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Soap Commander Endurance and the German 37 slant

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SOTD 2016-11-22

Soap Commander’s Endurance is, I read, a descendent of the original Old Spice shaving soap, the soap I used in high school. They write, “Our Endurance scent is our attempt to dupe the Classic and Enduring scent of the 1938 Shulton Company version of Original Old Spice aftershave. . . .  Like the 1938 version of the original, Endurance contains top notes that are nutmeg, lemon, orange, star anise and aldehydes; middle notes are carnation, jasmine, geranium, cinnamon, heliotrope and pimento; base notes are ambergris, benzoin, cedar, vanilla, tonka bean and musk.”

I can’t tell whether it hits the mark because it’s been a while, but in any event it has a pleasant fragrance and lathers like a champ. This tub also seems to contain more soap by volume than my previous Soap Commander soap from a few years ago. The ingredients:

Stearic Acid, Distilled Water, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Fragrance

I used Maggard Razors’ 22mm synthetic, one of my favorite brushes, and enjoyed the lather a lot.

The RazoRock German 37 is very like the Merkur 37, by design, and it did a really excellent job this morning: totally smooth face and not a single problem. I continue to recommend the German 37 head ($12) to those who want to experiment with a slant without spending a lot of money. It seems to perform well for most, and it might be the only slant you’ll ever need.

A splash of what is said to be the original Shulton Old Spice aftershave formula (purchased from India), and we approach the festive day in fine style.

Written by LeisureGuy

22 November 2016 at 8:14 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. It’s been a while, but I don’t remember Old Spice Shaving Soap as being memorable.


    22 November 2016 at 9:07 am

  2. That might account for it. I did find it pleasant at the time.


    22 November 2016 at 9:53 am

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