SOTD Oct 6th - Oct 12th, 2008

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IanM
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Post by IanM »

Thursday

Merkur HD
Derby Extra
Simpson's BB Special
Proraso (green) shaving cream
Proraso splash a/s

Broke out the Proraso to help clear my semi-bloked sinuses, and it did help. I've not used Proraso for a while, but if you like the scent and the menthol, I don't think it can be beaten for the price. Nice wake-up call on a cold October morning.

Ian
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Quintus Metellus
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Post by Quintus Metellus »

Thursday:

Razor - Merkur Slant
Blade - Derby Extra
Brush - Kent BK4
Cream - Trumper's Violet
A/S - D.R. Harris Pink + TGR Unscented
EDT - Trumper's Eucris

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Post by Whistler »

Thursday:

Fat Handle Tech, Undated
Big Ben, Purple Box
Coate's Almond
Emillion
Col. Conk Bay Rum a/s


The big ben smoothed out in the tech, got 4 nice shaves from it, finished up a tub of coates almond today also.
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Marty
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gsgo
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Post by gsgo »

Thursday

C&E BBB
VDH Select Soap
Merkur HD
Derby
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

Picked up a puck of VDH Select yesterday and shaved with it this morning. I found that the Select lathered up quite quickly with a nice fairly dense and slick lather. Shave was very nice and given the price a very good value. Couldn't resist the AV this morning.

Good day,

Gary
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Post by Books »

Proraso Pre Shave
Institute Karite
C&E BBB
Merkur HD
Red Pack Personna
Pinaud Clubman
Nivea ASB

This is my third attempt with Institute Karite, I can't get a very good lather with it, it's just not dense enough for me....
Bob
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Post by Rich53 »

Thursday

Gillette HD Rocket w/UK Wilkinson blade
Simpson Tulip 3
Institut Karite & Frasers polar ice cream
Charles Trywhitt aftershave balm
Forbes of Forbes edt
Rich

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Mike R
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Post by Mike R »

Thursday

Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Best
Cream: Florena
Razor: Grand "Self-Lubricating Razor"
Blade: Chinese Gillette Super Blue
A/S: Clubman
Cologne: None

Mike
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nteeman
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Razor: Gillette SuperSpeed W1(1951)
Blade: Derby Extra Shave #4
Brush: C Conk (Vulfix) #850
Cream/Soap: Body Shop/ CC’s Lime
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am

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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Thursday:

Aristocrat w/IP
Emillion
Trumper's Coconut cream
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink

I am liking the Coconut- so I may have to take back some of the evil things I have said about Trumper's creams. Although I tried the pot of Violet the other day, and it was still %^$#.
Best,
Chris

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Post by timc »

Thursday:

Kent BK4
C&E Sweet Almond Oil cream
Merkur HD
Gillette Silver Blue blade (#1)
Pinaud Clubman AS

This was my first time using this type of blade, and it gets a big thumbs up from me and my face.
- Tim -
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Thursday am

'62 Gillette slim adjustable w/US Personna
Coral Skin Foo pre-shave
C&E Super Badger brush
C&E Sienna soap
Osma alum block
The Body Shop Razor Relief
C&E Sienna asb
My Nik is Sealed.

Two little scrapes on the neck where I let the corner of the blade drag -- fixed nicely with the alum and My Nik is Sealed.
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Post by Gareth »

Thursday

Plisson #10, EW
T&H Luxury hard shaving soap
Gillette Blue Tip Super Speed (1955)
NOS UK Wilkinson Sword Blade
D.R. Harris Pink A/S
Trumper Spanish Leather Cologne
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Hoos
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Post by Hoos »

Gillette Goodwill/Gillette Plat.
Rooney 3,1
L'Occitane Cade shave soap
Trumpe's Limes A/S

Two-pass BBS.

Plus, as a reminder that shaving is always an adventure, I nicked the inside of my ear :? . The blood loss was controlled by jamming a wad of TP in my ear for a few minutes.

As a testament to the sharpness of Gillette blades, I didn't feel a thing. :lol:
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Post by TRBeck »

Thursday

Emillion
Harris Almond soap
Long-Handled Super Adjustable
Derby
Harris Pink
Richard James edt

As close to a perfect shave as I've ever had in terms of both experience and results.

2 hairs shed: perhaps its shedding is about to end?

Regards,
Regards,
Tim

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IanM
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Post by IanM »

Hoos wrote:Gillette Goodwill/Gillette Plat.
Rooney 3,1
L'Occitane Cade shave soap
Trumpe's Limes A/S

Two-pass BBS.

Plus, as a reminder that shaving is always an adventure, I nicked the inside of my ear :? . The blood loss was controlled by jamming a wad of TP in my ear for a few minutes.

As a testament to the sharpness of Gillette blades, I didn't feel a thing. :lol:
You'll be painting pictures of Sunflowers, next. :)

Ian
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bbsupersport
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Post by bbsupersport »

Thursday

Aristocrat
Lord Platinum
No Name Silvertip
Moss Scuttle
TOBS Avocado
Aqua Velva Classic A/S


Found the battery charger for my camera today, pics soon to follow :D
Regards,
Bill
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reggiano
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Thursday!

Rooney 1/1 Super
Rocket HD w/LBW
T & H Rose Cream
Harris Pink

Chanel Egoiste
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gagarin
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Post by gagarin »

Thursday

NEW LUX
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge
MWF
C&E Best Badger
Nivea Sensitive Balm
Rosehip seed oil
Chuck

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soy polvareda que al viento va.
Zamba, ya no me dejes,
yo sin tu canto no vivo más…….”
Bob
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Post by Bob »

Thursday:

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed / Gillette Super Stainless Steel Blade ("The Spoiler")
TOBS Rose shave cream
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave

This is day 13 with this blade. I'm really shocked by how good and long-lasting these old blades are. To recap, I found a package of these blades in my parents' attic a month ago. I'm not sure of the exact date, but I found them with a box of Wilkinson Bond cartridges, which I associate with the late '70s or early '80s. Amazingly good blades, and none the worse for their time spent in the attic, it seams.

I wish my father had purchased a case of them just before switching to the Trac II!
--Bob--
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SirCur
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Post by SirCur »

Thursday:

Gillette Fatboy w Iridium blade (new)
Rooney Emillion
Nancy Boy cream
cwr
Proraso green + white AS
Floris Vetiver EDT

These Iridium blades are nice - we'll see how long it lasts. The previous blade was a Feather, lasted 7 shaves (a record for me).

... Steve
To want what I have
To take what I'm given with grace
For this I pray
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