18/10/2013

SOTD 18/10/2013


Friday night ...

Fish Tacos for dinner. Ghostdance 'Gathering Dust' on the turntable and Green Mark Vodka (with ice) alongside.

I really enjoyed my shave with the Gillette #77 last night, so went ahead with it again tonight but with the Wilkinson Sword blade I enjoyed in the Gillette Parat the other night.

Routine

Hot Towels
Olive Oil Blend PSO*
Boots Lather Shave Cream
Pure Badger Brush
Gillette 'New' Open Comb #77
Wilkinson Sword [3]
Hot Rinse
Cold Rinse
Alum
Witch Hazel Menthol Toner**
Quorum Aftershave
Recipe for Men Moisturiser

* 75% Olive Oil 15% Avocado Oil 10% Coconut Oil Squeeze of Lemon, Lime & Grapefruit Juices and Glycerine
** 85% Witch Hazel 10% Gin 5% Glycerine 10 Drop Olbas Oil 1 Drop Lavender EO

Technique

Three Pass - WTG, XTG & ATG

Impression

I had a good shave. Not a great shave, but a good shave. No nicks or weepers, but I did feel just a bit irritable afterwards, hence the multiple stage cooling from cold rinse, alum and my Witch Hazel Menthol Toner.

To be absolutely frank, I didn't get on with the cream. You lather it on your face, which worked out really well, but I just wasn't into it. Ingram's, I think I would have enjoyed the shave a lot more. I love the stuff! I also felt quite dry afterwards, so was glad for some moisturiser at the end.

Maybe the blade is reaching its end - three plays now. I'll try it in my Merkur 23C and switch it out if the first stroke is wrong.

In all, a good couple of notches less than last night, but still a good shave. Smoothness is between damn fine and baby smooth.

Great scent from the Quorum! The '80s are back, baby ...

No comments:

Post a Comment