Shaving Product Review - Oleo Soapworks "Xocolātl"
Value (Cost, Packaging and Performance)
Lather (Density, Glide and Feel)
Post-shave (Healing, Moisture and Feel)
Scent (Quality, Strength and Longevity)
Spiced dark Mexican chocolate with hints of cardamom and cilantro.
I actually did an in-depth review of Xocolātl previously, so do check that out if you're curious. It's a deep, rich chocolate with out of the ordinary spices and smells divine. The performance from Oleo Soapworks on this Limited Edition is also excellent. Definitely a thumbs up here.
This is my fourth shave with the #TataraRazors Masamune #razor - two with the open comb base plate and one with the straight bar; all three with a PolSilver blade. Today I popped in a fresh #Feather blade and reverted back to the open comb just to see how a different blade would fare. Feel free to check out my first thoughts as well, but I'll be posting my collective review on this razor probably tomorrow (Friday) so stay tuned for that. Some brief notes are in order, however.
I find that the open comb, having a slightly wider blade gap, to be my preference. It's on par with the milder offerings of Timeless Razor in either bronze or stainless steel. The straight bar is perhaps a bit too mild for me. But I will say both are very, very smooth shavers - especially with the PolSilver blades. The Feather ran a bit hot (as they do) on this first shave. It should mellow going forward. The brush is a lovely #Yaqi piece sporting a 24mm silvertip badger knot, which did the lather justice in the #GTP scuttle.
A lovely shave today with some killer software - and a really promising new razor from Tatara Razors out of Portugal. Keep an eye out for the full report on this bad boy, when I'll post a bunch of studio shots of all the pieces as well. So far, super smooth!