Saturday 5 June - Friday 11 June 2021


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Pre: Friendly Soap - Tea Tree & Turmeric
Razor: Pearl Flexi (3)
Blade: Gillette Minora Stainless (2)
Soap: Gron Lycka - Mr Cool
Brush: DS Cosmetics 24mm Synthetic
Post: Figaro Bluice

As often the case with adjustable razors, I can see myself leaving the Pearl on 3 most of the time. Just the right balance of efficiency. As it's now 28c+ in London, out comes a summer soap with a little menthol. Another very good performer from Sweden.

Paul L

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Congratulations to you both Paul.
Congratulations, Paul, hope you had a very enjoyable day.

Happy Anniversary. Congratulations.
Best congratulations!
Thank you all for the kind wishes

We had a lovely few days away together, and the sun was shining !!


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Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette 7 O’CLOCK Yellow (D5)
Brush: Oscar11 Aqua\White SOC Boar
Bowl: Junichi Tanaka 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Mickey Lee Lime
Shave Soap: Maggard's Lime & Bergamot
Balm: Luxx Jasmine Lime
Aftershave: Extro Rasoio E Pennello Summer 2015


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Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Butterscotch 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter ~ The Trail
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Stainless (red & white) #4
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- L'Occitane Baux


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Friday, June 11, 2021.

Floid oil preshave. Saponificio Varesino 1945, Felce Aromatica, shaving soap & lotion aftershave. El Druida, synthetic hair, green resin amphora. Henckels Zwillingswerk, 19; carbon steel 6/8, custom scales, "emerald". Myrsol, Formula K lotion aftershave. Esencia de Loewe, EdT.

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Prep: Shower, Palmolive Olive Oil Soap
Soap: Executive Shaving Bay Rum Cream
Brush: 24mm Yaqi Sagrada Familia Tuxedo
Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Tiger Platuinum (1, binned) rescued by Super-Max Blue Diamond (4)
Post: Alum, Benjamins Bay Rum, Baxter's Balm

Sometimes I amaze myself with my ability to identify songs from 40-odd years ago after hearing one note. Other times I lose my keys within 10 seconds of putting them down. I only mention this as despite writing on this very forum a few weeks ago how crap the Tiger blade is through the Merkur, I loaded one up today and was surprised how badly it performed :rolleyes: Not wanting to faff about further, I put yesterday's Super-Max back in for a decent rescue attempt. Couple of little weepers from the Tiger, but all in all I'm happy with today's outcome and the Super-Max was more than adequate on its fourth outing.
I'm still undecided if Bay Rum creams and soaps have a Summery scent or not. It's certainly deeper and darker than many others, but not in that leathery, tobacco way. Anyway, a spray of Benjamins can bring a Summer vibe in isolation from any soap so I'll stick with it. I'll have to seek out the menthol and pimento versions next.....


Todays Cold Water Shave Kit - Friday 11th June 2021

Shave Score 9.75/10.0

PreShave: Hot Shower / Baxter’s Face Scrub
PreShave: PAA The Cube 2.0 "Menthol"
Soap: Stirling Soap Co. - Haverford
Brush: Yaqi 24mm - Atlantis
Razor: RR GameChanger .84 SB
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Post Shave ASL: Stirling Soap Co. - Haverford
Post Shave Balm: Stirling Soap Co. - Haverford
Post Shave Cologne: Stirling Soap Co. - Haverford

A Tom Ford, Tobacco Vanilla day today, divine :)

Have a great Friday all.