The Stirling Exchange

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by PickledNorthern, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Besides the 'Glorious Stank' factor, one of the main draws for me is that Stirling Splashes also contain witch hazel.

    I've used some of the straight-up 'cented' witch hazels too. Quite nice!

    Good to see you dropping by. Be well my friend.

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  2. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    0A6EBFC4-D38F-4D15-B6D5-9E424AAB4715.jpeg My Thursday morning Grand Freeze:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/Shark day 5
    Stirling Glacial Black Cherry SS
    Stirling Glacial Unscented ASB
    Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash
    Aramis EdT

    My face is frozen stiff after this ungodly menthol assault (in a good way!) but I enjoyed every minute of it. The mentholated pre-shave soap from Stirling started the ball rolling with its invigorating cooling sensation, it leaves your skin spotlessly clean, it softens up your stubble, and its slickness turns your face into a skating rink. The Glacial Black Cherry soap has such a delightful scent, the lather is so rich as well as easy to work up, and the freeze hits you like ten tons of frigid bricks. The Glacial Unscented balm doesn’t lack menthol either - not only is it as cold as ice, it has such wonderful moisturizing and soothing. The Alcolado Glacial splash froze the daylights out of me. This shave was a three pass BBS work of art!
  3. Gnomeo0228

    Gnomeo0228 Well-Known Member

    I need to be more clear in my videos lol! I use Sebum's Gold Serum these days. I know it seems pricey but honestly my face has never been better.
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  4. Gnomeo0228

    Gnomeo0228 Well-Known Member

    Thanks buddy, appreciate it. I was thinking about going the Witch Hazel route with Sebum's to see how that goes. I do miss the stink factor at times and the menthol, but my skin has gotten so much better since going all in on Sebum
  5. Gnomeo0228

    Gnomeo0228 Well-Known Member

    BEAUTIFUL my brother!
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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks so much my brother!
  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Nice math. :)
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  8. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    My order arrived!
    The Ramblin Man sample will go in my sample mug in another few days when Satsuma runs out. They smell very similar right now, but it’ll take using it for a real evaluation.

    My freebie was a bath sample of Hipster, which I’ll try tonight, and see what I think of the fragrance. It’s a hard to place scent, but a long shower will give me time to sniff and ponder. :)

    Then there are the three full tubs of awesomeness!

    Bay Rum: it smells great in the tub, and will no doubt be twice as great once lathered.

    Pumpkin Spice: smells VERY much like a warm pumpkin pie, and that’s again from the tub. Warm water and a brush should bring an incredible fall shaving experience. The matching AS should extend the experience by a few hours.

    Haverford: WOW I LOVE this scent!!!!!
    I’ve sniffed that tub so much my nose needs a break! I’m glad its a full tub, and that I gambled on the matching AS. I’m buying backups for both in my next order. It’s definitely a forever scent for me!

    Lastly I bought another bottle of Executive Man and my first bottle of Gentleman. Gentlemen could very well become an everyday scent if/once I develop a true appreciation for it. There is so much love for it that I know I just need more time to warm up to it. In the meantime I can’t quit sniffing Haverford! :D
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    sandpiper soap and splash ordered and on it's way..
  10. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Stirling Single Edge Shavette September..... Blue version

    Stirling Blu was at bat with the 'decked out in blue' Jayaruh 367 (yup, the stub end of my brush got to be a Louisville Slugger). The Blue Ming would never miss out on his namesake shave. No harm, no foul.

    My first use of the Focus R28 Slim Al, decked out in blue. The ingenious blade holding mechanism is the forerunner for the design of the Focus Dynamic razor. Inside I used my shavette fav,
    the Gillette Silver Blue.

    The machined angle serves to provide the optimum blade angle as well as a slight skin stretching action. I loved the R21 Evolution shavette and how you can get to a lower angle, but I must admit that, so far, I find this tool to be a bit more efficient. The slight drawback is because a steeper angle is required it is easier to get a blade binkie. Not a problemo if you got your game on.

    This is a tool manufactured for professional barbers and no doubt used for countless shaves. One barber commenting on his love for the durability and loading design has done thousands of professional shaves himself.

    A 'light' splash of the matching aftershave was unable to draw the same comment from a coworker that the happy splashing did once upon a time. Something about smelling like a female service employee from the French brothel. Hah! Good thing I said that one 'after' getting a CT nailed on.


    Really a great shaving device.
    The very low weight took some getting used to, but not a deal breaker for me.
    One does need a little more attention than with a thinner tool that works at lower angles.

    Be well!
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  11. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    SEptember 13th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Super (4)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/Omega boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Piacenza
    Stirling Orange Chill witch hazel
    Stirling mentholated post shave balm
    AS: Stirling Piacenza

    Stirling SEptember

    Good morning!
  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Enjoy them :). I do.
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I agree with what Perry doesn't think. :)
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  15. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    I agree with Paul with what Perry doesn't think:):)
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  16. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    I finally got fed up waiting for Top of the Chain to get Varen samples and ordered it in full size... as a fougere man I think it should be a safe purchase. I need to eventually find a replacement for TSM Fougere as my top dog aftershave since it's discontinued now (though I just bought 4 3 more bottles of it :innocent)
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  17. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD Stirling September 13th

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Timeless Bronze OC
    Gillette Super Thin Blade
    WWB Green Pearl (26mm Maggard SHD Fan, Frigate Class)
    Stirling Sharp Dressed Man soap and AS

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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I think Kerry (forgot his screenname)goes right to the company website to make orders. I try to do that too, now. (emphasis on TRY).
  19. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    I don't think they will ship alcohol to Canada
  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Right, I've seen that. It's all about the shipping regs.

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