I was sent a sample of the Barbon Shaving cream which I'd not used for ages, and it really produces a delightful lather, and as one might expect it pairs nicely with the splash as well, both have quite a unique scent. I'd also not used my Sportsman Tech for a while as well, it's definitely a little more aggressive than my Flat Bottom Tech, but not quite as smooth, but a good shave in the end.
So today it is the conclusion of my PAA Trial. What a way to finish and I couldn't decide if I liked Cavendish better than Harvest Moon , but in the end gave it to Harvest Moon. I have to say every single soap performed extremely well and the thing that was extremely impressive is how consistent this soap is across the range. Many for me vary wildly.
The League table is purely my take on the fragrance and of course YMMV. Thanks @Boycie83 for the samples and the chance to try them all.
Brush: Simpson Duke 2
Soap: OSP Orange and Patchouli
Razor: Osborne, Garrett & Co Ltd 1899 - 1923. The Kropp 6/8th #2
Blade: Andrew @ Shavers Delight
Post shave: Alum, Cold water splash, TC Bay Rum Splash #1
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: OSP Orange and Patchouli
The 2 pass shave routine is really working for me when using an SR , today's was another great shave leaving me with a DFS+ finish.
The normal great Lather from the OSP soaps finishes this rotation of Jame's wonderful products.
The Post shave started with a rub of the Alum block and again i had no indication, a quick cold water rinse and a rub of my Bay Rum Splash
The Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Matches and compliments the soap very well.
I did get a bit of sting from the Aftershave but nothing major which calmed quickly.
Things seem to be clicking using my SR's, i am clean, smooth, feeling and smelling pretty good too.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All.
Wed 16th Sept
Simpson Chubby 1/ Maggards 2 band
Williams Mug soap
Supply V1/ V2 No3 plate
NOS Schick S/S Holland ( 1 )
Williams Aqua Velva A/S Lotion
Finally got back to the Razor rotation, having overindulged myself with the Hiram Commander. Gave the Supply a chance to perform by using a rather legendary Dutch blade. The Shave was not that enjoyable and the finish patchy. I really have worked hard to get the Supply to work for me, as it is a Razor I wanted to love.
Back to Cyril R Salter R Salter creams today - the third of four recent acquisitions: French Vetiver.
I again used the Phoenix AA Starcraft brush (and what a gem it is!) and the cream lathered very quickly and created a really generous amount of soft lather from only a small amount from the pot. The downside was the scent…up close it had a sort of burned hair and ashes smell, but seemed almost entirely fragrance-free for the shave itself. Certainly, in terms of scent, it was the most disappointing of the three CRS creams I’ve tried so far this week, and once it's all gone it isn't a cream I'll be replacing.
Using the EJDE89, I again tried a different blade: ‘Rapira Supersteel', which I was very impressed with. It was smooth and unaggressive but very effective, and I was finished in my normal two and a bit passes.
So far, the Wild Rose is my favourite of the CRS creams, and I only have one more to test: Sublime Citrus. That will be at some point this week but I have other things to try out first!