SoS: October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Oct 22, 2017.

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  1. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Once again we're going to pay my Dad a visit so I'll do my kickoff now!

    Menthol Monday:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Junjie/new Derby
    Stirling Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo SS
    Stirling Glacial Unscented AS Balm
    B&M Arctique AS Splash
    Obsession For Men EdT

    I want to see how my Junjie performs with a Derby blade, although I'm sure the results will be good. This selection of icebergs can drive a polar bear out of the North Pole!
  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Menthol Monday's OC Shave

    Cremo Cooling Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #229
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    I am about to have my shave with the Cremo Cooling Shave Cream. The directions say to use as hot water as you can stand. That defeats the whole purpose of a cold water shave. I am going to try it with cold water. If it doesn't work on the first pass, I may switch soaps. I will be back.

    I'm back. I skipped the Proraso Pre-Shave today. I started by just wetting my face with cold water. I used a small dollop of Cremo and attempted to face-lather with the Jayaruh #229 synthetic brush. It does not foam. I did work up what looked like the beginning of a lather, but it disappeared quickly. I was able to continue with just cold water though. I did two passes with the Probak razor and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

    So, I will keep the Cremo and use it in my Menthol Monday rotation. It wasn't too bad. This tube should last me years considering it will be used only once a month at most.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  3. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Is Cremo easy to lather with a brush? I've heard conflicting reports.
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  4. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy Cremo and have been using it for some time. The stuff in the tube really does not lather at all and it was designed that way according to the company. They make a Sandalwood in a tub that is a lathering formula. The early batches lathered a bit, but it was not the best. I understand that Cremo listened to the feedback and improved the lathering aspect of this Sandalwood. I have not tried the tweaked version. Nevertheless, Cremo makes great creams. I love the cooling formula in the tube, but if you want lather, I would look elsewhere.
  5. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    10/23/17 Shave of the Day
    Face Wash with Mineral Fusion Face Soap
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Shampoo/Conditioning Puck
    Crown King Pineapple Bay Rum Shave Soap
    RazoRock 400 Solid Aluminum 24 x 57mm Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush
    Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Grackle DOC Razor
    Voskhod Teflon Coated Russian Blade - 3rd Shave
    RazoRock Alum Stick
    Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner
    Crown King Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave & Cologne
    NIVEA Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Natural Deodorant

  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here's my Menthol Monday plan:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Energy)in shower
    shave-Local Gent Shave Co. "Fields&Streams" soap
    brush-Crowne King Spindle Tali Duro 26 mm.
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
  7. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks for the info!
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  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    When the last of my Rise's is done, I may well give Cremo a try. I'm glad to see a "Cooling" variety in their arsenal. This would serve as a backup to Barbasol.
  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hope your Dad is doing all right.
  10. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks for your concern. Yes, he's holding his own quite well. :)
  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I will find out tomorrow. I tried the original Cremo when it first came out. I ended up piffing it because it did not lather. I will apply it with my brush and see what happens. Remember that Burma Shave was a brushless shaving cream. I guess it did not lather. You can't get it any more.
    Good to hear.
  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Very good :).
  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    We should have it back again
    I think you know
    the one I mean
  14. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date: 23 October 2017

    Pre: - Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush: - Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Cherry Wood 24/53mm
    Lather: - Wholly Kaw - Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli Limited Edition (tallow) Donkey Milk 4x
    Bowl: - Captain's Choice Cobalt
    Razor: - Muhle R41 v2013 with the iKon Bulldog Handle
    Blade: - Gillette Sputnik #2
    Post: - Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic / Bulldog Original Moisturiser
    Fragrance: - Hugo Boss (Original)
  15. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

  16. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Jamie's SOTD

    1. PAA ICE Pre Shave Soap.
    2. Crown King - Valentin Azul Soap
    3. Colorado Razor Designs - Custom brush with a Tuxedo Knot.
    4. BOWL = Turkish Copper
    5. SCHICK Injector - Paul Revere
    6. Blade = Vintage Personna 73 Tungsten [4th shave].
    7. Crown King Valentin Azul after shave/cologne.
    8. GILLETTE Sensitive skin after shave lotion.

  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    October 23 Planned Shave

    Gillette Super Speed Red Tip (A3)
    Feather (3)
    JR #160 Louisville Slugger handle with Omega 10098 boar knot
    C.O. Bigelow shave cream
    Thayers Lavender witch hazel and unrefined shea butter

  18. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Monday's SOTD

    Razor: OneBlade CORE
    Blade: Feather FH (D01)
    Brush Muhle V2 Travel Brush
    Bowl: Collapsible Travel 5"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Aventus
    Pre-Shave Butter: Chatillon Lux Lavender
    Shave Soap: Grooming Dept Lavender
    Post: Monster Block Alum
    Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande

    This is my travel setup for next couple of days
  19. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member


    Bath Soap - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711" body wash (originally by Muelhens)


    Razor - Stirling Soap's Slant
    Blade - BiC Chrome-Platinum
    Shave Brush - Wood Razor's TruStone Turquoise (with 24mm Synthetic Nylon Knot by The Golden Nib)
    Brush/Razor Stand by Marconi Shaving
    Shave Soap - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "11235"
    Scuttle by Karen's Pottery
    Aftershave - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711"(originally by Muelhens)
    Deodorant - Tom Ford "Neroli Portofino"
    Fragrance - Echt Kölnisch Wasser "4711" Eau de Cologne (originally by Muelhens)
  20. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member


    Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
    Razor: Razorock Baby Smooth Ti
    Blade: Ladas (2)
    Brush: Thäter 2-band Bulb
    Lather: Mike's Hungarian Lavender
    Post-Shave: Alum, Stirling Bay Laurel Witch Hazel, Australian Emu Oil​
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