Oops, bit of a long gap since the last post as I have been busy with some GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. Also I am a bit lazy. Full steam ahead though as there is so much more moustache based blogging to do.
Man's Face Stuff on the Etsy craft site do a wonderful line of uniquely scented moustache wax straight 'outta' Portland. The Gin and Tonic range they make is the favourite scent of wax I've used. The lemon and quinine really come through and it is the perfect dressing for any moustache on a hot summer's day. The All-Nighter scented wax really does capture the pipe tobacco and coffee smell perfectly with a wonderfully rich and evocative aroma oozing from the wax. I have also tried the Red Hot which is very spicy and leaves a strong cinnamon tingle in the nostrils, maybe a little too strong for some tastes.
They all seem to be of the same consistency, midway between a cream and a stiff beeswax. As a result the hold does suffer since it's quite a soft finish and not really up to taming the more wayward hairs for the whole day. I think it works best as an everyday product when used sparingly for a more casual shape. To really get a good curl going you have to put quite a lot in resulting in quite a heavy and waxy finish, maybe useful if you're going for the overly waxed Dali style.
Any worries about the consistency are really overshadowed by the scents though and I have used up most of the Gin & Tonic over this last balmy summer. The All-Nighter is a nice way start to an evening at the club. The Red Hot has been good winter warmer on a cold morning but I have found the heavy cinnamon can be a little too much.
All in all Man's Face Stuff produce some of the more interesting waxes around and have a few more exotic looking fragrances available. Ginger Dandy anyone!