30/12/2014

SOTD 30/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Master Lather Parma Violet
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Jaguar Orca & Jaguar JT1/JT3 (2)
Wilkinson Sword Bonded (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal Aftershave Lotion
GFT Eucris EDT

Face Lathered
One Pass (Jaguar) - WTG
One Pass (Wilkinson Sword) - XTG

28/12/2014

SOTD 28/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Master Lather Parma Violet
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Dahlgren 5/8 Wedge
Gillette Trac II - Feather FII (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Herbs of Bulgaria Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass (Dahlgren) - WTG
One Pass (Gillette) - XTG

Again, what an excellent scent!

One of Wickham's forthcoming scents for 2015, it's Parma Violet. Like their other floral scents, Parma Violet is not over there in the sickly sweet category, but floral and even a little green, retaining the powdery scent of flowers and in this case without being overly powdery like Parma Violet sweets.

On the face, its right there in just the right amount, sufficient to give you the full effect without grabbing your attention throughout the shave leaving you to get on with the task in hand and without getting in the way of your chosen aftershave product.

Alongside English Rose, English Lavender and hopefully other floral scents in 2015, it's a good one and will be in my collection as soon as it hits the market.


26/12/2014

SOTD 26/12/2014

Durham Duplex 1012728 (1911) Patent Anniversary ...


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Arko Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham Duplex & Personna Pathology [4]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinned Clubman Special Reserve

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG


25/12/2014

SOTD 25/12/2014

Merry Christmas! Even if it is just after midnight ...


Bulldog Face Wash
Simpson's Lavender & Vetiver Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Personna (Ejector) & Feather Cut (1)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Novaya Zarya Chypre

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

24/12/2014

SOTD 24/12/2014

Merry Christmas Eve!


Bulldog Face Wash
Erasmic Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Weck Sextoblade (Lucite) & Personna Super Stainless [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinned Clubman Musk Aftershave Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG (Slide) & WTG

23/12/2014

SOTD 23/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Nuage Men Shaving Oil
Shavette & Gillette Platinum Plus Injector (1)
Hot Wash & Cold Rinse
Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue Aftershave

One Pass - WTG

Just neatening up around the edges ...

Injector blades in a shavette?
It works: http://www.theshavingroom.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=30203

21/12/2014

SOTD 21/12/2014


Shower
Wickham's Master Lather Parma Violet
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Rocket TV Special &
Personna Platinum Chrome (5)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Brut Original Cocktail*

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

*¼ Brut Original Aftershave, ¼ Alcolado Glacial & ½ Brut Original Splash-On

Wow! What an excellent scent!

One of Wickham's forthcoming scents for 2015, it's Parma Violet. Like their other floral scents, Parma Violet is not over there in the sickly sweet category, but floral and even a little green, retaining the powdery scent of flowers and in this case without being overly powdery like Parma Violet sweets.

On the face, its right there in just the right amount, sufficient to give you the full effect without grabbing your attention throughout the shave leaving you to get on with the task in hand and without getting in the way of your chosen aftershave product.

Alongside English Rose, English Lavender and hopefully other floral scents in 2015, it's a good one and will be in my collection as soon as it hits the market.

19/12/2014

SOTD 19/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Martin & Co 6/8 Wedge
Gillette GII & Feather FII (1)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Tabac Aftershave Lotion
Tabac Eau De Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass (Martin & Co) - WTG
One Pass (Gillette) - XTG

17/12/2014

SOTD 17/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Simpson's Lavender & Vetiver Luxury Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Jaguar Orca & Jaguar JT1/JT3 [2]
Gillette Super Speed (1950s) & Personna Platinum Chrome [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Novaya Zarya Chypre

Face Lathered
Two Pass (Jaguar) - WTG
One Pass (Gillette) - XTG

15/12/2014

SOTD 15/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Super Smooth South Sea Spray
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Weck Sextoblade (Medical) & Personna Super Stainless (3)
Gillette Techmatic
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Blue Stratos Aftershave

One Pass (Weck) - WTG
Two Pass (Gillette) - XTG & ATG

13/12/2014

SOTD 13/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
Wickham's Super Smooth Sheridan's
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Miraki & Jaguar JT1/JT3 [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Jovan Musk Aftershave Cologne

Two Pass (Miraki) - WTG (Diagonal) & WTG
One Pass (Gillette) - XTG

11/12/2014

SOTD 11/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/ScrubRolls Razor Shaving Stick
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Jaguar Orca & Jaguar JT1/JT3 [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Alt Innsbruck Eau de Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG (Diagonal Slice) & WTG

Wow! That vintage Rolls Razor soap is a lather bomb! No, seriously, I was very glad to have a straight edge razor to slice through all the lather. Old-fashioned scent, like old cotton sheets hand washed and hanging in the wind.

The Jaguar Orca razor is THE easiest shavette I have used to date. Using long blades, flexible like the Feather Artist Club blades, perhaps a touch longer it was a very straightforward and satisfying experience, proven by the alum wash.

Lovely shave!

10/12/2014

SOTD 10/12/2014

GEM Micromatic 1929 Patent Anniversary ...


T&H No.10 Cleansing Scrub
T&H No.10 Pre-Shave Skin Protector
T&H No.10 Finest Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Micromatic Open Comb
Treet 009RD [5]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
Armani Pour Homme EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

09/12/2014

SOTD 09/12/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/ScrubGFT Eucris Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Bengall (Borlange) 9/16 Wedge
Astra 901 (Czech) & Personna Platinum Chrome [2]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
GFT Eucris Eau de Toilette

Face Lathered
One Pass (Bengall) - WTG
Two Pass (Astra) - XTG & ATG

07/12/2014

SOTD 07/12/2014



Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Kamisori 13/16 Microtome
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla Aftershave

Face Lathered

Two Pass - WTG & XTG

05/12/2014

SOTD 05/12/2014


Bulldog Face WashTabac Shaving Soap Stick
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Wardonia 'New Edge' & Dorco 301 [1]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac Aftershave
Tabac Eau De Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

03/12/2014

SOTD 03/12/2014


Simpson's Lavender & Vetiver Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Bengall 9/16 Wedge
Durham Duplex 300
Personna (Pathology) [3]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Herbs of Bulgaria Lavender Aftershave

Two Pass (Bengall) - WTG & XTG
One Pass (Durham Duplex) - GTX


01/12/2014

SOTD 01/12/2014


Gilette Sensitive Gel
Weck Bantam - Weck (Vintage) [1]
Wilkinson Sword Bonded [2]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue Aftershave

Brushless Gel (Duh! Why I got the brush out, I don't know)
Two Pass (Weck Sextoblade) - WTG
One Pass (Wilkinson Sword Bonded) - XTG

Two passes with the Weck and a resurrected vintage Sextoblade that I was able to hone on balsa with CrOx and another with Elsterglanz, followed by some linen and leather stropping.

I got a better shave with the Wilkinson Sword Bonded this time; the first seemed a little rough, but it's all in the angle. That, and a damn good palm stropping!