Razor: Yaqi Knight Helmet
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword
Brush: Simms with 21.5mm Frank Shaving best badger
Soap: Lather Bros Flora Colossus
Aftershave: Lather Bros Flora Colossus Splash

After the deep and rich scent yesterday from WSP, I decided to switch things up and go with a light and refreshing today with this offering from Lather Bros.  The scent on Flora Colossus is a blend of Lavender, Asian Pear and Cedar.  This definitely hits that fresh and refreshing vibe.  Off the puck I find this to be on the lighter side.  The Asian Pear gives a subtle sweetness and softens the herbaceousness of the lavender.  This overlays a subtle cedar note.  It is quite nice, even though it isn’t really in my wheelhouse scent wise.  Once lathered, it strengthens up a touch but I’d still say it remains on the lighter side.

Today was my first use of this recently re-knotted Simms handle with a 21.5 best badger from Frank Shaving.    I have lathered with it several times to get the funk out and break it in a touch, but it still needs a bit of work.  It is still shedding a bit more than I would like.  The knot also seems like it was oddly shaped, missing some of the symmetry I long for.  Performance wise it had a good balance of backbone and softness and was quite comfortable.  I did have a bit of trouble dialing in the lather today but I blame the brush and not the soap.  I’ve used Lather Bros several times and have had no issues.  I just need to figure this guy out.  Once the knot has bloomed out I am quite happy with how it looks.  My tip for those restoring vintage brushes, go with a badger over synthetic, they bloom out and perform much better in the smaller knot sizes than a synthetic.

The razor today was the Yaqi Knight Helmet head on their new style handle.  I love the handle design, it has nice weight, deep knurling and the colours available are really nice.  The razor head, not so much.  This razor head is hella aggressive.  I was riding the blade the entire shave.  Not comfortable at all.  I used the lightest touch and got thru 2 passes and didn’t dare try a third.  Given the aggressiveness, I was able to get a very close and efficient 2 pass shave, but it sure wasn’t a luxury experience.

Surprisingly, no irritation from the shave.  The after shave had a bit more strength, but I’d still say it was on the lighter side.  This is definitely one of those scents I’m a touch nose blind to, as my wife has already commented on the scent from the other room.  I do wish this splash had a little more skin food in it, but it did the job today.  Considering the aggressiveness of the razor, that is more than fine by me.



    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop