29/11/2014

SOTD 29/11/2014


Wickham's 1902 Mint
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Feather 'Custom Razor'
Personna Super Stainless [2]
Gillette PII & PII [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Brut Musk Aftershave

Face Lathered
One Pass (Weck Sextoblade) - WTG
Two Pass (Gillette PII) - XTG & ATG

27/11/2014

SOTD 27/11/2014


Simpsons Lavender & Vetiver Luxury Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Ern, CF 'Eagle & Snake' 28 9/16 Full Hollow
Autostrop Valet VC1 & Treet 009RD [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Quorum Aftershave
Quorum Eau De Toilette

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG (Ern, CF 'Eagle & Snake' 28 9/16)
One Pass - XTG  (Autostrop Valet VC1)

Much thanks to my pal on The Shaving Room forums for his generous gift of a tin of Simpsons - I really like the scent which, to my nose, is practically all vetiver with just the briefest hint of lavender. Just perfect for me! Cheers!

As a cream, a little goes a long way ... a VERY little goes a LONG way!

Today, a first pass with a straight which went well, so I went with a second pass again with the grain. I almost could have left it at that but polished up with a backup safety razor, a Valet VC1, finishing off the Treet blade.

One minor issue on the second pass with the straight - I pressed just a little too hard when first placing the blade on my skin and I think I'll have a little line. Luckily, it was in a neck crease. Otherwise, entirely uneventful.

25/11/2014

SOTD 25/11/2014


GFT Eucris Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
CV Heljestrand MK.24 3/8 Half Hollow
Muhle R41 & Gillette Silver Govt. L3/1966 [4]
Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Musk Aftershave Cologne
GFT Eucris Eau De Toilette

Cold Water
Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG (CV Heljestrand MK.24 3/8)
One Pass - XTG (Muhle R41)

First cold water shave, close but a little irritable the Muhle picking up the strays and polishing after the straight edge shave. An experience.

Regarding Eucris soap, I have read again and again how folks consider it a fairly poor soap that doesn't lather up well and does not provide good cushion. Advice seems to be to make an extended lather, but I think I have two further points to make: first, use cold water to load; second, lather, then let the brush sit for a few minutes before re-lathering.

With an almost dry brush, flicked out once but not excessively and cold water loading seemed to keep any unwanted foaming down. Face lathered onto a cold washed face gave a much better lather than I've seen with this soap when using warm water but it still fell away quite soon. Having left the brush to stand, I re-lathered adding just a touch of water as I went. Now I was getting a decent cover.

Coverage was not voluminous, but it was thick and over-painted adequately, not falling away until a good few minutes; certainly sufficient time to gain a pass with safety razor but I did have to re-lather mid-pass using the straight.

Why persist? Well GFT Eucris is such a great scent, having it in a soap makes the juice worth the squeeze.

23/11/2014

SOTD 23/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Wickham's Super Smooth South Sea Spray
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham Dorset & Personna (Pathology) [2]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Blue Stratos Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

21/11/2014

SOTD 21/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Wilkinson Sword Self-Adjusting Safety Shaver (c.1908) & Treet 009RD [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac After Shave Lotion
Tabac Eau De Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

19/11/2014

SOTD 19/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Wickham's Super Smooth English Rose
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Damaskeene & Treet 009RD (2)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Rose of Bulgaria Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

16/11/2014

SOTD 16/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
NSS Ice & Slice
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham Duplex & Personna (Pathology) [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

15/11/2014

SOTD 15/11/2014

Gillette 1904 patent anniversary shave ...


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Erasmic Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Brownie (1920s)
Personna Platinum Chrome [1]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Brut Original Aftershave*

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

*Custom Blend: Two parts Brut Original Splash On Lotion, 1 part Brut Original Aftershave & 1 part Alcolado Glacial

13/11/2014

SOTD 13/11/2014

Patent anniversary shave for the Rolls Razor blade:

Patented 13th November 1924 - 224578

Bulldog Face Wash
Rolls Razor Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Rolls Razor A 48 7
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Imperial Leather Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

11/11/2014

SOTD 11/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Arko Stick (Grated)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Damaskeene & Treet 009RD [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla Aftershave Lotion

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

09/11/2014

SOTD 09/11/2014


T&H No.10 Cleansing Scrub
T&H No.10 Pre-Shave Skin Protector
T&H No.10 Finest Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Golf (GDR) Razor
Personna Super Platinum [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

06/11/2014

SOTD 06/11/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Sap Bush Hollow Farm Bay Rum
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Emir Bakelite Slant
Personna Super Platiunum [2]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Clubman Musk After Shave Cologne

Bowl Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

04/11/2014

SOTD 04/05/2014



Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Super Smooth Bay Rum & Club Cola
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Emir Open Comb/Solid Bar
Personna Super Platinum (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Old Spice Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

01/11/2014

SOTD 01/11/2014


Shower
La Toja Jabón de Afeitar
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Twinjector & Blade (4)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
La Toja After Shave Locion

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & X/ATG