That would explain it. I know what you mean about it not pairing up as well with other soaps/creams though. I had to be in the right mood when I used it, but it is a good product. The sensitive King of Shaves oil (in the light blue packaging) was the one I used - mainly because it was reduced quite often - but the scent wasn’t that prominent. I remember being quite skeptical that a few drops massaged in to the beard would be sufficient on its own to help the razor glide - boy was I wrong! I had a really good shave with just the oil a few times.Yes, its still as cheap! I picked it up from Sainsbury's for £1 and it seems to be working ok so far. It has lavender and eucalyptus oil in it as well which might be the other notes you pick up on? I will probably pick up an unscented pre-shave in the near future as the menthol doesn't pair up great with other soaps/creams I have to try (especially subtle scents like Haslinger pucks) so will have a look at the King of Shaves range, thanks!
I have this same Ever-Ready razor but came with one of the blade retainers snapped off. I think there may be enough left to hold the blade in place for a shave . Fingers crossed.MMMonday, June 29th 2020, took out my interesting looking ASR Family member the Everready 1912 for another shave, I like the handle on it with the pronounce hexagon edges creates a different feel of a grip and hard to MFG IMO.
Razor: Everready 1912 -Mfg in Great Britain from 1936-53- excellent mid range razor. This model feels nice in my hand.
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (9) great blade in a lot of ways,sharpness, longevity, cost, and very predictable IMO.
Soap: Colonel Conk Bayrum - I always get good results from this great soap, mild bayrum scent, excellent lather!
Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo knot synthetic 24mm- very enjoyable brush with good brush characteristics to make & apply lather.
Pre shave : Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Prep: cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
Post shave: Razorock Emperor with witch Hazel + a tiny dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers =Best shave with my recent acquired Everready 1912 British variant.
Have some great shaves!