27/01/2014

SOTD 27/01/2014

Stone's Ginger Wine
The Birthday Massacre 'Violet'


Routine

Hot Towel
Arko Stick
Pure Badger 23mm
Gillette New Standard (Frankenrazor)
Gillette Super Platinum (Indian Black) [5]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Shibden Fougere
Clubman Club Mend

Technique

Face Lathered
Two Pass - With & Cross ... nailed it!

Impression

Last shave for this Super Platinum - it did the job but just felt like it would not do another good shave.

I really like this Gillette New Standard - the angle is quite steep and so the comb doesn't really come into play. I'm glad I managed to get it fully nipped up and good looking with a Traveller handle. I've been in contact with Iain (templ8) who is going to mill me a new key for it and thought it only right to have him make me a ball end handle as well since it was the ball end Gillette that got me into collecting these razors.

Shibden Fougere? I've been brewing again ... peppermint is such a nice cooler, leaving some nice top notes before the full blast of the fern EDT and the oak moss comes through ... I'll be waking up in a bed of ferns.

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