Rooney Style 1 Size 1, Meißner Tremonia Woody Almond, Merkur Progress, and Anthony Gold Red Cedar aftershave
I’m really liking my three Rooney brushes. I think of this Style 1 Size 1 as a “stubby” brush, but in fact it has quite a good loft and feels great on the face. It lathers well, shares the lather generously, and has a flattish fan-shaped top. It’s a great little brush and it seemed to enjoy working with Meißner Tremonia’s wonderful Woody Almond shaving paste: bitter almond and Texas cedar fragrance that is strong in the jar and pleasant in the lather.
The Merkur Progress is an excellent adjustable—heck, it’s an excellent razor, adjustable or not (and I generally don’t do any adjusting: I’ve found the setting I like and I use it). Three passes, not even a thought of a nick, and a perfectly smooth face.
A good splash of Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar aftershave, and the day is launched on a very positive note.