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Postby LouisIII » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:50 am

Muhle R41/ Rapira blade
Thater '1' Silvertip
I Coloniali soap (first use)
Nivea Sensitive balm


What a unique soap this is. The consistency is somewhere between a hard soap and Cella; pliable, clay-like. The scent is disconcertingly foody, and quite overwhelming upon first use. The menthol content, often described as minimal, was for me, pronounced. Not ideal in mid-November. The lather, however, is excellent; wonderfully wet, glistening abundant creaminess, providing superb cushion and slickness, and a nice soft, irritation free post shave feeling (iciness notwithstanding). I can certainly envision this soap as somebody's ideal - its downsides are subjective I suppose. The scent and the menthol content are not really my cup of tea though; I'll likely sandwich bag it and perhaps give it another try in the summer.
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Postby Nick Freeh » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:37 am

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: EJ Chatsworth
Blade: Ladas Super Stainless
Brush: Vie-Long Gonzalo Boar/Horsehair
Soap or Cream: D.R. Harris Lavender Soap
A/S: Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel, Wesley & Scott Lavender Balm

Another fine shave this morning!
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Postby Zot! » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:42 am

Dovo Best str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (2)
Shavemac 21mm Silvertip
AoS Unscented Shave Cream
Colose le Commandant AS
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Postby Squire » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:14 am

Friday morning:

Rooney No. 1 large brush
RazoRock Classic shave soap
Gillette Super adjustable razor
Gillette Bleue Extra blade
Taylor Sandalwood aftershave
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Postby TRBeck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:58 am

Semogue 2010 LE silvertip
Queen Charlotte Provence
Mühle R89 w/7 O'Clock #7
Thayer's aftershave splash

Why use anything else?

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Regards,
Tim

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Postby Thalay Sagar » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:19 am

Good morning. Friday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
The Brush of Eternal Shame
QCS Provence soap
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Pen's Castile
Best,
Chris

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Postby Mike R » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:25 am

Friday

Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: RazoRock
Razor: Gillette '59 (E-2) HD Adjustable
Blade: Astra
A/S: Trumper's Lime Skin Food
Cologne: SCS Sandalwood

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Postby brothers » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:27 am

Friday

Williams Soap
Plisson
Gillette "46 Aristocrat
Personna Prep
444 After Shave balm
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Postby moz68 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:56 am

iKon Modern
Feather
M&F Emillion
GTP - G5
Fitjar Wild Thing SC**
Barbasol Pacific Rush A/S
Ebano & Ebano A/S Balm

Kilian - Back to Black


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Postby Thalay Sagar » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:20 am

TRBeck wrote:Queen Charlotte Provence

Why use anything else?

Regards,


Tim, I am coming to the same conclusion.
Best,
Chris

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Postby TRBeck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:38 am

Chris, glad you're digging it. I'd have felt bad after talking it up if it didn't impress. I'm going to use my Provence for the weekend. Assuming no irritation after extended use like that, I am going to really consider exclusivity with this for soaps and Alraz Bombs for creams. Not that I have much else left except for 60 or so Arko sticks and 80+ Palmolives. But even those beloved favorites might at least go on indefinite hiatus.

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Regards,
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Postby ShadowsDad » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:38 am

For variety?

Friday AM: Menthol Day Bigtime!!

Blazingly hot towel for a few minutes (multiple immersions to keep it hot)
Bigelow Cream w/added menthol
Rooney 3/1 SS
Gillette '40s gold Tech
Polsilver Super Iridium (1- blade test)
Menthol AS

An extremely comfortable BBS. I don't think I could cut myself with this razor if I slid it sideways! Or so it felt anyway, I don't intend to test that. I finished up the face freeze with more menthol. Very nice feel.

While it was a BBS, typical of a mild razor BBS, it doesn't look BBS. I have no doubt that in a few hours it'll be a DFS whereas a BBS with a razor capable of a 2 pass BBS would last almost 8 hours before growing back to a DFS.

The case for multiple razors as I see it: (assuming one uses aggressive razors)
A few months ago I mothballed my mild razors once I realized how much I loved aggressive razors. I didn't think mild razors would ever again be useful to me, and why have them available if I wasn't going to use them? OK, so I've been realizing something. When I return to a mild razor I'm forced to get technique perfect if I want a BBS. It's not just a matter of multiple passes. Because of the miniscule blade exposure, angle is absolutely critical. Where I'm going with this is, it's a mini course in forcing good technique. Those months ago I brought my mild razors out of retirement and I'll keep them available. I'll return to them periodically for the fine tuning of my technique. Mild razors have their place.
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Postby Thalay Sagar » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:11 am

Tim, at least the Plamolive and Arko have a good shelf life. :lol:
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Postby druphus » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:20 am

Friday, 18 November 2011

Proraso Red Shaving Cream
No. 12 Briar Plisson 2-band EW Shaving Brush
1954 Gillette Super Speed Razor (Z-2)
Gillette Bleue Extra Blade
Pino Silvestre Classico After Shave Splash

Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet EdT
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Postby DGB452 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:33 am

Friday!

F&M/EJ Chatsworth & Feather
Plisson Ebony Wood #14 European White
T&H's Lavender Soft Shaving Cream
D.R. Harris' Arlington After Shave
D.R. Harris' Arlington Cologne
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Postby TRBeck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:58 am

Thalay Sagar wrote:Tim, at least the Plamolive and Arko have a good shelf life. :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

In my defense, at least 10 of each were freebies I got at one time or another from Govanni or Phil with large orders. So I only bought 50 of one and 70 of the other...er... :oops: :lol:

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Regards,
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Postby Shave4Fun » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:38 am

F R I D A Y:

Razor: 1959 Super-Speed
Blade: LASER - shave # 5
Soap: VITOS "Green"
Brush: OMEGA 11137 boar
A/S: Personal mix of Ogallala bay rum, witch hazel and touch of Old Spice Classic EdC 8)
EdC: Old Spice Classic

Regards,

Roger
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Postby churchilllafemme » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:59 am

Friday

Becker scuttle
Homemade Frankincense & Myrrh preshave oil
Morris & Forndran Horn Blond Badger brush
Truefitt & Hill 1805 shaving cream
iKon Modern Bulldog razor
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge Yellow blade (1)
Truefitt & Hill 1805 aftershave balm

Another great shave. The Gillette was surprisingly smooth on its first use.
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Postby Teiste » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:31 am

Viernes
Veleiro SC/Plisson 14 EW brush (Thanks Yohann)/Edwin Jagger DE86 with Astra/Alum/444 balsam
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China meets Japan ...

Postby Odio Barbillas » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:03 pm

... in the hands of a Puerto Rican Jew! :shock: No, really!

The ax: Weishi gunmetal
The blade: Feather (1st outing)
The brush: Col. Conk (i.e. Vulfix) pure badger
The lather: Old Spice Lime cream from India
The rinse: Generic hamamelis
The piece de resistance: Pinaud Clubman Reserve

A two-day stubble was cleanly mowed by the Feather. This was a most comfortable shave, just a bit short of BBS I judge. :)

I wonder what tomorrow will bring with Feather, round 2?
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