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SOTD "FREE WEEK" October 12th - October 18th, 2020


The Aussie Bulldog
1) Germany: Brush Vintage Muhle Erzeugnisse Shaving Brush.
2) Germany: Soap Tabac.
3) Vietnam: Razor Gillette Blue 2 disposable.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Poland: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Skin and Stubble Balm.
6) India: Aftershave Splash Gillette Arctic Ice Bold Aftershave Splash.
Fri 16th #5TabacOCtober#12 SOTD
Soap Tabac
Brush Yaqi 26mm Rainbow
Razor RazoRock SLOC DOC
Blade Gillette London Bridge 5th
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Thick creamy and slick lather from the soap.
Shave with razor paired with blade was very good. Smooth and comfortable. Blade is still good and sharpish
3+1 pass with no issues. Not very efficient though. DFS result. Good post and aftershave. Rating 9/10
Pre-shave: Imperial Glycerine Soap/Stirling Executive Man Pre-shave Oil
Razor: Q Shave Futur Clone
Blade: PermaSharp Super Stainless
Brush: Yaqi Red/Black Marble Tuxedo
Soap: Captain’s Choice Nor’easter Shave Cream
Aftershave: Alum/ Booster Mosswood
Balm: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel



This morning’s shave was uninterrupted by the two little hooligans from yesterday - my gyoungest grandson, Nate, and his running buddy when visiting, my dachshund, Gromit. Old G-Pop‘s been outsmarting grandchildren for almost two decades. I simply kept the little bugger up way past his usual bedtime last night watching Toy Story until he fell asleep. For this morning’s shave, I selected the Genco 35, the second straight I ever shaved with. A run on the pasted and leather strops last night ensured a smooth and comfortable three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) shave this morning. I made sure to play this morning’s shave music - Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - through my hearing aids so as to not push my luck and have my shave interrupted like yesterday. JR’s #343 brush whipped up a pleasantly cooling lather. My long-neglected MMOC delivered a spectacular two pass (ATG, ATG) dome shave. I feel cool, clean and velveteen!

RAZOR: Genco 35 5/8 (Mug), Gem MMOC (Dome)
BLADE: PTFE Coated Gem
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil
BRUSH: JR #343 Synthetic
SOAP: Fine Accoutrements Snake Bite
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Fine Accoutrements Snake Bite.
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Simpson Duke #2 in Best Badger
13/16 Bengall
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Florida Water
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Versace Pour Homme

Chiseled Face Midnight Stag
Vie-Long 14080
FaTip Grande
Astra (3)
Osma Alum Block
Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum
Art of Shaving Kingsman Bourbon Balm
Banana Republic Cordovan
Date:- 17 October 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Bruce Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Lime
Razor/Blade:- Karve CB Brass 'SB-C' / Vintage Gillette US Spoiler #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (20 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (15) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- YSL L’Homme
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