Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by celestino, Jul 31, 2019.
awesome review and pic sir..
August 11, 2019
Gillette Slim J3
Gillette 7 o’Clock Yellow
Thäter Olive Wood Synthetic
Mike’s Orange Cedar & Black Pepper
Fine Italian Citrus Aftershave
Sunday 08.11.19 SOTD
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Pre Shave Oil
Feather Popular TTO / Feather (1)
Vulfix 1016 Pure Badger
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave
Thank you, sir.
08/10/19 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Detroit Grooming Manistee Glycerin Eucalyptus & Mint Bar Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements High Jump 47 Conditioning Shampoo Puck (W/ Yucca Root & Cider Vinegar)
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
Proraso Green Shaving Soap
West Coast Shaving Green Honeycomb Synthetic Tuxedo Hair Shaving Brush 26mm
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Gillette M2 Gen 1 Slim Adjustable Razor - Setting 4
Gillette 7 O'Clock Russian Green Pack Super Stainless Blade - 1st Shave
Shavex Alum Block
Homemade Lemon and Mandarin Infused Witch Hazel with Alum
Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel - After Shave Lotion
Stirling Soap Company Glacial Unscented Post-Shave Menthol Balm
Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel - Eau de Toilette Spray
The Sudsy Soapery 100% Natural Rain Deodorant
cool shave and gear sir..
Viking is really good. I could describe it for you, but it seems many people have very different takes on what they are smelling. Everyone agrees that it's a throw-back scent for grown men, but getting a handle on precisely what notes are in it depends on either what day your nose is sensitive to what smells or if you just have a nose that, in general, is sensitive to certain notes. Some say spicy-cinnamon and some say woody-salty-aquatic and some say pink pepper-mint. I have to agree with each of those takes and it depends on what your nose/brain focus on. I like how it transitions and changes. Seems like an almost fougere opening......then goes into a phase similar to Pasha de Cartier.....then goes into a minty-pink-pepper-aquatic then slowly transitions into a Sandalwood+Driftwood+Salty-Aquatic base for the final dry down phase. That's how my nose 'usually' picks it up. Today I'm getting a cinnamon-mint-sandalwood combo.
One thing I can say is that no matter what my nose picks up from this scent, it's never a bad experience. It's always nice to smell.
Very cool bowl! Nice shave.
have you tried the gael laoch soap sir?
How does that twin proto shave? It looks scary! Very cool.
I have just assembled a TOBS Sandalwood set and will be trying it out in some weeks from now. I intend it for Fall Season scent duty.
awesome shave Kevin..
nice shave sir..
Thank you Gary. Keeping it pretty old school this week. I forgot how much I enjoy the green. Great shave with the classic Gillette birth year razor and the new brush worked enjoyable on the maiden voyage. The only bad thing was I sliced my left thumb rather deep unwrapping the blade. I was dripping blood like mad. Every once in awhile I get cut doing something stupid and careless. All is well. It reminds you not to take too much for granted and pay attention. At least I wasn't texting lol.
Razor: Rex Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D2)
Brush: MS Faux Horn Memphis 24mm 2 band
Scuttle: TheMudPlace Big Daddy Oiled Mahogany
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Lemon Lime Chill
Shave Cream: GFT Lime
Balm: C&E West Indian Lime
Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice Lime
Cologne: Shulton Old Spice Lime
It's Monkey Tail time. Another great 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. Great shave, from a rare old razor. Zero issues.
Razor- Joseph Rodgers & Sons. Sheffield England
Brush- B400, by Tom. Omega Knot. Softer every day.
Soap- ARKO/Avon Spicy scented
Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice "Lime". Ships Lantern Decanter
awesome shave and pic sir..
Bath Soap - Shulton Old Spice "Fresh Lime" (circa 1974)
Razor - Gillette Superspeed (circa 1947-1952) (Re-plated in Nickel Finish by Razor Emporium)
Blade - *Fresh Blade
Shave Brush - Declaration Grooming "Fatty" in custom green color with Synthetic Knot
Shave Cream - Proctor & Gamble Old Spice "Fresh Lime"
Suribachi Lather Bowl handmade by Of the Dirt Pottery
Deodorant - Shulton Old Spice Lime (circa 1967-1970)
Aftershave - Shulton Old Spice Lime (circa 1966-1976)
Fragrance - Shulton Old Spice Lime Cologne Splash (circa 1966-1976)
***EDIT - 1-pass + extensive cleanup. The shaving cream works fantastic. Residual slickness allowed me to be able to smooth over spots with my finger tips to re-apply residual and the protection/slickness was solid. Allowed for a perfect shave with minimal blade-skin contact. A fresh blade likely helped minimize the number of strokes necessary for a clean shave. I used the talc powder as deodorant and didn't use either the preciously rare deodorant or bath soap. The shave cream, talc as deo, aftershave and cologne were enough to give a nice scent cloud during my shopping. I love this scent. It's amazing.
Great review. I just recently bought a backup set of shave soaps, splashes and added on an EDP of Florentine Fern. Catie's Bubbles just made up a fresh batch of the Florentine Fern, so, get it while it's in stock. Chris Cullen doesn't always keep Florentine Fern in stock.
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