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Still missing but now I'm out at home too. I bought a bottle of PG to dissolve menthol crystals in (for aftershave project). Probably not shaving as much either, truth be known. 2-3 times a week. I have LOTS of soap it seems.
I had surgery on my face to cut out a basal cell, so I wasn't shaving at all for a few weeks.
I got an email from Shawn at Chatillon Lux a couple of days ago announcing that he's getting out of the aftershave/toner business to focus on his fragrance business. I have a ton of loyalty points with CL, so I became worried about losing them. I could use them on his EdTs/EdPs, but I've got several lifetimes worth already.
Chatillon Lux is my favorite aftershave. I've got every prior scent he's created, to my knowledge, with doubles for almost all of them. The new one, La Petite Prairie, was released today at 10 am Seattle time. I used up most of my points to acquire one bottle, but decided I needed to support Shawn (a great guy) with an actual purchase. So I bought a second bottle.
The bad news is that I'm now out. I feel good, however, about making it over six months, a personal best. I also feel good about supporting Chatillon Lux with a (minor) purchase.
I also feel good that Shawn will be providing scents to Declaration Grooming for use in Scott's aftershaves. Declaration aftershaves are among my top three (along with Maol Grooming and, of course, CL), so I'm sure I'll keep in touch with the amazing scents of Chatillon Lux.
I'll be playing from home, hoping all y'all keep it going. Good luck!
Introducing the 2020 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Year's End RElief Inspired by the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Shave Purchase Sabbaticals and all those who were successful, those who are still toughing it out, those who signed up, and those who fell to...
Raven Koenes, Car 57, 1939 Fiat 1500 B. Team 10 (still in)
Razor: Fatip Lo Storto
Blade: Shark Platinum (1)
Brush: APShaveco Synbad
Soap: Fine Green Vetiver
Aftershave: Proraso Green
Movin' right along with no temptations. It's almost like I'm asleep at the wheel. What could possibly go wrong with that?
I'm continuing on with my Lo Storto, Shark Platinum, and APShaveco SynBad this week. One could almost call me a minimalist. I certainly have narrowed down what I like to a few items. Perhaps, I am a minimalist? I think I am! I'm a minimalist!!! Here's to me and minimalism Hear, Hear!
I was going to shave every other day as an experiment. I may not be able to do that. I must get as many shaves in as I possibly can. The more the better. I need them all!
Still completely normal over here and trying to stay inbetween the double yellow lines.
Car 17 checking in with my Rolls Royce Twenty. Car is running great. I didn't read close enough and throught my last post served as a check in - it didn't. Sorry for the tardiness. Still IN!
I've borrowed a razor from my neighbor that I am REALLY liking. I think that trades are allowed by this and the other restraint I am in so am working to effect a trade of some sort. Otherwise no real gear lust.
Working on a puck of Baume.be soap this week and continuing with the not mine, but favorite razor, the Muhle R41.