Vie-Long brush with Pink Grapefruit and the 102
I’m going to interrupt my Meißner Tremonia progression to use a couple of samples a reader kindly sent to me: LASSC’s Black Fern and Bufflehead’s Fifth Season. But today I wanted to use my other Meißner Tremonia’s shaving paste, Pink Grapefruit. I somehow had expected the fragrance to be sweet and citrus, but the experience of it is quite different. I think the eucalyptus removes any sweetness and directs the citrus in a new direction. At any rate, it’s a very attractive fragrance, and the lather, as always with Meißner Tremonia, is excellent. Today I used a Vie-Long horsehair brush to make the lather, and I very much enjoyed the feel of the brush: horsehair is not prickly, but it’s somewhat rougher/coarser than badger or the synthetics I use, and it does a very nice job with the lather.
As I continue paring down my collection of razors, I am of course determining which to keep, and the iKon Shavecraft 102 is for me most definitely a keeper: very easy and comfortable shave, no problems at all, and a perfect BBS result. What’s not to like?
A splash of Pinaud Classic Vanilla and the day, week, and month are well launched.