Things like the Omega boar brushes, Meißner Tremonia Strong ‘n Scottish shaving soap, and the iKon X3 are why I love my morning shave
A good shave is a great pleasure, and this morning I picked things I particularly enjoy. The Omega 20102 brush is by now well broken in and it is a pleasure. I like the Strong ‘n Scottish fragrance a lot and the lather even more. The 20102 has a fairly large knot, so in loading I did add a couple of driblets of water to get the knot fully loaded. Since Strong ‘n Scottish contains clay, I imagine that also contributes:
Stearic Acid, Cocos nucifera oil*, Whisky, Potassium Hydroxide, Orbignya Oleifera oil*, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Glycerin, Red clay, Cedrus deodora oil, Talc, Citric Acid, Simmondsia chinensis oil*, Juniperus oxycedrus wood tar, Maris sal, Limonene, Linalool.
* Organic quality
The iKon X3 really is on the top tier of slants, at least for me, and I really like this UFO handle. I can see this being my only razor, if it should come to that. Three passes, completely comfortable feel (“did I forget to put a blade in it?” sort of feel), and absolutely smooth result with nary a nick.
A good splash of Hâttric and I have a very cheerful outlook for the day.