Bowl : 6.25′ soup bowl
Brush : Oumo SHD Silvertip Badger
Soap : Summer Breezes Sample
Post Shave : Thayers Witch Hazel Lemon, Prep
Razor : Rockwell 6S-R3 w/Derby Extra Blade
Others : PAA’s John Frum’s Deodorant and Solid Cologne
As per the description from Van Yulay :
Top notes are light which consist of bergamot, neroli, and lime. The middle notes of jasmine and orange blossom are perfectly paired alongside base notes of amber and cedar
Van Yulay’s Tallow base performs as you would expect as evidenced by the lather porn but I think I got a bad sample. Could not detect much of the middle notes and the base is almost non existent leaving mostly the top notes of bergamont, neroli and lime commanding the scent profile throughout the shave.
Based on the sample, it reminds me of fresh laundry and the detergent (Fab) used.
To be fair, I haven’t used Tom Ford’s Nerori Portofino but I am pretty sure this not what was intended and may have had a bad sample.
Finished up with the shave and was reminded why Derby Extras are one day use blades. Didn’t get my glass BBS, I can still feel spots where there’s micro-stubble. With 3 passes, an extra pass and clean-up, and its not clean, I rather settle for “good enough” and not chase that BSS and give myself severe burn.
John Frum’s scent is awesome.
Did I say it was Awesome?
Going forward it’s going to paired with everything Sandalwood.