Van Yulay’s new Puros de Habana hits it out of the park
I tried a sample of Puros de Habana a while back, and the fragrance was “meh.” Today’s sample—and she has indeed revised the formula—had a very authentic fine-Cuban-cigar smell, at least to my nose and as I recall. The lather was exceptional in general, but not exceptional for Van Yulay soaps, all of which seem to lather extremely well.
I used my usual technique: start with a damp brush and add small amounts of water during loading, working each increment of water into the brush before adding the next. Very slick and creamy lather, and with a wonderful cigar aroma.
The Wee Scot holds plenty of lather for multiple passes. I did but three, and the Baby Smooth will never be sold: what a wonderful razor it is. I think some of its magic comes from the extreme curvature of the blade, presenting the edge at an ideal angle.
Three passes, BBS result, and a splash of Chiseled Face Tradewinds, whose fragrance I like a lot.
A great shave.