Vie-Long brush and Dapper Dragon Tiamat, with the Dorco PL-602
Dapper Dragon’s Tiamat shaving soap has a very nice fragrance to my nose, probably because of the presence of vanilla. The maker’s description: “Tiamat is a mixture of dragon’s blood and amber resins and vanilla, rounded out by subtle floral notes.”
I used a Vie-Long horsehair brush, wetting the knot well before I showered. The soap more or less leaps onto the brush: very little brushing loaded the brush well, and the lather I worked up on my face was thick, creamy, and fragrant. My enjoyment was quiet but intense.
The Dorco PL-602, that excellent razor, gave me a trouble-free BBS shave. Really, if you’ve not tried this razor, it’s worth getting: the price of a Starbucks latte, and one of the best-performing (and best-feeling) razors I have.
A good splash of Floris No. 89, and the weekend is upon us.