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I used it more than a decade ago. Yes it lathers well. The scent reminded me of New West, a scent from the 1980's but my memory may be off.
In the end the scent didn't agree with my skin, rather strong if I recall. Can't use it because of that.
I have to agree with the other gents who have already proffered advice here.
I've bought plenty over the years and it's generally true. The only thing I've noticed is that if it's sealed you have a greater chance of the scent persisting. But it's still a crap shoot.
Not much help, I know...
When I started shaving about 12 years old and my parents were divorced Dad wasn't around to show me the ropes.
I tried everything available at the time and settled on the straight because Mom determined it gave the closest shave yet.
I've since stuck with it.
Years ago the Musgo bath soap smelled more similar to the shaving cream. They were not identical but very near.
Apparently today, not so much. I stopped buying the soap years ago when it was reformulated.
Can't offer an alternative.
It comes down to personal preference.
I've done both and I do a combination of both. I create a nice lather in a bowl then face lather with painting strokes on my face until I feel the lather is right. I can't just bowl lather as it doesn't seem quite right.
Even then I'll add water to the...
Looks like traditional Marseilles soap. Traditional French folk use it for everything from bathing to laundry to washing dishes etc.
It's a basic soap. It's been around for centuries. It's made from a specific formula from olive oil and other local French ingredients. The French government...
I've "dialed in". I know what I like and have found them in a purveyor that sells them at a reasonable price. I smoke these most of the time.
Only when I'm out with the guys and we find ourselves at a smoking parlor with a vast selection do I sample something else that tickles my fancy. It's...
Been there and done that. Many years ago I switched up just like you.
I eventually abandoned it as I came to the conclusion that letting the lather sit on the upper lip and chin softened them more and made them easier to shave.
Gotta figure it out for yourself though, many roads to Rome.
All this makes me yearn for the days when a car was built to have everything rebuildable.
I once owned a 1960 Cadillac and had the shop manuals (there were two because it was near identical to the 1959 and GM issued only a supplimental manual to address the differences so I had the 1959 manual...
Good suggestions so far.
When I was in my twenties I used one box in the bathroom as a potpourri holder. It was really cool for a bachelor and it got many compliments from women at parties I hosted. Made the bathroom smell a hell of a lot nicer too. Years later my wife used one as a craft...
If it's just a straight (no pun intended) hone then it seems a bit much but I don't rightly know what folks charge these days.
If it needs more than that then, yes, it can be a reasonable charge.
But, as I recall, a lot of honers would give you an evaluation telling you what they found and...