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Written by Leisureguy

14 January 2021 at 2:24 pm

Posted in Music, Video

Avocado and Above the Tie R1

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Avocado is good all round: avocado oil (the highest smoke point of any cooking oil (520ºF) and a monounsaturated fat with a nutritional profile much like olive oil — like olive oil, not a seed oil but a fruit oil); guacamole; avocado toast; and, as today, avocado shaving soap. In fact, a number of shaving soaps use avocado oil, but this soap has avocado as the focus, and it’s a wonderful soap. It seems to have been a limited edition, but I still enjoy it — and I’ll add that Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Avocado shaving cream is very good indeed.

(In fact, I’m thinking of getting a few shaving creams to have in the rotation. I would get TOBS Avocado, Cyril R. Salter French Vetiver (the most vetivery shaving products I’ve used, with Eufros Vetiver de Haiti second), Cyril R. Salter Fresh Mint (peppermint, so with the cooling effect of menthol), a new tub of Nancy Boy Signature (I’ve about run out), and perhaps Cyril R. Salter Wild Rose.)

The lather was very good — again, I thought of the brief remedial study I did with a couple of days of bowl lathering — and Above the Tie’s R1 was a treat. A completely smooth result, and my skin felt very nice indeed.

A splash of Avo Nice Shave aftershave (thankfully, no menthol), and I’m readyfor the day.

BTW, the photo above was made in pre-dawn darkness but with my new LED torchière by Globe Electric. I really like this lamp — I’ve had one before. It’s 43 watts and 3010 lumens at max output. (It’s dimmable with a touch switch.)

Written by Leisureguy

14 January 2021 at 10:26 am

Posted in Shaving

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