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What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

Hot shower, followed by....

GD Preshave
DG Bandwagon (Milksteak LE)
Paladin 26mm Cobalt Chief
Blackland Blackbird
7OC SharpEdge
Thayers Cucumber WH
Fine American Blend AS
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme EDT

Rating: 10/10


Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face.
  • Soap: Haslinger Coconut, tallow formula
  • Brush: Rudy Very with Shavemac D01 two band knot.
  • Razor: Wolfman WR2-SB
  • Blade: Personna Med Prep blade.
  • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Proraso Green


Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Ever-Ready 250 Pure Badger Cased
Pre-Shave: Cremo Brushless Shaving Cream
Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
Aftershave: Pinaud Brandy Spice
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
Rating 10

Tuesday, January 14

- Hot shower first
- Proraso White Pre-shave cream
- Tabac (first time), bowl lathered with Simpson Berkeley
- Mühle R41 (my favorite razor)
- Polsilver Super Iridium (first time)
- Warm water between WTG and XTG passes
- Cold water rinse to finish
- Topped off with Cella aftershave

Rating: 7/10

The Tabac lathered up wonderfully, but I'll have to acclimate to the aroma. No compliments from NicksMom today, even though Cella was the dominant scent. The Polsilver blade was just fine, but won't displace Feather as my top blade as it wasn't quite sharp enough for my two-pass shave. I'll see how it does on a second use tomorrow.

Today's shave:

Razor: Gillette Old Type
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (3)
Soap: Mike's Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper
Brush: Omega 10290 Boar
AS: Speick AS

Rating: 9/10
Im thinking on getting that scent as a shave soap or a bar soap. How strong is it as i have dry skin but would love the scent

It's moderately strong to me. Not the strongest scent i've smelt but my tub was not new when i got it. It's a funny scent though, i don't pick up the sandalwood much. It's a gourmand to my nose and smells like an almond croissant, which i love, but am not always in the mood for due to the sweetness.


Today’s shave:
Soap: La Toja stick
Brush: Simpsons Wee Scot
Razor: Lord L6
Blade: GSB (4)
AS: Floid vigoroso

Rating: 9/10
Proraso menthol shaving cream, simpson brush, and a merkur progress blade with an Astra blade, I used setting 3 on the first pass, and went all the way to 1 on the second.

8/10, would be higher but I did nick myself in a few areas.

I honestly think the progress is the best Razor I've ever used, it's all I've been using for the past few months :biggrin1:

Gillette 85 adjust, Feather blade, Ferdinand Synthitic brush, Shavebowl.com bowls, and Men's Moisturizing Cream.

Had the level on 3-4 (4 on second pass) and was only upper as my technique was of but no nicks art all (or any noticeable ones).
It's moderately strong to me. Not the strongest scent i've smelt but my tub was not new when i got it. It's a funny scent though, i don't pick up the sandalwood much. It's a gourmand to my nose and smells like an almond croissant, which i love, but am not always in the mood for due to the sweetness.
Interesting! I'll look into buying their sample and hope it's to my liking!


Shave 20200114

Continuing my 2020 Resolution to stop chasing BBS!

Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: Simpsons Trafalgar 2
Soap: Tabac
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: FaTip Grande (Gold)
Blade: Bolzano (1)
Post-shave: Crystal Alum Stick; Dickinson's Hydrating Skin Toner
Aftershave Balm: Duke Cannon w/Menthol
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Lilac Vegetal

WTG, ATG and XTG. Minor touch-up and buffing.

DFS++ with one weeper, no nicks, cuts or irritation.

Nice smooth, efficient shave. No pressure needed. Touch-up and buffing produced no irritation.

FaTip, Bolzano, Simpsons, Tabac, The Veg.....pure shaving pleasure.

Sweet combination of Hardware and Software! :)

Razor: Gillette New short comb
Blade: Gillette Rubie Plus (1)
Brush: 26mm Yaqi Moka 2 band badger
Pre-Shave: Shower and face wash
Lather: Speick stick
Aftershave: Proraso Green lotion
Additional Care: Thayers WH
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Heritage Collection Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Zingari Man Sego Magician
  • Razor - Karve SB Brass "C"
  • Blade - Gillette Rubie (1)
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - Zingari Man Magician Balm
  • Aftershave - None
  • 10/10
Just received this so decided to give it a run out ... lovely subtle scent and very easy to load and lather.

3 pass shave and whilst not the densest lather it provided superb protection and was very slick. Ended with a BBS with no irritation etc

Immediate post shave feel was good but IMO not as good as A&E BUT once I applied the balm that changed and my skin is silky smooth !

No idea what they put in the balm but for skin feel it is right up there with my favourite MDC and far easier to apply.

Merkur 34C HD + Personna Blue (4)
Hot shower
Proraso Green Preshave
Face lather with Razorock Plissoft Monster Synthetic & Proraso Green Shave Cream + small amount of Cremo Cooling
4 passes + touch ups to DFS+
No issues. No irritation.
Finished with Nivea Sensitive Cooling ASB
Pleasant shave
Rating: 9.5/10
OnThe Road - SOTD
Pre-shave: warm shower
Cream: Omega Eucalyptus
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Purple Mink
Bowl: Green Nubs
Razor: Pearl aka Cukur OC
Blade: Gillette Super Nacet 2nd
Post Shave:
Omega Alum + Thayers Lemon
+ MacaRoot & Aloe Splash
Great lather quality - creamily thick and slick. Shave was very smooth & close with this blade pairing. Yesterday did not paired well with another razor.
3+1pass. Wtg, Xtg/atg, atg & atg.
BBS in most area except the resistant jawline area. 9/10 DFS
FaTip Grande
Lord Super Chrome (4)
Semogue 620 - face lathering
Haslinger Schafmilch + Marigold combo soap
Dickinson's WH + Roberts Rose Water
Speick splash

Wunderbar, great shave; accidental BBS

  • Lord Super Chrome shows no sign of wearing out yet. It's growing on me.
  • Haslinger combo may be my favorite
  • Speick splash - Es ist magisch.
Razor: Razorock GC.68
Blade: Gillette Nacet (3)
Brush: WCS Honeycomb Blue
Lather: Tabac
Aftershave: Derby City Chop Shop Winter Reserve
Additional Care: Razorock Alumn
Rating: 9

3rd straight time with the RR GC.68 and the NAcet blade. BBS again. Can't complain
SOTD Wed Jan -15-2020

Razor : Oneblade Core Version 2 - Mfg 2019
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE Modified (8)
Soap : Razorock Lavender- one of my favorites.
Brush : Yaqi Timberwolf whiskers 24mm
Preshave: Brush wash my face with CeraVe hand bar soap + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area'
Prep : cold water rinse after each pass of 3.
Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch Hazel + Nivea balm
Results : 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BsS + no irritation + no weepers= :a17:

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Have some great shaves!