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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #2, GC.68, Boots #2 Post-shave: Brut AS, Nivea Balm. Another one on autopilot, and got a DFS.
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Astra SP #1, GC.68, Boots (=German Personna) #1 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Astra a bit "lively" on #1, but it is hard to go wrong with this setup. I'm going to get a spare of the...
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: Rockwell 6S (R5 plate), Wilkinson #10, GC.68, Personna #10 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. This is a relaxing combination to use. I put the longer, heavier "Bulldog" handle on the Rockwell...
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Cream: Boots Cool Cologne, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: Rockwell 6S (R5 plate), Wilkinson #9, Wilkinson Classic, Personna #9 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Back to the Rockwell, after using Game Changers since 8th August, and enjoyed...
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #8, GC.68, Personna #8 Post-shave: Freshwood AS, Nivea Balm. Another easy DFS. Maybe it's time I tried the Rockwell again.
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    What should we call the new German Personna Platinum's?

    As a user of UK high street retail Personnas, which were "made in Israel", I had doubts when the "made in EU" (=Germany) ones filtered through. So far as I can work out (and it will be YMMV) they work exactly the same.
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    A recent arrival in the world of soap

    That one seems to polarise opinions, so maybe I ought to try it for myself.
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    More isn't always better, is it? R5 worked slightly better than R4, so my expectation was that R6 would be "the same thing, but slightly better", but I was wrong. It felt much less relaxing, yet I couldn't get a better (daily) shave out of it.
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS Blue oil Soap: Palmolive, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #7, GC.68, Personna #7 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase. Did that one more or less on automatic pilot, and still got a DFS. The GC.84 feels as forgiving as the Rockwell R5...
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    A recent arrival in the world of soap

    Sounds good. I have to be careful about that kind of thing.
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    A recent arrival in the world of soap

    I've not tried any Tabac products yet. Are they like tobacco (which would be thumbs down) or like Nicotiana flowers (tentative thumbs up), or like something else entirely? I'm storing up ideas for October; I bought 2 x Game Changers recently, a 68 and an 84, so I'm trying to behave myself for...
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    FoolishMortal, how is R4 going, and is it looking like the golden setting for you? I used it for ages, before becoming an R5 convert.
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, Nuage oil Cream: Boots Cool Cologne, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #6, GC.68, Personna #6 Post-shave: Brut AS, Nivea Balm. Third time lucky with lathering this cream optimally, by making it too concentrated, and then gradually...
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    September 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Preshave: Hot washcloth, KoS blue oil Soap: Arko, bowl-lathered Brush: Cheap Men-U boar Razors: GC.84, Wilkinson #5, GC.68, Personna #5 Post-shave: Nivea 2-Phase lotion. I'm not sure if 2-Phase is a current product or old stock. I bought several discounted, locally, in ~ February...
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    Second shave is the best shave

    I use a hot washcloth to get maximum hydration, and also use a preshave oil, and that has the side-effect of giving blades an easier life. Usually I change them after #10, for variety's sake.
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