Fri 17 SOTD Soap Stirling Orange Chill 1st Use! Bowl Turkish Copper Brush Yaqi 26mm Moka Express Razor Gillette New SC Blade BiC Chrome Platinum 1st Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Reuzel Wood & Spice
1st use of a Stirling Soap. Heard so much about this famously affordable but good quality shave soap. Upon opening of the lid...waaaaa...wonderful aroma of Oranges! To me like fizzy orange... probably because of the menthol. I have the Italian Orange soap and asked my wife to sniff & compare, her reply was one smells cheap & artificial and another smell more real...hahahaha...yup Stirling!! Through-out the lathering in the bowl, scent was evident...above mild but below strong. Smell of Orange and very nice cooling sensation on face too. Wow...love it dearly! Nice thickness, creaminess and good slickness. Not as thick as Tabac but enough.
Shave with razor paired with blade was good, comfortable, ok smoothness & ok sharp. After long spell with Tatra and Polsilver....hmmm...spoiled. Still, 3 multiple passes with some buffing with no issues. Icy water rinse followed by Thayers ensure a longer cooling effect then soothed by Hyaluronic and Reuzel.
DFS++ with rating 9.3/10
Side note: Good quality soap. Affordability checked, Scent checked, creaminess checked, slickness checked, feel on face checked and the conclusion is not disappointed at all. Test another tomorrow. Meantime, prefer the Tatra...Polsilver
Pre - Shower / Face wash Cream - GFT Eucris Brush - Trad Shave Co. Badger Razor - Merkur 34G Blade - Wilkinson (2) Post - Alum followed by some moisturiser with SPF
Same set up as yesterday. I'm going to try and use this cream up as I want to use the bowl for a soap puck.There will be little variation for the next few weeks. Todays shave was a nice comfortable three pass affair with no feedback from Mr Alum.
Razor - Feather AS-D2
Blade - Timor
Soap - Signature Soaps - Capra
Brush - Omega 49 Boar
Post - Signature Soaps Aftershave Splash - Hybernia ( on test )
Frag - Agua Lavanda - Puig EdC
My first use of Timor blades today and I thought a good test bed razor would be my AS-D2, only my first use so I cannot say too much about them other than I found it smooth and sharp and worked well in my razor of choice. I will continue to evaluate this blade in the coming days.
I'm still loving the Capra goats milk soap from Signature Soaps and the aftershave Splash that I am testing for @BrianH is spot on, a great scent with astringent properties as well as skin conditioning properties that leave the skin feeling great.
All in all a great shave was had, as happy as a pig in s---!
Fri 17th July
The Grosvenor- 404 mixed
Vitos Super Red
Wabbit V1 - 3D printed
Schick Chick ( 1 )
Pitralon Classic A/S lotion
The Wabbit V1 takes Injector Blades, hand loaded into the top cap which is then secured into the integrated base/ handle.
With its tapered non slip handle it fits naturally in the hand,and being very light needs a featherlight no pressure touch. As I have a tough beard I employed short stroke for initial clearance. It has a nice degree of blade feel not overly aggressiv,the Shave was quite smooth in all areas though by trying to go ultra close I got a weeper under the chin. For a first time Shave the finish was exceedingly good, similar to those I get with my Canadian E2 and N3.