SOTD: Saturday 30th November- Friday 6th December 2019.

SOTD 2 Dec 2019
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After a great run(45min with the temp rising from 38 to low 40’s) and 10 minutes in the gym’s steam room, I jumped in the shower and tried a bar of great smelling soap. The lather was far too airy, but had a decent slickness to it. I wish I knew how to add slickness to the soap. The razor far outperformed the lather-thank goodness. No cuts, no weepers and a DFS with only one pass. I wasn’t about to press my luck with the bar of soap. What a dilemma: scent or performance.

Rating: 4 / 5(the only reason it’s a 4 is because I used bar soap)

Razor: ABC 1911 Scroll (Scroll) B781241
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge Yellow
Brush: Whiting-Adams Barber Handle 187 16mm TGN
Pre-Shave: Captain’s Choice Terra Cotta Scuttle
Lather: Bar Soap
Additional Care:
Penhaligon’s Halfeti
...and razor drool descends once more...
Prep: bath and face washed with simple soap.
Pre shave: Proraso white
Soap: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
Brush: Omega 49 boar
Razor/Blade. Merkur 37C slant/ Astra green (4)
Post: Alum block and cold rinse
Aftershave: Proraso Green
Balm: Nivea sensitive

I received the MWF this morning and looked forward to trying it out. I‘d heard that some people couldn’t get it to lather and so I bloomed it for a few minutes whilst I was bathing and decided to face lather. I found it no more difficult to lather than Proraso or Arko, but the lather was especially thick and silky smooth with excellent slickness even after rinsing. I live about 15 miles away from where Mitchell’s is manufactured and so I wonder if our water is similarly soft, thereby suiting this soap.
Needless to say my 3 pass shave was very comfortable and close, with little stinging from the aftershave.
SOTD Monday 02 December 2019

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser, followed by Prorasso Red Pre/post Shave.
Cream: Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream - White Eagle.
Razor: Colonial Silversmith.
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (Day 2).
Post: D.R Harris Shave Tonic, followed by Bioaroma After Shave Moisturizing Face Cream.
Cologne: Czech & Speake Vétiver Vert.


Yesterday's shave was late in the afternoon; not much to stubble to remove this morning; the thought did cross my mind that I should miss shaving today. However, I decided to see if some of the feedback from Silversmith reviews that this is a mild razor, ideal for a daily driver, worked out.

I also decided to shave with a cream that I could use without a brush, as time was short; the end result a most excellent shave, 2 face passes WTG and XTG, with a single pass, WTG pass on the neck. No issues to report and DFS+ finish.

Previously I have in the main used the Kiehl's White Eagle shave cream with a Gillette Blue 2 cart, when travelling, where I have hand luggage. Its good stuff - great lubrication and glide, although minimal cushion - as ever YMMV. It worked very well with the Silversmith, an exceptionally smooth shave. Its early days, but I feel the Gillette Silver Blue and the Silversmith were made for each other.

Final word goes to the Bio aroma; I picked this up in Crete - made with local beeswax and oils, it was recommended that I apply to a damp face - works well as a balm and moisturiser.

All the best,

Palmolive fox
North East.UK

3rd December 2019.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Nivea Men Power Fresh Shower Gel.


Warm wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: Fine ~ 24mm Synthetic.

Face Lather.

Soap : Fine ~ Fresh Vetiver.

Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux. (1)

Razor: Fatip Grande.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Boots ~ Cucumber Moisturising Cream.

Blue Stratos ASL.


Early morning shave.

The fatip grande/ rapira platinum lux duo worked together superbly, mowing through my stubble with ease, the fatip is an efficient but smooth razor paired together with the right blade choice this italian signora performs with wonderful smooth efficiency making the shave a very pleasurable experience.

A wonderfully smooth 3 pass + pick ups near bbs shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous Splash of Blue Stratos ASL.

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

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

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