SOTD - November 18, 2016

L&L Grooming

Shaving Product Review - L&L Grooming "Harmony"

Serving up a massive helping of dragon's blood and nag champa today with L&L Grooming Harmony #soap and #aftershave! I've upsized - and the combo is now complete.

I won't really get into the scent or performance today, as my original review of Harmony says it all. Who knew that that fateful shave would turn me onto #landlgrooming - hard? So here we are, and I finally completed my set of a full-sized tub and matching aftershave. So I'll just talk about the overall experience over just the soap sample alone in the original review.

Nothing beats lathering out of a full sized tub... As sometimes samples just don't cut it - especially if you're lacking one or the other component of a combo. The aftershave is very much like their others... Same bottle, same restrictor (for better or for worse) and this one's mentholated (not all are). And unlike yesterday's shave with the After the Rain combo this stuff has a potent scent strength - one that's among the strongest in my wide-ranging collection of software. The aftershave really emphasized that; it's tenacious, has immense projection and duration is long (most of the day). In fact, it takes nearly three hours after application for it to appreciably fade. Even the menthol hung on for dear life, easily lasting 10-15 minutes. It's not super strong, but you know it's there (fairly inline with the other L&L Grooming aftershaves that are mentholated). This is not super, in-your-face strong like you just walked into a head shop or new age wankery - but there's no hiding it, either. If you're a fan of nag champa in any way, shape or form - get this software. I am, I did, and I'm lovin' it.

Hardware for this shave was courtesy of the #Mühle #R89 with yesterday's #PolSilver blade on shave two today, #BSB Shaving Brush and my beloved #GTP scuttle.

Even if you're just curious, I urge you to read my original review of Harmony along with this one. This scent is one of the originals and the bison tallow formula really shines (figuratively and literally). The soap and aftershave are strongly scented, which I love (and hard to avoid with nag champa). The performance is beyond reproach as you're probably well aware by now. I even got the knowing smile of approval of a fellow commuter this morning; a nice Indian woman that I see most every morning.