We aren't foolin' around this Easter! We've got the products to make your holiday celebration epic - well into the spring. Eric tackles a list of Easter-type favorites that may spark memories from your past (backyards, egg hunts, pastel candies) or kick off new traditions (sharing wet shaving with your special lady, anise scented soap). Read on to check out some sweet products.
West Coast Shaving Gumby Silvertip Shaving brush:
For most, Easter is filled with Easter egg hunts, baskets, and fruity candies galore. Our WCS Gumby Shaving brush is like a “candy stripe” that pays homage to this springtime holiday. This striped resin paints beautiful, light colors on your countertop. Silvertip badger hair is the perfect complement for bowl and face latherers alike, providing you some of the best flow-through properties, no matter what you throw at it.
Castle Forbes Shaving Cream, Lime Essential Oil:
Castle Forbes takes the cake for luxury shaving creams, with a natural, potent formula that will provide you with countless, slick and thick shaves. Enter their Lime essential oil shaving cream, with a crisp, lime profile that reminds me of the popular Lemon Lime Jelly beans, which are an instant classic during this glorious springtime holiday. As I’ve said before, do not make judgments off the price tag; this soap formula is so concentrated, one tub of Castle Forbes will outlast most of the other guys out there.
WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Shaving Brushes:
Part of the Easter aesthetic is adorning your house and outdoor greenery with pastel accoutrements. These decorations have always epitomized “spring” for me, with a light, pleasant, calm air that feels inviting and welcoming. Our WCS Tortoiseshell brushes feature a sloped, tortoiseshell resin base topped with a cream, pastel blue, or light green resin. The cherry on top is the synthetic knot, which has a fair amount of backbone, yet great splay and - like many synthetics - offers quick loading times. The incredibly soft tips make this brush perfect for face lathering and, yet, can tackle triple-milled soaps with no problem!
Taylor of Old Bond Street Coconut Shaving Cream:
An Easter favorite of mine was the Coconut Jelly Bean (which is ironic, as I hate actual coconut, but I digress!). It had the iconic Jelly Bean sweetness coating the nutty, woody coconut flavor like a nice confectionary blanket. Taylor of Old Bond Street hits the nail on the head of this scent, with a sweet, coconut-y profile with added spice and powdery notes that makes for a truly decadent shave. This tried and true cream will provide you with months of luxurious shaves, which makes this an instant addition on this list!
Rockwell Razors Barbershop Shaving Cream:
In keeping with the candy theme, another popular Jelly Bean flavor is the divisive black licorice! As a Dutchman, anise is a powerful note and flavor that I’m immediately drawn to, so when I found out this delicious flavor was added to a shaving product, well… I was in. Rockwell razors, famous for their unique adjustable base plate safety razor system, has recently joined the shaving cream game with their interesting take on the “barbershop” scent, with notes of leather, neroli, anise, lilac, and cedar. The hefty dose of anise gives this aroma a very “root-like” quality, especially in combination with the dry, woody notes of leather and cedar. The inclusion of aloe will mean this shaving cream will provide you with great density and post shave properties!
Fine Accoutrements After Shave Splash, Green Vetiver:
The event all are waiting for on Easter’s Day, the Easter Egg hunt! A time where the kids rough and tumble in the yard, crawling under trees, through bushes and greenery to find these pastel eggs filled with their favorite chocolate candies. The backyard was a key setting every Easter throughout my childhood, and what made me yearn to put Fine Accoutrements’ Green Vetiver on this list. Green Vetiver is an extremely grassy profile, with light notes of citrus laying atop a bed of wet vetiver and oakmoss. While not for the faint-of-heart, I find this perfect for get togethers and special nights out. Check out this daring spring fragrance for yourself.