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SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 6th to March 12th 2023

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A new week has begun at SOTD, gentlemen!

This week is a FREE theme week.

It's time to be creative, gents.

Please feel free to post any photo, with any gear and any style you chose, or contribute by telling us what you used in your shave, with comments on the shave, if you desire.

Color, B&W, sepia, or a photograph with any type of artistic touch you wish is always desired.


Brush: Shavemac "Kleiner Bayer" 14/42 Silvertip D01 2-Band
Soap: Clubman
Razor: Gillette NEW Flat Bottom GT
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Black (3)
ASL: Pashana American Bay Rum [hair and scalp tonic :crazy:]

An excellent shave. :biggrin:

I'm getting to know my NEW Flat Bottom really well, and I'm loving it more each shave. :w00t:

The Pashana hair and scalp tonic, which I'm using as ASL (as recommended by Richard @EclipseRedRing) is really nice... AND, I could swear that my whiskers are growing even faster than usual due to it. :laugh:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:


The Baron of Bokeh
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Monday 03.06.23
RAZOR: Karve CB brass 3” Gladius handle, plate C Open Comb
BLADE: Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
BRUSH: Heritage Collection CMON 77-9 28mm Badger
LATHER: Noble Otter Firefighter Limited Edition Shave Soap
POST: Noble Otter Firefighter Limited Edition Aftershave Splash

Monday SOTD
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Razor: Jurgen Hempel Jarwin
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D1)
Brush: 2011 Semogue Finest Bristle 2
Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ach Brito Glyce Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Mickey Lee Lime
Shave Soap: The Holy Black Bay, Whisky & Lime
Balm: The Holy Black Gunpowder & Spice
Aftershave: Dominica Bay Rum w lime

Tuesday SOTD

Razor: Jurgen Hempel Jarwin
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D2)
Brush: Zen Shave Crossbones 24mm Romera Manchurian
Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ach Brito Glyce Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Mickey Lee Lime
Shave Soap: Moon Soaps Trade Winds
Balm: Moon Soaps Trade Winds
Aftershave: Small Batch Shave Tonic


Pre: Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser

Razor: Henson AL13 ((original "Men's") medium ++)
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (d7)

Soap: Shannon's Soap The Warrior
Brush: Yaqi Purple Haze
Bowl: Tillamook Cobalt

Post: P.A.A. Alum No-Slip Grip System w/ Dry Dock System
Post 2: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Astringent w/ Menthol & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: Stirling Soap Company Light-Ish Red

Today brings me another first in a fairly long list of firsts I've been experiencing lately. Today I had the pleasure of using Shannon's Soaps shaving soap for the first time and of all the possible options available, I just so happen to be the lucky recipient of this particular unobtainium version, The Warrior.

It has a beautiful fragrance that I immediately felt I was familiar with but couldn't quite place. To give you an idea though of what it smells like, I'd say that in a general sense, it's a powdery-floral. With some hunting, I do believe I've found its scent notes. If I'm correct its top notes are lemon leaf and orange, with middle notes of lily of the valley, jasmine, and rose along with base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, powder, and creamy musk. I'd say that at face value this could easily be considered feminine but in all honesty, I think it's a unisex scent that leans a little more to the feminine side. Don't let my thoughts mislead you though as it really is good! I genuinely wish this one had a matching aftershave because I'd totally seek it out.

Hardware wise I went with the Henson AL13 (medium). I haven't used this razor in quite some time so I thought why not revisit it today? I threw in a Personna Platinum Chrome blade on its seventh day of use. I tend to like using worn blades in the AL13. With it being such an efficient razor with great blade clamping and zero blade chatter, it basically strong-arms used blades into providing a couple/few more shaves than they would in a less rigid razor.

I did a fun three-pass shave with a little buffing at the end and earned a bbs shave. The AL13 isn't the prettiest razor but if you've used one, you know it's undeniably one of the best out there at getting the job done right.

I thought that Stirling Soap Company's Light-Ish Red would be a good match for The Warrior so I went with it today for my aftershave choice. Now that it's all said and done, I think they were a great pairing if I do say so myself.

Alright my friends, that's it for today. Take care of yourselves, each other, and enjoy your shaves.
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Check Out Chick
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Monday 06th of March.
1) Italy: Brush Omega 10777.
2) Italy: Shaving Soap Proraso White Tub.
3) Germany: Razor Merkur 34C.
4) Japan: Razor Blade Feather.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
7) Spain: EDT Nautica Classic Cologne.


Check Out Chick
Staff member

Tuesday 07th of March.
1) Italy: Brush Omega 10066.
2) Italy: Shaving Soap Proraso Red Tub.
3) Germany: Razor Merkur 34C.
4) Japan: Razor Blade Feather.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
7) USA: EDT Jovan Musk Cologne.

SOTD: 7th March 2023.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
Brush: Lider Turkish Boar.
Face Lather
Lather: Derby Shave Stick.
Razor: Merkur 34C. - Silver Star Super Stainless. (D3)

Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse./Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse/Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel. / Yelken Lemon Eau De Cologne./ Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.


Early morning Shave,

The Merkur 34C/Silver Star SS duo continued to impress me with it's smooth efficiency, slicing through my stubble with effortless ease.

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

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. ;)

Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

SOTD 06-Mar

Brush: M7
Soap: NO Plunder
Razor: Blackland Blackbird
Blade: Wizamet (Z-1)
Post: NO Plunder AS & EDP

Very good shave this morning, decided to try out the wizamets, decent out of the box for me. Nice smooth running and excellent finish. Will have to see how long they last, I'll push them as far as I can rather than the standard ditch after 3.

Smelling good thanks to the Plunder and ready for the day, hope everyone had a cracking one!


Tue 7
Soap & Aftershave Ariana & Evans Kaizen
Brush Yaqi 24mm Red Marble
Razor Red Imp 132
A fabulous lather from this soap...richly creamy and very slick. The lovely scent is enhanced by the matching splash.
A fabulous shave with this excellent razor too. Strop on the Kanayama, the edge was soft buttery smoothness in 3passes for a bbs-ccs finish...
365 days of shaving66/365 (100%)
GRUYERE66/365 (100%)
GRUME March07/31 (100%)
03/12 (100%)
Other participations
  • Shave of the Week Society (SWS)
  • Discovery Blade Adventure
  • Soap of the Month Club (SOTMC)

Gillette Perma Sharp (6)DVH Synthetic
Pre-shaveSoap & BowlPost-shave
Cold splashMike’s Barbershop
Proraso Green
Cold splash

8/10 (~20 minutes)8/10 (some tiny weepers)
9.5/10 (BBS)9/10 (buttery smooth)

Notes to today’s shave:

The shave is wonderful and the Ti95 effortlessly glide over my face and neck showing me what a stellar shave looks and feels like. Three passes where two would have been sufficient, but the experience is just too good to end.

The end result is amazing. Marble cheeks and a BBS neck and jawline. Totally ready for whatever is happening outside.

Further details and more can be found in my journal here.

Enjoy your shaves!


The Baron of Bokeh
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Tuesday 03.07.23
RAZOR: Rocnel SE50 Artist Club Razor 2022
BLADE: Kai Captain Mild PINK
BRUSH: Oumo 03 Venus Kaleidoscope 26mmSHD Badger
LATHER: Phoenix and Beau Spitfire Shaving Soap
POST: Phoenix And Beau Spitfire Aftershave Splash
POST: Phoenix and Beau Spitfire Post Shave Lotion
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