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I just messaged the artisan. He’s out east
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Today was Extro Arancia, a sample PIF’ed by a local. Unidimensional scent (not surprising, soap is called Orange). Good performance (slickness & cushion) but not on par with latest & greatest bases. A little dry on the post, but can add balm if I get annoyed.
Decent soap, but wouldn’t buy in...
I love them! That said, I avoid pre-shaves, witch hazel, AS, and balms. The super fats allow me to use only the soap, simplifying things. Haven’t noticed a difference in the amount of acne yet; this approach will change if I do.
I’m in! This is very generous of you to offer.
I have been pretty blessed in my life. About the only time“...but it’s home...” applies to me is when my wife and I were separated for a period of time. My mental illness was raging and I was unable to maintain our relationship. I moved into a...
I would love to be in on this, if I am not too late. Feel strongly that you’ll finish the book first.
That scent sounds intriguing; seems like it might be polarizing, as unique things tend to be. Suspect I would be in the like camp on that.
Saponification is a chemical reaction between fats (saturated [i.e. solid] or unsaturated [i.e. liquid]) and a strong base (i.e. lye). It is a fairly simple reaction, and my Dad (who is 75) can remember making soap on the farm from the fats (tallow) of whatever animal they had slaughtered/hunted...
I am with @Gryffindor I also use Proraso cream. I rinse with hot water after use. Gently shake out loose water (do not bang as you could damage something). Each blade change I wipe it with a microfibre cloth to remove build up. If needed, I would use a toothbrush, but haven’t had to yet.