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Propaganda Vol 3 and the aftershave, with Phoenix Ascension

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I like the fragrance of Dr. Jon’s Propaganda a lot, so I gave in to the temptation to buy the soap in the latest formulation, Vol 3. Oddly, the lather was not quite so good as previously, so I suspect that this might be a soap that works best with a synthetic brush. I’ll give that a try. It could also just be normal variation in user performance, of course.

Still, I got an excellent result, with a little work — time to change the blade in the Ascension. I am working through a pack of Swedish Gillettes, so that’s what I’ll use.

The aftershave is quite nice, except for the menthol. Sometimes I like menthol, but this morning it was not all that pleasing. I could truly do without the menthol, but it seems to be used in all his aftershaves. Be warned.

Written by Leisureguy

7 January 2021 at 7:30 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. What is the purpose of menthol in aftershave lotion? What is it designed to do?


    Steve Riehle

    7 January 2021 at 5:25 pm

  2. It gives a cooling sensation, which some like. In some aftershaves that use very light menthol, I don’t mind it (Alt-Innsbruck, Floïd), but this seemed a bit more than those. I certainly would not like it as a daily aftershave, just occasionally.

    I hadn’t realized that Dr. Jon’s aftershaves had menthol, so I was surprised by the cooling effecgt. At least now I know to expect it, but I wish they offered menthol as an option, not in the regular product.



    7 January 2021 at 5:34 pm

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