SOTD : Saturday 11th July - Friday 17th July 2020

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Yes - P&B - can we forgive them - for selling soap - years ago - that stank of ammonia? I was unfortunate enough to buy two tubs - that smelled like cat piss - Star Noir principally -. I've never got over it and will not spend money with them again. The Spitfire was rank too - Why do you have acne at your age? Bummer dude. - I.
I read about the ammonia soaps - I guess cat's piss wasn't a top note listed on the profile. Fortunately the soaps I've had from them have met their description and no pissy notes among them. I'm surprised you don't like Spitfire - I must admit to being a fan of it myself.

Not sure where the acne has come from - it's gathering under my bottom lip. Maybe I'm like Benjamin Button and I'm getting younger?
 

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SOTD 15th July 2020

Razor - Leaf - Leaf Shave Co ( on loan )
Blade - Souplex ( 3 half blades )
Soap - Beramotto Neroli - Mondial ( Soft soap )
Brush - Omega 48 boar knot set in yew wood handle
Post - None

I've been blessed over the last couple of months as far as buying and using some great soaps, Fitjar Islands, Signature Soaps, Czech & Speake and now Mondial, used for the first time last night / early this morning.
Just a tiny amount was needed in the bottom of my scuttle and I whipped up the most luxurious silky creamy lather that was as slick as slick could be and with great cushion and a post shave feel that was superb, not only that, the Bergamot and Neroil scent was wonderful.
Needless to say the shave was fantastic and with the Leaf razor fitted with Souplex blades I was left with a BBS finish that is still with me this morning! :)

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Untill the next time,

Paul.
I love the Mondial Soft Soap , the Tobacco Verde is lovely.
 
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Yes - P&B - can we forgive them - for selling soap - years ago - that stank of ammonia? I was unfortunate enough to buy two tubs - that smelled like cat piss - Star Noir principally -. I've never got over it and will not spend money with them again. The Spitfire was rank too - Why do you have acne at your age? Bummer dude. - I.
I've had P&B Denali (still my favourite soap), Albion, Spitfire and several others and never had the ammonia issue, though I had heard of it. At the time I recall them suggesting that you let the soap air for a while. I tend to transfer my favourites to ceramic pots that are not airtight anyway, so maybe that's a reason for my ammonia-free experience.
 

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Theme? Theme? Theme? What pile of rubbish can I dream up for this shave? Thinking thinking thinking
And the theme shall be 'Themeless'

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Does that make me a razor? - Colonial General V2
A bloody what? - Feather Super Professional
Where is the bus? - Yaqi Dandelion
Is that who I think it is? - Murdock Avalon cream
And what has she got do with it? - Mrs Satanfriendly's home brewed moisturiser flavoured with Alvarez Gomez Barbaria

And who the bloody hell do you think you are looking at?


Are you talking to me you impertinent little shit?

A new day and a new/old cream. I ran my last jar of Murdock's Avalon in to the ground quite some years back and shed a tear. Yes, yes, even Satan can have a cry. After tracking a replacement for a number of years I finally found this one and in anticipation of having to cry once again I left it boxed and unopened for the past three or four. Pathetic Mr C. To me it is an Holy Grail of shaving products (one of many).

So today I decided 'be a man', opened the box, hesitated and then thought 'sod it'. And glad I did. This really is at the top of the tree in the world of soaps and creams. It lathers magnificently. It has wonderful lubricating properties. A little goes a long long way and it has a scent which apart from being super smashing it actually lasts the distance. The only issue I have is why Murdock's ever stopped making this product. I guess I must try their present offering one day and at the same time buy the Avalon Cologne. Contains mallow which I presume are not the small white sticky sweets one toasts on a bonfire, places in ones mouth and causes undue pain and oral blisters. How I miss my sadistic Scouting days.

'Today we are going to live off the land. We are going to track, snare and cook the game we catch. Live off the land'

The only thing we managed to track and ensnare was an old cheese sandwich and an ice cream cone. Cooking them was another challenge altogether, but we did manage to burn our mouths on the marsh-mallows which didn't take too much to track. They were in Roger's rucksack.

So armed with a bowl full of delectable lather the next plan was attack, attack, attack. And the V2 duly did. What a damn razor and I am so glad to have it back with its dad. I don't know of any sharper SE blade than the Super Professional but used in the new General it becomes totally at home in a happy place and the razor just does an awfully efficient job. Three full passes to shaving heaven and heavenly bliss. Everything delivered free of non-planned events. No nicks, no weepers and no irritation other than this write up.

No scent today as Mrs SF's delightful moisturiser has more Alvarez Barbaria than I care to think of in it. Perfection and shaving happiness

It's Oriental ladies time


Alternatively have some of this. And have great days while at it

 
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