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SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 3rd - May 9th, 2021


Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Rubie Plus
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
SOTD #125/2021

>> Mistura May Madness <<

Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Mistura
Soap: MWF
Razor: Mühle Rocca R94
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (7)
Post shave: frigid tap water, BOSS Bottled AS
Fragrance: BOSS Bottled EDT.

Evening shave today. Didn’t manage to dial in the MWF properly at first (left too much water in the knot subsequent to soaking the Mistura), but managed to get a decent lather finally. Three smooth passes, almost bbs on the face and the neck.

Have some great shaves, y'all!
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Thursday SOTD


Razor: Merkur Futur (S4)
Blade: SuperMax SP Tiger (D3)
Brush: Zenith 506U Manchurian 26mm
Bowl: Yuzu Tenmoku 4-3/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Lemon Lime Chill
Shave Soap: Van Yulay Citrus Blast
Balm: Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill
Aftershave: Extro Cologne Italiana
PRE: I‌ ‌Provenzali‌ ‌Olive‌ ‌Oil‌ ‌Artisan‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Soap‌
RAZOR: Pearl Flexi Adjustable Safety Razor V4
BLADE: Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
BRUSH: Above the Tie Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Zingari Man The Watchman
POST: Zingari Man The Watchman AS

Brush: rex pure badger 350 18mm
Soap: Mystic Water
Razor: karve solid bar level c with Marley Machine Works handle
Blades: Czechoslovakian-made Astra Superior Stainless for the right side of my face and Russian-made Astra Superior Stainless for the left
Post: Thayer rose
After: Avon leather
this razor is smooth like buttah



Brush: Omega 11047 Mixed Midget 22/48
Cream: La Toja Classic
Razor: Yuma YM-403
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (7)
ASL: Whiskey Woods

A lovely shave. :biggrin:

The Postman delivered a new-to-me shaving cream today, so of course I had to use it!

I was highly impressed with the LEA Mentholated Cream that Rave @Raven Koenes subliminally enabled for me, so much so that I decided to try another Spanish Cream to see if they're all that good... enter La Toja.

La Toja Classic Cream has an unusual scent but it's a fabulous performer, I'm very pleased with my (inexpensive) purchase. I remember someone describing the scent as "laundry blowing in a sea breeze" and I'd say that was fairly accurate. Not knowing what ASL would go with it, I purposely left the bathroom ASLless in order to choose a "best match" after the shave.

Halfway through the shave I knew the ASL would be Clubman "Whiskey Woods" with its (to me) "Pledge Furniture Polish" scent. A great match!

All the hardware continues to do a great job. I'm really getting to love my Mixed Midget... I don't know if it's starting to lose some of its scritch, or if I'm just getting used to it. :001_unsur

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Taj Resin 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Whispers from the Woods (Australian made) ~ All Things Nice "Spiced Sandalwood & Honey"
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Nacet #16
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- L'Occitane Baux
Thu 6th SE SOTD
Soap Stone Cottage Hesperide
Brush Yaqi 26mm Lucky Dice Tuxedo
Razor Yaqi AC Brass
Blade Feather ProGuard 16th Use
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + Clubman Brandy Spice
A really nice hard puck of soap. Very easy to lather, nice musky scent, quite creamy and good slickness too...
Shave with razor paired with the well-used blade was still good, still very smooth and comfortable for 3passes without any issues resulting in a mostly bbs finish. Good aftershaves. A very enjoyable session.
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