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Somebody recently - sorry, can't remember who - made what I thought was a very valid point, in that they wouldn't have believed pre 'proper' shaving that they would come to be so attached to rose scents.
'Twas I, @Digimonkey and it was actually the TDS rose (and a Wickham English Rose sample) that got me started :geek: Superb quality and probably the pick of the TDS scents IMHO - with the lilac coming a close second.....
 
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Somebody recently - sorry, can't remember who - made what I thought was a very valid point, in that they wouldn't have believed pre 'proper' shaving that they would come to be so attached to rose scents. My equivalent has been lavender - if you had suggested to me that I would end up with so many variants of soap, splash and scent I might have suggested that you were mental and I was more likely to paint myself purple and change my name to Susan. There you go - we live and learn. Rose, though, is still uncharted territory for me. I've come to quite enjoy the TDS take on the theme - unlathered, I'm not so convinced but it opens out into something not far off turkish delight. Very pleasant in my opinion. I have nothing but praise for the TDS soap base - excellent in every respect. Finished off with the rose-heavy Dior parfum. A week of superlative shaves comes to an end - I wish the same to you all - hasta pronto - I.


Interesting reading you’re comments. For some time I've contemplated trying soaps that are outside of my usual scent preferences. I generally lean toward barber shop / fresh / spicy / cologne types of scents but I reckon it's time to take a trip out of my comfort zone. I’m sure there’s plenty out there that I’d enjoy but every time I look at another soap purchase I keep sticking with what I know and telling myself ...... next time.
 
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Rooney Polo 2 Ivory Finest (28/60)
XPEC Original shaving cream (vintage Forester Milan version)
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Personna 74 Tungsten (2)
Barrister & Mann Cologne Russe aftershave
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Gillette post-war BE Tech
Williams Mug Soap
Pinaud Clubman
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Boar brush (gifted & I think Omega)
Gillette NOS Blue Blade (#3 on this 1971 PTFE coated carbon steel blade)
I have never used a better blade. Just incredible. Yeah, things were great until that damned English garden tool co. came along and screwed it up. :mad: ;)

Traditional USA Thanksgiving shave today,

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Interesting reading you’re comments. For some time I've contemplated trying soaps that are outside of my usual scent preferences. I generally lean toward barber shop / fresh / spicy / cologne types of scents but I reckon it's time to take a trip out of my comfort zone. I’m sure there’s plenty out there that I’d enjoy but every time I look at another soap purchase I keep sticking with what I know and telling myself ...... next time.
@Radar , you should jump on the Newbie Box passaround. Great way to hone your tastes and try new things.
 

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'Twas I, @Digimonkey and it was actually the TDS rose (and a Wickham English Rose sample) that got me started :geek: Superb quality and probably the pick of the TDS scents IMHO - with the lilac coming a close second.....

@Jester I apologise for not crediting my sources correctly. :) I think the TDS is excellent too. I've got the menthol left to try - but to be honest, I'm a bit scared of it - eye-watering even having a sniff. I think I'll go for a full tub but would be most tempted by the Goat's Milk, which is probably not going to smell of much but I would imagine the after care would be off the dial given how good the standard base is. Did you have any problems getting the stuff safely sent from their website? Some of the splashes look interesting too. - cheers - I.

Interesting reading you’re comments. For some time I've contemplated trying soaps that are outside of my usual scent preferences. I generally lean toward barber shop / fresh / spicy / cologne types of scents but I reckon it's time to take a trip out of my comfort zone. I’m sure there’s plenty out there that I’d enjoy but every time I look at another soap purchase I keep sticking with what I know and telling myself ...... next time.

@Radar I was much the same as you - I have lots of barbershop and citrus products for the same reason. :) Nothing wrong with stuff you know you'll like but my software choices would be immeasurably poorer had I not had a go with, say, lavender, or failed to discover the vast array of tobacco based soaps and splashes. Samples are a good option - below is a link for a company that does just that. You could get a bunch of things that wouldn't be worth the risk of a full tub or tube. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find something excellent that you hadn't considered before. - cheers - I.

 
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@Jester I apologise for not crediting my sources correctly. :) I think the TDS is excellent too. I've got the menthol left to try - but to be honest, I'm a bit scared of it - eye-watering even having a sniff. I think I'll go for a full tub but would be most tempted by the Goat's Milk, which is probably not going to smell of much but I would imagine the after care would be off the dial given how good the standard base is. Did you have any problems getting the stuff safely sent from their website? Some of the splashes look interesting too. - cheers - I.
Think nothing of it @Digimonkey - I am just heartened that somebody reads my ramblings rather than just an automatic "like" as they scroll past the picture ;):p
My initial purchase was rose, lilac and juniper soaps along with rose ASL and the Kayaput menthol ASL - which is not a Madman by any stretch, just a nice minty hit. . Delivery was six days from Belarus, and they even chucked in a range of shaving and normal soap samples! I was mightily impressed.
 
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Wolf Whiskers Tuxedo
Hampshire Woolfat #3
Rockwell 6C (3)
Minora (2)
Thayer’s cucumber witch hazel
Speick Active a/s

Thoroughly excellent. A member whose name escapes me, recently commented that their skin feels better after shaving with the Hampfat than before. I agree. The Speick a/s helps with this also.
Great. Enjoy yours gents.
 
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SOTD: 25/11/2021

Razor: Rockwell 6s
Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless , 1st use
Brush: Oumobrush Silvertip In a Handmade Bog Oak Handle
Bowl: 3D Printed Bowl
Preshave: PAA Cube Unscented Soap
Soap: Yaqi Green Puck
Aftershave: Channel Allure EDT
Balm: Bart’s Balm Sample Balm
Additional Care: Osma Laboratoires Alum Block

A lovely citrusy shave today, all went brilliantly from the lather to the final pass. It’s a great little combination!
 
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