Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Le Grelot Hospital
CV Heljestrand Hollow Ground
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac Aftershave Lotion
Tabac Eau de Cologne
Three Pass - WTG & XTG (Le Grelot) ATG (Gillette)
Another quite breathtaking shave from this Le Grelot with a hollow ground Heljestrand blade. Everything, absolutely everything I love in a shave.
The Le Grelot was clearly the star, but the supporting performers were all there, namely the Tabac products. Great performers with a great scent!
Intrigued by my new Gillette Guard, I pulled a final pass against the grain (not that it really needed it, but nice to polish) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would not say that this will sound the death knell for the DE, not by a long shot. It's mild. By that, I mean it is very safe - you are not going to cut yourself with this, but equally, and a positive in my book, it doesn't shave mega-close, sub-skin like their modern cartridges do. It shaves close. Think of it as a Bic Sensitive with a wobbly head and a significantly better handle.
The Gillette Guard is a cracking little razor. 19 Rs for the handle with one head and 7 Rs for replacement heads, it's a bargain! By comparison, a Gillette Sterling 7 O'Clock is 100 Rs.