Comparing two razors: the Standard and the Edwin Jagger
For the test shave, I used Antica Barbieria Colla shaving soap and the Wet Shaving Products Monarch. The lather was excellent—this really is a good soap—and the fragrance pleasant.
I have my Edwin Jagger head on a UFO handle and the Standard head on a Wolfman Razors handle. I shaved one side with one razor, the other side with the other.
The two heads are close, but I would say that the Edwin Jagger has less blade feel than the Standard, and is a bit more comfortable, while the Standard is a bit more efficient. There are also differences in material, which might be a factor for some: the Edwin Jagger head is Zamak, plated with chrome—and the plating seems very high quality. The Standard head is aluminum, with a small double-threaded stainless steel lug that holds head and handle together. (Both head and handle are tapped.) I used LocTite on the threads for the head, so that now the lug is permanently attached to the head, and the Standard handle now functions as a regular DE handle: you unscrew it from the head when you change blades.
The shave itself was quite good (both sides), and I applied a splash of Barrister & Mann’s Reserve Cool. The fragrance is very pleasant: bergamot, lemon, and lavender. The ingredients are good:
Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denatured), Water (Aqua), Organic Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Glycerin, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorella (Chlorella Vulgaris)/White Lupin Protein Ferment (Lupinus Albus), Eleuthero Root Extract (Acanthopanax Senticosus), Organic Alcohol, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), German Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Provitamin B5 (Panthenol), Menthol, Neem Flower Extract (Melia Azadirachta), Neem Leaf Extract (Melia Azadirachta), Amino Esters-1, Ivy Gourd Fruit Extract (Coccinia Indica), Eggplant Fruit Extract (Solanum Melongena), Aloe Flower Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Henna Extract (Lawsonia Inermis), Holy Basil Leaf Extract (Ocimum Sanctum), Turmeric Root Extract (Curcuma Longa), Pearl Powder, Sodium Lactate, Benzoic Acid, Linalool, Butyl Phenyl Methyl Propional (Lilial)(Rep2-), Methyl Ionone Gamma; Alpha-Iso-Methylionone, D-Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citral, IsoEugenol, Cinnamic Alcohol (Cinnamyl Alcohol), Geraniol, Eugenol, Evernia prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate
The menthol is light: enough to be cooling without being obtrusive. I find I like this aftershave quite a bit.