Saturday 20th November to Friday 26th of November of 2021.

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Menthol erm, Thursday?

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Gillette Aristocrat #22, Rapira Swede, ShedEleven Turnhouse in Beech w/24mm 2-band, Ingram, Benjamin’s Menthol Bay Rum, Baxter of California Balm

An absolute stormer of a shave. These blades just go so well in my vintage Gillette TTOs. With grateful thanks to @saj1985 for the Baxter balm.
Nice...I just got benjamins bay rum recently, got the original and menthol,
absolutely love the menthol, for £3 it's a steal
 
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Thursday 25th November

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Ganders Goat Soap w/Hop, Sage & Birch
Wickham 1912 Parma Violet Shaving Soap
Semogue SOC Taj w/Blonde Boar 24mm
Merkur 37C (post-2015)
Personna Platinum Chrome (German) (3)
Puig Quorum Aftershave

Smoothest of the three shaves off this blade ... the shave I hoped for, finally. To be frank, part way through the second shave, the blade really dropped into that groove that I'm used to from the Personna Platinum Chrome.
 

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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.
Sounds good - cheers - I.
 
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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!
Yaqi now have the splash available for that soap Lee. I seem to recall you saying you were waiting for them to release it?
 
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@Radar , you should jump on the Newbie Box passaround. Great way to hone your tastes and try new things.
Cheers @Jester, I'll certainly give that some consideration

@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.

Thanks a lot for you're feedback @Digimonkey. A bunch of samples would suit me just fine and that looks like a great site with plenty of choice.
 
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What a great shave this evening with these products from Homelike shaving (well, most of them are from there :) ).

- Preshave: PAA The Cube
- Brush: Homelike shaving Red Synthetic F1 24 mm (unbelievable water retaining)
- Bowl: Homelike shaving - Fish green
- Soap: TDS "Pampering" shaving soap
- Razor: Homelike shaving Taiga, plate: 1 and 3
- Blade: Gillette Nacet
- Alum: HLS alum stick
- After shave: Moon - Amaretto

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Fri 26 SOTD
Soap Stirling Boat Drinks
Brush Yaqi 24mm Mojito 2 Band Badger
Razor EJ DE89L- My very 1st DE razor
Blade Feather Hi-Stainless - My very 1st DE blade and also the most in stock!
Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel Lemon Chill + Stirling Iced Pineapple
Absolutely love this soap! Very enjoyable scent with a nice creamy and slick lather...
The shave with my very 1st DE razor/blade brought back some memories...hahaha. Haven't used this pairing for a loooong time. Oh my...it was silky smooth yet crisply sharp, like a hot knife thru butter. Very comfortable 3passes for a dolphin smooth finish. Aftershaves were excellent. Very enjoyable session.
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