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Omega 20102 and Colonia, with the German 37 and Diplomat

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The Omega 20102 is my standard recommendation for a boar shaving brush. I like the beechwood handle and the knot has enough loft to feel good while still being resilient (more resilient than Saturday’s Omega, for example). Omega brushes have the benefit of breaking in over just a week or at most two, though in the first couple of uses the lathers dies almost immediately. But that quickly passes, and they really are good brushes—this one particularly, IMO.

The Colonia shave soap shown makes a fine lather, and I do like a triple-milled soap. Three passes with the German 37 left my face perfectly smooth, and then a splash of Diplomat finished the job. Diplomat has a very interesting fragrance with a spice note I’ve not been able to identify, but it does catch one’s attention. Pick up a bottle if you get a chance.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 November 2019 at 9:28 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Archimedes Semogue just broke in!


    5 November 2019 at 9:14 am

  2. Just curious: how long did it take?

    Another grudge I have against Semogue (beyond the long break-in required): I once got a Semogue brush with a badly splayed knot that went two directions.


    5 November 2019 at 10:40 am

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