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Simpson Emperor 2, Van Yulay Achilles, and the Dorco PL602 add up to a great shave

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I really like Van Yulay soaps: fine lather, lots of glide, good fragrances, and interesting ingredients. Their Achilles shaving soap made a very nice lather using the Simpson Emperor 2 Super shown. The loaded brush had a tan tint, but as I worked in more water the lather lightened to the usual white. The fragrance is described as:

Tobacco with the perfect amount of Kentucky bourbon, hints of cherry, notes of vanilla, of rosewood, cedar, smoke, and sweet birch.

The ingredients of Van Yulay soap vary by fragrance. The ingredients in Achilles shaving soap are:

Stearic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Stearic, Castor, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Tobacco Tea, Aloe Vera, Coconut-Emu-Tallow-Meadow Foam-Borage-Argan- Oils, Kentucky Bourbon, Sodium Lactate, Herbal Ground Tea, Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Allantoin, Silica, Bentonite Clay, Glycerin Soap, Tobacco Absolute, Mica and Fragrance.

The Dorco PL602 and the RazoRock Baby Smooth are much alike in feel and performance, though made of different materials and sold at different price points. Both razors curve the blade much more than most razors, and perhaps that is part of the secret. If you don’t have a Dorco PL602, I recommend that you buy one. They are inexpensive and thus make good travel razors: losing one is not a big deal.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 May 2017 at 7:51 am

Posted in Shaving

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