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Van Yulay’s new Puros de Habana hits it out of the park

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SOTD 2016-09-08

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.

Written by LeisureGuy

8 September 2016 at 8:57 am

Posted in Shaving

3 Responses

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  1. Interesting. In Cuba and Mexico cigars are called Puros ( for puro tobaco) while cigarettes are called cigarros. In other countries a cigar is a cigarro, and cigarettes are called cigarillos. Your dialect may vary.


    9 September 2016 at 6:59 am

  2. Razorock Joe has said he is thinking about producing this razor again in 316 grade steel. I hope he does.

    Chris Mo

    12 September 2016 at 3:41 pm

  3. It would be great to have the Baby Smooth available again. It is an extremely good razor.


    12 September 2016 at 3:58 pm

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