Semogue Owners Club, Martin de Candre, and the prototype iKon X3
Someone commented on Wicked Edge that, although Martin de Candre lathers easily, the lather is not so slick as other lathers. I had not noticed that, so I brought out the MdC to see how it works for me, and I decided to give my Semogue Owners Club a workout. The brush has broken in well and is totally satisfactory, but somehow I still lack the fondness many express for Semogue brushes. But this one is comfortable and did a fine job.
MdC does indeed lather easily, and the brush was quickly loaded. The lather seemed as slick to me as any other lather: perfectly satisfactory and still, to my mind, a really excellent shaving soap.
The prototype X3 is more comfortable for me than the Wunderbar because this X3 does not require the alert attention I must bring still to the Wunderbar. (In time, I may develop a feel for the Wunderbar so that so much conscious attention is required during the shave.) I did a carefree and comfortable three-pass shave, producing a BBS finish and no nicks or other problems.
A good splash of Barrister & Mann’s Fougère Classique, and I’m ready for the death of this work week.