Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Peppermint Shaving Cream
Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
Additional Care: Alum Block
The Peppermint Shaving Cream – which I got as yesterday’s surprise in the Solidarity Advent Calendar from Gifts & Care – was a pleasant surprise. With the help of a brush if created thick, abundant, creamy, and very pepperminty lather. Left my face feeling a little greasy, but not overly so. Not a bad choice, I feel, if you want a seasonal lather.
At least that held true seventy years ago. The plastic monstrosities they sell these days? They will likely break in twenty five years or less, and I can’t see Gillette continuing to make the carts much beyond the lifespan of their patents. The razors they sold in ’53 on the other hand?
Shaving with things I gotten in the Solidarity Advent Calendar. The Proraso preshave cream reminds me of the Prep cream, which isn’t bad. The Mühle aftershave balm felt pretty nice too. Not impressed by the Mühle shaving cream though; no slip, no cushion, and hard to rinse of my vintage Schick.