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🛩️ 💰 💴 🤑 💎 SOTD - “Fancy Gear Week” May 1st-7th, 2023 💰 💴 🤑 💎 🛩️

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SOTD (Fixed Four: 4 of 31)

Brush: Shavemac 20/46 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Clubman
Razor: Lambda Athena X28 (4)
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Black (4)
ASL: Clubman Classic Vanilla

A fine shave. :biggrin:

My Athena progress is going really well to date. It's a very different razor, but I'm liking it a lot. :w00t:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:

Sunday SOTD

Razor: Schick Repeating Razor B2
Blade: Schick (D7)
Brush: Rubberset 49-5 W 28mm Zenith Boar
Bowl: The Distinctive Goat Style 3 5" Maple\Walnut
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ach Brito Glyce Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mojito
Shave Soap: Mikes Bay Rum
Balm: Viking Soaps Bay Rum
Cologne: Ogallala Bay Rum


Pre: P.A.A. Cube 2.0 w/ Cube Dock

Razor: P.A.A. Ascension SELECT
Blade: Gillette Nacet Stainless

Soap: P.A.A. Steeplechase Sport 2022
Brush: Yaqi Purple Haze 24mm
Bowl: Tillamook Cobalt

Post 1: P.A.A. Alum w/ No-Slip Grip System & Dry Dock System
Post 2: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Astringent w/ Menthol & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: P.A.A. Steeplechase Sport 2022
Post 4: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry w/ Hyaluronic Acid

What a superb shave provided by Phoenix Shaving. What can I say?

Steeplechase Sport is just a phenomenal scent. On paper, it's an homage to Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren, but in shave soap form and from Phoenix Shaving, it's absolutely magnificent!

There's just this intangible quality to the scents Phoenix Shaving produces. They always have what feels like that little something extra to make them special. That last little bit to get them to be a 10/10. None feel middle of the road or like they're missing something. I recognize the quality and very much appreciate it.

I built some epic lather and went at it with the Ascension Select. With its D.O.C. head and its adjustable nature, you can't go wrong. There's no excuse for anything less than a stellar shave when you combine these features. This was the case for me today.

I did a three-pass shave after fine-tuning the razor and earned a sweet bbs. The soap with its top-tier base did an outstanding job of protecting my skin.

When done I applied some matching aftershave/cologne and was off to the races.

Thanks for reading my friend, and enjoy your shave.
May 2023 GRUME
Modern May, 2023

Hello friends

Today was a pleasant Saturday, conducive to a great shave. So I was bold enough to shave off my three-day beard. Green Cult 2.0 baseplate IV, which works great for me at a steep angle, maybe because of the 1.05mm gap and the 0.20mm exposure; Gillette Nacet (5), efficient and smooth; MdC Fougère, probably my favorite soap, Omega 48 Pro a big (literally) brush and Brut Faberge, always wonderful.

Along this trip: Frank, Only The Lonely.

Rating: 9,5

Have a nice weekend and great shaves.


SOTD: 7th May 2023.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body + Face Wash.

Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
Brush: Lider Turkish Boar.
Face Lather.
Lather: Arko Shave Stick.
Blade: Dorco Prime Platinum. (D2)
Razor: Parker 94R.

Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse./Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse/Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Arko Comfort A/S Cologne./ Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.


A relaxing Sunday morning shave.

Another very in-expensive eclectic shave set up where everything paired together wonderfully.

The Parker 94R. / Dorco Prime Platinum is a wonderful match very smooth, sharp and efficient.

A close comfortable 2 pass +pick ups shave with no errors to report. finishing the shave off with a few small dollops Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. 😉

Keep safe, and enjoy your Sunday ladies & gentlemen. 😎
365 daily shaves / GRUYERE127/365 (100%)
GRUME May / Soap of the Month Club(SOTMC)
07/31 (100%)
Modern May04/31

Timeless Ti95SCLDorco ST300 (1)Kox Blue Synthetic
Pre- & Post-shave
XWTG (2)
KCG Face Wash
Cold splash

(details here)
8/10 (~20 m)9/10 (Tiny Weeper)
8.5/10 (BBS-)8/10 (Smooth)

Notes to these shaves:

Still in. I was pondering over Guido’s (JAHE) remark yesterday and the small exchange we subsequently had. My exception razor came in yesterday (Athena) and it is gorgeous. And it also made me realise I have absolutely enough razors to have excellent shaves with. I cannot see myself parting with any of them yet (as they all bear stories with them - there are no unnecessary buys with each serving a purpose), but maybe in the future. I do definitely feel a sense of razor saturation (bordering on RRA) which I consider to be a blissful thing at this stage.

After yesterday’s shave I needed some tried and trusted goodness and lucky for me my favourite axe was on rotation. Great combination with this blade as well, although first shaves with a Dorco are usually about settling in before the shave gets buttery smooth or better.

There are things up for approval but overall a very nice Sunday Shave.

For extended notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!


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1) China: Brush Frank Shaving Synthetic Brush.
2) Turkey: Shaving Soap Derby Shaving Soap.
3) Germany: Razor Merkur 34C.
4) India: Razor Blade Gillette 7 O’clock Black.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Australia: Aftershave Balm The Stray Whisker After Balm.
7) USA: EDT Calvin Klein Escape For Men Cologne.
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Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Face Soap
Martin de Candre
T&H Silvertip Badger
Captain’s Choice Copper
Henson Ali ++
Thayers WH & Proraso ASB
Mont Blanc
Yesterday I had an error on my shave. I got the number of shaves with the Wizamet blade. Today is the 6th and final shave with that combo. The MdC is on its 98th use and still is going strong. A nice shave on what promises to be a perfect day. Have a great day.
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