Not a review, rather a blow-by blow account of my method to create a superlative lather with Tabac. Soaked (Bloomed ) Puck and Boar brush whilst showering. Shook out most of the water from the brush; emptied the bloom ) water into my Aesop Bowl; Began to load the brush. After one minute Then I moved to the bowl Still have NOT added any water; after 1 minute After 2 minutes, I clear the knot and dip the tips of the brush into water and whip... After another 60 seconds Ready to paint 3 passes of slick, comfortable, ethereal shaving. Plenty left over for any touch up Cast of characters: Semogue SOC Boar (Cherry) Aesop Stainless Bowl 1956 (Birth Year) Super-Speed Polsilver SI (4) Tabac Tabac After Shave It doesn't get any better. Thanks for reading.