Did you enjoy the Oceana? I love how clean it smells. It reminds me of a trip I took to Antiqua, one of my favourite vacations! How would you compare it to AE St Bart's?Pre-shave: Stirling Unscented facial soap
Brush: Stirling B&W 2 band synthetic
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Feather Hi Stainless (3)
Lather: B&M Oceana
Aftershave: Cold water + alum, hyaluronic acid, B&M Oceana aftershave
I like it, but I don't love it. It's very different and considerably sweeter than Navigator's profile (which is described as amber, marine, and musk). The lather/feel is great, just like all the B&M I've tried.Did you enjoy the Oceana? I love how clean it smells. It reminds me of a trip I took to Antiqua, one of my favourite vacations! How would you compare it to AE St Bart's?
The blade you chose is the Chinese manufactured Schick blade known on this forum informally as Chicks. I am glad that you had a good shave!Good morning all, still in here and positively loving the chilly weather. Brace yourselves for another soliloquy from the rookie.
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Pre-shave: Stirling Unscented facial soap
Brush: Stirling Kong synthetic
Razor: Schick Type M3
Blade: Schick Injector (if there's another, more specific name for these 7-packs, I don't know what it is)
Lather: Stirling Autumn Glory
Aftershave: Cold water + alum, Stirling Autumn Glory aftershave
I received my first injector razor from @South Dakota Guy last night (B&B NBCF auction winning) and couldn't wait to give it a spin. I was really impressed by this solid little tool - everything feels and looks tight and well made.
I have two observations after my first shave. The first is that I love the feel and ease of this style of razor, and am very pleased to have been turned on to this line of razors.
The second is that I had substantially more alum feedback/irritation than usual, though it has died down quite quickly. A little bit of searching indicates this might be normal for first shave w/an injector blade, especially when learning to shave with an injector. Actually, it's a lot more like shaving with a cartridge razor than a DE, so I'm kind of "unlearning what I have learned".
Any further wisdom on the point of injectors or early experiences would be much appreciated.