I remember seeing some posts on various threads regarding the combination of two (or more) soaps into a new Frankensoap that performs better than the sum of its parts.
Thiis subject is certainly intriguing. :)
Please share your suggestions for the best Frankensoaps you have created and used...
Decided to branch out on my Fragrances. Clones seem to be fairly well received. If one of these knocks my socks off, I'll grab the original.
Fragrances on Order 20200219:
Grand Parfums Perfume Oil -Tobacco Vanille for Men Type by T Ford
Grand Parfums Perfume Oil Farenheit Body Oil
Enjoying a nice El Original Corona (Claro Wrapper) at the Friday Afternoon Cigar and Corresponding Society.
Description from the Island Smoke Shop web site:
Box of 25 is $130 ($5.20/cigar) - not expensive at all.
I buy cabinets of 50 ($220) and age them for at least 6 months.
Back in the 1990s and 2000s, I was trying every new cigar I could get my hands on.
For roughly ten of those years I was publishing an online cigar e-zine (nothing huge on the level of cA, but it sure was fun :)) and had lots of new cigars coming through for reviews, articles, etc. Needless to...
Hello, fellow Lovers of the Leaf! I have been appointed as your friendly neighborhood Ambassador to The Brown Leaf. :)
Been smoking cigars for close to 50 years. Dabbled in pipes some 40 or so years ago but prefer cigars and did not stick with the pipe.
Was up to 15 - 20 cigars per week while...
Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died at 93 years old.
One of the greats.
R.I.P. Jimmy Heath.
Happy New Year!
Been thinking about 2020 New Year's Shaving Resolutions.
This is what I've got, so far:
1. Quit chasing BBS: 3-pass max, minor buffing and touch-up is okay. Then stop. Accept the shave for what it is and go about my day.
2. Purchase only exceptional, unique or meaningful...
When I got into wet shaving back in 2013, my first brush was a Frank Shaving 21mm Synthetic.
Wasn't too far down the road until I bought an Omega Pro 48 Boar brush.
Problem was that I didn't really know how to properly use a brush like the Pro 48, went back to using the Frank and life went on...
Had a great shave this morning followed by a wonderful Sunday Brunch with our son and daughter-in-law.
Nice relaxing Sunday so I decided to take the time to clean and Flitz my Gillette RFB 77. Here are some pics.
Not finished yet but certainly good enough to shave with it...
Probably sidetracked the FaTip Slant thread quite enough and decided to branch off into the Top Cap measurements I took using my new micrometer.
The background posts from the Slant thread:
Here are the measurements, in descending order:
Piccolo SE Mk2 - Gunmetal and Gold
The relative benefits and challenges of the two formats: GEM and Artists Club.
The GEM, as represented by my favorite GEM format razors to date (Featherweight, Junior and G Bar), is characterized by maneuverability and a very nimble feel.
The Artists Club, as represented by the RazoRock...
Posts by @Esox about small "bumps" (from dropping the cap/head) on the underside of the top cap corners and base plates that are not straight prompted me to pull out one of my Old Types (at random) and check out the situation.
The base plate is straight against a ruler but, sure enough, there...
Am I considered a heathen for considering the GEM Lightweight as one of the smoothest and most pleasurable razors I own?
Picture from my last shave with the Lightweight on 11/11:
Sure gets along with my face. :)
Found an interesting Personna DE razor. I've read comments that it has the same gap as the BBS-1.
Comparing this Personna to the BBS-1, there appear to be some similarities.
Here are some pics:
Other than this, I know nothing about this razor.
Is anyone familiar with this Personna?
Figured this would be a good place to post about any razor experiments being conducted (in the name of SCIENCE, of course ;)) by the B&B Community. :)
Today's shave featured the Yintal Brass three piece razor with the GSC R41+ bottom plate:
The blade (not in the pics) was a Rapira Swedish...
Received my new RazoRock Black Hawk - V2 Single Edge razor earlier this week. Soaked it in Isopropynol followed by Barbicide for a bit - just in case.
Promptly got busy doing the comparison between the new Replitech and my mid-1950s Gillette #24 Ball End Tech (I prefer the Gillette) and ended...
Obtained the ingredients via Amazon, mixed them up per the recipe and into my preferred storage bottle for aging:
Original Bay Rum
1 Part: Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum
1 Part: Master Bay Rum
1 Part: Superior 70 Bay Rum
After aging for a couple of days, I splashed some on to see.