a very nice lather indeed. The fragrance is very nice: “Roasted Coffee with Vetyver and Nutmeg fragrance.” The ingredients:

Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Stearic, Glycerin, Coconut-Castor-Olive-Meadow Foam-Babassu-Argan-Oils,Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Sodium Lactate, BTMS, Allantoin, Silica, Kaolin Clay, Coffee Powder, Half & Half, EO’s and Fragrance.

I added water during loading, as usual with soaps containing clay, and the lather was thick and slick with a definite coffee fragrance.

Three passes with my Merkur Progress produced a very smooth result, to which I applied a good splash of Fine’s Clean Vetiver.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 June 2016 at 10:35 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. how would you compare Meissner to van Yulay as to slickness,cushion ????????????????


    4 June 2016 at 11:12 am

  2. Hmm. Good question. They both are excellent in terms of lather. Some Meißner Tremonia soaps contain clay, others do not. They vary their formulas quite a bit, one to another, and Van Yulay does the same thing, though to a lesser degree.

    The Van Yulay samples are numerous and easy to use, I think it’s worthwhile to try a few. Or send the links (page one and page two.) to those who might be wracking their brains trying to think of a Father’s Day gift you’d actually like. A word to the wise. A wink’s as good as a nudge.


    4 June 2016 at 12:10 pm

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