Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by ram57, Sep 30, 2020.
Thank you, sir.
Well thank you Gary
Razor: Razorock Lupo
Blade: Feather (D2)
Brush: Semogue Torga C5 Premium Boar 24mm
Bowl: Symmetrical Pottery
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Patchouli & Mint
Shave Cream: Irisch Moos
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Irisch Moos
Friday 10.02.20 SOTD
I Provenzali Olive Oil Artisan Bar Soap
Gillette ‘48 Aristocrat set
Gillette 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
WCS Two-Tone Tall 26mm Synthetic BOSS Kno
Barrister and Mann Cheshire Shaving Soap
Barrister And Mann Cheshire Aftershave
Neroli Portofino Forte perfumed by:
Bath Soap - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711" Cream Bar Soap (originally by Mülhens)
Shower Soap - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711" body wash (originally by Mülhens)
Razor - Stirling Soap's Slant
Blade - *2nd Shave
Shave Brush - Wood Razor's TruStone Turquoise (with 24mm Synthetic Nylon Knot by The Golden Nib)
Chrome Razor/Brush Stand
Shave Soap - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "11235" (discontinued)
Scuttle by Karen's Pottery
Aftershave - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711" (originally by Mülhens)
Deodorant - Tom Ford "Neroli Portofino"
Fragrance - Tom Ford "Neroli Portofino Forte"
***EDIT - I'm going with a hot/cold shave concept today. A hot scuttle but with cooling PAA menthol crystals. Huh? Let's see how this comes out.
***EDIT 2 - The shave was great. The sensation of warm and cooling menthol was a different experience and I think I can 'tune' the sensation with less menthol next time. I liked it. 1-pass + extensive cleanup in the stubborn stubbly patches. BBS. Great scent too. Neroli + Citrus is timeless and seems impossible to dislike.
I've never shaved with the Aristocrat. Looks a tad more handle-heavy than my standard late-40's Superspeed. What's it shave like? Aggressive? Medium?
cool set up and pic Guy..
awesome set ups and pics gents..
Ariana & Evans | London Gin Club
Ariana & Evans Retro Shaving Brush | Synthetic 24 mm
Ever-Ready SE | Gem PTFE
Penhaligon's | Juniper Sling
London Gin Club is a fresh, sparkling soap and splash from Ariana & Evans. It's probably considered to be more of a warm weather fragrance, but this is quite versatile. The convincing dry gin note is refreshing and clean. The fragrance causes me to anticipate an iciness, but it's devoid of any real cooling additive. Those familiar with dry gin will acknowledge the spirit by itself isn't particularly boozy, but rather medicinal whose character is defined by the garnish. In this case, lime is that accent. In fact, lime is the first note I detect, yet this is not particularly a citrus-forward fragrance. Backing up this beautifully crisp lime and gin accord is a shrewd black pepper and subdued leather.
There is zero lingering fragrance from the soap, so the paired splash is welcomed. The very nature of this type of fragrance is to be somewhat airy and light. More leather, black pepper, and cardamom (a documented note that I cannot isolate) would make this splash last longer, but it would adversely alter the character of the intended fragrance. As it is, depending on your body chemistry, you probably shouldn't expect to detect this much beyond an hour or two.
London Gin Club was certainly inspired by Penhaligon's masterpiece, Juniper Sling, but it's far from a dupe. Instead, it serves as an excellent complement to the lauded EdT. A quick internet search will reveal countless reviews of Juniper Sling singing its praises as a fragrance while simultaneously bemoaning its performance. Once again, this is quite simply the nature of this particular profile. I love both of these fragrances exactly the way they are.
If you're a fan of lime, you probably don't have one quite like this in your collection. Otherwise, if you just need a classy, brisk, refreshing set, you should consider London Gin Club.
fabulous set up ,pics and review Matt.definitely on my list..
Thank you, Gary!
Cold Water Rinse
Eufros Sandalo Shaving Soap
1905 Gillette Double Ring
Gillette Silver Blue
Family Dollar Old Spice
The Eufros Sandalo Shaving Soap face-lathered well with Jayaruh #414 Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the 1905 Gillette Double Ring razor (my most vintage Gillette) with a Gillette Silver Blue blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Family Dollar Old Spice. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
awesome double ring shave and pic Jim..
Phoenix shaving razor DOC
Gillette 7 o'clock blade
Grooming dept shaving soap
Zenith shaving brush
Новая заря Лимон aftershave
Gem Push Button, gem stainless ptfe blade, shave 3
Even though mild it does deliver the goods once you know how to use these razors. BBS finish achieved.
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