Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo Synthetic
Soap: Wickham Soap Co. Magnum
A friend and I recently picked up a small soap lot and this was in his side of the haul. We got everything shipped to me to save on shipping which meant I got to give all his stuff a quick sniff test. This one caught my senses and he was gracious enough to let me give it a spin.
The scent on this is fresh and masculine. Scent notes are lemon, basil, rosewood, musk and amber. It has a nice balance of sweet and musky to it. The rosewood adds a nice balance to the mix. Scent strength on this is on the stronger side which suits me just fine. The base itself is quite average. It is a pretty typical vegan base, it loads and lathers fairly easily. Cushion is average, as was slickness. I was surprised that the post shave was good enough that I could skip a post shave product….. but barely.
I tried to use the matching post shave pictured but wasn’t able to. That is my beef with these airless pumps for certain balms. I think something is dried up inside the dispenser causing a blockage. I have tried a couple remedies for this in the past (a warm water soak or a paper clip dig) but since this wasn’t my gear, I opted to just skip the balm for the day. Luckily the soap was just good enough that it wasn’t a problem.
Had a fantastic shave today with the Yaqi Mellon. This may be my favourite razor in the den, which is surprising given the price point and the other hardware I own. It isn’t the smoothest or best quality but something about it just speaks to me. I get a nice smooth shave every time, it works with a variety of blades and I love the audible feedback this design creates.