Thanks for the mention... The BIC C.P. Are really smooth and sharp, near 'Feather' sharp but with extra smoothness, which gets better on the second shave. Glad you like themView attachment 55333
Razor: Blackbird SB
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (1)
Brush: Oumo Chubby
Soap: Extro Del Don
Pre: Proraso White
ASL: L'OrÃ©al Ice Impact
The Del Don reminds me a bit of the Pirata. I wouldn't say one is better than the other but there's no point in buying both. This is coming from the guy that puts scents in to three groups so take my comments with a pinch of salt. The notes are:
head: mandarin -petit grain -basil -lily-of-the-valley
background: amber-patchouly-guaiac wood
For the avoidance of doubt, I really like the Pirata and I really like the Del Don. The lather was excellent despite the efforts of the Oumo brush to ruin it. I'm not convinced I like dense stiff brushes.
Because of some new inclusions in the shave, I moved back to the standard handle. I used a BIC Chrome Platinum for the first time thanks to the generosity of B. @Palmolive fox and I'm really impressed with it based on the first shave. If it continues to perform like this, I could have a new entrant to my top 3 blades. 2 passes for an exceptional finish.