SOTD : Saturday 11th - Friday 17th May 2019

Joined
Monday August 6, 2018
15 May

PAA Harvest Moon
Mühle 25mm Silvertip Fibre
Mühle R89
Feather Hi-stainless
Proraso white asb
Chanel Bleu

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Wonderful lather, wonderful shave. This R89 head is, for me, more comfortable than the 42c Merkur head. Both razors will give a similar shave, but the Mühle/Edwin Jagger head wins with superior comfort, fit and finish.
 
Joined
Monday May 1, 2017
Location
London
15/5/19

Brush - Omega 80265
Soap - Valobra Stick
Razor - Gillette Ball End Tech
Blade - Voskhod
Post - Witch Hazel/Nivea Cooling
AS - Eyup Sabri Tobacco

I missed yesterday's shave as I was planning to shave after my haircut but after getting it I ended up watching the cricket & playoff semi final, so for today's shave I had a rare 48 hours worth of growth. The choice of lather was Valobra and it's a soap that even with a great post shave feel it's not one I have taken to with much enthusiasm, I'm not entirely sure for why.
 
Joined
Thursday March 30, 2017
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Sotd - last night - 14/5 -

Razor - Ikon Shavecraft 103 short comb on ES S/S handle
blade - Sputnik (4)
brush - Simpsons P8 Phyl LE best
soap - Wickham Citrus Musk
post - witch hazel
a/s - LPL Apricot
balm - Gomez Barberia
scent - Copycat TF Neroli.

Result - lovely.

A beautiful early evening shave on an equally beautiful day - windows wide open in the bathroom. I had forgotten just how good Wickham soaps are - have great shaves one and all - yours - I.
 
Joined
Saturday April 19, 2014
Location
Kent UK
Williams Wednesday- 15th May

Simpson Chubby 1 / Maggards 2Band
Williams Mug soap
ATT SE1 + Windrose Handle
Feather Pro [ 4 ]
Williams Aqua Velva A/S Lotion

Near the end of my AC/SE rotation, and have saved the best to last. The Razor/Handle may be on the hefty side, but I find that I can use the weight to shave with ease without the need for undue pressure. The Shave was ultra smooth and the resultant finish was really good, a real Face Stroker. In fact I enjoyed it so much I will have another outing tomorrow perhaps using a cream.

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Joined
Wednesday August 10, 2016
Location
GLASGOW
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Sotd - last night - 14/5 -

Razor - Ikon Shavecraft 103 short comb on ES S/S handle
blade - Sputnik (4)
brush - Simpsons P8 Phyl LE best
soap - Wickham Citrus Musk
post - witch hazel
a/s - LPL Apricot
balm - Gomez Barberia
scent - Copycat TF Neroli.

Result - lovely.

A beautiful early evening shave on an equally beautiful day - windows wide open in the bathroom. I had forgotten just how good Wickham soaps are - have great shaves one and all - yours - I.
Nice selection Iain,I can almost smell them from the north of Glasgow. ;)
 
Joined
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Location
Sunny Sunderland
15/05/19

Pre shave prep: 1912 Scottish Heather
Brush: Razorock 400
Soap: 1912 Scottish Heather
Razor: Occam Classic V1 Plate #2
Blade: Kai Captain Titan "Pink" (4)
Post shave: Alum Block, Cold water splash, New batch homemade Witch Hazel with White Musk, Lavender and Lime
Balm: Floïd AS Balm
A/S: Floïd Mentolado VIgaroso

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Another great shave with Occam's SE, a great lather from the 1912 & RR400, 2 passes and touch up. 2 tiny weepers on the chin down to me though, I need to get my angles right. The razor feels much more natural in the hand now. A dollop of Floïd balm and a Splash of Floïd Mentolado Vigaroso.
What's not to like?
Have a great night all.
 
Joined
Sunday July 3, 2016
Wednesday evening

Tabac Original
RazoRock BC Silvertip 24mm synth
Gillette Old
Gillette Silver Blue
Thayer’s Rose Petal and Aloe Vera
Tabac Original after shave

I think the Old may be my favourite vintage DE (although, a Gillette 81 is en route). It is quite heavy and very efficient. The Old also pairs very well with the Gillette Silver Blue blade.

The Tabac, as always, gave a great performance. Skin feels and smells really good.

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Joined
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Location
In the garden
Gillette Flair Tip Rocket, Gillette Nacet
Hand-carved Beech 2-band
Simpsons Lavender & Vetivert SC
Agua Lavanda Puig
Unrefined Shea Butter


Pretty good although I have to work a bit harder and be more careful with some of my vintage Gillettes as opposed to the more carefree approach of my oh-so-dependable Merkur HD. Opted for shea butter given the heat of the day, being outside gardening for most of it and as usual, it did its job marvellously.
 
Joined
Monday March 25, 2019
Location
Plymouth, Devon
15/05/19

Brush - Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Pre - Wilko Oil
Razor - EJ DE89
Blade - Rapira Platinum Lux (1)
Soap - Nivea Cream
ASL - Nivea 2 Phase

Having not learnt my lesson from last week, there's a whole lot of new in today's shave.

The DE89 and RPL combination worked fantastically. One of the most comfortable shaves I've had in a long time and a very nice DFS+ finish. The Nivea products also performed brilliantly. I'd describe the cream smell as a neutral clean. Not one for the aroma lovers but a great performer nonetheless.
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