Extro Cosmesi Soap Review Thread

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I wouldn't rush to judge the party potential of the good Brother - could turn up with an awesome carry out - have you ever drunk Trappist beer? No wonder they can't speak. Most famously Buckfast is made by monks - a genteel tonic wine for most - but generally a precursor to most egregious violence where I live - ideally suited to hand to hand combat - ha ha - I.
You're absolutely correct - how could I forget the magical creators of Bucky when they're 20 minutes up the road from me!
 

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Yo ho ho! They'd bring rum though? Hide your treasure map.

@Boycie83 - let's not forget Buckfast bees - a strain - ironically - known for their docility - my sister keeps them - trying to vaguely get back on topic - I checked the scent description of the Fra Rinik - sounds lovely - right up my back cloister. I.
 
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Yo ho ho! They'd bring rum though? Hide your treasure map.

@Boycie83 - let's not forget Buckfast bees - a strain - ironically - known for their docility - my sister keeps them - trying to vaguely get back on topic - I checked the scent description of the Fra Rinik - sounds lovely - right up my back cloister. I.
The Fra Rinik is a beautiful smelling scent from the jar, Iain. Hopefully I can enable you to buy some as a result of this thread - penance for the PAA CaD and Harvest Moon I ordered yesterday off the back of your SOTD post :LOL:

The Vetiver also smells beautiful. Very complex - different to the 'dirty vetivers' known among other European soaps.
 
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)
Brush: FS 26mm Chubby Silvertip
Soap: Extro Fra Rinik
Pre: Proraso Red
ASL: Proraso Red
ASB: RSC

Firstly the soap - the smell of the Fra Rinik is divine. When you smell this, it takes your breath away. Not in a bad way like when you fart in the shower but the way that whisks you off to sunny fields of happiness. The scent stayed for the first pass and a half before becoming more subdued as I neared the end of the shave.

Similar to other Extro soaps I've used, the lather quickly bursts in to life and provides ample slickness. There was sufficient residual slickness throughout although the Blackbird did a good job of removing anything on the surface of the epidermis. This is a contender for one of my favourite soaps. If there was one thing I could change, it would be having the strength of that scent last a little longer.

Now on to the Blackbird. She's an engineering beauty. Like some kind of weapon and I can see the link to the SR-71. She is very efficient and I enjoyed using her. I got a little complacent on my chin and picked up a weeper but that's not a reflection on this lady. The handle is very novel in its looks (in a good way) and actually performs brilliantly. No danger of dropping this. I really like the black oxide finish as well.
 
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette Platinum (2)
Brush: RazorRock 400 Noir SE
Soap: Extro Pirata
Pre: Proraso Blue
ASL: L'Oréal Skin Purifier
ASB: RSC

The most noticeable thing about this soap is its rich red colour. The protolather, which explodes from the soap the minute you point your brush at it, is a light pink before becoming a glossy slick white lather. The scent is really nice. I couldn't put my finger on it so I've copied the blurb which I found myself nodding along to:

Extro Pirata Shaving Cream is made with royal jelly, calendula oil, and real paprika extract which gives the soap its vibrant red colour.

The frangrance is a fresh, spicy, traditional barbershop fragrance.

Head notes: Sicilian lemon, rosemary, green, bergamot.

Heart notes: fern, jasmine, cinnamon, basil.

Bottom notes: sandalwood, cedar wood, patchouli, amber

The residual slickness was again fine and my skin feels good. Must be that royal jelly. No peasant jelly for this gorgeous face!

I'm enjoying the audible feedback from the Blackbird. No weepers this time but I'm still dialling it in.
 
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette Platinum (3)
Brush: AP Shave Co. 28mm SynBad
Soap: Extro Freddo
Pre: Proraso Green
ASL: Proraso Green
ASB: Proraso Green

It's going to be another hot day so why not start the day with some cooling products? The last time I used the Freddo, the scent of vegetable fat dominated the shave. It was there again for the first pass but was then overtaken by eucalyptus.

This was a fantastic shave. The Freddo was really slick. The Blackbird and I also clicked and I'm left with a trouble free BBS finish. It all came together in this shave.

The residual slickness remains on par with the other Extro soaps but the combination of the slickness and correct angle for the Blackbird meant the single strokes did exactly what they needed to do without the need to go back over.
 
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette Platinum (4)
Brush: Simpsons Trafalgar T3
Soap: Extro O' Selvaggio
Pre: Proraso Wood & Spice
ASL: TGS Pino Alpestre
ASB: RSC

I forgot to take a SOTD photo. Fitting really as this shave was a disappointment. The Blackbird and GP did their thing well but I'm under enthused by the O' Selvaggio. The scent is barely there once lathered and there was a slight tingle once applied. Not to the same level as the A&E soaps a couple of weeks ago but enough for me to notice it was there. Performance of the soap was acceptable in terms of slickness and residual slickness but I can't see me reaching for this one again.
 
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Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock Sharp Edge (1)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Black Marble
Soap: Extro Felce Biancospino
Pre: Proraso Cypress and Vetiver
ASL: TGS Amber Fougere
ASB: RSC

A great shave today. BBS finish from 3 passes. The 7OC blades is an excellent partner to the Blackbird. The Felce Biancospino is potentially my favourite scent in the Extro range. It forms a minty green coloured lather that performs flawlessly and the green fern scent is divine. It's going to be a day of faceturbation with the finish I've got. The Amber Fougere ASL also smells great but there's something in there that disagrees with my skin.
 
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