SoS: December 17th, 2012 - December 20th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Colgate-Palmolive-PALMOLIVE-COOL-menthol~large~357_575_1.jpg diana_balsam.jpg 2_h240.png Winter is finally here and even here in Montreal it's starting to get white from some snow and it's cold outside, and what do I use on a cold morning when it's:

    Menthol Monday:

    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Shark
    Palmolive Cool SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Barbon AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui EDT

    Level A all the way - that is how cold this menthol set-up is. Oh, before I forget - the Palmolive Cool cream is the Palmolive Menthol version which is marketed for the Balkan countries, such as Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. It's just about the IDENTICAL delightfully-scented and face-freezing cream with the same wonderful lather and skincare as the Italian stuff. Once again I advise those who don't have a good tolerance of strong menthol to keep away from this Diana Sport balsam because it's so intense. The Barbon aftershave has a very potent cooling sensation also - it's a top favorite of mine! ;) :D
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  2. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Last week before home for Christmas!
    So Monday - Friday
    Soap: Valobra
    Brush: Rooney Turnback
    Razor: 1952 Rolls Viscount
    Aftershave: TOBS Bay Rum.
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  3. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    Nice Rolls!
  4. Asd

    Asd Well-Known Member

    I wish to get Rolls in my collection once. Love that 'crazy machinery' things! A nice dream :) I tried to get one some times, but no success yet. Anyway, I know the day will come sooner or later!
  5. Lyndon

    Lyndon Well-Known Member

    • Proraso PSC
    • Proraso SC
    • Frank Silvertip Fan Brush
    • Gillette Fat Handled Open Comb - Rhodium
    • Timor Blade (0.5), Feather Blade (1)
    • Proraso ASB
    • Proraso ASL
    Never really thought I would look forward to Mondays... but a Menthol Monday is just a different kind of Monday. :) Started off trying a new blade today; the Timor. I read some really great things about it but my experience wasn't so good. It didn't seem very sharp so it had a lot of trouble cutting through my hard whiskers. I was really struggling on the chin area so I decided to swap the blade out for a new Feather. I am glad I did. Man, what a difference! I will give the Timors one or two more tries but if I get the same results, there will be a Timor blade PIF coming your way soon. The OC head on this razor is a very good match for me. It gives me a *very* close and comfortable shave. Total BBS finish today! I just love the Proraso Green line of products. I hope they will make the Green ASB available again in the future. As far as I know it has been discontinued. Let's hope this is not the beginning of the dreaded Shavepocalypse! :scared011:

    I off to London tonight chaps, have a good one! :transport015:

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  6. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday:

    soak brush/Omega B&B Essential Boar/DB 1.5 scuttle
    hot shower
    Proraso PrePost Cream
    Mama Bear's Awakenings SS :love029::love029::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Merkur Futur set @ 3/Perma-Sharp Super (3)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    warm water rinse
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 3 drops M-Bomb :love029::love029: :Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Penguin mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029::love029::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    Stay frosty my friends :cool:
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  7. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member


    Proraso Pre / Proraso soap (green tub, old formula) / Semogue 620 / EJ DE89L w/ Voskhod blade / GFT Coral Skin Food / GFT Eucris EdT
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  8. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Merkur/Menthol Monday December 17, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, face washed with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser, luke warm shower
    Razor: Merkur 500 Progress
    Blade: Polsilver SI
    Brush: Vintage restored with TGN 18mm Silvertip
    Soap: Proraso Menthol and Eucalyptus with added Menthol
    ASB: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm (the "old" original formula)
    AS: Mennen Skin Bracer with added Menthol
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash of Aftershave

    This has become my standard Monday shave, about the only variable is mixing up blades or switching between the Skin Bracer and Aqua Velva.

