SOTD : Saturday 13th April - Friday 19th

Monday 15th April

Barrister and Mann Seville
Semogue Owners Club Cherrywood Boar
Colonial Razors Brass General
Schick Proline
Humphreys Witch Hazel
Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT

No morning shave today due to an untimely power cut. I could just about face a cold strip down wash at the sink, but I’m too much of a southern softy for a cold water shave. And as I have a very early start tomorrow I took the opportunity to have a rare evening shave. Very enjoyable it was too. Have a good evening gents.

Monday 15th April 2019 PM

Pre-shave:- Warm rinse / Nivea Sensitive Face Wash / Proraso White Pre Shave cream
Brush:- Stirling Soap Co. Finest Badger
Soap/Cream:- OSP Barber Shop cream
Razor/Blade:- RazoRock Hawk V2 with Claymore Handle / Feather Professional (3)
Post-shave:- Thayers Cucumber / Epsilon Blue aftershave

An evening when a great shave was just what was needed!

A thoroughly enjoyable shave with things just clicking. I had a reasonable amount of growth having not shaved since Saturday so I took my time preparing. A good amount of hot water then a good scrub with the Nivea face wash. Rubbing in the Proraso pre shave cream I could feel my stubble softening. A great start.

Going with a barber shop theme I went with the OSP cream which whipped up to a lather in seconds. It’s an enjoyable scent but as to my barber shop it has to be Arko.

However the OSP cream gives a lovely creamy lather which gives good cushion and glide. A decent scent but nothing overpowering or offensive.

My first 2 passes were incident free with there being very little blade feel. I’m unsure if the blade has sharpened or dulled slightly, but either way it was a different shave to last week when I used the same weapons of choice.

Going against the grain I had a couple of weepers on my chin but that was totally down to my technique, when I didn’t quite tighten my skin enough. It was nothing major and they disappeared when I rinsed with cold water.

Rinsing off then washing my face with the excess lather I could feel it was a BBS result.

On with the Thayers then a few seconds later on with the Epsilon Blue. No dramas, no sting, just fresh and cool.

I’d say this was an 8 out of 10 shave.

Have a great night folks!
Land of the Prince Bishops
Late post for my Sunday shave

YaqI Chianti 24mm Synthetic
Blues Soap/ with Mr Perfume Neroli Portafino Oil
Timeless .68
Astra SP (1)

After reading @Electrif 's SOTD's in recent days and his Attar infused Blues Soap I thought I would give it a try too.
I added around 3 ml of perfume oil to the finely grated soap and mixed it all up and squeezed it back into it's tin on Saturday.
Used it last night, and although it performed well, I think I used too much perfume oil as because the scent was a bit over powering and distracted me from my shave. The soap sadly now resides in the waste bin I'm afraid
Sorry it didn't work for you.
Rebublic of Scotland

One Pass Shaving Routine.. :cool:

Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
Kastor & Co Solingen Swedish Steel Full Hollow 15/16th
French Fitchard Pure Badger
Valobra Tallow Soap
Humphreys Witch Hazel

I had a Lovely Late Evening Shave Tonight with My Kastor & Co Solingen Swedish Steel Full Hollow 15/16th ..Lovely Keen & Comfortable Edge on this SR .She Sports a Surgical Black Arkansas 20 K Edge..Some Darn Shaver this Nordic Steel Solingen Blades..Belter of a Shaver this SR...One Multi Directional Pass & Job Done..:)

I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:p:p

The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date:- 16 April 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Taj Resin 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Wholly Kaw ~ Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli Limited Edition
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Red Tip E1 1959 / Vintage NOS Gillette Bleue Extra #9
Post-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree (10), Lavender (15) & Peppermint (10 drops)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
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North East.UK

SOTD : 16th April 2019.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Hot shower:/ L'OREAL ~ Mountain Water Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Lemon Flower Soap.

Brush: Erasmic Pure Bristle.

Face Lather.

Soap : Scottish Fine Shaving Soap.

Blade: Bolzano Superinox Inossidable.(3)

Razor: Parker 94R.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade menthol crystals +Eucalyptus peppermint,+ Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Old Spice ~ Classic ASL.

Creightons ~ Sensitive Post Shave Balm.


Another early morning shave,

A cold water shave is a wonderful way to get the face sensors woken up first thing in the morning!

Since the return of the Parker 94R i've been adding it to my razor rotation this hefty little indian princess is becoming a regular favourite of mine,paired up with the bolzano S.I. on it's third use was wonderfully smooth efficient duo mowing through my stubble effortlessly with great audio feedback from the 94R between each pass.

A wonderfully smooth cold water 3 pass + pick ups BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive Post Shave Balm.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling devine.;)

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.
16 April

Pannacrema Nuàvia Blu
Semogue 610
Merkur Progress 500 (2)
Feather Hi-stainless
Proraso white sensitive asb

Very pleasant, smooth shave, this morning, using the Merkur Progress and a Feather. The Pannacrema shaving soap is really a magnificent addition to any shave, the smell is divine and the lather is tops. A close result achieved in two easy passes.
SOTD 16 April 2019

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Wright's Cold Tar Soap, cold water splash.
Soap: MDC.
Brush: Shavemac ' The Flat Top' Slivertip.
Bowl: Giles Shaving Co - Spotty Pedstal Wet Shaving Bowl.
Razor: Pils 101NE.
Blade: Feather New-HI-stainless (1).
Post: Cold water, Pitralon Classic, followed by Isle of Skye Soap Co - Cedarwood and Sage shave balm.

First time I have used the Feather with the Pils; usually I find a Feather a little 'scrapy' in the first few shaves, with the Pils I did not feel the Feather at all. A decent 2 pass DFS shave.

I am happy with the Pils, however, I am not convinced that I am shaving with the optimal angle consistently.

All the best,


Soap - Lea Cream
Brush - Yaqi Fan Tux
Razor - Old Type
Blade - Sputnik
Post - Witch Hazel
Balm - Nivea Replenishing
AS - Brut Oceans

I seldom use the Old Type but it's a very nice razor, one that I found to have a little too much bite to begin with but with improving technique it's actually very mild, but just efficient enough.