Fine Classic, Tallow + Steel “Grog,” and the Black Mamba
The Fine Classic brush easily worked up a good lather from Tallow + Steel’s “Grog” shaving soap. The soap uses 100% essential oils, and the fragrance is quite nice: “West Indies Bay + Key Lime + Labdanum + White Fir + Rosemary + Ylang Ylang” is the vendor’s description.
The Black Mamba is extremely comfortable and also highly efficient, producing an effortless BBS result. This is another RazoRock razor that I wish had gone into full production. But, like the RazoRock Baby Smooth, an equally good razor, it seems to be permanently out of stock with no plans to bring it back.
A splash of T+S Grog aftershave and the day begins. The aftershave has interesting ingredients:
Water + Witch Hazel + Organic Aloe Vera + Organic Glycerin + Organic Licorice Root + Organic Willow Bark + Organic Cucumber + Organic Rosemary + Polyglyceryl Oleate + Radish Root Ferment + Lactobacillus + Coconut Fruit + Essential Oils
If you’re interested in the reason for those ingredients, take a look at this page, which explains the benefits of each ingredient in T+S soap and aftershave.