Razor: Fatip Piccolo Special Edition
Brush: Copper Hat Synthetic
Soap: Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber
Aftershave: Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber
Day two of #7DaysofBarbershop. Today I’m heading back to the old west. This particular offering from Chiseled Face is a unique take on the barbershop genre. I can just picture an old outlaw getting cleaned up at the barber before his visit to the saloon for a poker game, likely followed by an argument and shootout.
Scent notes on this are bergamot, basil leaf, white patchouli, oakmoss, texas cedar, leather, smoke, and gunpowder. To my nose I get that powdery vibe you get from a traditional barbershop but it is flanked with smoke and gunpowder. This is exactly as the name would imply, an old west vibe paired perfectly with a powdery barbershop. You might be concerned this might be too niche or gimmicky to be wearable, but you would be wrong. This mid strong scent carries for a while and you won’t regret it. Masculine to its core.
The soap base itself is pretty good but not elite level good. It loads and lathers easily. Cushion is good, as is lathered slickness. Residual slickness is a bit of a step down, I wouldn’t hit spots without visible lather. Post shave is good, I didn’t find it drying and could skip a post shave but I wouldn’t put this in the elite levels either. No complains, it more than does the job.
The post shave splash is the perfect match for scent and again will carry for a while. I wouldn’t say it is rich in skin food but it does have some decent properties vs a basic alcohol splash. Your skin will get that alcohol burn but will be left feeling slightly hydrated from the post shave experience. If you are looking for a unique take on a barbershop, don’t hesitate to pick this set up.
An absolutely banging shave today with the Fatip. 3 passes and perfectly smooth. A perfect shave for day #2.