Blade: Astra Green
Soap: Van Yulay Tobacco Vanilla in Aquarius base
Other: the great white north
#samplesaturday From one extreme to the next, from the warmth of Mexico to the cold -30°C of the Saskatchewan north. Visiting my folks up north and it is hard to believe it is almost April with the amount of snow and cold up here. I brought with me a sample that I figured would warm me up, Tobacco Vanilla. This is inspired by the Tom Ford cologne of the same name. I haven’t smelled that particular cologne, but if it is anything like this, I would give it a big thumbs up. The name is very accurate, Tobacco and Vanilla both jump out at you. You can also get a bit of the spice, cocoa and woody notes.
I have a couple of the Aquarius soap bases and they haven’t wowed me. They perform fine but I catch the aloe in the scent and it throws it off for me. This is the exception, the Tobacco must mute that out before I don’t pick it up which is a big bonus for me.
The Tech and Astra was a super smooth combo as always. A fantastic shave to start the weekend at the lake.