    I bowl lathered today because I wanted to add more menthol. It is much too warm for this time of the year, the high is expected to be a balmy 49°F (9°C) way too warm for this time of the year...I need it cold and this combination gave me a nice freeze this morning.
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  9. dcc

    dcc Well-Known Member

    Monday 15-17-2012

    Razor: Muhle R41
    Blade: Polsilver SI (2)
    Brush: Turkish Horse Hair #6
    Cream: Gada Cool Mint [​IMG]
    AS: Barbon

    Polsilver SI proves once again that my favorite blade in Muhle R41,perhaps only Astra Superior Stainless is similar in a ratio sharpness/smoothness.
    For a great shave was a great contribution Gada Cool Mint which became my favorite menthol cream. :Animatedfrozensmily:
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  10. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, December 17, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector razor w/ Schick blade (6)
    Semogue 1250 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

    Arko 6.JPG
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  11. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Calani Oriental Plum
    22mm Grade A brush

    Very nice shave this morning. I rescaled this Ern yesterday but don't think I like it. Excellent skin care with the Calani SS. Have a good one.
    picture sharing
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  12. Weishi Warrior

    Weishi Warrior Well-Known Member

    Parker Faux Tortoise Brush
    Proraso Sapone
    Personna Med Prep
    3 passes
    Osage Rub
    Aramis After Shave Lotion

    Awesome Menthol Monday Shave. The Personna Med Prep Blade was Phenomenal in the Futur!
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  13. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Good evening Gentleman.

    Hope you have a good time.

    First i had a hot shower,next i had nosebleed and at last i began shaving. :)

    -Calani Classic Havanna shaving soap
    -HJM Black Fibre Synthetic Brush
    -Merkur Futur with new Feather on 2,5 (with/across/against the grain)
    -Bello Bay Rum AS
    -Vita-Horm Babycreme

    Nice and comfortable BBS shave.


    Have a nice envening.Enjoy the last days before Christmas.:happy093:

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  14. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Dovo 5/8" Best
    Dovo 5/8" Astrale
    Illinois Co #127
    Simpsons Chubby CH1
    Palmolive Menthol
    Clubman Classic A/S

    Odd shave. My Best my worst. However the Astrale I took to the hones last night just for the heck of it because it's been subpar since it came out of the factory. Tried the Astrale out and it was the velvet squeegie this morning. So....Best goes back to the hones tonight to see if I can fix this up.
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  15. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    Don't worry my firend! That's actually the Proraso White ASB (and it is awesome!). Here's the new look:

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  16. Billr

    Billr Mix Master Mighty White!

    Today's Menthol Monday was brought to you by Fitjar soaps!

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor : Fattip
    Blade : brand new Astra
    Soap: Fitjar Folgefonn
    Witch Hazel: TSD Iced SubZero
    Splash: TSD Iced SubZero

    A very refreshing shave! I received the Fitjar soap from my secret Santa and I already know that this is one of those soaps that when it is gone it is going to be a sad day. This stuff lathers great and pairs very well with my TSD Iced SubZero products.
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  17. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Great looking scales Steve.

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  18. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    lunapic_135542974362923_3.jpg Sparkly Monday to everyone.

    Typical prep a hot shower, facial prep with Proraso preshave soap
    Menthol Monday, Palmolive Menthol :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Next in up for lather duty King Parker Badger
    Day three for the Tech and Big Ben duo.
    After the luxury of three comfortable passes, warm water rinse, cold water splash. Pat dry the face a splash of Pinaud Three Flowers, and TSD Angel milk.
    A superior DFS.
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  19. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Today's shave was so I wouldn't look ate up in my uniform.

    Prep: warm water on the face
    Razor: 1959 Ball End Tech made in Argentina.
    Brush: Semogue 1305.
    Blade: Personna Lab.
    Soap: Palmolive Shave Stick.
    Post shave: Cold water rinse, Thayer's WH Rose Petal.

    It looks like the South American razor is something I can use to much avail. The Palmolive Shave Stick worked pretty good too. This set up right here is my ideal travel set up. My experiment about "less is better" is working out fantastically.
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  20. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD 12-17-2012

    Cadet TP-26 CC w/ Super Max Titanium
    Proraso PSC
    Palmolive SC
    Natural Bristle Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea replenishing ASB
    Mennen Skin Bracer

    First time using the Super Max Titanium blade and I am very much impressed! It was super smooth and comfortable to use; me likey!
    The Cadet TP-26 CC is a great razor as well and the Super Max Ti is a great blade for it. I posted very late today due to our power being off for 12 hours after a rainy windy storm. I have a total electric house and when the power goes off it's back to the stone ages. We are even out of water as the well pump doesn't work. Oh the joys of rural living! :D

    Badger & Blade 2002.JPG
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