Nice shave today with the new to me Tiki Bar Soaps Land Locked shaving soap. It has a very nice scent of orange, spices and patchouli and great slick performance.
I took the 2 band badger brush and gave it a good squeeze and flick so it was just damp and began loading the soap which had a little water left on it to soften it while I had a shower. I was quite surprised how quickly the lather began to build up and within 20 seconds the brush was fully loaded, maybe even a little over loaded.
I started face lathering adding drops of water to the knot as I went until I had the lather at a nice consistency. I found that this soap can take a lot of water and has a nice sheen when it’s fully hydrated.
The New Forest brush held more than enough lather for 3 passes which is good considering the knot is only 19mm. I’m going to be travelling shortly and this will be the brush I take away with me.
For some reason the Clean Vetiver has been calling to me today so I reached for it to finish off today’s shave, must be that I keep seeing it in SOTD pictures and subliminally got the urge to use it. It’s a great scent and I really like the high menthol chill it provides.
As I say I’m travelling shortly so am putting thought into what I’m going to pack. I think I’ve decided on the razor, brush and splash but still need to make my mind up on a soap. I’m thinking either a Stirling sample puck, a Haslinger soap or maybe even some Proraso soap.