Tell your friends who only shop on Amazon to broaden their horizons and stop buying Escali, Bassion, and Perfecto shave brushes. No need to buy that boar anymore if price was your issue and not some need for penitential mortification of the face. The three models described in … [Read more...] about Has The Age Of The Cheap AND Good Badger Brush Arrived?
[Updated August, 2020] Ah, sweet memories of youth! Most of us started our wet shaving experience with Proraso. The striped green tube from Amazon, the rebranded Bigelow shaving cream from the Bath and Body Works shop at the mall — easily one of the most accessible, affordable, … [Read more...] about All The Colors of Proraso: A Rainbow Tour of Wet Shaving’s Best Known Brand
Women have a few advantages on men in the use of fragrances. First, in the last twenty years of so, masculine scents have become a lot more conservative and clichéd. The stunning success of Cool Water* and Acqua Di Gio* convinced a lot of perfume makers that fresh and marine were … [Read more...] about A Solid State-ment: Fragrances For Guys That Don’t Wear Fragrances
Maggard Razors leapt onto the relatively new wet shaving world in 2012, as an all in one online retailer selling both the well established European brands and the up and coming artisan soap makers. Started by a husband and wife team, Brad and Cassie, in Adrian, Michigan, Maggard … [Read more...] about Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant: A Consideration of the Maggard Slant Razor Head
Sigh. I wanted to like this brand, I really did. Artisan Claude is one of those lawyer / biochemist combos that usually work out nicely in wet shaving. His website is elegant and subtle. His scent design is pleasant and well executed. 5% of his sales revenue is given to a … [Read more...] about Henri Et Victoria’s “Bergamot & Vetiver”