Blade: Gillette Rubie
Soap: Wickham Soap Co. Club Cola
#samplesaturday Today I decided to give my Ming Shi another go. I can say, I’m done with this razor. It isn’t a bad razor, it gives a pretty good shave, I actually got a really good shave today with the Rubie blades. It was really cheap at around $15. I just find it no fun to shave with. It is bulky, it is loud, it has no grip. I don’t don’t like the rounded profile on the head. This razor, just isn’t for me. Having said that, at $15, if you want to try it out, go for it. I didn’t have any alignment issues or problems like that, so if you don’t mind the short comings, it will a perfectly acceptable razor. I just have so many more razors in the den that I will always choose over this.
So on to the soap…. today I pulled my sample of Wickham Soap Co. Club Cola. Straight off the sample you get the Cola inspiration. Bergamot, Neroli, Vanilla and Caramel. I wouldnt say it smells like Coke or Pepsi per se, to me it would be closer to the house brands of Cola you would find, a bit heavy on the syrup and perhaps light on the fizz. That isn’t a bad thing, if you like that sweet syrup smell, this would totally be a big win for you. Scent strength is quite nice. As far as the base, this guy is a vegan base and I would rate it as average. It has slickness and cushion, and lathers decently, but doesn’t have the luxurious feel of many other soaps on the market. If you like the scent profiles, don’t hesitate. It more than does the trick, just don’t expect to be blown out of the water.