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Wholly Kaw’s La Supérieure Dulci Tobacco shaving cream with Southern Witchcraft Valley of Ashes aftershave

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Quite a mix of languages: “la supérieure” is French, “dulci” is Italian, and “tobacco” is English. (“Tobacco” in Italian is “tabacco.”) I think “Dulci Tabacco” would have been better than switching languages mid-phrase.

But what’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and you could call this shaving cream anything you want and it would still make an excellent lather and smell very nice indeed. I’m going to have to use this more often — I really liked lather and fragrance, and for me it’s a novelty to again have a soft shaving cream.

The brush is a Maggard Razors 22mm synthetic, and with it I continue my week of desert-island brushes. I like it a lot: handle, knot, performance, and price ($10).

The razor handle that carries the Edwin Jagger head today probably looks familiar: it’s the same handle you saw in yesterday’s shave, when it supported the iKon OG-1 head. That head has been retired (with prejudice) and the handle is finding a new role.

And the shave was truly excellent: extremely smooth result, and thanks to both Grooming Dept Moisturizing Pre-Shave and Wholly Kaw’s superior shaving cream, my skin feels astonishingly good.

The aftershave I used, Southern Witchcraft’s Valley of Ashes, no doubt contributed to the fine skin feel as well. I didn’t use Grooming Dept Hydrating Lotion today because the splash does very well on its own. Its ingredients:

Water, stearic acid, shea butter, castor oil, potassium hydroxide, glycerine, coconut oil, sodium lactate, sodium hydroxide, jojoba oil, aloe powder, liquid aloe, isopropyl myristate, kaolin clay, fragrance

The scent notes of this aftershave:

Coal, Tar, Bourbon, Tobacco, Bitter Citrus, Smoke, Leather, Motor Oil, Burning Rubber, Diesel, Clove, Birch Tar, Bergamot

The combination reminds me strongly of Midnight Stag, by Chiseled Face:

What a great shave with which to end the week!

Written by Leisureguy

23 July 2021 at 10:06 am

Posted in Shaving

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