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Wet Shaving Products Prince, Chiseled Face Sherlock, and the Fatip Testina Gentile

with 6 comments

SOTD 2017-02-14

I have two of WSP’s Prince, and this one is more resilient, with less give. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s not so soft as the three-band Prince.

It had no problem at all in getting a very nice lather from Chiseled Face Sherlock shaving soap, whose fragrance he describes as “a warm tobacco based scent blended with toasted caramel, black pepper, moist dirt, and finished with a touch of leather, moss, mandarin, honey and rose..” And the ingredients are good, too:

Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Juice, Beef Tallow, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Silk Powder

I have to say I like the Fatip Testina Gentile very much. Google Translate englishes that as “Nice Head,” and I have to agree: it’s a very nice head, both extremely comfortable and very efficient. Plus the plated brass construction gives the razor excellent heft and a feeling of solidity. (The Testina Gentile is also available with wood handles, and the model I have also comes in gold and gunmetal finishes.) It’s a terrific razor, for novice and not.

A good splash of Phoenix Artisan Cavendish to carry forward the tobacco them, and I wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day.

Written by LeisureGuy

14 February 2017 at 8:41 am

Posted in Shaving

6 Responses

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  1. That razor is getting better looking to me. Is gold plating easy to care for on a razor?

    Larry

    14 February 2017 at 10:37 am

  2. Yes it is. In fact, I wanted to buy this one in gold, but Italian Barber was out of that one. However, Q Brothers have it.

    LeisureGuy

    14 February 2017 at 10:46 am

  3. Any blade alignment issues? Dario has a. Reputation you know🙀

    Larry

    14 February 2017 at 4:51 pm

  4. Fatip not Dario cursed autocorrects

    Larry

    14 February 2017 at 4:52 pm

  5. I apparently lucked out.

    LeisureGuy

    14 February 2017 at 4:53 pm

  6. I’ve commented before that “autocorrect” is more commonly “autoerror.”

    LeisureGuy

    14 February 2017 at 5:09 pm


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