SOS August 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by celestino, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    August 10th
    Razor: PAA Ascension CU
    Blade: Sputnik (3)
    Brush: Grizzly Bay MaxFury
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: B&M Seville
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA unscented Star Jelly
    AS: B&M Seville

    Adjustable August

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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

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  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Saturday, August 10
    Seaforth!~~Rubberset 400/3~~Boker~~Ogallala Special Reserve
    Have a great weekend!
  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Gillette Adjustable 1961
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
    Brush: Jayaruh Brushes JR#45 w/ Ace Synthetic
    Soap: Jeeves Soaps Private Study
    Cologne: Floid Aftershave
    Bowl: Boise Mud Works Bowl

    A shave is made a lot easier when you have great tools.

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  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD August 10, 2019

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: vintage Schick Plus Platinum
    Razor: Schick G5
    Brush: Ever Ready 100T badger
    Soap: Soap Commander 13A▲
    Post: Witch hazel, Speick aftershave

    Have a great day!

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  6. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2019-08-10, Saturday

    In need of the smoothest shave...


    Sapone PS: Valobra Glicerolanolina
    Sapone: Saponificio Bignoli, Violetta di Parma
    Pennello: Frank Shaving, Silvertip Manchurian HMW, 22
    Rasoio: In acciaio, marcato Aramis
    Lametta: Gillette, Track II
    AS: Vifrex
    EdT: Farmacia Vaticana, Acqua di Lavanda
    ST: Michel Petrucciani Trio, JazzBaltica 1996
  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Timeless Aluminum. Great razor. The light, long handle forces a different grip than I prefer but it works. My favorite Timeless. Tomorrow will swap the cap for the bronze one to improve balance and increase heft a bit but this is a home run out of the box as far as im concerned. [​IMG]

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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Custom Lady Eversharp Razor
    Personna PTFE Blade
    Frank Shaving Boar Brush
    Love My Skin Hawaiian Sandalwood Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Orange
    Aqua Velva Musk After Shave

    A very nice and smooth BBS shave in two passes and some touch up.

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  9. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Pre: Cold water splash
    Brush: Omega 11137 Boar
    Soap: Ariana & Evans Uno
    Razor: ATT R2
    Blade: Treet Durasharp
    Post: Cold water rinse, Epsilon Blue Med ASL

    The Durasharp blade works a treat in the R2. A very good DFS+ was achieved in two very smooth passes.
    Happy Shaving one and all.
  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Good choices, Doug. I think you're grandfathering that Jeeves soap.
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    For Sunday(11th)-a repeat of today, HOWEVER:

    brush-Jayaruh #59.
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool ..
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    saturday shave
    #15 brit aristocrat
    gillette spoiler
    rr barrel finest badger
    ariana and evans grecian horse
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  14. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed

    Razor - Rex Supply Co. "Ambassador" Adjustable Stainless Steel with matching stand
    Blade - [​IMG] *Fresh Blade
    Shave Brush - Vigshaving Nylon Synthetic
    Shave Soap - Gold Dachs Sandelholz
    Aftershave - Thayers Witch Hazel (with added menthol)
    Post-Shave Balm - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Mysterium Serum"
    Deodorant - Herban Cowboy "Unscented"
    Fragrance - Creed Viking

    ***EDIT - Perfect BBS 2-pass shave (really the second pass was nearly what I'd call a clean-up pass). 10/10 result. Excellent shave. As good as I hope for every time I step up to the sink. No weepies, no blood, no irritation. Ran my new PAA Alum Block over it as a test and Alum don't lie, it was a perfect shave. I cold-water rinsed off the Alum and then splashed on my mentholated Witch Hazel and smoothed on the PAA Serum. My face feels perfect.

    *I have to say that the Rex Ambassador loves a new blade and I only use the Rex razor on the lowest setting. I don't need to get crazy with it when it's loaded with a Feather.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave sir..the Murphy and Mcneil Gael Laoch soap in the white tub is the mentholated version of the viking scent.aftershave as well. very nice stuff..
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Wonderful shave all around... love the Grecian Horse!
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..i love the grecian horse as well.fine soap and splash..
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :thanks: Paul.
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

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  20. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Catie's Bubbles | Blugère
    Phoenix Shaving | The Starcraft | Roswell Hybrid Synth
    Ever-Ready SE | Gem PTFE


    I know there are other fragrances featuring blueberry, but not being a legitimate frag head, I wasn't aware of them. It wasn't until Mammoth Soaps introduced Mood Indigo that I realized what an interesting element blueberry brings to a fragrance. Under the right circumstances, blueberry can bring more than whimsy to the table.

    When Catie's Bubbles began dropping hints about their meet-up exclusive, "Jersey Blues", I was hoping to someday see it offered to the public. "Blugère" is indeed the same product with a, dare I say, even more creative name.

    Blugère utilizes Catie's Bubbles' lauded Luxury Cream base. I've spoken highly of this base many times previously, so in the interest of time, I'll just reiterate that this is one of my favorite bases. I have seborrheic dermatitis involving my scalp, and while shaving alone is useful, no other product staves this off better than Catie's Bubbles' jojoba-rich vegan bases.

    Catie's Bubbles' EdPs are usually a safe blind buy for me, so I went all in for the full set. I began using the EdP for a couple days prior to even cracking open the other products. When time and the product allows, I really like exploring a new set this way. It allows me to fully appreciate the intended fragrance initially. Then, I can compare that to what's lost in the soap base. Blugère opens, as you would expect, with an unmistakable natural, fresh blueberry note. Almost immediately, there is a competing sharp, citrusy bergamot. As simple as this sounds, I would be happy if it never developed beyond that. It is gourmand with measured sweetness, and bright enough for Summer as the bergamot is almost lime in this combination. Eventually, this bright happy opening relents to a stable sustained woodiness with controlled floral and herbaceous peppery lavender. This accord is the longest lasting element of the fragrance, and it's absolutely lovely. The dry down allows an earthy but clean vetiver to dominate with intermittent dry grassy elements. I continue to enjoy this parfum concentration just beyond a 10-hour indoor active work day.

    The soap is very similar in the opening, but the citrus is less prominent allowing the blueberry through even more. Overall the step-wise unveiling of the elements is very similar to that of the EdP but of course on a shorter time frame. I do believe the soap is slightly less resinous in the mid. Regardless, if you're in love with the soap, you will not be disappointed in the EdP. The splash, to my nose, is indistinguishable from the EdP in fragrance as I noted no coloring at all. It's just simply a lighter/weaker concentration. I did experiment by foregoing the EdP layering and found that the splash lasts about 4 to 5 hours under similar circumstances. It can't sustain the middle nearly as well or as long as the EdP, so it's still not a substitute for people that really like this fragrance of which I count myself as one.
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