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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 6th - November 12th, 2017

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Sencillamente sublime

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: NAVAJA FILARMONICA Tridur barbas duras 14
Brush: SHAVEMAC 22709 Finest Badger 22 X 53 mm
Lather: NUÁVIA Blu
Aftershave: FLOID Blue
Additional Care:
MYRSOL emulsión​
Proraso Green Pre Shave Cream
Reef Point Peerless
Vie-Long 12705
11/16 Opinel
Tony Miller 3" Heirloom Steerhide Strop
Omega Alum Stick
Pitralon (Swiss)
Nivea Post Shave Balm
Montblanc Starwalker
Absolutely awesome shave with the new WSP Neroli soap and Stirling Noir aftershave.

Razor - Gillette Tech Fat Handle
Blade - Gillette Nacet
Brush - Semogue 1438 Pure Bristle
Soap - Wet Shaving Products Neroli
Aftershave - Stirling Noir

12 November 2017

Ralf Aust 6/8 Spanish Point
Tony Miller Heirloom Strop
Shavemac 2-band Silvertip
D. R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap
Speick After Shave Lotion
Antonio Puig Quorum EdT


Ikea bowl ¤ No Name 2-band ¤ 5/8" Kapitän Lindbergh
D.R. Harris Windsor Cream, Aftershave & Eau De Toilette

Shave of the Day - Sunday november 12th, 2017

  • Yaqi Black marble 24mm Synthetic
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Cream
  • Mühle R106
  • Bolzano Superinox
  • Geo F. Trumper - Sandalwood Skin Food
My Traditional “Old Spice Sunday”

Razor: Schick Injector

Soap: Old Spice

Brush: Simpson Chubby 1 Best

Aftershave #1: Thayer’s WH

Aftershave #2 Old Spice

Talc: Old Spice


vie long 75th anniversary horse brush
acca kappa 1869 shaving soap
manufrance "prima" razor /modified GEM blade
alun stone
acca kappa cedro

SOTD November 12th
Razor: 1906 Gillette SR
Blade: GSB
Soap: Barrister & Mann reserve spice
Brush: B&B 10th Anniversary Boar
AS 1: Dickinsons WH
AS 2: Old Spice
Storybook Soapworks - Shaken
Kent V8
Ever-Ready SE | Gem PTFE

I've used Storybook Soapworks' "Shaken" soap four times, now, and the splash a bit more than that. I typically speak up right away when I encounter a fragrance I like. My delay comes out of my trying to discern the promoted "paper money" note (pun-intended). I haven't found it, yet. There is a little musk, that may be masking it from me, but more on that later. Shaken opens with a spicy note approaching cinnamon or possibly clove, but not quite. This stage is bold, but quite pleasant. As the shave progresses, the spice mellows to a more obvious tobacco that's accompanied by a clean juniper/gin note. Nearing the end of the shave, the overall accord warms up with a shrewd use of sandalwood and musk. At this point, the fragrance is absolutely exquisite, but it's one of those alluring fragrances that you realize there's more to be had if only the soap were the proper medium. Fortunately, the splash comes next, and with it are more subtle notes that cleverly fill out this already sexy fragrance. The tobacco is more forward and the cinnamon/clove peculiarity is probably the documented carnation because it does have some floral component. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I smelled a carnation, although I'm aware it's not an uncommon element in fragrances. I can detect a small amount of gun powder, but only because I'm tipped off to it. The juniper/gin note is more alcoholic than the soap. All of this is well-seated in a pleasant, but again, judicious musky and warm sandalwood. At some point, I get intermittent suggestions of new leather, but it's not documented. I get this each time I use Shaken. It's such an artfully crafted accord that it's possible my brain fills in facets of the story. After a couple hours, at best, the gin exits as does any remnant floral component, but the spiciness holds on longer than expected as does the tobacco and of course sandalwood. Alas, the "paper money" fragrance eludes me. This is a sexy fragrance, indeed. The only problem I have with it is that it just doesn't last long enough. Sure, four hours is a reasonable expectation of a single-duty aftershave splash, but there needs to be more of this. "Shaken" is a night on the town, so it should at least close a bar or two. It's my sincere hope that a Shaken EdP will some day see the light of day.

Tabac Shave Soap
Williams Aqua Velva ASL
Hammered Copper Lather Bowl
RazoRock Wunderbar / Feather
Omega 10098 Professional Boar
SOTD Sunday, November 12, 2017
Travel Day - West Virginia

Prep: Shower/Warm face towel
Soap: B&M Reserve Spice Shave Soap
Razor: Gillette Fatboy F2
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Semogue 620 Boar
Post: PAA Alum/Aqua Velva 5 in 1 Balm
Talc: Clubman
Aftershave: B&M Reserve Spice Aftershave

Pre-shave: Hot shower/homebrew oils
Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo
Razor: Supply Single Edge V2
Blade: Supply Injector
Lather: Eufros Dama de Noche
Post-shave: Thayer Witch Hazel Peach/Rockwell AS Balm
Fragrance: Armani City Glam
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