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Simpson Emperor 3 Super, Declaration Grooming Unconditional Surrender, RazoRock Baby Smooth, and Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender

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I started with a barely damp brush, as when using a shave stick, and then found I had to immediately add water, and then add a bit more, and then another few drops to load the brush well. But then the lather was wonderful in fragrance, slickness, and consistency. The maker notes:

The scent notes are amber, tonka bean, amyris, cedarwood, agarwood, vetiver, cigar tobacco, black tea, jasmine and geranium.

It’s probably the tonka bean that caught my nose: I’m a sucker for vanilla.

The Baby Smooth is such a remarkable razor. This one IMO really should be part of your razor arsenal: extreme comfort, extreme efficiency, and never a nick—due, I think, to the extreme curvature of the blade, in which it resembles the Dordo PL602.

Three passes, and then a splash of Chatillon Lux’s Unconditional Surrender aftershave, the fragrance being their creation and developed for Declaration Grooming. I noticed after the final rinse and dry that my face felt very smooth and my skin seemed exceptionally soft. I think it was the shaving soap:

Stearic Acid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Bison Tallow, Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

Aha! I didn’t notice the Bentonite Clay until I listed the ingredients just now. That explains the need for extra water in loading and also the soap’s slickness.


Written by Leisureguy

20 August 2018 at 7:29 am

Posted in Shaving

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