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Mühle synthetic brush, QED Special 218, and the Maggard V2 open-comb

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QED no longer has soaps from their previous soapmaker, who made this wonderful glycerin soap with a pine-tar fragrance. Although some sneer at glycerin soaps, they can be quite good, and the lather produced this morning with the Mühle synthetic shown was quite good in terms of consistency and glide, with perhaps a little less cushion that tallow soaps.

The Maggard V2OC head is really excellent—so far as I can tell it is a clone of the Parker 24C/26C head—and the Maggard MR7 handle shown here suits it to a T. The price of the Maggard V2OC on the MR7 handle is around $30, the same as the price of the Parker 24C or 26C, but the Maggard handle (stainless steel) is clearly superior in terms of feel and threading and—at least to my eye—appearance, though aesthetics are notoriously subjective.

Three passes with no problem and then a little bit of the pine-fragranced colone as an aftershave. (I no longer recall the cologne’s name… wait! we have search engines nowadays. It’s Pino Sylvester. From the link I learn it dates back to 1955, and the fragrance has:

Top notes: bergamot, basil, and lemon.
Middle notes: juniper, cedar, and tree moss.
Base notes: pine, musk, and amber.

They add, “Pino Silvester is recommended for casual daytime use,” which describes my use to a T.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 May 2017 at 9:21 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Pino Silvestre is Wild Pine


    25 May 2017 at 11:58 am

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