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A rosy shave: Soap Commander Love, a Rod Neep brush, the Baby Smooth, and Thayers Rosepetal Witch Hazel

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SOTD 2017-02-11

The Rod Neep brush shown has a particularly long loft and it took me a while to get the hang of it, but it has great capacity and a very gentle touch. It’s easy to load, and the lather was excellent. The rose fragrance of this soap is (deliberately) very like the Klar Kabinett of yesteryear, a German shaving soap sold as two long bars in a 1 kg package. I still have some, but the fragrance of that one has faded, while Soap Commander’s fragrance is still very present and pleasant.

Three passes with the Baby Smooth, which seems to be again available, though somewhat sporadically, left my face perfectly smooth and unharmed, and a good splash of Thayers Rosepetal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera finished the job. There still a trace of rose fragrance left, but the Thayers fragrances are fleeting.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 February 2017 at 11:03 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. The new Baby Smooth is not identical to the original and 2nd issue of the Baby Smooth. The new one uses a different handle, and the slots in the head are different. The geometry is meant to be the same, but I haven’t confirmed it.

    vmarks

    12 February 2017 at 8:34 am

  2. Mine should be here this week, and I’ll certainly do a comparison shave. I don’t much like how the same catalog item morphs over time. For example, my RazoRock Old Type has a wonderful handle, but after the first run, totally different handles were used, which I don’t like so much as the original. And now the Baby Smooth is not really the Baby Smooth but a similar razor…

    LeisureGuy

    12 February 2017 at 10:33 am


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