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A Christmas shave with a dark-chocolate fragrance

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Though originally a Valentine’s Day release, dark chocolate seems not inappropriate (word of the day: litotes) to the Christmas celebration. TBH, if received as a gift, I would prefer dark chocolate to myrrh.

The lather was exceptional — my brief recent foray into bowl lathering continues to bear fruit — and I have to say I love this little Keyhole brush from Italian Barber.

That 1940’s Gillette Aristocrat did a great job today, and at the end the splash of dark chocolate aftershave was a pleasure. The drydown is not so much chocolate as a kind of dark musk.

I wish you all a joyous day.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 December 2020 at 9:46 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I also have this gold 1946-47 Gillette Aristocrat. It’s my favorite shaver of all the Aristocrat’s. I’ve thought about getting it re-plated in 14k gold, but I’ve hesitated for one reason.

    The several razors I’ve had re-plated have all been 3 piece razors. I’ve never had a TTO razor re-plated. My local jeweler sends them to L.A. to be re-plated, and I’ve bee pleased with their work.

    Can a TTO razor be re-plated in gold without disassembly? I wouldn’t want the folks in L.A. to disassemble the razor because they’re not razor people.

    Steve Riehle

    25 December 2020 at 5:31 pm

  2. I had several TTO razors replated — a Fat Boy and a Slim Handle in rhodium are extremely nice. I used, as I explain in the Guide, though there’s also Delta Echo and Reliable Electroplating and Sport Shaving.

    I would recommend using a service that has experience in replating razors specifically. The only one I’ve used is, but Sport Shaving also looks like a good possibility. I did have a Sheraton replated in rose gold, and I learned that I preferred regular gold. But rhodium is also great, much better than nickel.


    25 December 2020 at 5:47 pm

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