SOTD: Saturday 15th -Friday 21st June 2019.


All a bit behind the times here but last night my pleasurable shave was themed 'last night's pleasurable shave'


Guilty pleasure - Colonial General
Pain and pleasure - Kai Captain
Lady of pleasure - Razorock 400
At her majestys pleasure - OSP Chypre

A couple of days growth, 2 days on a ship and a bit of self pleasuring was always going to be on the books. Its a seaman thing. And yes, we do love a shave. We are not all salt encrusted bearded monsters who go around shouting 'Aye Aye and I'll have some of them shivering timbers type stuff while at it'. Indeed not. We leave that to the Brian Blessed wannabes as some of us are a little more complex than that.

So last night's pleasure started with a welcoming hot shower and that fine cream by OSP, Chypre. I have no idea what the sent is but that is what I love about OSP, their intrigue.......together with a super lather. Again starting to scrape the tub here and another reason to curse Jame's again when it is only fit for the 'Finished' thread.

The brush. Ah it is a brush and does a great brush act

On this ocassion back to the General and its fine ability to shift fluff in a smooth and efficient manner. Out of all the razors I own I must say this is the one I am most proud to have in the cabinet. Not the most agile of razors but beautiful to use.

The Kai Captain because it is the only SE blade I bother with. This one must have been used around 10+ times and still has life for another run out.

End result, one pleasurable and wonderfully smooth shave. Welcome to the pleasure dome as some Scouse band once sang.

Have great weekends all you forum folk and why not? I am just not in a Frankie mood


RazoRock Disrupter 22mm
Face lather
Feather Artist Club SS Kamisori
Feather Professional
Schick G8
Proline B
Thayer’s Rose Petal and Aloe Vera
Proraso M&E after shave

A pretty crap shave tonight. Couldn’t get it right with the Feather around the chin area (usually problematic for me, in terms of manoeuvre-ability); and was rewarded with a small nick. So the remainder of the shave was gently finished off with the G8; which resulted in a DFS, if not a chin stroker. Will leave the Feather to deal with a more substantial growth next time: that seems to work.

Tomorrow or Sunday is another day. That’s the beauty of this: each shave is a new one...

Ontario, Canada
So I was on a run of OCs until a discussion broke out on one of the forums about the Merkur Progress vs the Parker know how they go right? So sorry Mr. New please step aside and let in Mr. Progress in. I have a Mergress and Progress both of the standard length handle variety. Love them both but that cool Art Deco knob on the stock Merkur is just so cool. Loaded up with a Voskhod today but both the Progress and Mergress have no qualms with whatever DE blade you want to throw at them.

Soap of the day was RazoRock Gold which is a lovely blend of citrus, woodsy notes and Amber. What a great soap and scent. Todays’s brush was the Simpson Colonel X2L in Best which comes from a buddy down in Texas. Still not quite sure why he let it come my way (he has many, MANY primo brushes of the vintage type) love the loft and it is a lathering machine!

To the races we went and a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing three pass BBS shave was had! Love the Friday afternoon shave as rare as they are. Topped it off with some Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense...oh yes indeed! Some fine duds and off to take Mrs. Somnos for dinner! Long week but the weekend is finally upon us! Take care, safe travels and happy shaves all!

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Merkur Progress 500
Blade: Voskhod
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L
Lather: RazoRock Gold
Aftershave: RazoRock Gold
Additional Care:
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
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