Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot Soap/Cream:- Barrister & Mann ~ Bay Rum Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C-R3 / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #14 Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
Prep: Warm shower: Imperial Leather ~ Sea Minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.
Warm wet flannel to my face.
Wrights ~ Traditional Cold Tar Soap.
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Naples Synthetic.
Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
Uber/Superlather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap. + G F. Trumpers Violet Shaving cream.
Blade: Gillette Winner. (1)
Razor: Parker ~ 55SL Semi-Slant.
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender, eucalyptus + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Geoffrey Beene ~ Grey Flannel ASL.
Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.
A new shave set up to start the weekend...Which i'm making a uber/superlather week,and using another Indian made de blade.
Recently i received a message from honourable member of TSR Chris , aka @Boycie83 offering me a PIF of shaving creams & soap as he was having a shaving den clearance of items that he wanted to move on...Anyway, i accepted the kind PIF offer which consisted of the following...Edwin Jagger Lime & Pomegranate Shaving Cream,G F. Trumpers Violet Shaving cream, and some Van Der Hagen Glycerin Mango Luxury Shaving Soap, of which i've added to my SOTDs this week.
Starting off with a maiden shave using the G F. Trumper Violet shaving cream which I think is a very good shaving cream, with a unique, fantastic scent,mixing only a small amount together with the humble Williams Mug Shaving Soap creating a excellent Uber/Superlather with a equally superb post shave feel.
It's been a long time since i last gave my parker 55SL semi-slant razor a outing totally forgetting how much of a wonderfully non-aggressive yet efficiently smooth this indian made razor is.Paired with the gillette winner blade made a wonderful indian made shaving product match mowing through my stubble with effortless ease..I intend to use the 55SL for a full week soon to give this indian princess more use & attention it rightly deserves.
A very smooth efficient duo resulting in a 3 pass + picks BBS shave with no errors to report.
Finishing the shave off in style with a generous Dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.
My face is feeling super smooth and smelling devine.
Enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.
Pre-shave: Cold Derbyshire Tap Water, Proraso Green Pre Shave Cream Brush: Razorock Bruce Synthetic Cream: Trumpers Rose (sample) Razor: Merkur Progress. Set to 2.5, then 1 for the touching up Blade: Astra SP (3) Post/After-shave: Shower, Cold Water Splash, Floid Black, Nivea Sensitive AS Balm
The Astra love affair rages on, I'm hooked now.
Trumpers Rose was excellent, scent unfortunately overpowered by the green pres-shave. A lovely shave though.
Shugar Soapworks Oatmeal & Verbena Soap lather and rinse
Gillette 1969 O4 Flare Tip Super-Speed coated black handle
Personna Platinum Chrome Israeli Red (2)
Mr. PB24BA-04 Pure Badger
Fine Platinum Shave Soap
Fine Platinum Classic After Shave