Razor: Hiram Commander
Blade: Feather Pro (D7)
Brush: Grizzly Bay w Oumo SHD Manchurian 27mm
Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
Balm: Stirling's Bay Rum
Aftershave: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
Pre-shave:- Pears Green Bowl/Scuttle:- None Brush:- Synthetic Soap/Cream:- Cella Razor/Blade:- Gillette tech and Supermax Post/After-shave: Cocoa Butter and night cream mix to keep my allure Fragrance:- Lacoste
Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Wilko ~ Men's Face Wash + shaving Oil.
Brush: Yaqi ~ Naples 24mm Synthetic.
Soap : Wilkinson Sword Shave Stick.
Blade: Chinese Gillette Wilkinson Sword .(1)
Razor: Merkur~ 39C.
Cold Water Face Rinse./Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint eucalyptus, Tea Tree , lemon essential Oils + menthol crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ 4711 ~ Cologne Aftershave .
Wilko ~ Men's Moisturiser.
A new shave set up to start the weekend...Carrying on using my slant razors ,and maiden shave with the chinese made GWS which i've had for a long time and have yet to try due to me reaching for the indian made version...This week i thought i would compare them with each other.
When i first shaved with the Merkur 39c,Like it's smaller sibling i expected it to be overly aggressive consider it's hefty weight , it was the complete opposite to what i thought, both razors are a joy to shave with and have gave me close comfortable shaves with very little effort. However the golden rule with the 39c & 37c, which applies with any razor infact!, is not to apply any pressure when shaving. If anything the extra weight is a added bonus especially with the 39c. My first few shaves with the longer handle on the 39c took a outings for me to adjust but in time it felt comfortable and natural to hold just like it's sibling.
The Chinese GWS /39C made another smooth efficient duo.
A enjoyable 3 pass +pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Wilko ~ Men's Moisturiser.
My face is feeling super smooth and smelling divine.
Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.
Pre: Hot Shower
Razor: Smart Helix Apollo, Aggressive Plate
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Squadron Ace
Post: Fine Platinum aftershave and balm
WTG, ATG, touch ups with adjusted angles for my beard.
I usually go with the mild plate but felt like a change.Very enjoyable shave. Skin feels super smooth.
It gives me a sense of revenge to satisfy confessable desires: I had a desire for orange blossom and
there’s no way that this will arouse the reproach of an old bigot spinster!
I don’t remember if anyone said Dr. Harris gives a hard time in lathering. But it doesn't matter: it does beautifully.
The Zenith does an excellent job and only Feather showed signs of wear and tear: she shaved, but not with the pleasant pleasantness of her first times or Kai's.
The balm is excellent, not greasy and absorbs quickly, but it does not offer the nourishment of those of the Laboratori Lirici. And even the fragrance is not equal.
But the result was, in any case, very satisfactory.
The only thing out of tune about shaving today is the photo, but you’re used to that…
Sapone PS: Valobra Glicerolanolina
Sapone: Dr. Harris, Arlington
Pennello: Zenith, Silvertip, 26 mm
Rasoio: Gillette, Rocket
AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
AS 2: Balsamo dell'Abbazia di Casamari
ST: Gli Strauss, Berliner Phil., H.v.Karajan