Special SoTD Event from 6/22 to 6/28-09

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day!' started by Tinzien, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. Tinzien

    Tinzien Moderator Emeritus

    With the start of Summer just days away, I'm setting aside the first formal week of the season to be a celebration!

    Bring your summertime scents out of storage or share with us any changes in your shaving ritual that comes about this time of year.

    There *might* be a PIF prize at the end of the week. :cool:
     
  2. Summertime scents??? By the time the week's up, they'll've changed my avatar to effing Tiny Tim!!

    Count me in!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Well since I've already been using Limes all June long as part of the month long soap journey I guess I fit in this thread if by no other reason than luck! For the soap journey I chose GFT Limes soap and I've been rotating back and forth between GFT Limes AS/Cologne and T&H Limes AS/Cologne. As far as doing things different for summer. This summer I'll be using quality shave products and a plethora of DE razors. Last summer I was still a cartridge and canned crap guy. I guess that is one of the most drastic 'seasonal' changes a guy can make.

    Day 22

    Today's shave:
     
  4. Back to the Grind Shave
    Hot Shower
    Noxema Scrub
    Florida Water (pre-shave)
    Gem Micromatic
    TSD Magnolia
    Dickinson's WH
    Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera
    Clubman Lilac Vegetal
    Murray's Austrailian Bees Wax (for the stash)
     
  5. back to work after 2 weeks....

    Rooney 1/2 Super
    PdP (day 22)
    Black Handle Slim
    Derby (2)
    AV Classic Ice Blue
    W&S Lightly Mentholated ASB

    Yesterday's shave with the slant was so close that I was able to make due with a 2-pass XTG/ATG shave today: a good, quick, Monday shave.
     
  6. Monday:

    Kyle's prep
    Godrej Menthol Mist SC
    Vulfix SBB
    Merkur HD w/Astra Platinum (day 3)
    cold water splash w/alum block
    Osage Rub

    Arber EdT is today's scent

    Summertime changes...this week may be an all menthol week. Otherwise the only other change is somewhat lighter scents.
     
  7. Monday Night

    DE: 38c
    Blade: Personna Platinum(3)
    Brush: Rooney 3/1
    Cream: TOBS Rose
    A/S: Brut
    ASB: Gaia Organic

    BTW, it's winter here in Australia:frown:
     
  8. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Contributor Contributor

    Merkur slant w/Feather (1)
    Vintage brush w/Golden Nib Silver Tip
    Grillin' & Chillin' Custom SS
    2009 BBQ Custom Survival AS
    :thumbup1:
     
  9. Good Monday morning all..

    Schick Injector (L type) w/ Chinese schick blade
    Omega Boar
    MWF ss
    Thayers Original WH w/ aloe plus
    Murray & Lanman Florida Water
    Anherb after shave gel
    Floris Vetiver (decant)

    I shouldn't be lulled into complacency with the Schick thinking it is like a Mach 3 because it'll bite, but despite a slight nick on my chin, I have a wonderfully smooth face following three passes.
     
  10. pal

    pal

    Gillette Open Comb New / Derby Extra Blade
    Shavemac #177 23mm knot
    P.160 Tipo Morbido Shave Soap
    Witch Hazel
    Swiss Pitralon Aftershave
     
  11. Proraso Pre | B&B Essential | D.R. Harris Arlington | Merkur Vision | Floïd Blue

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  12. guenron

    guenron Moderator Emeritus

    Merkur Long-handled Classic with a Feather
    Saville Row 3128 Silvertip
    Sassafras Shaving Soap:w00t: <=A GREAT Fathers' Day Gift!
    Eddie Bauer Pure ASB
    T&H Freshman Cologne
     
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  13. Merkur Futur
    Derby Extra (4)
    Williams Mug Soap
    Thayers WH with Aloe
    Royall Lyme A/S

    The only real thing I do differently in the Summer is put the balms away and go with more splashes.
     
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    MÜHLE No. R 89 (Supplied with the newly developed DE head).:thumbup1:
    Gillette Double Edge Razor Blades Platinum.
    Mama Bear's (USA-IL) - Diogenes Club (Glycerin Shaving Soap):w00t:
    Plisson Antic brass handle Pure white badger (pur blaireau Blanc Européen) Size 8.
    Cade Afther Shave Splash + Balm.
     
  15. Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil Soap
    MWF
    Omega 48 Professional
    HD Rocket
    Perma Sharp (1)
    Pinaud Special Reserve
    Lime Skin Food
     
  16. professorchaos

    professorchaos Moderator Emeritus

    Rooney | MWF | Le Grelot | Alt-Innsbruk | SMN Pre/Post | MPG George Sand

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    Nothing summery in this shave - summer has yet to arrive in Boston.
     
  17. Rudy Vey

    Rudy Vey Vendor Contributor

    TOBS Eton College
    RV Silvertip
    Fatboy with Personna blade
    Trumpers sandalwood skin food
    CF Lonach
     
  18. Sunday:

    GFT Sandalwood Skin Food as a preshave
    GFT Sandalwood Soap
    Puma 5/8
    Alum
    GFT Sandalwood Skin Food
    GFT Sandalwood EdT (whoa, this one might be a bit sweet for my liking...)

    For the start of summer I decided to go earthy and smell like sandalwood. Unfortunately, this was my first time trying the EdT and I came away smelling somewhat sweet and synthetic (not saying the scent is bad for those who like it, just not what I was looking for). I will be having some wonderful mentholated shaves as the week wears on, but I like to try to get some earthy scents going as the hot weather sets in.
     
  19. beginish

    beginish Moderator

    Monday

    CF Pre-shave
    Rooney Heritage Victorian Super
    L'Occitane Cade soap
    Mergress on 2 with Black 7 O'Clock
    Cade ASB
     
  20. Penhaligons BB
    Rooney 1/1 Super
    Gillette Tech
    Gillette 7o'clock(4)
    Osage Rub
     
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