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Another gentle brush — and more bay rum

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After finding the right word for yesterday’s brush — “gentle” — I decide to work through the brushes I have to which the word applies, and first up is this Mühle badger with the striking handle.

And since bay rum has been the aftershave theme, I thought a bay rum soap would be appropriate, and this is a good one. Excellent lather and the Baby Smooth was, as always, superb.

To end the shave, a splash of Captain’s Choice, a good bay rum with quite a bit of witch hazel present and having a very fine fragrance.

Written by Leisureguy

28 November 2020 at 10:11 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Another nice picture (!)

    My attention was drawn to the AS bottle with the humongous cap and opening. How in the world does one pour out only a few drops of AS?

    The Pinaud Clubman AS, in contrast, comes in a plastic bottle that has a sensible tiny 1/8″ opening that gives one a fighting chance of controlling the flow.

    I’m considering as a New Years resolution to buy in the future only AS’s that have tiny openings, 1/8″ or smaller. They are in a minority, but they are out there.

    Today is my 84th birthday. I celebrated by shaving this morning with my birthyear 1936 Gillette Aristocrat razor. I will use it during the entire coming week. It was a good close shave with a new Personna Lab Blue blade, though it was slightly rough. The good news was there were zero nicks or weepers. Using a rough razor for a week will give me the chance to experiment with pre-shaves, such as Corn Huskers Lotion, grapeseed oil, glycerin, Cremo shave creme, and other possibilities.


    Steve Riehle

    28 November 2020 at 1:15 pm

  2. Happy birthday! So you were a Thanksgiving baby (or close enough).

    Regarding the aftershaves with full openings: I’ve never found it a problem. I rest the neck of the bottle on the side of my upturned palm and tilt the bottle to pour as much as I want/need, then set bottle down, rub hands together and apply to face and neck. Some good aftershaves don’t have the small opening, though there are certainly good aftershaves that do. As I recall, Alt Innsbruck is one of those that lack an orifice reducer, and I would not like to abandon that one.



    28 November 2020 at 1:21 pm

  3. Please post results of glycerin and grapeseed oil results, I tried Corn Huskers for a month,did nothing for me



    28 November 2020 at 2:25 pm

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