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SOTD
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Baume.be
  • Razor - Karve Brass "A" Plate
  • Blade - Personna Med (1)
  • Post Shave - Baume.be balm
  • Aftershave - None
  • 9+/10
Yet another manufacturer that seems to avoid all the hype ...

The soap is more like a cream in a jar and lathers very easily to give a rich smooth shave with great cushion and glide. No real scent as such as far as I could tell - just a clean refreshing shave.

First use with the Personna Med blade and it was excellent - no tugging and seemed to work well.

Aftershave balm is in a pump dispenser and just has a clean smell again with a slight cooling effect leaving the skin super soft and absorbs quickly with no greasy residue - can't fault it !

I'm on a roll here for keepers :)

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Today’s shave:
Soap: Fine l’orange noir
Brush: Simpsons 57
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: GSB (2)
AS: Fine l’orange noir

Rating: 9.5/10
 
Terrific shave this morning....a 3-pass BBS. Wonderful post-shave feel with the B&M soap followed by Maol Grooming aftershave.

Hot shower, followed by....

Grooming Dept Preshave
B&M 42
Simpson Commodore X3 Best
Timeless SS .68Sc
Polsilver SI
Maol Grooming FrankinLime AS

Rating: 10/10
 
SOTD
I was trying some Derby premium blades(4 use) and did not receive a good shave on my Razorock GC.84 on 4th use and was thinking either it was my technique or a dulling blade and so today I used a Gillette silver blue (2) and it was not my technique was my final conclusion.
Razor: Razorock SS game changer .84, MFG 2018
Blade : Gillette silver blue (2):a17:
Soap : Razorock Lavender
Pre shave: Brush wash my face with CeraVe soap + Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave : Alum block + cold water rinse
Post shave: American barber with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results :9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated no irritation + no weepers = :biggrin1:
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Have some great shaves!
 
Rating: 10

Razor: Gillette 1953 Y3 Super Speed
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Brush: Simpson's Commodore X2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Dr. Jon's Black Label
Aftershave: Gillette Series Cool Wave
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder
 
  • Prep: Wash face with Yardley Shea Buttermilk; apply Floid preshave
  • Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
  • Brush: Omega 10049
  • Razor: RazoRock Game Changer 84-P
  • Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (3)
  • Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill 1805 balm
9/10
 
Prep: None
Soap: Proraso White
Brush: Omega Boar
Blade: Astra SP
Postshave: Cold water splash
8/10

Keeping it simple, keep improving - very slight irritation on left side of chin, where I some how managed to get BBS 2 passes WTG. Went away after 5 or 10 minutes.
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: M&M Claddagh
  • Brush: Hoffritz Select Badger
  • Razor: Merkur 37C
  • Blade: Voskhod
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH + Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
Shave 20191005

Prep: Wash face with Neutrogena
Pre-Shave: Cremo
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Gillette Hybrid Tech, MR11
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux (2)
Post-shave: Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe
Aftershave Balm: Tabac
Aftershave Splash: Original Tabac
Cologne: Original Tabac

What an incredibly wonderful shave.

WTG, ATG, XTG (in two directions), minor buffing and touch--up.

Definitely BBS. No weepers or irritation.

Hard to convey in words how good the Gillette Hybrid Tech razor shaves. The only way I might possibly be able to improve this experience would be to use a Kai blade which, in my opinion, has a special synergy with Techs.

9.9/10

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  • Prep. Wash face with PAA tube
  • Soap: B&M waves reserve
  • Brush: RR Bruce
  • Razor: Timeless .95 scb
  • Blade: Astra SP (2)
  • Aftershave: B&M waves reserve
  • Rating: 8.5/10 smooth and close, some irritation on my neck
 

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Prep: warm shower w/Aleppo soap
Soap: SV Stella Alpina
Brush: Duke 3
Razor: 50's UK ball end Tech
Blade: GSB
AS Balm: Rockwell

9.5 - I don't always dial in SV, but when I do, it's magical. It shreds my brush, though, with 11 hairs shed (see separate thread)
 
Today’s shave:
Soap: Cella (brick)
Brush: Simpsons Chubby 1
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: GSB (3)
AS: Speick

Rating: 10/10!
 
Prep: Hot shower, hot towel
Oil:. Van de Haagen Shave oil
Soap: Williams Mug Soap
Brush: Gentleman John Boar bristle
Razor: Solimo 3 bladed
A/S: Brut

overall rating: 8/10
 
Hot shower, followed by.....

Grooming Dept Preshave
A&E St Barts
SOC Taj Boar
Karve Al C
Polsilver SI
Stirling Sandpiper AS

Rating: 9/10
 
Today's shave:

Razor: GEM Junior with Bakelite Handle
Blade: GEM PTFE (7)
Soap: Mike's Lime
Brush: Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Rating: 9/10
 
Shave 20191006

Prep: Wash face with Neutrogena
Pre-Shave: Cremo
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Blackland Dart
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux (3)
Post-shave: Thai Alum
Aftershave Splash: Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe
Aftershave: Bootlegger's El Dorado

WTG, XTG, selected ATG, plus minor buffing and touch--up.

DFS. One small weeper, no irritation.

9+/10
 
Pre-Shave: The Art of Shaving Sandalwood oil
Brush: The Art of Shaving silvertip badger
Lather: Proraso shaving cream green
Razor: Merkur 34c
Blade: Merkur Super Platinum (2)
Post-shave: Proraso aftershave lotion green
Post-shave: Proraso aftershave balm white

Last shave with the oil, finished bottle. Next is Proraso preshaving cream, hope it’s better than the oil. This was my first shave with Proraso aftershave balm, still not sure. Was using non shaving moisturizer before.

DFS. Very comfortable with no weepers or irritation.

Rating 9.
 

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Rating: 10

Razor: Gillette 1953 Y3 Super Speed
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Brush: Rubberset 203 in Super Badger
Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
Lather: L'Occitane Cade
Aftershave: L'Occitane Cedrat balm
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: M&M Claddagh
  • Brush: Graydog syn
  • Razor: Merkur 37C
  • Blade: Voskhod
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH + Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
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