The Copper Hat’s fine brush, Dr. Jon’s Defiance, and ATT R1, with Bvlgari
Dr. Jon’s Defiance is a part of his Cold War series of shaves. He notes:
Defiance is the second of three fragrances in our Cold War series, each is a different take on a sandalwood and mandarin base. Defiance combines the sweet notes of mandarin and sandalwood with the spicy, sharp notes of allspice and black pepper.
This is made using his new (“Vol. 2”) formula, still vegan:
Stearic Acid, Water, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Babassu Oil, Essential/Fragrance Oils, Sodium Hydroxide, Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Aloe Vera, Soy Wax, Slippery Elm Bark, Citric Acid.
The soap makes a superb lather, this morning with my brush from the Copper Hat: excellent consistency and very fragrant. And speaking of brushes, check out Craig K’s interesting and useful Sharpologist article on the new low-cost high-quality badger brushes now available.
The Above the Tie R1 turned out best for me: the M1 not enough, the H1 harsh. Here it’s mounted on a UFO handle. Very efficient, very comfortable, and very nicely machined. Three passes left a BBS result, to which I applied a splash of Bvlgari EDT.
Great way to start the morning!