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Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice Brush:- Maseto Beehive 'Horn' Tuxedo Synth. 26/54mm knot Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Bay Rum Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6S-R4 / Gillette Nacet #10 Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) Fragrance:- Tommy Hilfiger for Men
Yesterday's shave was, no exaggeration, maybe the best shave I've ever had. I think it was closer than I've ever gotten, no irritation, and my skin was almost BBS feeling AGT, and I never shave AGT. And since it was late in the day, I still had very little stubble this morning. So I went with one of my favorite mild razors, the 15C. Slapped a thrice used Feather in there, and since mild razors extend the life of blades very nicely, I got a super smooth glide. This cream is just terrific; primary and residual glide aplenty, and lathers up wonderfully. Did my pickups with the residual alone. What a great smooth close shave.
Razor: PAL injecto matic - Mfg 1952> nice milder razor that can bite when getting a little careless. Blade: Personna SS PPTFE(6) excellent sharp blade. Soap: Razorock Lavender- Great scent with excellent lather qualities Brush: Razorock Plissoft 24 mm synthetic- great brush for lathering with soft tips. Pre shave: wash my face CeraVe hand bar cleanser+ a dollop of Aloe Vera gel. Prep:Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender + a dollop of Nivea Balm. Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + some irritation + 1 blemish weeper=good shave with my Pal injecto-matic( I rushed and got careless today)
Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
I used a sample of Champs de Lavande. It might grow on me, but my initial impression wasn't the best. It has sort of a fecal smell to it, which I've experienced with real flowers (although I'm not sure what kind, maybe it was lavender), so I have to give them credit for bringing that to a soap. I was a little groggy this morning, so it didn't agree with me. I'll try it again when I'm feeling better.
Green Mountain Soap Co. Grapefruit Lavender
6/8 Johan Engstrom Frameback
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Clubman Citrus Musk
Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria
Brush: Shavemac 18/44 Silvertip D01 2-Band Soap: Vitos Red Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant Blade: Gillette Blue (7) ASL: Reuzel
Back with some old friends today resulting in (surprise) an excellent shave!
I've enjoyed the Fine Snake Bite chilling fun, but I think that'll be just occasional use for me. I love the (albeit faint) marzipan scent of good ol' Vitos Red, and the apple/lard scent of Reuzel is really nice to finish off with. Of course, different noses will detect different scents to mine. Ain't we a strange bunch?