Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword
Brush: DS Cosmetic Captain Synthetic
Soap: Phoenix and Beau Trafalgar
Aftershave: Phoenix and Beau Trafalgar Lotion
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl
Trafalgar, a wild label and a unique name. It’s funny, I’ve had this set in my den for a while and I didn’t notice the lion on the label until I was setting up the photo and working on the edit. My wife got a kick out of that.
The scent on Trafalgar is to evoke the English North Norfolk coastline. I can’t say I’ve ever been, but the scent does smell familiar to me. I would describe it as a green aquatic scent. To my nose, I was transported to my time in Seattle a few summers ago. You get the ozone freshness of the sea combined with the green scents you would get by the docks. The scent is quite pleasing, and it very unique amongst the rest of the den.
The soap itself is a tallow base, quite firm. It loaded and lathered quite easily and could hold water well. Slickness was good, although residual slickness would be average. Cushion was nice, and the post shave feel on this soap was really good. My skin was left feeling soft and hydrated. But for me, the real star of the show was the aftershave lotion. I really liked this formulation. This lotion (or gel as I would describe it) is witch hazel and aloe based. It went on really nicely, not sticky or tacky, and absorbed quite well. My skin felt amazing in the post. Scent strength won’t carry with you like a strong splash, but performance wise, this is just what I needed for the ridiculous cold snap we are in. I’m left clean shaven, feeling nice and hydrated, and longing for the coastline.