SOTD Saturday 19th Sept to Friday 25th Sept 2020

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The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 25 September 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Yaqi Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synth. 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Bay Rum
Razor/Blade:- EJ 3one6 / Voskhod #5
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5)
 
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Location
London
25/9/20

Razor - Flat Bottom Tech
Blade - Supermax Blue Diamond Platinum (1)
Brush - Yaqi Rainbow Faux Horse 26mm
Soap - MWF/Kent
Post - Witch Hazel/Nivea Cool Kick
AS - Superdrug Forest Fresh

I'd not used a SMX BDP for a while, and it was a little tuggy in places for the first pass but incredibly smooth for the 2nd pass, and the results with the MWF were a very smooth and comfortable shave. A really exceptional lather today, and on the good days I can't really think of a better soap for a slick lather, with one of the best post shaves; moisturising without it ever being greasy.

Have a good day Gents.
 
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2,866
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West Sussex, UK
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A totally unexpected care package arrived this morning from Rob (thanks mate) so I took full advantage and used some of the contents immediately :D

Jabones de Joserra Spanish Fern - If you have used Eufros Fougere then the scent is along the same lines though IMO, the Joserra is better balanced and blended (Eufros smell like a clumsy jumble of EO's to me, fine for some but I can't abide them, sorry.)

Performance was good, I would say level pegging with Eufros which is the obvious comparison both being Spanish artisans and priced similarly. I'll be totally honest, I still prefer Monsavon, La Toja, Speick etc for performance... They just suit me better but this stuff is good and is comparable to any of the top US artisan soaps I've used.

So good scent and good performance, if you like Eufros Fougere then you'll love this but if you already own the Eufros then this would be a redundant purchase IMO.
 
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Location
North London
Why did it take me so long to get a proper EJ DE89 instead of a Chinese made copy its 10x better and what can i say about the cheap Piccadilly shaving cream its fantastic i'm tempted to travel to TOBS and pick up a couple more
Interesting to read that the genuine razors are better than the knock-offs.

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Pre - Shower / Face wash
Cream - GFT Eucris
Brush - Traditional Shave Co Badger
Razor - Merkur 34G
Blade - Wilkinson (4)
Post - Kouros AS followed by moisturiser

A great almost three pass shave today.

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