SOTD - January 19, 2017

L&L Grooming

Shaving Product Review - L&L Grooming "Cuir et Épices"

Nothing says "manly" like leather and tobacco - and one of the kings of this cowboy combination is L&L Grooming Cuir et Épices #soap and #aftershave! Deep and rich, it features other notes that spice it up and make it stand out.

I was actually going to post an L&L Grooming SOTD on Monday, but my blind ass grabbed the Harmony soap and Marshlands aftershave as a combo... While it worked out fantastic, I was just a little too embarrassed to post that little foible. LOL! So here you go. Forgive me, my brothers.

I've already done quite a number of reviews on L&L Grooming soap and aftershave performance (it's outstanding, across the board and among the best available) as well as reviewed the Cuir et Épices scent specifically. Just to recap, it features notes of leather, tobacco flower, cedar, anise, oakmoss, and patchouli. It's in the same league as Mickey Lee Soap Works Unforgiven or the well-known Barrister and Mann Roam but different enough in its own right to stand out. Besides, it's hard to go wrong with something that smells this good.

Hardware duties fell to the #Mühle #R89 razor with a #PolSilver on shave four, while the #SOC brush whipped this hoss like a boss in the #GTP scuttle. Funny thing, the SOC. Besides the wooden handle really going well with the overall theme... L&L Grooming soaps are rather soft, and when lathered (even with a wetter than usual brush) it can get quite... Goopy/sticky near the end of the loading. This isn't so hot for soft brushes. The SOC however, does a swell job with it! Totally unaffected and loads wonderfully. I'd strongly suggest using stiffer brushes with these soaps, and yes - keep 'em wet.

Leather. Tobacco (flower). Patchouli. So many notes that tick my boxes in this one... And with a performance that's world class. Much to like with this stuff - get some!