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Wee Scot, Virgilio Valobra, Maggard V2 open comb, and Barrister & Mann Reserve

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No photo today. All shots were out of focus. I hope the camera’s not dying.

Virgilio Valobra has an almond fragrance, apparently beloved by Italians, and comes in a bar. The soap is the consistency of putty, so it’s easy to mash it into a bowl.

The Wee Scot is a workhorse, and the lather was excellent. I have my Maggard V2 open-comb head on their MR7 stainless handle, a very pleasant and well-balanced combination, and once again the V2OC proved to be extremely comfortable and extremely efficient, resulting in a rather easy BBS result.

The Barrister & Mann Reserve Spice aftershave just arrived, and I like it quite a bit. Ingredients:

Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denatured), Water (Aqua), Organic Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Glycerin, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorella (Chlorella Vulgaris)/White Lupin Protein Ferment (Lupinus Albus), Eleuthero Root Extract (Acanthopanax Senticosus), Organic Alcohol, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), German Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Provitamin B5 (Panthenol), Sodium Lactate, Neem Leaf (Melia azadirachta), Amino Esters-1, Ivy Gourd (Coccinia indica) Leaf Extract, Eggplant (Solanum melongena) Fruit Extract, Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) Flower Extract, Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) Leaf Extract, Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Root Extract, Red Seaweed (Corallina officinalis) Extract, Benzoic Acid, Citral, Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri) Extracts, Cinnamic Aldehyde (Cinnamal), Benzyl Benzoate, Isoeugenol, Cinnamic Alcohol (Cinnamyl Alcohol), Geraniol, Citronellol, Methyl Ionone Gamma; Alpha-Iso-Methylionone, Hexyl Cinammic Aldehyde, Eugenol, Coumarin, D-Limonene, Linalool

Not your everyday aftershave, eh? But the fragrance is appealing and it feels quite good on my skin. It’s also available in Classic and as a mentholated aftershave.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 September 2016 at 8:44 am

Posted in Shaving

2 Responses

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  1. Is the workmanship and build of that Maggard superior to the Parker open comb? The base plate and top cap of my Parker both had plating failures and the handles black coating faded. The shave was great but the razor lasted all of 18 months. Disappointing.


    24 September 2016 at 3:55 pm

  2. Well, the handle obviously is better than the Parker handle, and I’ve certainly had no problem with the plating or the shave. The MR7 handle will last for generations yet to come, and the head is extremely nice. And it’s the same price as the Parker—which is why I quit recommending the Parker and started recommending this combination.


    24 September 2016 at 4:04 pm

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