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Boar-bristle brushes are great — and the Lupo razor is pretty nice as well

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Yesterday’s shave with my Omega 21762 reminded me how very nice boar-bristle brushes can be, so I brought out my old favorite, the Omega Pro 48 (10048), to enjoy some more boar-brush pleasure. Applying the lesson learned yesterday, I again took my time loading the brush, again going for a degree of overloading (at least, a bit more than I customarily do), and I was again rewarded with a luscious lather.

Meißner Tremonia’s Warm Woods has a fragrance that to my nose is very like the fragrance of Saint Charles Shave’s Woods. Perhaps there’s some standard “Woods” scent profile. At any rate, though I cannot describe the fragrance, I like it, and I agree that it’s a warm fragrance. And MT’s lather is always excellent.

The RazoRock Lupo (here on a Tradere handle) is a fine razor. It has a lot of blade feel and is quite efficient, but it is also not inclined to nick and I would rate it as very comfortable. I don’t like the rounded ends because they make it impossible to stand the razor on its side, but I’ve been told that that problem has been corrected: the ends now are flat.

Three passes did what very efficient and very comfortable razors do: very efficient = totally smooth result; very comfortable = a pleasurable shave with no damage done at all.

A splash of Saint Charles Shave Woods with a couple of squirts of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel, and I’m all set for the day.

The tea this morning will be Murchie’s Baker Street Blend, once I return from my fasting blood draw: “Lapsang Souchong, smooth Keemun, rich Ceylon, Gunpowder, and floral Jasmine.”

Written by Leisureguy

11 August 2022 at 8:15 am

Posted in Caffeine, Shaving

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