Since this shave would be starting what looks to be a busy and potentially stressful week, I wanted to make sure it would be a great one. Luckily, this proved to be quite an excellent shave.
I chose this soap because it is a nice way to offset some of this weather we have been having lately. It has been cool, grey, and damp for the last few days. This soap is anything but cool and grey. The word “warm” perfectly sums up the scent of this soap. It smells of warm oatmeal cookies in your grandma’s kitchen with very slight hints of chocolate. This soap lathers quite easily.
I cannot say enough good things about this aftershave. Earlier descriptions had said that it had a scent like orange flavored potting soil. Since it is the one Fine aftershave I didn’t have, I jumped on it when I received an email saying it was finally in stock. When it arrived, I was somewhat apprehensive to give it a whiff. However, this stuff smells amazing. It is quite sweet on the nose, heavy on orange, and notes of woody musk. I was told it is very reminiscent of Abercrombie Woods cologne. The face feel after splashing on any of the Fine aftershaves is simply the best.
My only complaint about this shave is that the brush doesn’t seem to hold a lot of lather. Or it could be that I have been spoiled lately with all of my large synthetic and silvertip brushes. Though I did have to re-load the brush between the second and third passes, it wasn’t a big deal. This is one of the oldest boar brushes I own. so the tips are split and it has softened very beautifully.
All in all, this was a solid “A” shave. I will be using this soap and splash combo again in the very near future.