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SOTD "FREE WEEK" December 30th - January 5th, 2020


It's sort of an unusual combination of colors, but it really grabbed me, and somehow they work.

That was why I was wanting it. It is very unusual color combo but it works.
First shave with the OC GC.84:

I have been a fan of the SB for over a year now. Love both the .68 and .84 GC. Well the OC was a tad more efficient and provided perfect BBS results. Still very smooth and I personably think open combs in general work better ATG, the OC .84 shines ATG. What a great shave! F8BFC158-8B85-451C-A9EB-4FB7E5205035.jpeg
Williams Wednesday on a Freedom Friday Shave;
  • Above The Tie (H2, R2, and M2)
  • Derby Usta (3)
  • Modern Williams Shave Soap
  • Marvy Mug
  • VdH Bowl
  • Fine Lather Bowl
  • Omega 48 Pro
  • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
  • Williams Aqua Velva Ice Blue (US)
  • Williams Aqua Velva 5 in 1 ASB (US)
  • Million Dollar Hair Tonic
  • Clubman Firm Hold Pomade
  • DSC Sea Spray and Amber
  • Clubman Whiskey Woods Body Powder
First use of the Above the Tie razor. I am impressed. Very efficient, but smooth. It's like a slightly less aggressive Blackland Blackbird. It's now one of my top 5 razors.

Pre-shave: Trader Joe’s Face Wash/Stirling Bergamot Lavender Pre-Shave Oil
Razor: OREN
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild Protouch MG
Brush: Rooney 1/2 Best Badger
Soap: Stone Cottage Red Velvet Shave Cream
Aftershave: Alum/Baxter Herbal Mint Toner/Ogallala Bay Rum
Balm: Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizer
The Fougere is "fern", but I really do not know what a fern smells like, so maybe I don't appreciate the scent as much as others.
Thank you for the descriptions. I am planning on getting MdC but I have to reduce my stock before doing that, and this helps.
Fern doesn't really have a scent. The perfume that gave birth to the fougere family is the Houbigant Fougère Royale from 1884 (still produced today). The perfumer, Paul Parquet, is quoted to have said: "If God gave ferns a scent, they would smell like Fougère Royale". So essentially fougere is born out of Parquet's imagination of what would fern smell like.
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Friday 17th January

Proraso Sensitive Pre Shave
Scottish Fine Soaps Traditional
Semogue 740 Badger Brush
Baili BT131 'Tech' with an Israeli Personna Blade
Thayer's Witch Hazel with Cucumber
Creighton's ASB
Old Spice Wolfthorn AS

It has been a strange day. I was out last night so no prep for today's shave. I slept in this morning and had to grab the first things I could find. Rushed in to work to discover that I shouldn't have been there .....because I am on a long shift tomorrow.

The shave was pretty good.....I just didn't have time to enjoy it
SOTD, Fri-Jan 17- 2020

Razor : Oneblade Core Version 2- MFG 2019
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE modified (10)
Soap: Razorock "The Dead Sea"
Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo knot 24mm with black marble handle.
Pre-shave: Brush wash my face with CeraVe hand bar soap + a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on the beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 3.
Post shave : Razorock "The Dead Sea" aftershave with witch Hazel + Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation+ no weepers = :a17:

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Have a great shave!

SOTD : 18th January 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Imperial Leather ~ Sea Minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.


Warm wet flannel to my face.

Boots ~ Freshwood Brushless Shave cream.

Brush: Omega S10018.

Face Lather.

Soap : Nivea Men ~ Body Shaving Stick.

Blade: Treet 7 Days Platinum. (1)

Razor: Yintal 9306-I.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Superdrug ~ Sierran Breeze ASL.

Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling PSB.


A new shave set up to start the weekend..I've carried on adding soft & hardware to my SOTD set ups that hardly gave any attention for a long time. The treet 7 day platinum blades are another blade from the treet camp which i've only used on a few occasions,another smooth and sharp blade which mached up matched up with the Yintal 9306-I excellently, making a efficient smooth duo..The characteristics of them are very similar to the astra sp in sharpness, with a slightly sharper edge ,which can be a little rough on the first pass, but after that they mellow out...As always YMMV DE blade opinions are very subjective.

A very enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling PSB.

My face is feeling super smooth and smelling devine. ;)

Enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

Saturday 01.18.20 SOTD

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RazoRock Essential Oil Of Lime Shave Oil
Edwin Jagger DE89.RR HD Handle
Feather Double Edge Stainless(2)
RazoRock 24mm Barrel Silvertip Badger
RazoRock "What The Puck?!" Lime Burst
Italian Barber Amici After Shaving Splash

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