SoS: May 2020

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Tim Spencer, Apr 30, 2020.

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  1. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member

  2. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 05/09/20

    '66 Gillette Super Speed
    Wilkinson Sword (6)
    Kingsley S/S Cremo Cooling Concoction
    Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
    Witch Hazel W/ A/S (American Fare Brisk)

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  3. Fiorellini

    Fiorellini Well-Known Member


    SOTD Saturday 9 may 2020

    Preshave: rituals samurai face scrub

    Brush: SHAVEMAC finest 2 bands


    Blade: Personna Red

    Razor: RazoRock sloc

    Aftershave: Myrsol Agua de limon + comfort foam
  4. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

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  5. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2020-05-09, Saturday

    This morning I was inspired to use one of Fitjar's creams and the choice fell on Fjellheim.

    Excellent, as usual, but the fragrance perplexity remains.
    Fitjar says it makes feel like as if you rolled in the juniper bushes on your way over the mountain.
    And this sources some considerations.

    I've never heard of juniper before I was deported to Sardinia which, for me, despite the mountains, remains a sea place. And I loathe the sea, which has earned me the glances of compassion from thalassophiles who didn't understand how unhappy you could be at Capriccioli in a house 12 meters from the shoreline. Well, not exactly shoreline... Let's say from the pier.

    And over there, of the juniper, I only knew the berries, not the plant, and I must say its aroma doesn't tickle me at all.

    As a child I was forced to take very long walks in the mountains and I love the mountain, but I consider unseemly walking.
    Maybe if I loved walking I wouldn't had a heart attack, but I would have had some other problem: by golly, I'm not immortal!

    That explains my complete ignorance of juniper scents.

    But even if I loved to walk in juniper-infested mountains, it would never, ever occur to me to roll through the bushes.
    Well, of course! I wouldn't have known if someone, taken by urgent needs, had used them as a toilet and rolling in them would not have been hygienically advisable.

    And the concept of rolling myself would have been unwise anyway: I have a very big nose and rolling would have caused an unadvisable stress to my atlas and epistropheum at every bump

    of my nose with the ground and this wouldn’t have been pleasant.

    I love pogonotomy: it shows how everything is connected: lathering, botany, orthopedics...

    By the way... the shaving was very pleasant (although I didn't understand what the cream smells like)!


    Sapone PS: Valobra Glicerolanolina
    Sapone: Fitjar, Fjellheim, cream
    Ciotola: La Mariolina
    Pennello: Simpson's, Berkeley, BB
    Rasoio: Gillette, Rocket
    Lametta: Kai
    AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
    AS 2: BeMan, Balsamo Polivalente
    EdT: Farmacia Vaticana, Acqua di Lavanda
    ST: Jennifer Rush, Jennifer Rush 1984
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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Great shave and photo!

    That’s a cool looking razor you have there!

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  7. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Saturday morning:

    Neutrogena Men Facial Wash
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/new Derby
    Proraso White SS
    Proraso White ASB
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS Splash

    Not too much to say - this was such a great shave!

    Be safe and healthy!

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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Saturday Straights' Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Morning TOST
    Burma Shave Boar
    Dubl Duck 5/8
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS

    The Morning TOST Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Burma Shave Boar Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Dubl Duck 5/8 gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  9. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Rex Ambassador & Shark Platinum
    Yaqi 28mm Tux Barber Pole
    Stone Cottage Leather & Smoke
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber a/s splash
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Eau de Parfum
    Cool, crisp & windy morning shave. The Rex, Stone Cottage & Chiseled Face did not disappoint.
    A great day and awesome shaves to all...
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  10. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    RAZOR: Ronson Self Sharpening Safety Razor
    BLADE: Schick Proline B-20 Injector
    PREP: Iced water rinse
    BRUSH: MrEE Brush 007
    SOAP: Pannacrema Nuavia Blu
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and Fine Accoutrements Lavender Pour Homme AS Splash. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    That was an amazing "stream of consciousness" post, Sergio.
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Jeff! I posted some more information about it in the 30DC thread!
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  13. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    That brush is a jewel- envious

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  14. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Nice - the spice! Good soap G

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  15. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    May 9th
    Razor: Karve Aluminum C
    Blade: Gillette 7 0:Clock Black (3)
    Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 synthetic
    Pre-shave: PAA The Cube
    Soap: B&M Reserve Spice
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA unscented Star Jelly
    AS: B&M Reserve Spice

    Saturday Spice

    Good morning!

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  16. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Gorgeous pic as usual, Jim. How did the new brush perform for you?
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  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Jeff.
    I really like the knots Simpson puts into the CH2 synthetics. The density and backbone takes some getting used to though.
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  18. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

  19. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member


    I love rotating tools in the den, but my own personal challenge is to string together 3 to 5 shaves with zero, or minimal change, in an effort to look closely at the results of the shave and see how my skin looks and feels. Decided to start with my first soap, Stirling Barbershop. Here's my first line-up card:

    Pre: Neutrogena Men Face Wash & warm shower (the Neutrogena definitely has a stronger menthol kick than the very similar Nivea tube)
    Razor: OneBlade Core (the razor that gets the least use, I'm going to try to make friends with this...or finally decide to PIF/trade it)
    Blade: Feather (proprietary)
    Soap: Stirling Barbershop
    Brush: Omega 636 21mm silvertip
    Bowl: Fine (first time using)
    Post: Classic Shaving alum, cold water rinse, Neutrogena Toner
    AS: Nivea sensitive
    EdT: Stirling Barbershop (first time using)

    Another safe shave with the Core (Gillette Atra used for under my nose), a DFS 2 pass on 2 day growth. Core never really gives me BBS. The alum picked up a bit of irritation on the R side of my neck, perhaps where I applied too much pressure, or caused by the 2 pass where each pass was WTG. No nicks, cuts, or weepers. The Toner & AS balm soothed & hydrated my skin. The spray of EdT on the right side of my neck stung the irritated area, so the alum was definitely telling the truth about the shave.

    Stirling's EdT is spot on with the soap scent, so if you enjoy that smell and want it to carry, I recommend. It's light and powdery, a good spring/summer scent. I used a few more spritzes than usual, but I wouldn't go too heavy so that I leave a trail. I was going to pair it with Clubman Pinaud AS, but I think that would overpower it. If I used a scented AS with it, I'd consider something "green" like Afta or Edge sensitive skin gel.

    Sorry for the long post :shaver

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  20. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Wasn't it? :)
    I know my limits and prefer to be realistic... :cool:
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