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A shave of classics: Yardley shaving soap and the Gillette President, with TOBS Bay Rum

with 4 comments

SOTD 2016-06-15

Yardley is another vintage soap, and though it lacks the complex fragrance of Lenthéric, it still lathers well with a traditional lavender fragrance. The lather, made this morning using the Rooney Emilion brush shown, was thick and creamy.

The Gillette President shown has been replated in rhodium. (I believe the original finish of the President was partly rhodium and partly nickel; this one is all rhodium.) The is a Y-2: made in 1953 in Apr-May-June, so 63 years old, yet very spry.

Three passes left a smooth face, to which I applied a good splash of TOBS aftershave. Mid-week looks good now.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 June 2016 at 8:23 am

Posted in Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. I haven’t seen Yardley soap since I cannot even remember when. Back in the day they were considered luxury products. Didn’t know they even made a shaving soap.

    Larry

    15 June 2016 at 1:41 pm

  2. It’s a very nice soap that makes a fine lather. Here are some other SOTD posts using Yardley.

    LeisureGuy

    15 June 2016 at 1:50 pm

  3. Hey, Yardley went out of business in 1989, I guess soap lasts forever!

    Larry

    15 June 2016 at 3:47 pm

  4. I would say that it lasts at least 30 years.🙂 I wonder when Lenthéric stopped making shaving soap; the fragrance from that one is intense.

    LeisureGuy

    15 June 2016 at 3:52 pm


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