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The wonderful Monday morning shave — with a note on the pre-shave I use

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Monday mornings are the best, a sentiment that comes from the excellence and pleasure of shaving a two-day stubble. The Monday shave seems to start the week right, pleasure powering pleasant anticipation of the week to come.

Sandalwood Rose is a very pleasant fragrance in Mystic Water’s shaving soap, which produces a superb lather, this morning with Mr Pomp’s assistance. And Lo Storto, Fatip’s fine slant, did a wonderful job.

I noticed an exceptional softness to my skin as I did the final rinse, and it made me realize that this softer, better result has been present for a while — in fact, from the time I started my new tub of Grooming Dept Moisturizing Pre-Shave. I don’t know whether he has improved the formula since that first tub I got almost a year and a half ago, or whether the tub I had been using had in its dregs become diluted with water from my wet fingers as I scooped out a little to the point that it was no longer so effective, but — whatever the cause — this new tub seems more noticeably effective at both moisturizing and assisting with the shave by improving glide and protection. I highly recommend the pre-shave.

A splash of Stirling Soap Company’s Vetiver, with a couple of squirts of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel, and I’m ready for the day if not the week. And today marks 6 weeks from my pacemaker surgery, so I can resume Nordic walking — yay! 

The tea this morning: Murchie’s Baker Street Blend: “Lapsang Souchong, smooth Keemun, rich Ceylon, Gunpowder, and floral Jasmine.”

Written by Leisureguy

25 July 2022 at 7:54 am

Posted in Caffeine, Shaving

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  1. What an absolutely wonderful start to the day!

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    Kevin

    25 July 2022 at 9:04 am


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