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LA Vanilla/Mint/Eucalyptus and the Fendrihan Mk II

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Although I don’t really detect the Vanilla in LA Shaving Soap Company’s iconic fragrance, the Eucalyptus and Mint come through well — and it’s a very refreshing fragrance. My trusty Rooney Style 2 Finest did the lather honors, and the Fendrihan Mk II — a wonderful razor — vanquished the stubble. A little splash of Lenthéric Tweed cologne as an aftershave, and the weekend lies dead ahead.

Written by Leisureguy

11 September 2020 at 9:19 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Do you have a few “very favorite” AS scents? The kind of AS scents you could live with, if you were marooned on the proverbial desert island for the rest of your life?

    I’m not into floral so much (reminds me of a funeral parlor) but I do like “clean and bracing scents,” whatever that term may mean. Maybe from the seashore or the forest. Neither do I care for sweet scents. I don’t want to smell like a candy factory.

    Of the popular drug store AS products, I do like the scent of Skin Bracer, though it seems a tad harsh on my skin. Skin-wise I prefer Aqua Velva. I’m neutral on Clubman and Old Spice.


    Steve Riehle

    11 September 2020 at 2:31 pm

  2. I do. When I use Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar aftershave, I generally note that it’s a favorite. Phoenix Artisan has several that I like a lot: Organism 46-B, Spring-Heeled Jack, Cavendish, and Dark Chocolate. Chiseled Face’s Summer Storm is very nice, and Italian Barber’s Zi’ Peppino (reminiscent of Alt-Innsbruck). Phoenix Artisan Solstice is another favorite (both soap and aftershave). Van Yulay Achilles is good.

    Among mainstream aftershaves, I like D.R. Harris Marlborough a lot, and also Pink After Shave and Old English Lavender Water. Alt-Innsbruck is quite nice, as is Floïd. Paul Sebastian is a mass-market aftershave that I like a lot.

    There are others, but those spring first to mind.



    11 September 2020 at 3:19 pm

  3. Anthony Gold’s Red Cedar is my favorite cedar aftershave–and his Original scent is also great. I only wish Carina (the maker of the aftershaves) were not so quirky a business. Anthony Gold products are hard to get, and are superb.
    Also, they used to sell in the 12 ounce size and seemed to mask a 20% price increase by selling only the smaller bottles afterward–a lot of companies seem to do that. If they need a price increase, so be it. But please sell the bigger bottles!


    Peter Strand

    11 September 2020 at 10:09 pm

  4. I agree on bottle size. You intrigued me with your mention of Anthony Gold Original, but I could not find it with a search. I did find Anthony Gold Bay Rum. I might give that a try at some point.

    And for those reading, here’s the Red Cedar I like so much.



    12 September 2020 at 6:24 am

  5. Michael,
    I found out about that website from your blog. About three years back I called them. They said that if a product is out of stock it doesn’t show up at all, so that may be why you can’t find the Original scent. Since you live nearby now, you may as well drop in and find out for yourself. And I thank you for telling all of us about this in the first place…


    Peter Strand

    12 September 2020 at 12:22 pm

  6. You made my day, Peter. Thanks. Unfortuately, just this past week I got an email from The Copper Hat that, due to Covid-19 and thus a great reduction of in-person shopping, they have decided to go online only. But I’ll keep my eye out for AG Original.



    12 September 2020 at 2:22 pm

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