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The Duke and the Summer Storm, near Testina Gentile, Italy

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The question arises, “How many petrichor-fragranced shaving soaps should one have?” The number is clearly greater than zero, but does it go as high 2? Barrister & Mann have come out with their Petrichor, which has a matching aftershave, but I have already Chiseled Face’s Summer Storm:

Moist earth, oak moss, cut grass, pine needles, orange, lemon, ozone, white jasmine, lily of the valley, geranium and musk.

Of course, I’m trying to cut back on soaps. A dilemma.

The lather, using Simpson’s Duke 3 Best shaving brush, was excellent: thick and plentiful. (I wonder whether the Duke (Marion Robert Morrison, better known under his stage name John Wayne) every used the Duke shaving brush.)

The Fatip Testina Gentile did its usual superb job. This is a terrific razor, and I have laid in three for my three young grandsons in Illinois for when they start to shave. Three passes, perfect result, which is plenty good enough for me.

A splash of Chiseled Face’s Summer Storm aftershave—and in this case the little bit of menthol seems appropriate—and I’m ready for the weekend.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 June 2017 at 9:50 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. It has become my favorite razor. Outshaves every other razor. It is plated brass, proving geometry beats metallurgy to get a BBS.


    17 June 2017 at 1:15 pm

  2. Good line, and very true (cf. the Dorco PL602).


    17 June 2017 at 1:49 pm

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