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Mühle synthetic, Wickham Garden Mint, Baby Smooth, and Stetson Classic

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Summer seems like a good time for Wickham’s Garden Mint shaving soap. When I was a boy, spearmint grew in profusion around the outdoor faucet, and I think there may have been an occasional mint julep made. Oklahoma was a dry state at the time, so I wouldn’t be told, but I did note that we had a heavy canvas bag that held ice and, when struck repeatedly with a hammer, would produce the powdered ice that a julep requires. And all that mint was probably grown for a reason. My mom also made an orange-mint syrup that was mixed with 7Up to make a very nice summer drink.

Back to the shave. The Mühle synthetic differs from the Plissoft synthetics in that the bristles stand apart a little more. The Mühle feels on the face more like a brush and less like (say) warm velvet, and the bristles do a fine job of creating and delivering the lather. And I love the Garden Mint fragrance. The 5″ diameter puck is a great idea, but not terribly common.

Three passes with the Baby Smooth, which is similar to the Fatip Testina Gentile in feel and performance, left a flawless BBS result, to which I applied a good splash of Stetson Classic.

A fine way to start the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

5 July 2017 at 9:56 am

Posted in Shaving

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